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Cost, benefits still unknown for better transmission between Michigan peninsulas

Previous cost estimates have not been updated since the state proposed a utility tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac.
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Company blames Straits of Mackinac spill on 'extraordinary' circumstances

A Wisconsin utility company is responding to a spill of a yet-unknown amount of hazardous petrochemicals into Lake Michigan.
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Feds reject Michigan permit for mine near sensitive tribal waters

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U.P. tribe wants to know: "When can we eat the fish?" Researchers try to answer

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