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July 22, 2017
Local View: Nolan, bipartisan caucus can lead on climate change
July 22, 2017 - 12:14am
July 19, 2017
Our View: Great Lakes gets some great news
July 19, 2017 - 12:14am
July 16, 2017
Researchers on the Blue Heron, the research vessel of UMD's Large Lakes Observatory, get ready to deploy an underwater microphone to record sounds 75 feet under the surface of Lake Superior. They picked up some interesting results. Photo courtesy UMD.
Noisy fish? Lake Superior underwater noises include ships, wind and ... eelpout
July 16, 2017 - 5:37pm
July 11, 2017
(file / News Tribune)
House bill has Great Lakes money, targets wolves
July 11, 2017 - 4:52pm
June 23, 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)
Invasive carp found 9 miles from Lake Michigan
June 23, 2017 - 6:05pm
June 21, 2017
This invasive silver carp was caught in the Illinois River in 2007.  (Marlin Levison / Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Congress wants Great Lakes carp protection plan released
June 21, 2017 - 5:44pm
June 18, 2017
Reader's View: Minn. waterways lose in Trump budget
June 18, 2017 - 10:00pm
June 13, 2017
The Federal Yukon sits at anchor on Lake Superior near Duluth in May. (Clint Austin /
Great Lakes water levels forecast to remain high into fall
June 13, 2017 - 1:11pm
June 1, 2017
In December 2012, the Federal Sakura was the last saltie to leave the Twin Ports for the shipping season. It was headed for Turkey. (2012 file / News Tribune)
Our View: Don't give up on Great Lakes now
June 1, 2017 - 8:56am
May 25, 2017
Coast Guard finishes early
May 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
May 22, 2017
The first bit of sun rises above Lake Superior on a recent morning. Bob King /
Great Lakes chronicle: Event at UMD to highlight environmental reporter’s new book
May 22, 2017 - 6:22pm
May 1, 2017
The M/V Lake Ontario sits at anchor off of Park Point on April 2, serving as a backdrop to anglers fishing on Lake Superior and people strolling on the Duluth entry’s south pier. The 606-foot-long ship is the first saltie of the Twin Ports’ 2017 season. It will receive a cargo of approximately 19,000 metric tons of spring wheat at Riverland Ag/Duluth Storage on Rice’s Point before departing for Italy. (Steve Kuchera / button
Lake Superior up sharply in April
May 1, 2017 - 6:36pm
A fisherman hopes to make a catch in Lake Superior at the mouth of the Lester River. (file / News Tribune)
Federal budget deal includes Great Lakes funding
May 1, 2017 - 4:14pm
April 27, 2017
Asian carp leap out of the Illinois River at the sound of a boat passing over. A study released this week indicates the invasive species could thrive in the Great Lakes. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)
Study: Invasive carp could thrive in Lake Michigan
April 27, 2017 - 5:21pm
April 14, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol building normally is busy this time of year, but on Friday, April 14, 2017, throngs of lobbyists, lawmakers and special interest groups were gone, leaving this view of a normally full meeting room in the foreground and cafe in the background. The Legislature returns from its Passover-Easter break Tuesday, April 18. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Administration argues money during legislative break
April 14, 2017 - 1:46pm