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The S.S. Badger begins its first trip of the year across Lake Michigan from Ludington to Manitowoc, Wisc., on Monday. As the Badger begins its 60th season, a judge is considering whether to approve a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would allow the vessel to continue discharging coal ash into the lake for another two years while developing a plan to store the ash onboard.