Lake Superior

Woman falls to her death taking selfies on hiking trail

A California woman slipped and fell to her death while taking selfies at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, according to National Park Service officials.<p>Tu Thanh Nguyen, 32, of Sunnyvale, California, was hiking solo at about 2:30 p.m. ET Wednesday on the North Country …

National Parks

New Type Of Luminescent Rock Discovered On Shores of Michigan

Gem and mineral expert Erik Rintamaki made a life-changing discovery in June last year.<p>During a nighttime excursion along the shore of Lake Superior, …

Great Lakes

The Best Beach Bars in America

1 of 10<p>The Beachcomber, Wellfleet, MA<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Pelican Brewing Company, Pacific Beach, OR<p>3 of 10<p>Paradise Cove, Malibu, CA<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Great Lakes

Dangerous waves up to 15 feet forecast for Great Lakes, wind advisory across Michigan

Dangerously high waves - some approaching 15 feet - are forecast for the Great Lakes today as gale-force winds are whipped up ahead of a cold front …

Great Lakes

Officials prepare to relocate wolves to Isle Royale park

Officials are preparing to relocate six to eight mainland wolves to Isle Royale National Park, a first step toward rebuilding a depleted population …

Great Lakes

Search Continues For Victims After Ferry Capsizes In Tanzania

The office of President John Pombe Magufuli released a statement saying he is shocked and saddened by the accident, and that he is praying for those who were on the ferry.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>This next story takes us to East Africa to the waters of Lake Victoria. The lake is enormous, just …

World News

National Park Service ready to trap and transplant wolves to Isle Royale

ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK — Officials at Isle Royale National Park on Friday announced details of their plan to bolster the park’s wolf population by …

National Parks

High wind warning for Mackinac Bridge

MACKINAW CITY, MI - The Mackinac Bridge has issued a high wind warning for travelers Friday morning, asking people to be cautious as winds buffeting …

Great Lakes

Ferris State claims sixth-straight volleyball win to stay perfect in league

Big Rapids, Mich. - The nationally seventh-ranked Ferris State University women's volleyball team swept the Lake Superior State Lakers on Friday …

Great Lakes

Cross Country Set For Bay College Invitational

<b>Megan Edmunds, LSSULakers.com</b><p><b>SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.--</b> The Lake Superior State University men's and women's cross country teams will compete in their …

WCHA

More wolves will arrive on Isle Royale this fall

National Park Service lays out a plan to trap six to eight animals in Minnesota and Michigan.

National Parks

First warnings of frost hit Michigan this weekend for start of fall

What better way to kick off the official first day of fall on Saturday, Sept. 22 than some potential widespread morning frost across Northern …

Weather

The Best National Parks No One Talks About

When people think of the National Park Service, they think of Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Yosemite. But there are 417 sites across the country …

National Parks

Tanzania ferry disaster: Lake Victoria death toll rises to 86 as hundreds more feared drowned

The death toll has risen to 86 after a passenger ferry capsized in Tanzania off the coast of one of the world's largest lakes.<p>Hundreds more are …

Great Lakes

Hammond man, 64, charged with possession of child porn

A 64-year-old man was caught with child pornography in Hammond, police said.<p>Roger Orich was charged Friday in Lake Superior Court with two counts of possession of child pornography, court records show.<p>Orich was arrested Wednesday as a result of an investigation by Indiana Internet Crimes Against …

Great Lakes

The 7 Most Epic, Secret Mountain Bike Trails in America

Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan<p>Midwesterners don’t have to go far to get their thrills. The Copper Harbor Trail System in the northern peninsula of …

Great Lakes

Fall Foliage Forecast: Where and When to See the Leaves Change in 2018

Fall is here. That means it’s time for pumpkin-spiced everything, Oktoberfest, and leaf-peeping. If you think the latter is only for senior citizens …

Travel

Low: ‘We want to punch new holes in the possibilities of music’

At home in Duluth, Minnesota, Alan Sparhawk gives a tour of his vegetable garden, where long pumpkin vines rope around the heirloom tomatoes; Lake Superior is a few miles away and takes up the entire horizon. He, now aged 50, and his wife, Mimi Parker, 51, are the core of the American band Low – …

New Albums

'Lovely, forbidding' Lake Superior inspires Minnesota novelist Leif Enger

Leif Enger’s lifelong loves gave wings to his third novel, but it almost never saw the light of day.

Great Lakes

Inbred Isle Royale wolves to get company, rebooting the world’s longest running ecological experiment

In the next 6 weeks, the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) will airlift six wolves from the U.S. mainland to nearby Isle Royale in Michigan to help …

Great Lakes

Severe storms are possible Friday across Buffalo Niagara

Be on the lookout for some thunderstorms, strong winds and maybe some hail on Friday across Western New York.<p>The federal Storm Prediction Center has …

Western New York

Arrow thicker

Whoever first told someone to go “take a hike” to be left alone clearly undersold the value and experience of going hiking. Whether the trail is long …

6-8 wolves to be relocated to help bolster Isle Royale pack

Isle Royale's two remaining wolves should soon get some much-needed pack mates.<p>The National Park Service on Friday outlined how it intends to bring …

Great Lakes

Women’s Tennis Set for GLIAC Opening Weekend

<b>Evan Kornacki, LSSULakers.com</b><p><b>SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.-</b> The Lake Superior State women's team is set to face a pair of Great Lakes Intercollegiate …

WCHA

Laker Spotlight: Mikala Williams & Morgan Kelley

<b>Mike Barrett, LSSULakers.com</b><p><b>SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.</b> — Seniors Morgan Kelley and Mikala Williams regularly face an obstacle that is common among …

WCHA

The Battle of Saratoga

<i>- Excerpted From Creasy's Fifteen Decisive Battles Of The World</i><p><b>Edward J. Creasy's 19th Century work of military history entitled, Fifteen Decisive</b> …

Rocky Mountains

What Do Americans Make? The Stormy Kromer!

Say you’re running an operation in an industry under severe pressure from overseas competitors, and a historic company in the same field is going out of business. What do you do?<p>If you’re Bob Jacquart of Jacquart Fabric Products, and the failing company is Stormy Kromer, a producer of iconic winter …

Great Lakes

Exclusive excerpt: ‘Daughters of the Lake’ by Wendy Webb

HEA shares an excerpt from romantic mystery <i>Daughters of the Lake</i> by Wendy Webb, arriving Nov. 1.<p><b>About the book:</b><p><i>The ghosts of the past come calling in a spellbinding heart-stopper from the “Queen of the Northern Gothic.”</i><p><i>After the end of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents’ home</i> …

Lake Superior

Woman dies after fall at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

MUNISING, MI - Park rangers at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the Upper Peninsula …

Great Lakes

5 of the Best Ontario RV Parks

Ontario is the most populous province in Canada and a quick trip through in your RV can help illustrate why more Canadians choose to live in this …

Thunder Bay