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April 16, 2018
A provision in a Senate bill would exempt ships' ballast from regulation under the federal Clean Water Act, moving authority from the EPA to the Coast Guard. News Tribune file photo.
Senate bill would exempt ships from Clean Water Act
April 16, 2018 - 5:40pm
April 12, 2018
The Federal Weser, the season’s first saltie to arrive in the Twin Ports, enters the Duluth harbor around 9:40 p.m. Thursday. The ship will load with grain in Superior. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.complay button
First saltie arrives in Twin Ports
April 12, 2018 - 11:00pm
April 11, 2018
Enbridge reports finding dents in pipeline beneath Straits of Mackinac
April 11, 2018 - 9:49pm
April 4, 2018
600 gallons of coolant leak into Straits of Mackinac
April 4, 2018 - 8:26pm
March 30, 2018
Reader's view: Hold big shippers to same water rules
March 30, 2018 - 8:33pm
March 29, 2018
Evin Poquette, 9, handles the ship’s wheel in the 1920 pilothouse display in the Lake Superior Marine Museum on Thursday, shortly after becoming a lifetime member of the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association. Steve Kuchera /
Captain on deck: Hayward boy charts course at marine museum
March 29, 2018 - 6:39pm
A saltie owned by Polsteam reflects in calm waters of Lake Superior. (2013 file photo / News Tribune)
St. Lawrence Seaway opens for salties
March 29, 2018 - 3:39pm
March 22, 2018
The giant spending bill expected to pass Congress by Saturday includes $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which has helped pay for cleanup and habitat restoration, including this 2014 project to remove tons of century-old lumber mill waste from Radio Tower Bay in the St. Louis River estuary. News Tribune file photo
Federal spending bill restores Great Lakes, EPA funding
March 22, 2018 - 5:30pm
March 19, 2018
The Erie Trader/Clyde S. VanEnkevort is slated to be the first ship to leave the port of Duluth-Superior this year. (Photo courtesy of Duluth Seaway Port Authority)
Commercial shipping starts this week in Duluth-Superior
March 19, 2018 - 4:40pm
March 6, 2018
Great Lakes coalition descends on D.C.
March 6, 2018 - 8:48pm
March 1, 2018
Two salties, Diana (foreground) and Zealand Delilah, sit stuck in the ice about 2.25 miles from the Duluth Ship Canal on May 7, 2014. The Diana was the first saltie to arrive in the Twin Ports that year. (News Tribune file photo)
First Ship Contest opens
March 1, 2018 - 2:29pm
February 20, 2018
The Great Lakes self-unloading bulk carrier Canadian Olympic  passes through the Poe Lock, October 1, 2010 at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT)
Soo Locks to open March 25
February 20, 2018 - 6:27pm
February 18, 2018
Adam Zyglis/Cagle Cartoons
Our View: End Great Lakes restoration rollercoaster
February 18, 2018 - 6:30pm
February 13, 2018
Sunlight dapples the surface of Lake Superior as it breaks through the clouds seen from Oberg Mountain near Lutsen, Minn. in October. (2017 file / News Tribune)
Trump budget would slash Great Lakes restoration funding
February 13, 2018 - 12:35pm
January 31, 2018
Vanta Coda
Duluth Seaway Port Authority executive director resigns
January 31, 2018 - 5:23pm