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Instead of spending money to repair old dams, more communities are putting resources towards decommissioning dams and letting rivers run free.
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Changes in legislation in the past few years are helping clear the way for the mine.
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This second part in a series on mining in Minnesota looks at PolyMet’s proposed mine and its legal battles against Native and environmental groups.
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This first part in a series on copper mining in Minnesota explores the history on mining in the area and its origins in iron.
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Great Lakes shipping hasn’t been stopped by the coronavirus, even as the industry waits to see how it will be impacted in the long term.
Miles of concrete are being removed from the Kinnickinnic riverbed in the hopes of encouraging more beautiful parks, less flooding and less pollution.
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The educational kayak tour on the Chicago River includes ecosystem monitoring, knowledgeable guides and participants getting their hands dirty for the sake of conservation.
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The out-of-control 2018 Christmas in July event at Put-in-Bay marked the end of an era for the island’s tourism.
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Small Great Lakes islands struggle to strike a balance between the need for tourism with how overwhelming the number of incoming tourists can be each summer.