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Federal Judge Orders Wolves to Endangered Species List in Great Lakes Region

A federal court judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to immediately return wolves in the Great Lakes region to the federal endangered species list, making it illegal for Michigan citizens to kill wolves attacking livestock or dogs.

Two state laws allowing livestock or dog owners to kill wolves in the act of depredation are suspended by the ruling.

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Ice Fishermen Catch Monster Lake Trout on Lake Superior [Video]

With Lake Superior being the biggest freshwater lake in the world, it would stand to reason some big fish live in the waters of old Gitche Gumee. Even then, these fishermen were surprised by their catch.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Wins Fight

As expected, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ won the weekend, but a quick examination of the actual numbers makes this victory feel just a little hollow. The same goes for ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ and ‘Annie,’ both of which took second and third place without putting forward particularly impressive numbers. Yep, the holiday box office looked just a little rough this weekend.

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Dallas Cowboys Are NFC East Champs, Other Things We Learned In NFL Week 16

Detroit, Green Bay, Dallas, Seattle and Pittsburgh each clinched playoff spots in Week 16. Here’s a recap of the week’s highlights and scores:

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Madonna Makes Surprise Release of Six Songs From Upcoming ‘Rebel Heart’ Album [Audio]

Madonna never fails to surprise, even at 56 years old.

The Michigan native, now living in the United Kingdom, this weekend released six songs from her forthcoming album "Rebel Hearts."

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Your 2014 College Football Playoff and Bowl Games Guide [Video]

The first college football playoff highlights this year's bowl season. Here is the complete lineup of games so you can plan your TV viewing habits accordingly.

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‘The End of the Tour’ World Premiere Is January 23 at Sundance Film Festival

"The End of the Tour" will make its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 23, 2015.

The film, which stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, was shot in and around Grand Rapids in early 2014. 

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Kate Upton, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez Among People Magazine Awards 2014 Winners [Video]

The People Magazine Awards 2014 were announced Thursday night on NBC.

Among the honorees was Kate Upton, an actress and model from St. Joseph named People Magazine's Sexiest Woman of the Year.

Other winners included Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Kate Hudson, Lisa Kudrow and Gwen Stefani.

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Will Dallas’ DeMarco Murray Play, Other Things To Know About NFL Week 16

Eight playoff spots are still available as the 2014 NFL season heads to Week 16. Here's a preview of this week's most interesting storylines:

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Should Michigan Increase the Sales Tax to Fund Road Repairs? [Poll]

In May, Michigan voters may be asked to vote on whether to increase the Michigan sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent in order to fix Michigan roads and bridges.

The deal, approved by lawmakers and Governor Rick Snyder, would need approval from two-thirds of the Legislature to make it on the ballot.

Should Michigan increase the sales tax to 7% to pay for road repairs?

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Meijer Surprises More Than 200 Customers By Paying For Their Christmas Purchases [Video]

Saturday was a lucky day for some folks who visited their local Meijer to do their Christmas shopping.

The retailer gave 213 unsuspecting customers a HUGE surprise at the checkout: their entire shopping carts filled with gifts and groceries were given to them free!

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Great Lakes Winter Trail Adventures Await in Northern Michigan

There are wintry adventures aplenty to be found in northern Michigan, according to the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council.

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