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Congressional delegation tours Soo Locks
Seven members of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation were joined by Governor Rick Snyder on a bipartisan tour of the Soo Locks. The group — comprised of Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Fred Upton, Senator Gary Peters, Congressman Tim Walberg, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Congressman Dave Trott and Congressman Jack Bergman — discussed the critical need to upgrade and build a replacement lock.
There have been no comprehensive improvements to the Soo Locks facility in nearly 50 years. Approximately 80 million tons of iron ore, coal, stone, grain, and other commercial commodities pass through the locks annually. Read more