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OPINION: Sweetheart union deal will undermine Inflation Reduction Act’s clean-energy agenda

As President Joe Biden signed the so-called Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, taxpayers, construction industry small businesses and climate change activists are sounding alarms about controversial labor policies in the legislation that will needlessly increase costs, reduce competition and undermine ...

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15 years later, Wisconsin university’s massive Lake Michigan seawall frustrates downstream neighbors

Six years ago, David Spector bought an 80-year old house perched on a 120-foot bluff for its panoramic view of Lake Michigan’s endless horizon.  But that priceless view may cost Spector more than he could have imagined as ongoing shoreline erosion edges his house ever closer to the bluff’s precipice and crashing waves below. 

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A federal funding program has helped clean up the Great Lakes. Could it work for the Mississippi River?

Summers in Bay City when Frank and Cathy Dosdall were young were all about Lake Pepin. The small Wisconsin village is about an hour southeast of the Twin Cities at the top edge of the 21-mile lake, the largest on the Mississippi River. Decades ago, the lake would draw many visitors for swimming, waterskiing and hopping in boats to chase waves from barges that would pass through.

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