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Cook County Sheriff's Weekly Report

Read the report from the week of March 5-11 in the attached PDF.

For Madeline Islanders, Superior's thick ice is a ticket to freedom

This winter's stretch of bitter cold has been downright blissful for full-time residents of Madeline Island, with subfreezing temperatures finally delivering a sheet of lake ice thick enough to drive over. By Pam Louwagie Star Tribune MARCH 10, 2018

New poll finds statewide opposition to copper mining near BWCA

A new statewide opinion poll appears to show growing opposition to copper mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. By John Myers, Forum News Service.

MNRF not taking steps to deal with lynx in Thunder Bay

Officials suggest residents call local police if they feel threatened or in danger. By Christina Jung, CBC News Posted: March 9, 2018

The Great Lakes: A fragile resource

The Great Lakes basin, or watershed, is home to more than 30 million American and Canadian citizens, for whom the lakes are an extraordinary resource. By Dan Grinthal | The Reporter, Rochester Institute of Technology | March 8, 2018

Passenger rail service may be revived between Minneapolis, Duluth

Feds say Northern Lights Express won't have significant impact on environment. By Janet Moore Star Tribune MARCH 7, 2018

DNR increases 10-year sustainable timber harvest target

Media Release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Posted March 7, 2018

Drug Task Force Takes Over 3,000 Narcotic Pills Off Streets in Bust

On March 2, 2018, John Edward Heinonen, 60, of Thunder Bay, ON, was arrested by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the United States Border Patrol and charged with 1st Degree Drug Possession. Media Release from Cook County Law Enforcement - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Lonnie Dupre postpones Mount Hunter ascent

Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre was forced to postpone his ascent of Mount Hunter in Alaska due to a forecast of adverse weather conditions making climbing dangerous. March 7, 2018.

High Water Levels Continue On Lake Superior

The level on Lake Superior at the start of March is still 13 inches above the average and six inches higher than last year at this time. By Dave Strandberg of KDAL Radio - Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Minnesota DNR Fall Colors Map
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