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Senators Call for New Soo Lock

A push is underway to build a new lock at Sault Sainte Marie. A bipartisan group of Great Lakes senators is urging the Army Corps of Engineers to reevaluate the benefit-cost ratio of replacing the aging Poe Lock. The Poe was built in 1968. It’s the only lock that can …

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M-189 Project to Begin in Iron River

Work will begin Wednesday on M-189 south of Iron River. A six-and-a-half mile stretch of the highway between the city and the Wisconsin border will be resurfaced. Traffic will sometimes be reduced to a single lane under flag control. The Michigan Department of Transportation hopes to complete the project by …

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Michigan Energy Use Rising

The Michigan Public Service Commission expects demand for energy to continue to rise across the state through the year. Energy use is already way up because of the cold winter. The MPSC anticipates that natural gas use will rise nearly 10 percent this year. Electrical use should increase by nearly …

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