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Southeastern Community College Dorm Pods Being Assembled

By Michaele Niehaus | The Hawk Eye WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Assembly of the Blackhawk Tower housing facility at Southeastern Community College has begun in earnest. The Hawk Eye reports that the stackable pods, which are roughly 11 feet by 54 feet, were completed beforehand, with everything from paint to cabinetry to plumbing and […]

Legislative Committee Studying Burial Site Preservation

By Todd Richmond | Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Legislative leaders have formed a committee to consider sweeping changes to burial site protections after a Republican bill that would have allowed quarry owners to excavate Ho-Chunk Nation effigy mounds died last session. The committee’s membership includes the president of the company that wants to […]

Johnson Creek Opens $18.9M Middle, High School Facilities

By Barry Adams JOHNSON CREEK, Wis. (AP) — There is more room to introduce students to biotechnology and to teach others about the finer points of peach cobbler. Lunch periods no longer require a walk to the elementary school, and the library has doubled in size and includes a video production lab and study booths […]

Testing Indicates Unsafe Well Water in Iowa

By Donnelle Eller | Des Moines Register CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Sitting in an enclosed porch outside of town, Sandy Davis holds up her hand. It’s gnarled and shaking. She blames it on drinking well water for about 25 years that was heavily laced with arsenic, a highly toxic element that’s naturally occurring in […]

Officials Say Mackinac Oil Pipelines Have Too Little Support

By John Flesher | AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials said last month that Enbridge Energy Partners had violated a legal requirement by having too much unsupported space along its twin oil pipelines running beneath the environmentally sensitive waterway that links Lakes Michigan and Huron. Enbridge found similar problems two years […]