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Lake Superior and all the Great Lakes are forecast to get warmer, stormier and dirtier as climate change continues to impact the region, according to a new report released Thursday. News Tribune file photo.
Great Lakes already hit by climate change
2 hours 16 min ago
The last remaining wolves on Ontario's Michipichoten Island in Lake Superior will be air-lifted to Isle Royale in coming days as part of the ongoing effort to re-stock Isle Royale wolves. Photo courtesy of Michigan Tech
Last Michipicoten Island wolves going to Isle Royale
5 hours 9 min ago
March 20, 2019
A panel discussion including Andrea Schokker (from left) Al Rudeck, Dr. Jesse Keenan, Emily Larson and Karen Diver takes questions about climate change adaptation Wednesday. Clint Austin /
Duluth as a destination for climate refugees?
22 hours 29 min ago
Local View: Lake Superior, Boundary Waters both deserve protections from copper mining
March 20, 2019 - 5:56pm
March 15, 2019
The most recent clear-weather satellite photo of Lake Superior, taken March 12, appears to show the big lake's winter ice starting to break up. The estimate of ice cover on the lake peaked at 95 percent earlier in March and now sits about 80 percent. NOAA photo.
Lake Superior ice breaking up
March 15, 2019 - 10:42am
March 14, 2019
The U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker Mackinaw widens a channel through the ice in the harbor in March 2013. The Mackinaw will be back in the Twin Ports next week, along with the Duluth-based cutter Alder, to help break ice in preparation for the upcoming shipping season. (2013 file / News Tribune)
Coast Guard plans shipping breakout
March 14, 2019 - 11:54am
March 12, 2019
The downbound 1,000-foot Indiana Harbor enters one of the Soo Locks in 2017. (file / News Tribune)
Trump includes Soo Locks in budget
March 12, 2019 - 8:11pm
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alder punctuates a scene of layered clouds and reflections on Lake Superior in October 2014. (News Tribune file photo)
Trump budget would slash Great Lakes programs
March 12, 2019 - 1:41pm
March 9, 2019
A member of The Spin Collective performs at the last night of The People’s Free Skate Rink Friday, March 8, 2019 in Duluth. Adelle Whitefoot / awhitefoot@duluthnews.complay button
VIDEO: The last night at The People's Free Skate Rink
March 9, 2019 - 6:00am
March 4, 2019
4 Canadian wolves released on Isle Royale
March 4, 2019 - 6:06pm
Hikers walk through a sandstone archway at the Mawikwe Bay Ice Caves a part of the Mainland unit of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior east of  Cornucopia, Wis. in 2015. Officials say it is unlikely the caves will open this winter. (file / News Tribune)
Access to Apostle Islands ice caves unlikely this winter
March 4, 2019 - 9:11am
February 28, 2019
Ross Fraboni (left) and Jake Boyce both of Duluth pause for a photo while skiing on the ice of Lake Superior from the mouth of the Amnicon River in Wisconsin to the mouth of the French River east of Duluth Wednesday. --- Jake Boyce photo.
'Our mountain': Two Duluthians ski 15 miles across Lake Superior
February 28, 2019 - 9:08pm
February 27, 2019
Richard Narum has taken monthly dips in Lake Superior since about 1995. (2015 file / Photo by Emily Norton)
Pressroom Podcast: Bare bottoms in Lake Superior
February 27, 2019 - 5:00am
February 24, 2019
A Great Lakes bulk carrier cargo ship reverses slowly across the west basin of the Port of Cleveland, Ohio on Lake Erie after offloading Taconite pellets at the Cleveland Bulk Terminal on a beautiful sunny day in early November.
'Captain Jason Church' shares shipping life on social media
February 24, 2019 - 5:00pm
February 22, 2019
Jim Richardson, aka Lake Superior Aquaman, poses for a portrait on Friday showcasing the rink he made on Lake Superior in the reflection of his sunglasses. Richardson calls the rink the People's Free Skate Rink. Friday was the rink's sixth day of being open. Tyler Schank / play button
Skating on the big lake: Lake Superior Aquaman finds a way to enjoy the water in winter
February 22, 2019 - 10:42pm