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Michigan sites no longer environmental areas of concern
Detroit Free Press (10/31)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken two sites along the Great Lakes in Michigan off a list of toxic hot spots after decades of remediation efforts. White Lake in Muskegon County and Deer Lake in Marquette County have been taken off the list.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow at White Lake Restoration Celebration: 'It's been a long time coming'
MLive (10/31)
What was originally planned as a celebration of the restoration of Michiganís White Lake, became a stage for an announcement some have been waiting to hear since 1985. At approximately 9:30 a.m., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that White Lake had been officially delisted as a Great Lakes Area of Concern.

S.S. Badger's $2 million coal ash retention system to be ready for 2015 season
MLive (10/31)
The S.S. Badger's 2014 sailing season recently ended, and the ferry's owner is preparing for 2015 with a system designed to keep the coal ash from ending up in Lake Michigan.

Paying more to see Sleeping Bear Dunes: Feds gauge public support for fee hike
MLive (10/31)
The National Parks Service is gauging public support for a proposed increase to entrance and camping fees at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire, Mich., beginning in January 2016 to invest in improvements.

Seaway strike deadline pushed back
The Buffalo News (10/31)
Unionized workers threatening to strike along the St. Lawrence Seaway have pushed back their deadline to 5 p.m. Monday, as talks continue.

Giant waves in Lake Michigan forecast send surfers, beach-watchers to the Southwest Michigan shore
MLive (10/31)
A forecast of waves up to 23 feet high on southern Lake Michigan came with a warning that lake watchers might want to enjoy the show from the safety of their cars.

COMMENTARY: Some people have to think about their water every day
Huffington Post (10/31)
Climate change requires that Canadians change how we think about water. Weather and water scientists are scratching their heads as precipitation patterns shift, and we prepare for conditions we may not have seen in our lifetime.

EDITORIAL: Cheaper fishing licenses are smart lure
Erie Times-News (10/31)
Steelhead fishing, which is at its height in October and November, pumps about $10 million into the Erie County, Pa., economy. Discounted fishing license fees are a good idea for the region.

A year of abundance for Minnesota's trails, parks
Minnesota Public Radio (10/31)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spent more than $8 million building new projects or rehabbing old ones this construction season, including new cabins, trails and even a handful of yurts with wood burning stoves.

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