Lake Superior

Missouri woman takes on 'feisty' Lake Erie in Great Lakes paddling odyssey

Feisty.<p>That's how Traci Lynn Martin described Lake Erie in November as she tries to circumnavigate all five Great Lakes and hopefully break a world …

Lake Erie

Hottest tickets in town: Five things to do in Toronto

<b>Consignor Canadian Fine Art: Fall Auction</b><p>With the 2016 biopic <i>Maudie</i>, the work of Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis was exposed to an international audience. She used to sell her paintings for a sawbuck or so; <i>Three Black Cats</i>, a family-pet depiction similar to another Lewis painting which fetched …

Toronto

Best Hotels with Pools in Minneapolis to Cure Your Winter Blues

The days are shorter and it seems like the sun is a faint memory. Before long, the winter blues start to set in and you’re just begging for Spring to …

Hotels

Great Lakes piping plovers had record year

Duluth News TribunePiping plovers are still flying over Duluth and Superior beaches to nest elsewhere, but their overall Great Lakes population went …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

"Ecstasy" personalizes missing and murdered Indigenous women through relationships of sisters

Heryka Miranda"Depending on whose statistics you use there are currently between 2,000 and 4,000 or more Indigenous women who are missing or have …

Canadian News

Read an Extract: Lee Child's The Midnight Line

Jack Reacher and Michelle Chang spent three days in Milwaukee. On the fourth morning she was gone. Reacher came back to the room with coffee and …

News (Ireland)

Minnesota North Shore Hopes Dark Sky Will Attract New Visitors

<b>Visit Cook County</b> in Grand Marais has created an ad campaign to see the stars. The area is one of the darkest places east of the Mississippi River. …

Minneapolis

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On November 10, 1975, the cargo ship <i>Edmund Fitzgerald</i> sank in Lake Superior, taking all 29 crewmembers with her. The sinking of the <i>Edmund Fitzgerald</i> …

Great Lakes

The Hot New Vacation Rental: Barns (Not Kidding)

That's right, everyone. Houseboats and tree houses need to watch out, because according to Homeaway and VRBO, barn bookings have increased by 55 percent in the last year, beating out the other two popular alternative accommodations. Now, the definition of "barn" is pretty loose when it comes to …

Travel

5 Distilleries That Are Redefining Minnesota's Aquavit Market

Here are some of the region's best aquavit producers.<p>Considering there are more Scandinavian Americans living in Minnesota—nearly 1.6 million people, …

Liquor

Northern Nightscapes Calendar 2018 ⋆ Bryan Hansel Photography

By Bryan Hansel<p>In Newsletter, Picture<p>0<p>2018’s Northern Nightscapes Calendar features images of the night sky, the Milky Way and northern lights from …

Great Lakes

Follow the Edmund Fitzgerald's doomed journey in 1975

LAKE SUPERIOR - Forty-two years ago today, the Edmund Fitzgerald's crew was prepping to leave Superior, Wis., having loaded her with 26,116 tons of …

Michigan

See the Northern Lights shimmer over Michigan in hypnotic time-lapse

It's that time of year again: the leaves are falling, your breath frosts on the air, and, in some parts of the country, the Northern Lights shimmer …

Space

THE NOVEMBER GIRL by Lydia Kang

A teenage runaway and a mysterious girl, the sole winter inhabitants of a lake island, share their painful histories and forge a connection in this …

Books

Higher fares sought for ferryboat rides to Isle Royale park

Federal officials are proposing higher fares for trips to Isle Royale National Park aboard the Ranger III, the ferryboat that carries passengers …

Business

Why the Great American Road Trip Is Right In Your Backyard

And the best time to go is now.<p>A drivetrain malfunction has our convoy stopped on the side of H-58, a winding dirt road in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Not knowing the first thing about automobiles, I kick rocks while the professionals and well-practiced amateurs poke and pry beneath the hood. …

Road Trips

Tips for Planning Landscape Shooting Locations

I often get asked the question: how do you find your landscape photography locations? Typically, a lot of planning goes into my choice of locations …

Landscape Photography

Emergency dredging completed at Upper Peninsula harbor

Michigan officials say emergency dredging has been completed in Keweenaw County to restore the Grand Traverse Harbor channel for commercial and …

Business

An Economist's Biography of Andrew Carnegie

By: Greg Kaza <br>[From the <i>Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics</i>.]<i>A review of Andrew Carnegie: An Economic Biography</i> by Samuel Bostaph.Entrepreneur …

Conservative View

Great Lakes gale warnings issued, 17-foot waves forecast ahead of bitter cold front

MARQUETTE, MI - More than 40 years to the week that a fierce storm sank The Edmund Fitzgerald, gale warnings again are being issued for Lake Superior …

Weather

Stories of the ill-fated Edmund Fitzgerald

A diver and investigator told some of the stories of the famous ship that sank Nov. 10, 1975, during a presentation at Monroe County Museum<p>Lake …

Great Lakes

Sometimes the Marathon Wins, but That’s the Point

I’ve been fascinated by the distance since my first attempt as a 16-year-old, way back in 1980. That day, I’d managed a 3:23, despite hitting the wall and stumbling home in a depleted daze. Thirty-seven years since my debut, I set that first mark as my “realistic” goal for my comeback as a …

Jackson Browne

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oct. 31<p>Dayton offers reasonable, qualified support for PolyMet mine<p>Gov. Mark Dayton recently lent his personal, though …

Business

Solved: Deer bringing death to moose in Minnesota

The parasites that deer carry into the North Woods prove fatal, but hunters resist thinning the herd.

Wildlife

There’s another Standing Rock brewing in Minnesota – VICE News

A protest camp resembling the early days of Standing Rock has sprung up in Minnesota with the goal of stopping the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, a new project that would triple the capacity of an existing pipeline from the Alberta oil sands into the U.S.<p>Enbridge Inc., based in Calgary, Alberta, says it …

Standing Rock Reservation

Thunder Bay students learn about clean water from new Indigenous children's book

Josephine Mandamin, who inspired book, has done more water walks "than she can count"<p>"One day an ounce of water will cost as much as an ounce of …

Great Lakes

Historic canoe lock 'on verge of collapse' (7 photos)

Sault Ste. Marie's oldest physical link to its fur trading heritage is in "an extremely dilapidated state of repair" with its stone walls "on the …

Great Lakes

CAMPING | First Look at Outwell, Robens & Easy Camp 2018 Camping Range

Back in September, I was invited to join a small group of journalists to visit the Outwell head office over in Denmark, giving us the chance to see …

Backpacking

Early travel on Lake Superior to Carp River a challenge

A mackinaw boat on Lake Superior is shown. (Photo courtesy of the Marquette Regional History Center)<p>Philo Everett (Photo courtesy of the Marquette …

Great Lakes

Archaeology: Copper was sacred to Hopewell, regardless of its source

Ohio’s Hopewell culture was an explosion of art, architecture and ceremony that reverberated across eastern North America between about A.D. 1 and …

Archaeology