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International Conference to focus on Emergency Response Without Borders

On March 21 & 22, public safety officials from both sides of the US and Canadian border will converge at the Grand Portage Lodge Event Center for the 2018 Cross-Border Conference MN/ON Emergency Management Conference. Media Release from Cook County Office of Emergency Management and Public Information - March 20, 2018

The Latest Great Lakes Water Levels and Ice Extent

Great Lakes ice extent is at 23.4%. Lake Superior has the most at 43.9%. Lake Michigan is down to 10.1% and that is almost all in Green Bay and up by the Mackinac Bridge. By Bill Steffen of WOOD-TV - March 17, 2018

Commercial shipping season begins!

The anticipated departure of six vessels this week signals a strong start to the 2018 commercial shipping season for the Port of Duluth-Superior and the entire region. From Business North - March 20, 2018

Cook County Weekly Sheriff's Report

Click here to access a PDF of the weekly report from March 12-18, 2018.

Water refills Michigan's Soo Locks as opening day nears

The Soo Locks' three-month closure for winter maintenance is nearing its end. By Tanda Gmiter - - March 19, 2018

Cutter Alder heads to Thunder Bay for ice breaking

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alder to begin operations to clear Thunder Bay harbor. From Boreal Community Media and CBC News. March 19, 2018

Spring waterfall season is perfect reason to head Up North

Melt near Canadian border is captivating, and visitors heed the call. By Pam Louwagie Star Tribune MARCH 17, 2018

Notice to Haulers: Seasonal road restrictions now in effect

Public notice from Cook County. Contact: Krysten Saatela Foster, P.E. Cook County Highway Engineer

Repairs coming to Cross River Bridge on North Gunflint Lake Road this week.

Repairs to the Cross River Bridge on North Gunflint Lake Rd are expected to begin Wednesday, March 21 of next week. Contact: Krysten Foster, County Engineer, 218-387-3695 or

Underground explorer is on a mission to map Minnesota's forgotten springs

A St. Paul man has spent decades hunting the hidden springs of Minnesota, once a source of drinking water and health cures. By Richard Chin Star Tribune MARCH 15, 2018
Minnesota DNR Fall Colors Map
Boreal Ship Spotter - larger view here

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