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3 cities enacts mask mandates; Evers resists statewide order

Jul. 22, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Racine, Green Bay and Superior joined Madison and Milwaukee as Wisconsin cities that passed mandates requiring people to wear masks in certain public settings, though Gov. Tony Evers has resisted issuing a statewide order like those in place in many nearby states. More than half of...

In Duluth, confronting racism with a 'Hello'

Jul. 20, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — John Staine has worked at the St. Louis County courthouse in Duluth for two and a half years. He loves his job as a real estate appraiser, with one glaring exception — the repeated questioning he’s received when he enters the building, or even when he’s already...

Environmental groups question Enbridge pipeline hearing

Jul. 13, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

Environmentalists contend the state Department of Natural Resources held a public hearing on Enbridge Inc.’s plans to reroute a northern Wisconsin pipeline prematurely. Line 5 runs from Superior to Ontario, crossing about 12 miles of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's reservation in Ashland...

In this undated photo, Gus Smith arrived in Jackson, Wyo., in Jan. 2020, from Minnesota's Superior National Forest, and is now working as Grand Teton National Park's chief of science and resource management. He  replaced Sue Consolo-Murphy, who retired. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)/

New Grand Teton science chief followed unconventional path

Jul. 4, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Gus Smith was walking his German shorthair not far from his Moose home one Saturday in late May when euphoria flew by in a flock. Fellow birders would best appreciate his experience. Out on foot near the Chapel of Transfiguration, Smith suddenly found himself engulfed by black rosy...

FILE - In this June 29, 2018 photo, tanks stand at the Enbridge Energy terminal in Superior, Wis.Minnesota utility regulators reaffirmed their support Thursday, June 25, 2020, for Enbridge’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 4-1 to reject petitions for reconsideration filed by several Ojibwe bands, environmental groups and the state Commerce Department. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Minnesota utility regulators reaffirm support for Line 3

Jun. 25, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota utility regulators reaffirmed their support Thursday for Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 4-1 to reject petitions for reconsideration filed by several Ojibwe bands, environmental...

This June 2020 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 who provided the photos to the state of Michigan, last week said an anchor support on the east leg of the pipeline, right, had shifted. A judge has shut down the pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes, granting a request from the state. The judge says Enbridge hasn't provided enough information to show that continued operation of the west leg of the twin pipeline is safe. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP)

Judge shuts down energy pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes

Jun. 25, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge shut down an energy pipeline in Michigan’s Great Lakes on Thursday, granting a request from the state after the owner reported problems with a support piece far below the surface. Enbridge Inc. has not provided enough information to Michigan officials to show that continued...

Michigan asks judge to shut Enbridge pipeline in Great Lakes

Jun. 22, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general on Monday asked a judge to shut down a pipeline in the Great Lakes after an energy company discovered that an anchor support had shifted deep below the surface. Enbridge Inc. insists the Line 5 pipeline itself was not damaged, and the company resumed...