Updated: 07/16/2014 4:41 PM
Created: 07/16/2014 11:34 AM WDIO.com
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking proposals for projects that help restore and protect the Great Lakes.
The EPA plans to award a total of $27.5 million for up to 30 projects, which must involve work in the Great Lakes basin.
Those eligible to apply include states, municipalities, tribes, universities and nonprofit organizations. The EPA is specifically looking for projects that involve controlling invasive species, managing watersheds and reducing sediment.
The agency will hold a webinar Tuesday morning to explain the process for applying for grants.
Applications are due Aug. 25.
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative 2014: http://www.epa.gov/greatlakes/fund/2014rfa02
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Former Wisconsin DA Practicing in Superior After Suspension
A former Wisconsin district attorney whose resignation made national news is now practicing law in the Northland. Attorney Ken Kratz has opened a law office in Superior, and he's also taking on cases as a public defender. Kratz said Monday in a phone conversation that he's pleased to be moving forward and that incidents five years ago don't define him...
Duluth School Board Member Censured for Releasing Private Data
The Duluth School Board censured fellow board member Harry Welty based on two instances when Welty released private data. Chair Mike Miernicki said that information was confidential and put the district at risk.
Mental Competency Exam Requested for Murder Suspect
Attorneys for a woman accused of killing her aunt have requested a mental competency exam. Twenty-one-year-old Lydia Marie Barney faces second-degree murder charges for the October stabbing death of Waubunoquay Dawn Randall.
Former Duluth Teacher Sentenced for Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge
A former Duluth teacher and adviser was sentenced to 10 years probation on Monday for a criminal sexual conduct charge. The sentence includes one year at the Northeast Regional Corrections Center.
Experts Say Great Lakes Wolves Aren't Endangered
A group of wolf experts disputes that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge's ruling will help the population spread to other states.