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Minnesota appeals court blocks key permit for PolyMet mine

Aug. 6, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A state appeals court has blocked a key permit for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday stayed the project's water quality permit. Minnesota Public Radio News reports environmental groups and the Fond du Lac Band...

5 governors push presidential candidates to aid Great Lakes

Jul. 29, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year's presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment plants and environmental cleanups. Led by Gretchen...

Enbridge open to routing Line 5 around Wisconsin reservation

Jul. 25, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. says it's willing to consider rerouting a major oil pipeline around the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin. Members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa sued Enbridge on Tuesday in hopes of forcing the Calgary, Alberta-based company to remove sections...

Wisconsin tribe sues Enbridge to force pipeline removal

Jul. 23, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Members of a Native American tribe in Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday in hopes of forcing Enbridge Inc. to remove sections of a major pipeline that runs across their reservation, arguing it's becoming more likely the aging line will rupture and cause catastrophic...

The Latest: Enbridge officials want time to review lawsuit

Jul. 23, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Native American tribe's lawsuit to force Enbridge Inc. to remove sections of a pipeline that runs across a Wisconsin reservation (all times local): 4 p.m. Enbridge Inc. officials aren't saying much about a lawsuit that members of a Native American tribe in Wisconsin...

Minnesota woman who swims topless vows to return to beach

Jul. 10, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman who swims topless in Lake Superior says she won't be dissuaded by someone who called the police on her. Michelle Bennett was sunbathing topless on the beach in Duluth last month when a woman asked her to cover up, saying she was making the woman's children...

Great Lakes water levels continue surge; 2 set records

Jul. 9, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Water levels in two of the Great Lakes are the highest ever recorded. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that Lakes Erie and Ontario last month reached their highest points since record-keeping began in 1918. Also setting a new mark was Lake St. Clair, which is part of the...