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Issues on the August 4, 2015 ballot

The following items are on Tuesday's ballot for counties within the Public Radio 90 listening area: DICKINSON COUNTY Shall separate tax limitations be established for an indefinite period, or until altered by the voters of the County, for the County of Dickinson and the Townships and Intermediate School Districts within the County, the aggregate of which shall not exceed 9.2103 mills as follows: Mills County of Dickinson 7.6403 Townships 1.40 Intermediate School Districts .17 _____ Total 9...
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SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   One of the Soo Locks is being shut down for repairs. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a set of gates on the MacArthur Lock isn’t closing properly.  The Corps will drain water from the lock to determine what’s causing the malfunction, then determine the appropriate course of action. 

Officials say the lock will be out of commission for at least ten days. 

The Corps has notified the shipping industry of expected delays, as ships will be rerouted through the Poe Lock.  

ALGER COUNTY, MI--   Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident Saturday night in Alger County. 

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call saying the crash had happened on H-58 between Grand Marais and Melstrand.  Investigation revealed a man and a woman—both from Grand Marais—were eastbound on the cycle when it failed to negotiate a curve about a mile north of the Hurricane Truck Trail.  The two were ejected from the machine. 

The man was transported to UP Health System Marquette.  The woman was flown by Valley Med Flight to Marquette. 

In a tragic accident that has left a Kansas community in mourning, a bat boy hit in the head by a player taking practice swings Saturday has died of his injuries. Kaiser Carlile, 9, was a well-loved part of the Liberal Bee Jays, a summer league team for college players.

Photos of Carlile show him as a freckle-faced boy: hustling around the field, sitting in the dugout and talking with the players. But during his team's National Baseball Congress World Series game Saturday in Wichita, he was hit in the head by a bat as he ran past the on-deck circle after an out.

The following items are on Tuesday's ballot for counties within the Public Radio 90 listening area:

DICKINSON COUNTY

Shall separate tax limitations be established for an indefinite period, or until altered by the voters of the County, for the County of Dickinson and the Townships and Intermediate School Districts within the County, the aggregate of which shall not exceed 9.2103 mills as follows:

Mills

County of Dickinson                  7.6403

Townships                                      1.40

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