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Gondola Evacuation Focus of Emergency Exercise at Lutsen

Contact: Valerie Marasco, Director of Emergency Management & Public Information, 218-387-5366 or

Cook County Sheriff's Weekly Report

Read the weekly Cook County Sheriff's report in the attached PDF file. From Cook County Law Enforcement - Monday, April 9, 2018

Lutsen Mountains ski area seeks to double in size, says survival is at stake

Family-owned North Shore attraction says it must grow to compete. By John Reinan from The Star Tribune - April 8, 2018

Industry fights Great Lakes’ invasive-species protections

Invasive species risks are being fought by the shipping industry. By Lisa Neff, staff writer of The Wisconsin Gazette - April 8, 2018

Mineral oil sheen not detected after spill in Straits of Mackinac

A Coast Guard marine science technician and an environmental quality analyst for Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality surveyed the Straits of Mackinac onboard a vessel this afternoon. The responders did not identify any mineral oil sheens, signs of pollution, or adverse impacts to the environment or wildlife. From WLUC-TV - Friday, April 6, 2018

Lake Superior levels remain well above average

The high levels coupled with strong winds and waves have resulted in shoreline erosion and coastal damages across the upper Great Lakes system. By: SooToday Staff on April 5, 2018. Click to read more.

Vegetarian venture starts up in Two Harbors.

The company, Ruth's Vegetarian Gourmet, had planned on starting production last summer, but "a variety of different scenarios" forced them to delay their plans, according to Vice President Justin Bacon. By Jimmy Lovrien of The Lake County News Chronicle on April 2, 2018

Predicting the impact of high Lake Superior water levels.

Lake Superior may set record high in 2018; Sea Grant, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss possible levels, impacts. Posted on April 2, 2018 by Elliot Nelson, Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension

Seeking Understanding of Life Under Frozen Lakes

Researchers say the seasons are connected – and climate change is playing a role in the changing ecology here. By William Seay of Fox 21 News - Monday, April 2, 2018

Cook County Weekly Sheriff's Report

Read a PDF of the report from March 26 to April 1, 2018
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