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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

Beargrease cuts its distance.

Organizers hope to attract larger marathon field. By Brady Slater of the Duluth News Tribune -May 17, 2018

Top 9 places to dig into pie, from Lake Okobojio to Castle Danger

I began to wonder just where to find Minnesota’s best pie. So, I crowdsourced. By Kerri Westenberg from the Star Tribune - May 18, 2017

Arrowhead Electric board of director positions to be contested

By Brian Larsen of the Cook County News Herald - May 18, 2018

Wind Shift Causes Boat To Crash With Aerial Lift Bridge

Boats out on Lake Superior for sailboat races were hit with a surprise when the brisk weather change pushed a sailboat to the Aerial Lift Bridge, causing the de-masting of the boat Wednesday. By Alejandra Palacios of WDIO-TV - May 17, 2018

Four friends prepare to kayak the Lake Superior shoreline 'Four the Water'

Their journey starts Monday when they take off from Presque Isle in Marquette. From there, the guys will travel 1,500 miles over three months as they make their way around the lake and back to Marquette. By Tyler J Markle of WLUC-TV - Thursday, May 17, 2018

Notice to Haulers: Seasonal Load Restrictions on Cook County’s paved roads end today

Public Notice from the Cook County Highway Department - May 17, 2018

Two in the Pack: No Changes for Isle Royale Wolves

For the third straight year, the last two wolves on Isle Royale in Lake Superior have continued to cling to existence. By Stefanie Sidortsova of Michigan Tech University

May 15 Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights

Media release from Cook County - May 16, 2018 Contact: Jeff Cadwell, Cook County Administrator, 218-387-3687 or
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