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June 23, 2017
This silver carp was caught in the Illinois Waterway on June 22, 2017, below the T.J. O'Brien Lock and Dam -- but above electric barriers intended to stop the spread of the invasive species. (Photo courtesy of Illinois Department of Natural Resources)
Invasive carp found 9 miles from Lake Michigan
23 hours 35 min ago
June 21, 2017
This invasive silver carp was caught in the Illinois River in 2007.  (Marlin Levison / Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Congress wants Great Lakes carp protection plan released
June 21, 2017 - 5:44pm
June 18, 2017
Reader's View: Minn. waterways lose in Trump budget
June 18, 2017 - 10:00pm
June 13, 2017
The Federal Yukon sits at anchor on Lake Superior near Duluth in May. (Clint Austin /
Great Lakes water levels forecast to remain high into fall
June 13, 2017 - 1:11pm
June 1, 2017
In December 2012, the Federal Sakura was the last saltie to leave the Twin Ports for the shipping season. It was headed for Turkey. (2012 file / News Tribune)
Our View: Don't give up on Great Lakes now
June 1, 2017 - 8:56am
May 25, 2017
Coast Guard finishes early
May 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
May 22, 2017
The first bit of sun rises above Lake Superior on a recent morning. Bob King /
Great Lakes chronicle: Event at UMD to highlight environmental reporter’s new book
May 22, 2017 - 6:22pm
May 1, 2017
The M/V Lake Ontario sits at anchor off of Park Point on April 2, serving as a backdrop to anglers fishing on Lake Superior and people strolling on the Duluth entry’s south pier. The 606-foot-long ship is the first saltie of the Twin Ports’ 2017 season. It will receive a cargo of approximately 19,000 metric tons of spring wheat at Riverland Ag/Duluth Storage on Rice’s Point before departing for Italy. (Steve Kuchera / button
Lake Superior up sharply in April
May 1, 2017 - 6:36pm
A fisherman hopes to make a catch in Lake Superior at the mouth of the Lester River. (file / News Tribune)
Federal budget deal includes Great Lakes funding
May 1, 2017 - 4:14pm
April 27, 2017
Asian carp leap out of the Illinois River at the sound of a boat passing over. A study released this week indicates the invasive species could thrive in the Great Lakes. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)
Study: Invasive carp could thrive in Lake Michigan
April 27, 2017 - 5:21pm
April 14, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol building normally is busy this time of year, but on Friday, April 14, 2017, throngs of lobbyists, lawmakers and special interest groups were gone, leaving this view of a normally full meeting room in the foreground and cafe in the background. The Legislature returns from its Passover-Easter break Tuesday, April 18. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Administration argues money during legislative break
April 14, 2017 - 1:46pm
April 11, 2017
Heidi Kueller, LaCrosse FRO, dodges flying carp during the Asian Carp assessment on the Illinois River. (2009 file / Submitted photo for the News Tribune)
Senators ask Trump to release Asian carp project
April 11, 2017 - 11:39am
March 30, 2017
Tons of century-old wood waste was removed from Radio Tower Bay in the St. Louis River estuary in 2015 as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The program's funding was entirely cut in President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2018. (file / News Tribune)
Republicans, Democrats in Congress demand Great Lakes funding
March 30, 2017 - 8:00pm
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