DETROIT (AP) - President Donald Trump's spending plan for 2018 includes $77.6 million for operation and maintenance of Great Lakes shipping channels and related infrastructure, including the lock system at Sault Ste. Marie. The money would go to projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Detroit district. The projects involve functions such as hydropower, navigation and flood risk management.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A light-rail passenger seen in a video being questioned by a Minneapolis Metro Transit Police officer about his immigration status is now in deportation proceedings. Police Chief John Harrington said in a statement Saturday his agency is "working to re-establish the trust that was broken by this isolated incident." He previously said it is not his agency's policy to question light-rail passengers about their immigration status.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In the closing days of the 2017 legislative session, Gov. Mark Dayton managed to fend off attempts to gut his signature clean water accomplishment, his requirement for buffer strips of vegetation between farm fields and waterways. Dayton even got some things he wanted on the environment and outdoors fronts as he fought off other ideas he opposes during the regular and special session.
WINONA, Minn. (AP) - A band of brothers who just happen to be triplets are playing a big role in turning the season around for the baseball team at a high school in southeastern Minnesota. The Winona Daily News reports that triplets Noah, Jake and David French look and act differently, but they share their love of playing baseball for Cotter High School. Their older brother, Sam, is an assistant coach for the team and graduated in 2015. The Frenches played a big role in turning the season around.
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