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Major Canadian investments in Laker fleet.

A new generation of self-unloading bulkers applying Algoma’s Equinox concept is entering service on the Great Lakes and St Lawrence. By David Tinsley of The Motor Ship - February 27, 2018

More North Shore streams under stress

Six more of the once-pristine streams that flow into Lake Superior along the near North Shore are officially impaired due to increased development, more erosion and too much silt in the water. By John Myers of The Duluth News Tribune on Feb. 26, 2018

Cook County Sheriff's Weekly Report

Read here to see the Cook County Sheriff's Weekly Report from February 19-25, 2018.

'Perfect storm' of conditions leads to above-normal ice cover

With this winter's wide weather swings, it may be surprising for some to learn that the Great Lakes saw their ice cover percentage reach well above the average yearly peak. By Steve Zucker of The Petoskey News.

Saturday-Sunday snow totals from around the Northland

Grand Marais and Hovland top the list. From the National Weather Service in Duluth. By Andrew Krueger of the Duluth News Tribune - February 24 2018

Congressional action will help revive tattered national parks system

At Grand Portage National Monument north of Duluth, crews wage an ongoing battle with rotting pickets in a stockade erected years ago to reflect the region’s fur trading days. A backlog of repairs in five Minnesota sites alone now will cost more than $20 million; the bill nationally is in the billions. By Kevin Giles Star Tribune FEBRUARY 24, 2018

Learn more about declining Great Lakes prey fish populations.

A cross-basin overview reviews status and trends of prey fish from 1978 to 2016. Posted on February 22, 2018 by Ron Kinnunen, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant

Lake Superior School Board to consider cuts

Facing a deficit, the Lake Superior School District Board of Education has called on administrators to make recommendations for cuts to programs and positions. By Lake County News-Chronicle on February 24, 2018

Searching for moose – and a good dinner – on Minnesota's Gunflint Trail

On the iconic Minnesota roadway, come for the moose but stay for the meal. By Kerri Westenberg Star Tribune - February 23, 2018

Border to Border Trail Planning Session held in Cook County.

An evening meeting to gather further public input about a proposed 400-mile border-to-border backcountry scenic byway for licensed all-wheel/ four-wheel drive vehicles was held in the high school cafeteria on Tuesday, Feb. 20. By Brian Larsen from the Cook County News Herald - February 23, 2018
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