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Wisconsin budget committee approves $20 million in stimulus projects Madison (AP) — More than 500 alternative-fuel vehicles will be purchased in Wisconsin using federal stimulus money. The Legislature’s budget committee on Tuesday approved spending $15 million over the next two ...

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Oil execs see U.S. shifting to gas

M. Scott Carter Dolan Media Newswires Oklahoma City — America is undergoing a shift that will cause major changes to its energy markets, two oil executives predicted. Speaking this week at the International Energy Policy Conference, Oklahoma City oilman Robert ...

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Wisconsin Power and Light  plans upgrades at river stations Madison (AP) — Wisconsin Power and Light plans to make improvements at electricity-generating dams on the Wisconsin River. The upgrades are planned at the Prairie du Sac and Kilbourn hydroelectric stations. ...

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Solar team faces rainy forecast

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailreporter.com Gregory Thomson will set his sights high Friday as his architectural student team preps for a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the national Solar Decathlon Competition. Certainly, the assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ...

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Hog-farm lawsuits raise stink in Missouri

Bill Draper AP Writer Berlin, MO — A faint rotten-egg smell drifts off a covered lagoon a hundred yards from a well-traveled Missouri gravel road. It’s not an overpowering odor, but it’s there. Aside from a few dirt-speckled pickup trucks ...

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