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Great Lakes

November 22, 2017
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Lake Superior's water level driven by rain, snow
November 22, 2017 - 5:09pm
November 14, 2017
October iron shipments boosted by domestic, international trade
November 14, 2017 - 7:29pm
November 13, 2017
A piping plover runs along the beach at Long Island in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The number of nesting plovers across the Great lakes hit 76 this summer, the most in decades, and plovers nested on all five Great Lakes for the first time since 1955. News Tribune/2009 photo
Great Lakes piping plovers had record year
November 13, 2017 - 8:09pm
November 7, 2017
The 767-foot long laker Cason J. Callaway emerges from the fog right before entering the Duluth shipping canal. (2016 file / News Tribune)
Great Lakes iron ore shipments up in September
November 7, 2017 - 10:34am
November 1, 2017
Big breakers crash onto the shoreline along Brighton Beach in Duluth during the recent storm that brought gale-force winds to western Lake Superior. The history and commerce of the lake will be among the topics of the annual Gales of November conference taking place Friday and Saturday at the DECC. Bob King /
30 years of Gales: Annual conference to cover history, commerce of the Great Lake
November 1, 2017 - 6:17pm
October 21, 2017
The barge Great Lakes Trader and tug Joyce L. VanEnkevort docked at the CN ore dock in Duluth earlier this month. The Great Lakes Trader, built in 2000, is 740 feet long, 78 feet wide and displaces 40,922 tons at design waterline, according to its owner, VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc., of Escanaba, Mich. The 135-foot long, 10,200 horsepower, twin screw Joyce L. VanEnkevort was built in 1997. Steve Kuchera /
Advent of the tug-barge: Lake freighter yields to barge traffic domestically
October 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
September 20, 2017
Our View: Keep up pressure for good of Great Lakes
September 20, 2017 - 5:03pm
September 18, 2017
Spectators watch as the freighter Isa transits the Poe Lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., in July, 2015, on its way to Lake Superior. The MacArthur Lock -- in the foreground -- was temporarily closed because one set of gates was not working properly. (file / News Tribune)
Soo Locks rebuild urged: Unexpected closure would produce ‘nightmare scenario,’ Great Lakes Commission member says
September 18, 2017 - 7:46pm
The sun sets over Superior Bay, the end of Minnesota Point, and Lake Superior near Duluth last May in this aerial photograph captured with the on-board camera used on the DJI Mavic Pro drone. (file / News Tribune)
Great Lakes Commission to meet in Duluth
September 18, 2017 - 5:26pm
September 2, 2017
Edward Addy of Aurora, Minn., sits at the wheel of The Sandra Faye, a 40-foot Bayliner motor yacht. Edward and his wife, Becky, are planning a 12-to-14 month trip around parts of the U.S. on the vessel. Jerry Burnes / Mesabi Daily News
All aboard the Sandra Faye: Northern Minnesota couple attempting to take 12-month voyage around parts of U.S. in their motor yacht
September 2, 2017 - 10:54pm
August 31, 2017
Lake trout (News Tribune file photo)
Antidepressants turning up in Great Lakes fish
August 31, 2017 - 7:23pm
August 20, 2017
Minesweepers being built for the French Navy are seen at the Canadian Car and Foundry in Fort William, Ontario (now Thunder Bay) in November 1918. (City of Thunder Bay Archives Accession #1991-1-360-77)
99 years after two French minesweepers vanished in a Lake Superior storm, a new search aims to solve the mystery
August 20, 2017 - 8:15pm
August 18, 2017
This silver carp was caught in the Illinois Waterway on June 22, 2017, below the T.J. O'Brien Lock and Dam -- but above electric barriers intended to stop the spread of the invasive species. (Photo courtesy of Illinois Department of Natural Resources)
Officials confirm invasive carp found near Lake Michigan got past electric barriers
August 18, 2017 - 8:47pm
August 5, 2017
The Roger Blough shown during the aftermath of its grounding in May 2016 in Whitefish Bay in eastern Lake Superior. U.S. Coast Guard photo
Report IDs mariners' errors in freighter Roger Blough's grounding
August 5, 2017 - 7:32pm
August 3, 2017
The Heloise sits at anchor in Lake Superior in the distance as two kayers paddle closer to shore. (2014 file / News Tribune)
Lake Superior July increase less than usual
August 3, 2017 - 5:21pm