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Lake Michigan from along Racine's lakefront at the Reef Point Marina. The City of Racine is asking the Department of Natural Resources for permission to use an average of 7 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan, largely to meet the needs of Foxconn Technology Group in Mount Pleasant.(Photo: Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo

Foxconn Technology Group’s bid to siphon millions of gallons a day from Lake Michigan is once again thrusting Wisconsin into the contentious waters of who can tap the Great Lakes.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is expected to decide soon whether the technology giant can use water from the lake to build liquid crystal display panels at its planned campus in the Village of Mount Pleasant. 

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Republican Gov. Scott Walker led negotiations to provide the Taiwanese company $3 billion in state incentives and has been an unabashed supporter of Foxconn, with the allure of its $10 billion private investment and as many as 13,000 jobs.