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March 12, 2014
Lake Superior, Great Lakes ice breaking up
The frigid winter of 2014 threw its best at Lake Superior, but the big lake was just too stubborn to freeze over completely. Satellite photographs...
March 12, 2014 - 12:00am
March 6, 2014
Advocate tells her painful story of trafficking
Gail Trombley is known in the Superior community as a tireless housing advocate and an outspoken nontraditional student at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, where she was once described as having a "world-class sense of humor." But there's something many people might not know...
March 6, 2014 - 12:00am
March 5, 2014
Bygones for Wednesday, March 5, 2014
News Tribune, March 5, 1974 More king-sized freighters will be seen on the Great Lakes soon because of a shipbuilding boom triggered by the demand for steel and coal shipments from Duluth-Superior to lower lakes ports. At least five more 1,000-footers will be constructed under...
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March 5, 2014 - 12:00am
March 2, 2014
Coast Guard to begin breaking ice; anglers warned to remove shacks
The U.S. Coast Guard is set to begin breaking ice in the Duluth-Superior Harbor this week in preparation for the start of the 2014 shipping season. In...
March 2, 2014 - 12:10am
February 28, 2014
Lake Superior hits normal water level for first time in 9 years
Lake Superior hit its normal level in February for the first time in nine years, according to the International Lake Superior Board of Control. The...
February 28, 2014 - 3:46pm
February 18, 2014
Great Lakes ice leads to drop in iron ore shipments
The winter's ice grip on the Great Lakes led to a 37 percent drop in January iron ore shipments, and the continued freeze-over of the lakes has the shipping industry nervous about a difficult opening to the season in March. Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 2 million...
February 18, 2014 - 12:00am
February 17, 2014
RJS moves closer to marine projects in Superior
Big lakers loom large outside the new spacious offices of RJS Construction Group at Fraser Shipyard in Superior. From the line of windows in...
February 17, 2014 - 12:00am
February 16, 2014
Minnesota's go-to man on waterborne commerce to retire
Ask Dick Lambert about working the Mississippi River, and his eyes light up. Ask him about the tonnage of freight shipped out of Minnesota each...
February 16, 2014 - 12:00am
February 7, 2014
Lake Superior nearing first complete ice-over since 1996
A frigid Northland winter is pushing Lake Superior toward a complete ice-over for the first time since 1996, although there's still a ways to...
February 7, 2014 - 12:00am
February 4, 2014
Rail shippers have questions about classifying crude
February 4, 2014 - 9:00am
Shipping oil by rail brings risks, new worries
February 4, 2014 - 12:00am
January 29, 2014
Fraser Shipyard seeks state grant for upgrade
Fraser Shipyard is making plans for the third phase of its facility modernization plan, and the city of Superior is hoping to lend a hand. The Superior City Council last week approved a resolution to apply for a grant through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Harbor Assistance...
January 29, 2014 - 6:00am
January 27, 2014
Rough weather in December puts mark on 2013 shipping season
Weather delays and canceled cargos limited cargo movement on the Great Lakes to just 7.1 million tons in December, which affected the tonnage total for the year. The Lake Carriers' Association reported last week that the 17 companies that run U.S. ships moved a total 89.2 million...
January 27, 2014 - 12:00am
January 20, 2014
Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes dropped in 2013
Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes in 2013 were down 5.3 percent from the year before, the Lake Carriers' Association reported. The total for the year was 58.3 million tons but might have been more if the start of winter across the lakes hadn't been as harsh. Shipments were...
January 20, 2014 - 7:34am
January 16, 2014
Shipping season ends on the Great Lakes
The Cason J. Callaway was the first of three last ships expected to enter the Port of Duluth-Superior on Wednesday as the closing of the Soo Locks at midnight marks the official end to the Great Lakes shipping season. The Callaway was preparing to go into dock for layup at 10 a.m.,...
January 16, 2014 - 5:00am