Weather Forecast



February 7, 2014
Lake Superior was officially listed as 91 percent ice cover as of Thursday and may be on its way to full ice cover this winter. A Thursday satellite photo, however, clearly shows lots of open water along the North Shore, while areas around the Apostle Islands are clearly ice covered. Other shades in the photo are ice of varying thickness, or clouds caused by water evaporating from open areas of the lake.  (NASA satellite photograph)
Lake Superior nearing first complete ice-over since 1996
February 7, 2014 - 12:00am
February 4, 2014
Rail shippers have questions about classifying crude
February 4, 2014 - 9:00am
Charlie Roehm, rail manager for Enbridge Rail North Dakota, points to safety features at the rail terminal in Berthold, N.D., on Jan. 15. (Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service)
Shipping oil by rail brings risks, new worries
February 4, 2014 - 12:00am
January 29, 2014
Fraser Shipyard seeks state grant for upgrade
January 29, 2014 - 6:00am
January 27, 2014
Rough weather in December puts mark on 2013 shipping season
January 27, 2014 - 12:00am
January 20, 2014
Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes dropped in 2013
January 20, 2014 - 7:34am
January 15, 2014
An American Century crew member waved a big wave as the American Century moved through the Duluth ship canal in December of 2012. The 2013-14 Great Lakes shipping season ends today as the Soo Locks close until March. (Photo by Carole Lent)
Shipping traffic for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
January 15, 2014 - 12:00am
January 14, 2014
The Arthur M. Anderson departs Monday with iron ore pellets. Traffic in the harbor is waning as the Great Lakes Shipping season approaches its end. (Photo by Carole Lent)
Shipping traffic for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
January 14, 2014 - 12:00am
January 13, 2014
(Photo by Karl Everett)
Shipping traffic for Monday, Jan. 13
January 13, 2014 - 12:00am
Bygones for Jan. 13
January 13, 2014 - 12:00am
January 12, 2014
(Photo by Carole Lent)
Shipping traffic for Sunday, Jan. 12
January 12, 2014 - 12:00am
January 11, 2014
(Photo by Lynn Wegner)
Shipping traffic for Saturday, Jan. 11
January 11, 2014 - 12:00am
January 10, 2014
(Photo by Carole Lent)
Shipping traffic for Friday, Jan. 10
January 10, 2014 - 12:00am
DNR nixes pier repairs for Great Lakes oil terminal in Superior
January 10, 2014 - 12:00am
The tugboat Helen H. breaks up ice in the Duluth Harbor on Thursday to clear a path for the laker Baie Comeau as it departs with a load of iron ore pellets. The ice has been unusually hard on lakers as they attempt to finish work before the shipping season ends on Wednesday. (Bob King /
Ships battle ice as Great Lakes shipping season wraps up
January 10, 2014 - 12:00am