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New federal rules target Michigan’s Line 5 safety concerns – Interlochen

The federal agency that regulates pipelines across the United States announced new rules Tuesday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) implemented regulations that increase inspections and leak detection technology on pipelines, while also increasing oversight on damaged pipelines.
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2 local lawmakers criticize decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria – WZZM13.com

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WASHINGTON — The White House published a rare Sunday night press release this week. It said that U.S. troops in northeast Syria will move out of that region, which opens the door for Turkey to launch an assault on Kurdish troops there. 

For years, American forces have worked alongside Kurdish fighters to defeat ISIS in the region. There are about 1,000 U.S. troops in northern Syria who were patrolling the Turkey-Syria border. 

U.S. troops “will not support or be involved in the operation” and “will no longer be in the immediate area,”…

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Senator Tina Smith visiting the area Tuesday and Wednesday – KWLM (Willmar Radio)

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(Redwood Falls MN-) Senator Tina Smith will be visiting the area today and tomorrow. At 1:45 p.m. Smith witll be at Stoney Creek Farm near Redwood Falls to tour the operation, view it’s soil conservation practices, and meet with owners Grant and Dawn Breitkreutz, as well as other local officials and farm leaders about the impact of current farm policies. Smith, who says she pushed to get a strong bipartisan Farm Bill signed into law late last year, will take a driving tour of the cattle farm to view many of the farming practices employed in the operation….

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