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Enbridge offers at least $24M to settle tribe pipeline suit

Oct. 10, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Enbridge Energy has offered the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at least $24 million to settle a lawsuit the tribe filed to shut down and remove the Line 5 pipeline from its reservation in northern Wisconsin. But tribal leaders say their position against the pipeline remains...

Minnesota regulators restart Line 3 pipeline review process

Oct. 1, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State utility regulators on Tuesday unfroze the approval process for Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, directing a state agency to fix the deficiencies identified by a court in the project's environmental review. The...

3 wolves moved to Isle Royale, helping rebuild population

Sep. 20, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Officials say four gray wolves from Michigan's Upper Peninsula were transported for resettlement in Isle Royale National Park to help restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain, though one of them died shortly after arriving. The National Park Service said Friday...

Works of art or monuments to ego? Rock-stacking stirs debate

Sep. 14, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — To some along the north shoreline of Lake Superior in Minnesota, building stacks of rocks, or cairns, is akin to making sand castles and can even be meditative. To others, these manmade rock formations despoil nature's beauty and stand as monuments to the human ego. Those who live...

Poe Shipping Lock reopens after repair work completed

Aug. 26, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A shipping lock that enables cargo vessels to move between Lake Huron and Lake Superior has reopened after closing earlier Monday for repairs. Beverly McCready of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Poe Lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, closed around 8 a.m. EDT and...