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ISU Has $55M in Construction Projects Underway on Campus

By Sue Loughlin TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — When Indiana State University students return to campus in August, they’ll notice a few changes. For one, The Statesman Towers on the east side of campus are gone — demolished. They formerly housed the colleges of Business and Education, after originally having been built as residence halls. […]

Neighbors Voice Concerns About Solar Power Project

COVINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — A company’s plans to convert Tennessee farmland into a solar power project are drawing complaints from neighbors. Community Energy Solar hopes to generate enough electricity from the planned solar farm beyond the eastern edge of Covington to power 4,000 to 5,000 homes, The Commercial Appeal reported. The company is expected to […]

Tokyo Olympic Venue Shaping Up as World’s Costliest Stadium

By Ken Moritsugu TOKYO (AP) — When the dust settles on the marquee venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, it could well be the most expensive sports stadium in the world. The latest cost estimate of 252 billion yen ($2 billion at current exchange rates) would push it beyond the current record holder, […]

Michigan: Ban Heavy Oil From Straits of Mackinac Pipeline

By David Eggert LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Heavy crude oil will be banned from a pipeline that runs under a scenic waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, Michigan officials said July 14, adding they’ll also require independent analyses of future alternatives to the pipelines and worst-case consequences of a spill. Only light crude presently […]

White Bear Lake Man Invents Portable Houses for Disabled

By Bob Shaw WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Eino Lammi never should have been cleaning his gutters. Performing a task perhaps better left to a younger man, he was 92 when he fell off a ladder four years ago. His injury forced him to recuperate in a nursing home away from his family — […]