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12:40 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

No Signs of Asian Carp DNA in Lake Michigan Tributary

Asian carp could harm the Great Lakes in a number of ways. They could compete for food with native species. Silver carp can leap out of the water, possibly injuring boaters
Credit kategardiner.com

Researchers are analyzing water samples from rivers that feed into the Great Lakes.

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Arts & Culture
11:20 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Sean Astin 'Communed with Lake Michigan' While Filming Movie 'The Surface'

Current movie poster for "The Surface"
Credit Good Note Productions

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews actor Sean Astin.

Actor Sean Astin finds a new appreciation for the Great Lakes as he makes a movie in Milwaukee.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Mining Opponent Uses JFK Speech to Tout Value of Bad River Watershed

Mike Wiggins Jr. is tribal chairman of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

No single group stands out more in opposition to the proposed iron mine in Northern Wisconsin, than the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Its chairman recently took his "stop the mine" message to Governor Walker's office - with a unique approach.

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Regional
6:34 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Braun Releases Written Statement of Apology

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has released his first comments on being suspended for the rest of the 2013 season, for using performance enhancing drugs.

He claimed responsibility for his actions, saying he had convinced himself he had done nothing wrong.

Here is the text Braun released via the team:

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Politics & Government
5:13 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Audit: Wisconsin Needs Written Policy for Placing Sex Offenders Back in Communities

Wisconsin should create written guidelines for where it houses sexually violent offenders, according to the Legislative Audit Bureau.

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