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Great Lakes states, provinces to see growth in 2015: BMO Financial
Milwaukee Business Journal (4/27)
The eight Great Lakes states plus Ontario and Quebec would rank as the third-largest economy in the world if it were a stand-alone country, falling short only of the U.S. and China and slightly edging out Japan.

Hamilton Harbour Queen lives to sail again
Hamilton Spectator (4/27)
The Hamilton Harbour Queen provided sightseeing, dinner and party cruises for 10 years before the Waterfront Trust dropped the anchor for good last fall in the face of looming inspection and repair costs.

COMMENTARY: Changing politics could hurt Great Lakes
Urban Milwaukee (4/26)
The political tailwind the Great Lakes have had since 2008 will likely shift no matter who wins the presidency in 2016.

Invasive Zebra mussels found on boat hauled to Oregon from Lake Erie, Ohio
Daily Journal (4/26)
The Pacific Northwest remains one of the few places on the continent still unaffected by the mussel invasion.

Volunteers ready SS Meteor for summer
Duluth News Tribune (4/26)
The SS Meteor, constructed in Superior, is the last surviving whaleback freighter designed by Capt. Alexander McDougall; Saturday marked 119 years since she was launched.

EDITORIAL: A welcome but tardy tide of Great Lakes legislation washes over Congress
The Plain Dealer (4/25)
The bills were prompted by recent cuts proposed by President Barack Obama, who launched the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in 2010 to target toxic hot spots and implement strategies to address phosphorus runoff.

Canadian Great Lakes operator Algoma orders two new freighters
SPLASH 24/7 (4/25)
They will be among the most environmental-friendly ships on the lakes thanks to the installation of exhaust gas scrubbers which remove at least 97% of sulphur-oxide emissions from the exhaust stream.

Streamlined leadership for Lake Erie Shores & Islands
Sandusky Register (4/25)
After nine years of partnership between the Erie and Ottawa counties visitors bureaus, Lake Erie Shores & Islands is streamlining its operation into a more regional approach.

EDITORIAL: Droughts and the Great Lakes: When dry regions get thirsty enough ...
Chicago Tribune (4/24)
Is the lust of dry regions the greatest threat to our abundant supply of fresh water? Or is it the caprice with which we waste, and pollute, so much of that water?

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