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Forest fires in northwestern Ontario prompt air quality warning

Wildfire officials say 3 fires started within minutes of each other Saturday evening near Pikangikum. From CBC News · May 22, 2018

Ship Spotter: The KIYI visits Grand Marais

What ship is that? You can always find the answers on Boreal Ship Spotter. The Kiyi stopped by Grand Marais today - From Boreal Community Media - May 21, 2018

Beware of the spring ‘dip’ - Fire danger still high in northern Minnesota

Please read the attached press release from the DNR regarding fire information.

Cook County Sheriff's Weekly Report

Read the Cook County Weekly Sheriff's Report in the attached PDF - From Cook County - May 21, 2018

DMV mess: Despite pleas for rescue funds, they get nothing at Minnesota Legislature

They’re private business owners and government employees with a basic job: Help you renew your license plates and update the title to your car. And on Sunday, they became legislative roadkill. By Dave Orrick of the St. Paul Pioneer Press on May 20, 2018

Road construction in Two Harbors to begin after the holiday.

contractors and construction equipment will descend on the North Shore for Minnesota Department of Transportation's project aiming to improve traffic through Two Harbors. By Jamey Malcomb of the Lake County News Chronicle - May 21, 2018

Boreal launches new Emergency Preparedness Portal

The digital portal can be accessed at It will be a central clearinghouse for information on what to "know before you go" to stay safe on the North Shore.

Minnesota's big water ambitions yield benefits, no simple answers

It has been 10 years since Minnesota voters agreed to change the state constitution with one of the most sweeping environmental mandates in the country — a 25-year plan to spend roughly $5.6 billion to protect land, wildlife and water in a state that prides itself on its love of the outdoors. By Josephine Marcotty - The Star Tribune - MAY 19, 2018

Study: Lake Superior water in Apostle Islands has high plastic pollution

A recent study of 35 national parks found the waters of Lake Superior in Wisconsin's Apostle Islands had the highest concentration of plastic pollution. From Minnesota Public Radio News - May 19, 2018

Minnesota's top health, environment officials blast EPA science rule

The high level of mercury found in newborns along the North Shore of Lake Superior was based on umbilical cord blood tests from babies born around the Great Lakes, and would be the kind of study used to determine regulations for mercury. By Josephine Marcotty from The Star Tribune - May 16, 2018
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