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Seasonal Road Restrictions Completely Lifted, All Roads Open

Public notice from Cook County. Contact: Valerie Marasco, Director – Office of Emergency Management & Public Information, 218-387-5366 or

Lake Superior north shore cleanup a success, say marine conservationists

Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area led cleanup of Nipigon-area bay earlier in June. By Matt Prokopchuk · CBC News · June 20, 2018

Bacteria warning issued for North Shore beaches

The weekend's downpours have apparently washed a lot of bacteria off the landscape, spurring beach bacteria alerts at three North Shore waterfront areas. From the Duluth News Tribune on June 19, 2018

Updates: Lake County road closures, damage

Two Harbors was still reeling Monday morning from a weekend of heavy rain that caused the Stewart River to rise more than 150 feet over its banks, forcing closures and warnings along many of the roads the river crosses. By The Lake County News-Chronicle on June 18, 2018

A pack of wolves is about to save this national park

With any luck, a boatload of predators is headed to Isle Royale. By Lexi Krupp of Popular Science - June 18, 2018

Far North Shore waters among healthiest in state

Only one of 67 streams along Lake Superior's far North Shore fails to meet state criteria for clean and healthy waterways, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reported Monday. By John Myers of The Duluth News Tribune - June 18, 2018

Cook County Sheriff's Weekly Report

Attached is a pdf with the Cook County Sheriff's Office Weekly Report - June 18, 2018

Silver Bay considers options for closed airport

By Jamey Malcomb of The Duluth News Tribune on June 17, 2018

NW Wisconsin dam failure near MN border triggers flooding

Rains caused an earthen dam to fail Monday in a rural area of northwestern Wisconsin. Water was overtopping the Radigan Flowage Dam west of Dairlyland in an area where few people live, From Minnesota Public Radio News - July 19, 2018

Ship runs aground in Duluth harbor

The 991-foot freighter American Spirit, loaded with iron ore pellets, ran aground in the Duluth harbor Sunday afternoon, closing the Aerial Lift Bridge to ship traffic for the time being. From the Duluth News Tribune - June 17, 2018
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