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Great Lakes region pins hopes on water

This May 23, 2013, photo shows a view of downtown Milwaukee with Lake Michigan and its shoreline to the right. Milwaukee and other once powerful industrial cities in the Great Lakes region are pinning hopes for a return to prosperity on a precious resource: fresh water. (AP Photo/Roger Schneider)

A century ago, the seven-story brick building a few blocks from downtown was a factory — a symbol of an era when Milwaukee and other cities ringing the Great Lakes were industrial powerhouses churning out steel, automobiles and appliances. Eventually the region's manufacturing core crumbled, and the structure became an all-but-forgotten warehouse.

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The OSHA report

The Daily Reporter's weekly digest of companies that have been cited for OSHA violations during work around the state.

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