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State of Flux: Great Lakes water level variability leads to uncertainty for coastal areas

Who benefits as Great Lakes water levels shift will always be a case of competing interests. But a combination of natural and non-natural factors may be causing faster fluctuations between low and high levels, which creates unpredictability for everyone. By Andy Balaskovitz of

What’s in your Great Lakes brew?

Do you like craft beer brewed with water originating in the Great Lakes? What if there are traces of microplastics in your suds? By Eric Freedman of the Great Lakes Echo - August 6, 2018

The 'Greyhound bus' at the bottom of Lake Superior.

19th century shipwreck added to national register. By Jack Nissen of the Grand Forks News Herald - August 5, 2018

At the start of August, Lake Superior is 5 inches above the long term average.

From the International Lake Superior Board of Control - August 3, 2018

Forest firefighting resources 'strained' heading into long weekend.

There have already been 942 forest fires across Ontario in 2018, significantly more than the 10-year average. By Matt Vis of - August 4, 2018

Climate change hits hard on Minnesota's North Shore

Everywhere in Minnesota's feeling the effects of climate change. And the warming climate affects each of those places a bit differently. Northern Minnesota's Lake Superior shoreline is no exception. By Cody Nelson from Minnesota Public Radio News - August 3, 2018

Video: New film hopes to raise awareness of risks of sulfide-ore mines

Northern Minnesota is home to some of the most pristine wilderness and cleanest water in all of America. But those waters are threatened. From - August 2, 2018

Sunwing expands services from Thunder Bay; adds direct flights to Punta Cana

Sunwing is returning to Thunder Bay for a ninth season this coming winter and adding a new direct flight service to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for the first time. Media Release from Sunwing - July 31, 2018

Shipwrecks in Lake Superior near Thunder Bay get new heritage marker buoys

Buoys help mark wrecks, give divers place to moor vessels. By Heather Kitching from CBC News - August 1, 2018

New DWI law goes in effect today.

Little Alan’s Law provides consistent application of DWI law. From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - July 31, 2018
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