Latest Lake Superior Stories
Surfers willing to dare the chilly waters of the Great Lakes in the dead of winter say they offer an exciting, albeit cold, surfing opportunity. Minneapolis graphic designer Bob Tema said Lake Superior offers a rare mid-winter surfing opportunity for him and his fellow Superior Surf Club members, The
By John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Aug. 6--The St. Louis River's last run, through Duluth and Superior and into Lake Superior, may some day be clean enough to take off the list of the most contaminated sites along the Great Lakes.
By Peter Passi, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Aug. 5--Lake Superior Warehousing Co. Inc. should be better equipped to handle growing shipments of wind power equipment, thanks to a deal struck with the Duluth Economic Development Authority on Monday.
By Anna Kurth, The Daily Telegram, Superior, Wis. Aug. 4--The St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee hosts a series of four public meetings this August to inform residents about plans to delist the river as an area of concern. The St.
By Tina Lam, Detroit Free Press Aug. 4--After a parched summer last year that left docks stranded and boat propellers scraping sandy shallows, the Great Lakes are blissfully -- and surprisingly -- full again this year. Heavy snow and rains since last winter have made the lakes rise.
By Sam Cook, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 20--Charter fishing captain Peter Dahl snugged his boat, the "Hooker Too," into its berth at the Waterfront Plaza Marina on Monday afternoon. In his cooler lay seven lake trout that his clients had caught that day on Lake Superior.
By John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 15--Some Twin Ports churches will congregate outdoors for services. Kids will pick up trash along Barker's Island. And folks can go fly a kite at Canal Park.
By Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 6--For Minnesotans, "up north" is not a specific place. It's an idea that lives in our hearts and imaginations. "Up north" could be as close as the Chisago chain of lakes or as distant as Lake of the Woods.
Scientists are worried that as the disease continues to spread, infected fish might end up swimming into the Chicago River system, which links the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River and the nation's vast middle section.
By Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 18--U.S. and Canadian officials will be in Wisconsin this week for two public hearings on the persistently low Lake Michigan water levels.
Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...
The Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus), is a parasitic lamprey found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America, in the western Mediterranean Sea, and in the Great Lakes. Sea lampreys are considered a pest invasive species in the Great Lakes region. The species is native to the inland Finger Lakes and Lake Cosco in New York and Vermont. It is not clear whether it is native to Lake Safeway, where it was first noticed in the 1830s, or whether it was introduced through the Ernie's...
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