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August 21, 2017
Minesweepers being built for the French Navy are seen at the Canadian Car and Foundry in Fort William, Ontario (now Thunder Bay) in October 1918. (City of Thunder Bay Archives Accession #1991-1-360-73)
Without a trace: 99 years after two French minesweepers vanished in a Lake Superior storm, a new search aims to solve the mystery
August 21, 2017 - 6:00am
August 6, 2017
The Roger Blough shown during the aftermath of its grounding in May 2016 in Whitefish Bay. U.S. Coast Guard photo
Report IDs mariners' errors in Blough ship grounding
August 6, 2017 - 9:45am
July 17, 2017
Researchers on the Blue Heron, the research vessel of UMD's Large Lakes Observatory, get ready to deploy an underwater microphone to record sounds 75 feet under the surface of Lake Superior. They picked up some interesting results. (Photo courtesy UMD)
Noisy fish? Lake Superior underwater noises include ships, wind and ... eelpout
July 17, 2017 - 6:00am
April 14, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol building normally is busy this time of year, but on Friday, April 14, 2017, throngs of lobbyists, lawmakers and special interest groups were gone, leaving this view of a normally full meeting room in the foreground and cafe in the background. The Legislature returns from its Passover-Easter break Tuesday, April 18. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Administration argues money during legislative break
April 14, 2017 - 1:46pm
April 11, 2017
Fish and Wildlife Service officer Heidi Kueller dodges flying carp during the Asian Carp assessment on the Illinois River in this Fish and Wildlife Service photo.
Klobuchar, Franken among senators asking Trump to release Asian carp project
April 11, 2017 - 4:45pm
June 24, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
June 24, 2016 - 4:00am
May 6, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Maintain momentum to clean up Great Lakes
May 6, 2016 - 12:18am
December 15, 2015
Several lawmakers say they support a wolf delisting amendment after a federal judge ordered gray wolves in the Great Lakes region back under federal Endangered Species Act protection. (GARY KRAMER / USFWS)
Future of act protecting Great Lakes wolves is uncertain
December 15, 2015 - 10:33am
January 16, 2015
The golden-winged warblers' habitat has declined during the last 45 years. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
Big bucks aimed at little bird
January 16, 2015 - 9:00am
February 6, 2013
2 Great Lakes hit lowest water level on record
February 6, 2013 - 7:39am