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FILE - This June 2020, file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Enbridge's plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards and pose significant hazards to workers and the environment, experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups told The Associated Press.(Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP, File)

Opposition team criticizes Enbridge plans for oil tunnel

Sep. 28, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge's plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards and pose significant hazards to workers and the environment, experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups said Monday....

Public input sought for $3B overhaul of Lake Shore Drive

Sep. 27, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Transportation officials are seeking the public's input for a roughly $3 billion overhaul of Chicago's iconic Lake Shore Drive. The modernization project is aimed at improving Lake Michigan shoreline protection and traffic issues between Grand and Hollywood avenues, according to The Chicago...

Collision near Lake-Porter county line kills 3 people

Sep. 27, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Three people have died after a traffic collision near the border of Lake and Porter counties, authorities said Sunday. The crash occurred on U.S. 12 near County Line Road. The Lake County Coroner's Office responded to the scene at 10:48 p.m. Saturday, The (Northwest Indiana) Times...

Deadly microbe water warning lifted for all but 1 Texas city

Sep. 26, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) — Texas officials on Saturday lifted a warning for all but one Houston-area community to stop using tap water because it might be tainted with a deadly brain-eating microbe. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warned the Brazosport Water Authority late Friday of the...

International group seeking info on Lake Champlain flooding

Sep. 26, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An international organization that is studying flooding in Lake Champlain in Vermont and upstate New York and along the Richelieu River that drains the lake into Quebec will be holding public hearings on their work. The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board will...

FILE - This March 26, 2019, file photo, shows a bathtub ring of light minerals showing the high water mark of the reservoir which has shrunk to its lowest point on the Colorado River, as seen from the Hoover Dam, Ariz. Six states in the U.S. West that rely on the Colorado River to sustain cities and farms rebuked a plan to build an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water through the desert to southwest Utah. In a joint letter Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, water officials from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming urged the U.S. government to halt the approval process for the project, which would bring water 140 miles (225 km) from Lake Powell in northern Arizona to the growing area surrounding St. George, Utah.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)

Utah asks US to delay decision on tapping Colorado River

Sep. 25, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Facing opposition from six states that rely on the Colorado River for water for their cities and farms, Utah asked the federal government to delay a fast-track approval process for building an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water to the southwest part...

A bicyclist rides down the Flume Trail near Incline Village, Nev., on July 22, 2017. Carson City sheriff's deputies are investigating the discovery of a human skull along a popular mountain biking trail at Lake Tahoe. The sheriff's office says bicyclists at Lake Tahoe State Park found the skull Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, on the Flume Trail just north of Marlette Lake. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)

Human skull, other remains found on trail above Lake Tahoe

Sep. 24, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Carson City sheriff’s deputies are investigating the discovery of a human skull along a popular mountain biking trail at Lake Tahoe. The sheriff’s office says bicyclists at Lake Tahoe State Park found the skull Sunday on the Flume Trail just north of Marlette...

Dead squirrels washing up on a Lake Michigan beach

Sep. 24, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Dead squirrels have been washing up on a Lake Michigan beach at a state park. The squirrels likely drowned while trying to cross the Grand River and then flowed to the lake and Grand Haven State Park, an expert said. Nick Kalejs, a wildlife biologist at the Muskegon State Game...

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers to begin training in ND

Sep. 21, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — The federal government plans to train Bureau of Indian Affairs law officers year-round at the National Guard's Camp Grafton in North Dakota, with training to begin this fall. As many as a dozen federal staff could work at Camp Grafton, training potentially hundreds of recruits on...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 21, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

The Mining Journal. September 15, 2020 Marquette area continues to be noted for excellence To the surprise of absolutely no one who lives here, Marquette has made another of those top 10 or best of lists that come out from time to time. In the latest example, the city and its immediate environs have been named...