New Soo Lock funding included in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2019 work plan

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has submitted its work plan for 2019 to Congress. According to the Corps, the plan includes $32 million as an initial [...]

Bipartisan effort made new Soo lock a reality

Important improvements to the Soo Locks became closer to reality this week after President Donald Trump authorized funding for the $922 million project. And, we have our former state senator, [...]

Approved by the Senate: A New Soo Lock is a Close Reality, If President Trump Signs

“After spending all that money in the Middle East can you imagine, we can’t fix a lock? We’ll get it fixed,” President Trump said, during his trip to Michigan last April. Now a new lock in Sault [...]

Bipartisan House Bill Passed to Fund New Soo Lock

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that is finally getting the ball rolling on adding a new lock to the Soo. Legislators want to build a second lock to handle Great [...]

Soo Locks Raised as Issue in U.S. House of Representatives

Washington D.C. – Today, the House (of Representatives) voted to send the conference report of the 2019 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) to President Trump’s desk. Congressman Jack [...]

Soo Locks are one step closer to building new lock

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) — The effort to build a new lock at the Soo Locks is one step closer to moving forward after a new study done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The [...]

Millions allotted for Soo Locks

SAULT STE. MARIE — More than $65 million earmarked for Eastern Upper Peninsula projects has been allocated to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District for fiscal year 2018 under the [...]

Michigan’s Congressional delegation urges Trump to follow through on Soo Locks fix

MLive – Members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation said they appreciated President Donald Trump’s interest in upgrading the Soo Locks. Now, they want to make sure he follows [...]

President Trump Discusses Soo Locks at Rally in Macomb County

9&10 NEWS – “And we will make America great again,” said President Donald Trump. “Thank you, everybody.” President Trump ended his rally in Macomb County Saturday with encouraging words [...]

Bergman, Moolenaar bend Trump’s ear

THE ALPENA NEWS – During President Donald Trump’s presidential rally in Michigan on Saturday, he pledged to find a way to repair the Soo Locks and to work with the Army Corps of Engineers [...]