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Enbridge fails to meet aquifer cleanup deadline in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Enbridge has failed to meet a deadline set by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for cleaning up a site where an aquifer ruptured during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline, DNR officials said. The agency had given the company until Friday to repair the ...

Firewood quarantine proposed in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed a quarantine on exterior firewood to help prevent the introduction of unwanted pests and diseases into the state. Under the proposal, firewood shipped into Michigan would have to be certified as ...

Niagara working to save its ash trees

NIAGARA, Wis. — Eleven of Niagara’s ash trees now face a more promising future after being treated against an invasive insect that has decimated ash trees across much of the country. In August, the 30-year-old trees were diagnosed with emerald ash borer by local tree expert Edward ...

Prosecutor: Officers justified in fatal IR shooting

CRYSTAL FALLS — Two law enforcement officers responding to a domestic call were justified in the June 24 fatal shooting of a 45-year-old Iron River man at his home and will not be charged in the incident, Iron County Prosecuting Attorney Chad A. DeRouin announced Friday. David Bridgette ...

State lists 296 more COVID-19 cases in UP

State data Friday showed 26 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County, 24 in Menominee County and 15 in Iron County, with the latter two counties adding a virus-related death as well. Figures on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Friday ...

More Whitmer vetoes on election bills

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer again vetoed election bills Friday, blocking proposals that would accelerate the state’s review of ballot initiatives and change the process for canceling the registrations of dead voters. The Democrat said the legislation would “divert key ...