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Study Says New Gas Plant Most Cost-Effective UP Power Option LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A study of alternatives for generating more electricity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula shows that establishing a transmission link with Canada or drawing more power from the Lower Peninsula would cost more than they’re worth. Gov. Rick Snyder requested a feasibility analysis […]

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Michigan  Bridge to be Rebuilt After Damage From Truck BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) _ Officials say a bridge over an interstate in southeastern Michigan will be rebuilt after being struck by a truck hauling construction equipment. The truck hit a sign on the bridge over eastbound Interstate 96 on Wednesday in Livingston County’s Brighton Township […]

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Minnesota Secures Another $8 Million for Facilities Project MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has secured another $8 million toward its athletics facilities project thanks to a new sponsorship agreement with TCF Bank. The bank secured naming rights for the Golden Gophers football stadium in 2005, a 26-year deal worth $35 million for the […]

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Federal Money Targets Water Pollution From Vessel Sewage OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Federal grants totaling $2.5 million has been awarded to prevent sewage pollution in Washington state waters. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grants will be used to add more locations where recreational boaters and other vessels can pump out their vessel sewage. Washington […]

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Chicago to Build Training Campus for Police, Firefighters CHICAGO (AP) — A $95 million public safety training campus is being planned to replace cramped and aging police and fire academies in Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reported July 3 that the new, shared training academy will be in West Garfield Park. Construction is expected to start […]