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Great Lakes

March 11, 2017
Local view: In Northland, across U.S.,Trump beginning to grate
March 11, 2017 - 11:00pm
March 8, 2017
Zebra mussels attached to a stick found in the Twin Ports harbor. Canadian and U.S. officials say they are inspecting 100 percent of the ballast tanks in saltwater ships entering the Great Lakes in an effort to keep invasive species out. News Tribune file photo.
Ballast inspections reach all ships entering Great Lakes
March 8, 2017 - 6:25pm
March 6, 2017
A Minnesota Sea Grant College Program staffer holds a handful of Zebra Mussels, found in Superior Bay and the St. Louis river. Reports indicate the Sea Grant program could lose 100 percent of its funding due to Trump administration budget cuts. (file / News Tribune)
Report: Trump's budget eliminates Sea Grant
March 6, 2017 - 5:45pm
March 3, 2017
An angler hopes to make a catch in Lake Superior at the mouth of the Lester River in Duluth in 2015. (News Tribune file photo)
Great Lakes funding would be gutted in early White House plan
March 3, 2017 - 9:46pm
March 1, 2017
Asian carp leap out of the Illinois River at the sound of a boat passing over. The Trump administration this week delayed a plan to keep carp out of the Great Lakes. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo.
Trump administration delays Asian carp project
March 1, 2017 - 5:29pm
February 27, 2017
The 767-foot long laker Cason J. Callaway emerges from the fog right before entering the Duluth shipping canal in June. Clint Austin /
2016 shipping season ends below average
February 27, 2017 - 7:33pm
February 5, 2017
League of Women Voter's view: Duluthians can bag their plastic-bag habit
February 5, 2017 - 5:20am
Bag It, Duluth's view: Get unstuck: Think, act differently for love of place
February 5, 2017 - 5:16am
Plastic industry's view: Banning bags will hurt environment, Duluth's economy
February 5, 2017 - 5:14am
January 29, 2017
Reader's view: Stop Line 5, leave the oil in the ground
January 29, 2017 - 10:15am
January 26, 2017
A power boat motors across the Duluth Superior harbor basin. (2015 file / News Tribune)
EPA freeze leaves Minnesota projects in limbo
January 26, 2017 - 12:14am
December 30, 2016
Crews search for missing plane that lost signal over Lake Erie
December 30, 2016 - 9:47am
December 12, 2016
Veit Construction dredges wood waste from the bottom of Radio Tower Bay in October 2014. (file photo / News Tribune)
Great Lakes spending included in federal water bill
December 12, 2016 - 1:46pm
December 6, 2016
The tug Callie M. moves an empty scow into position next to a full one fastened to the Marine Tech crane barge Dean R. Smith, which was dredging a channel in Superior Bay in August. The dredging work was part of $60 million in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects on the Great Lakes in 2016. Steve Kuchera /
Lake projects address locks, dredging
December 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
December 5, 2016
Kitty Kennedy, an NRRI researcher, holds a sample of Lake Superior sediment. Scientists have been studying the history of algae and found one kind, Cyclotella, increasing rapidly as the Great Lakes warm. (NRRI photo)
Algae growth is first documented biological impact of warmer Lake Superior
December 5, 2016 - 9:54am