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The Great Lakes Now monthly television program is produced by Detroit Public TV in partnership with a network of PBS affiliates around the region. Shooting on location in eight states and Canada, the magazine-style show brings viewers stories about the recreational, economic, scientific, political and environmental issues related to the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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Latest News from Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Moment: Detroit’s benefits of a national urban park in Windsor
- by John Hartig

Windsor’s proposed Ojibway National Urban Park will not only reap such benefits in its metropolitan area but in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Drinking Water News Roundup: Report urges Michigan water-affordability strategy, $191 million to target Minnesota water and infrastructure projects
- by GLN Editor

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with drinking water in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Michigan hunters say 252,000 deer killed in firearms season with new rules
- by Bridge Michigan

This year, hunters were required to report their deer kills, a move wildlife managers say will help the state better manage Michigan’s growing herds.

US officials say 2 more places will test sewage for polio
- by The Associated Press

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the communities will test for polio in sewage for at least four months.

Judge orders Enbridge, tribe to form emergency pipeline plan
- by The Associated Press

Sierra Club Wisconsin Director Elizabeth Ward said she’s glad that Conley recognized the tribe’s concerns about a potential spill.

Mine opponents to ask Minnesota Supreme Court to void permit
- by The Associated Press

The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments on an attempt by environmental groups to cancel a key permit for a long-stalled copper-nickel mine.

Why Line 5 will likely remain open despite Democratic control of Lansing
- by Bridge Michigan

Don’t expect big new efforts to shut down Line 5 when Democrats take control. Those on both sides of the issue say the pipeline’s fate is now in the hands of a federal judge.

Mapping the Great Lakes: Pumpkin production
- by Alex Hill

The majority of pumpkin acres in Illinois are devoted to varieties that get turned into pie filling or other food products. By comparison, just 3% of pumpkin acres in Michigan are devoted to production.

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