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May 22, 2019
Waves from Lake Superior crash into a wall along a section of Lakewalk near the corner of the lake in Canal Park Wednesday afternoon May 22. The section of the Lakewalk is closed to repair damage caused by high water levels and large waves from previous storms. Lake Superior is above its all-time record level for the month of May surpassing the record levels recorded in May of 1986.. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Great Lakes hit record May levels after winter snows, heavy rains
7 hours 13 min ago
April 15, 2019
People gather near the Maria G. Monday, April 15, for the annual ceremony held for the first saltie of the year arriving in the Twin Ports. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Season’s first saltie lands in Duluth
April 15, 2019 - 6:24pm
April 1, 2019
Submitted/ "Overrun Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis" looks at four Asian carp species now found in North American waters. Reproducing populations are not believed to exist in the Minnesota River, but captures of Asian carp in 2016 and 2017 has led the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to list the river as infested for bighead carp and grass carp from Granite Falls to the confluence with the Mississippi River.
Overrun: Asian carp crisis on its way
April 1, 2019 - 9:11am
March 21, 2019
Lake Superior and all the Great Lakes are forecast to get warmer, stormier and dirtier as climate change continues to impact the region, according to a new report released Thursday. Forum News Service file photo
Great Lakes already hit by climate change: New report says region will see harsh impacts as temperatures warm
March 21, 2019 - 5:58pm
January 28, 2019
Duane Wages faces a stiff north wind during a blizzard in this undated photo. (Eric Hylden/Forum News Service)
Coldest air in decades arrives Tuesday in Midwest with 'life-threatening' wind chills
January 28, 2019 - 1:34pm
October 10, 2018
Aerial photo of the Soo Locks in Michigan between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Wikimedia Commons photo provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Senate OKs funding for Soo Locks upgrade
October 10, 2018 - 6:50pm
July 2, 2018
'Huge leap forward' for Soo Locks
July 2, 2018 - 9:10pm
May 14, 2018
The Center for Biological Diversity on Monday asked the federal government to list the lake sturgeon as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. News Tribune file photo.
Group wants lake sturgeon federally protected
May 14, 2018 - 6:33pm
January 3, 2018
 Five ships wait at anchor in the ice and fog on Lake Superior Monday afternoon. Bob King / Forum News Service
Arctic air anchors frozen freighters to bring Minn. shipping industry to a crawl
January 3, 2018 - 7:54am
November 28, 2017
IJC wants faster Great Lakes cleanup
November 28, 2017 - 10:37pm
November 13, 2017
A piping plover runs along the beach at Long Island in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in 2009. Forum News Service file photo
Great Lakes piping plovers had record year
November 13, 2017 - 4:34pm
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
September 2, 2017
Edward Addy of Aurora, Minn., sits at the wheel of The Sandra Faye, a 40-foot Bayliner motor yacht. Edward and his wife, Becky, are planning a 12-to-14 month trip around parts of the U.S. on the vessel. Jerry Burnes / Mesabi Daily News
All aboard the Sandra Faye: Northern Minnesota couple attempting to take 12-month voyage around parts of U.S. in their motor yacht
September 2, 2017 - 10:54pm
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
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