STAFF BLOG ASTRO BOB Icy, plumy Europa finds a friend in Lake Superior
I've always thought that Lake Superior in winter bore a resemblance to Jupiter's icy moon Europa. Ice piles up in mounds of "broken plates" when the wind pushes a loose floe into the ice anchored to... Posted on 2/17/14 at 1:18 PM
STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS Caves of wonder on Apostle Islands
For the first time since 2009, park officials at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore say ice conditions on Lake Superior now allow over-ice travel to the parks mainland sea caves. In a news release Wed... Posted on 1/16/14 at 12:00 AM
STAFF BLOG NEWS TRIBUNE ATTIC 38th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
The Edmund Fitzgerald in the Twin Ports with the tug Arkansas, circa early 1960s. (News-Tribune file photo)
Other duties at work have kept me from posting many new items to the Attic in recent months... Posted on 11/10/13 at 1:18 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Craft Show, Barker's Island, Saturday
Terri's Treasurers will be at the large craft show. This is homemade jewelry and it is beautiful! Terri also has Circle of Hope raffle tickets to sell. lst prize is the pink ... Posted on 8/23/13 at 7:37 AM
In my opinion, the sulfide mine proposed by PolyMet Corp. to be placed near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Lake Superior would have a net negative impact for the area. In the short term the promise of jobs is attractive, but in the long term the environment will be irreversibly degraded.
Chris Johnson had his hands full. Sitting alone in his fishing shelter Tuesday afternoon on Lake Superior, his fishing rod was bent in a serious arc. His rod tip was pointed straight at the bottom of Lake Superior 100 feet below.
More than 100 strong, they descended on D.C. yesterday to fight for the federal funds that are doing so much to clean up and to protect Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes as well as the communities and natural areas that surround them.
Federal District Judge Miles Lord yesterday ordered Reserve Mining Co. to present a plan for on-land disposal of taconite tailings by March 15. Lord’s ruling followed testimony from Reserve witnesses that such a plan exists.
FRENCH RIVER — Forrest Overby was a happy guy for a few days this past week. For the first time in three years, ice clinging to the shore of Lake Superior let him fish for Kamloops rainbow trout in the comfort of his fishing shelter.
Sam Cook column: It was a cold February night. I was following my headlights up the North Shore to Grand Marais. As my missile of steel hissed along the two-lane, I realized that I was rolling past half a lifetime’s worth of memories.
Striking Superior city workers ratified a compromise 1974 working agreement yesterday and will return to work today. The city’s top priority is that all available personnel and equipment be assigned to clean up three weeks’ accumulation of garbage.
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