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2015 News Tribune file photo  /  The James R. Barker, a 1000-foot laker, emerges from thick fog while departing Duluth under the Aerial Lift Bridge in Canal Park in May 2015.
Local View: Higher water increasing the power of Great Lakes shipping
14 min 41 sec ago
May 19, 2018
Local View: Everyone's problem -- plastics pollution goes way beyond Great Lakes
May 19, 2018 - 9:40pm
May 14, 2018
The Center for Biological Diversity on Monday asked the federal government to list the lake sturgeon as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. News Tribune file photo.
Group wants lake sturgeon federally protected
May 14, 2018 - 6:54pm
May 12, 2018
Local View: Great Lakes water wars enter new chapter
May 12, 2018 - 10:25pm
May 10, 2018
Our View: Keep pushing Poe Lock proposal
May 10, 2018 - 4:27pm
April 28, 2018
Reader's View: Most appreciate wolves, their role in nature
April 28, 2018 - 11:56am
April 25, 2018
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority will move to the former ZMC Hotels offices at 2305 W. Superior St. to make room for an expanding Altec Industries. Steve Kuchera /
Port Authority moving offices to Lincoln Park
April 25, 2018 - 6:42pm
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