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2009-01-25 15:32:22

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 New York Times reported Friday. There is a spirit of adventure here, he said. Lake Superior's waves lure hardy surfers each winter even in snow storms. But those willing to seek out waves in...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

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. But exactly how clean does the river have to get before it's no longer considered one of 43 polluted "Areas of Concern'' on the lakes? That's the subject of a series of public input sessions scheduled this month in the Twin Ports, sponsored by the St....

2008-08-05 06:00:24

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. DEDA approved a plan for the company to lease about 12 acres of land across from the Lafarge terminal and southwest of Bayfront Festival Park, providing it with additional storage space needed to accommodate the burgeoning flow of wind turbines...

2008-08-04 21:00:14

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. Louis River was identified as one of 43 areas of concern on the Great Lakes in the mid-1980s because pollution impaired the waters. The St. Louis River has nine listed impairments including degradations to fish, wildlife and lake dwelling macro...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

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. Scientists aren't sure whether this will last, but they're hopeful. The temperatures, moisture and ice cover next winter will be critical. "If we get two more good, normal winters with normal precipitation,...

2008-07-20 06:00:24

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. The largest was a 10-pounder, and the anglers had thrown back four more lakers. It was a good day on the big lake. But it's been a tough season for most charter captains in the Twin Ports. Several said their...

2008-07-15 15:00:28

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. Lake Superior Day will be celebrated Sunday around the world's largest body of fresh water with events to honor the lake. The event is held the third Sunday every July, promoted by the Lake Superior Binational Forum -- an advisory group on Lake Superior issues for the government of...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

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. For many of us, though, "up north" means Lake Superior, its North Shore and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Today, we celebrate this giant inland sea and the cities that surround it with a roundup of worthy books...

2008-06-19 00:10:00

CHICAGO -- When thousands of bloody, hemorrhaging fish recently turned up on the Lake Michigan shore south of Milwaukee, it confirmed the worst fears of scientists worried that an Ebola-like virus stalking Great Lakes fish would strike closer to Chicago. The dead fish were round gobies, a small invasive species that many feel is better off dead. But unlike many other diseases that tend to hit one or two types of fish, this viral strain has led to large fish kills involving more than 30...

2008-06-18 03:00:18

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. The International Joint Commission, a binational group created to help the two countries manage their shared waters, is in the middle of a five-year study of how to better manage the waters in Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. The three big lakes have been at or near their historical lows in the past...

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Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

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...

2008-04-30 23:59:32

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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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'