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Meet the bloody red shrimp, Lake Superior's newest invasive critter

A new invasive species has made its way into Lake Superior: the bloody red shrimp. By Cody Nelson of Minnesota Public Radio News - February 16, 2018

Dockside and North House make steady progress

North House Folk School and the Dockside Fish Market confirmed that their efforts to complete the hand-off of the Dockside property continue to move steadily forward. Staff Repot from The County News Herald - February 16, 2018

Sport fishing economy flourishes as most extensive Great Lakes ice coverage accrues in 3 years

The coldest winter in three years has caused ice to build up over much of the Great Lakes, impacting shipping and sport fishing businesses across the region. By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer, February 14, 2018.

Officials believe DMV bugs are fixed after Monday mishaps

Across Minnesota, from Grand Marais to Luverne, it was the same story. People who tried to renew or get a new Minnesota driver's license were unable to do so. By Matt Septic from MPR News - February 14, 2018

Lake Superior water levels nearing monthly record highs

Shoreline erosion and coastal damages likely. Water will also make its way down through the other Great Lakes, too. Posted on February 12, 2018 by Mark Breederland, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant

February 13 Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Contact: Jeff Cadwell, Cook County Administrator, 218-387-3687 or

Trump budget would slash Great Lakes restoration funding

The federal budget proposal released by the Trump administration this week would slash funding for Great Lakes restoration by 90 percent, from $300 million this year to just $30 million next year, and would cut other programs aimed at keeping lakes and drinking water clean. By John Myers of the Duluth News Tribune - February 13, 2018

View from space shows growing Great Lakes ice, snow cover

The clear skies over Michigan today gave us a great look at growing ice on the Great Lakes and the fresh snow over our land. By Mark Torregrossa of - February 12, 2018

Wolf, entangled in snare, shot in Duluth

A timber wolf that had earlier become entangled in a wire trapping snare was shot and killed by a Duluth police officer Saturday afternoon along Rice Lake Road near Marshall School. By John Myers of The Duluth News Tribune - February 12, 2018

Cook County Sheriff's Weekly Report

You can access the Sheriff's Report for the week of February 5 - February 11 here.
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