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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Four years after relaxing Wisconsin's iron mining laws, Republicans are pushing to lift a moratorium on copper and gold mining. Wisconsin prohibits issuing any sulfide ore mining permits unless an applicant can prove a similar mine in North America has operated for at least 10 years without polluting and a similar mine has been closed for a decade without polluting. No other state has such a stiff restriction, and opposition is mobilizing to keep the ban.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Two Milwaukee women are hiking from their hometown to Lake Superior to will raise awareness and funds for conservation. Milwaukee Public Radio reports that Julia Robson and Alyssa Armbruster started the Walk to Sustain Our Great Lakes to raise $10,000 for three Great Lakes organizations. Robson came up with the idea for the project last January. Robson and Armbruster began the 330-mile (532-kilometer) trek on Aug. 26.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - As Wisconsin farmers plan for this year's corn crop harvest, producers can now use a phone app to estimate what price they would receive for animal feed. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that two University of Wisconsin-Extension agents Greg Blonde and Ryan Sterry have developed the Corn Silage Pricing App, which uses data from national and local reports to estimate prices. Sterry says the app gives farmers the portability needed to discuss prices anywhere.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Researchers have new evidence that invasive grass carp are swimming and spawning near the mouth of a northern Ohio river that flows into Lake Erie. The fish isn't the most worrisome of the Asian carp species, but it can eat up to 90 pounds of underwater plants a day. Researchers now are trying to figure out how to stop it from gaining a foothold in the Great Lakes.

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