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October 22, 2017
The barge Great Lakes Trader and tug Joyce L. VanEnkevort docked at the CN ore dock in Duluth earlier this month. The Great Lakes Trader, built in 2000, is 740-feet long, 78-feet wide and displaces 40,922 tons at design waterline, according to its owner, VanEnkevort tug & Barge, Inc., of Escanaba, Mich. The 135-foot long, 10,200 horsepower, twin screw Joyce L. VanEnkevort was built in 1997. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Advent of the tug-barge: Lake freighter yields to barge traffic on Great Lakes
October 22, 2017 - 6:00am
October 8, 2017
Water washes over the edge of a Park Point parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 7. Lake Superior is nearly a foot above its normal level, covering beaches and yards, flooding plants and causing erosion. (Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service)
High water causes pains: Lake Superior rose an inch in September, when it usually goes down
October 8, 2017 - 6:00am
September 25, 2017
Minn. man dies during shipwreck dive in water off Split Rock Lighthouse
September 25, 2017 - 4:06pm
September 21, 2017
- The rising sun is seen through the windows of the unmanned Vista Queen floating free in the Duluth Harbor early Thursday morning. A person untied the Vista Queen and Vista Star and released them in to the harbor overnight. (Paul Scinocca photo)play button
Police investigating how popular Duluth tourist boats set adrift overnight
September 21, 2017 - 6:10pm
September 19, 2017
Susie Island in Lake Superior just off Minnesota's North Shore has been transferred from the Nature Conservancy to the Grand Portage Band. Submitted photo by Richard Hamilton Smith
Susie Island transferred to Grand Portage Band
September 19, 2017 - 6:15pm
September 11, 2017
Photo illustration by Gary Meader / Forum News Service
The DEA in Duluth: Inside the new addition to the local drug war
September 11, 2017 - 6:00am
September 9, 2017
Bruce Solem spends a quiet moment at the bow of his 47-foot steel trawler with his sister, Kitten Hutchings of Duluth. Solem and his fiancee left Duluth on Saturday for a voyage that will take them down the East Coast of the United States, through the Panama Canal and to the Pacific Northwest. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)
Rice Lake man's dream voyage begins
September 9, 2017 - 7:22pm
August 31, 2017
Antidepressants turning up in Great Lakes fish
August 31, 2017 - 9:06pm
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 19, 2017
Last day for lake trout: Season closes in Apostle Islands area as quota reached
August 19, 2017 - 10:00pm
August 11, 2017
Members of the Duluth Fire Department use binoculars to search for missing swimmers in Lake Superior at Park Point in Duluth Thursday evening. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Family remembers father, daughter who drowned in Lake Superior
August 11, 2017 - 9:00pm
The freighter Calumet sits aground in the St. Marys River in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Thursday. Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard
Grounded cargo ship in passage between lakes Superior and Huron halts marine traffic
August 11, 2017 - 1:58pm
Personnel from the Duluth Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance administer CPR to a girl who was pulled from Lake Superior along the Park Point beach Thursday evening, as other emergency personnel continue to search for another missing swimmer. The second swimmer was pulled from the water about 40 minutes later. Clint Austin / Forum News Serviceplay button
Father, daughter ID'd in Duluth drownings, firefighter recovering from rescue attempt
August 11, 2017 - 12:09pm
August 10, 2017
t081017 --- Clint Austin --- 081117.N.DNT.LAKESEARCH.C01 --- Personnel from the Duluth Fire Department and Gold Cross work Thursday evening administering CPR to a girl that was pulled from Lake Superior at the Park Point Beach in Duluth as other emergency personnel continue to search for another missing swimmer. An adult male was also pulled from the lake about 40 minutes later. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)play button
Two drown in Lake Superior: Crews battled large waves along Park Point in attempt to save swimmers
August 10, 2017 - 10:47pm
Freighter grounded near Soo Locks
August 10, 2017 - 10:59am