The popular ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin are set to reopen after a temporary closure. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Superintendent Bob Krumenaker says the ice caves will reopen at 7 a.m. Thursday after being closed due to high winds.
According to the National Park Service, about 12,000 people visited the caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands this weekend. The ice caves drew more than 138,000 tourists last year, when the deep freeze made the caves accessible to pedestrians for the first time in nearly five years.
The ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin are proving very popular again this year. According to the National Park Service, the caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands opened Saturday and attracted more than 7,000 people.
Remember the photo of a Wisconsin man who took his aging dog into Lake Superior to relieve his chronic arthritis?
A man in Northern Michigan discovered some spectacular ice caves forming on Lake Michigan. When Eric Lepaugh saw mounds forming along the lakeshore, he made the trek out onto the frozen waters and found some spectacular ice caves.
For the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surface of the Great Lakes into a vast, frozen plain. Nearly 81 percent of the lakes’ surface area was covered with ice, the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory reported Friday.
Scientists who have reported that the Great Lakes are awash in tiny bits of plastic are raising new alarms about a little-noticed form of the debris turning up in sampling nets: synthetic fibers from garments, cleaning cloths and other consumer products.
Two experienced adventurers who paddled, portaged and sailed 2,000 miles from northern Minnesota to the nation’s capital say they plan to keep up the fight in the new year to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from copper-nickel mining.
Two Wisconsin men have been identified as the victims of a fatal incident in Lake Superior near a Minnesota resort. The Cook County sheriff’s office said Wednesday that 40-year-old Evan Alexander Johnson of Menominee and 66-year-old Wayne Louis Hoffman of Spring Green died Tuesday afternoon near the Bluefin Bay Resort.
One man has died and another is missing in Lake Superior after an attempted rescue at the Bluefin Bay resort in Tofte. The Cook County sheriff’s office got a call around 3 p.m. Tuesday of a man in the water. A 66-year-old who was trying to rescue the 40-year-old, then got pulled into Lake Superior himself by a large wave.
Two unusually wet years have finally ended the lengthiest period on record of low Great Lakes water levels — a blessing for long-suffering cargo shippers and recreational boaters — although scientists said Tuesday it’s uncertain whether the recovery is temporary or heralds a trend.
The winter blast that dumped up to 17 inches of snow in Minnesota earlier this week left much more impressive totals across the eastern border.
The ice caves in Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands were a huge tourist hit last winter. They were so popular that the National Park Service is talking about charging a fee. About 138,000 people visited the amazing scene last winter.
With cameras and binoculars in hand, bird lovers are starting to flock to Hawk Ridge, a scenic overlook on the edge of Duluth.
Before you know it, the trees in Minnesota will be turning bright shades of yellow, orange and red. Some of the most spectacular views in the state can be found along the Superior Hiking Trail in the Arrowhead region.
The brimming water level on Lake Superior has led a Canadian-U.S. regulatory board to increase the outflow through gates on the St. Marys River at Sault Ste. Marie. The International Lake Superior Board of Control says the flow setting of the control structure at the head of the St. Marys Rapids will increase Wednesday, and it warms anglers to beware of changing flow and water levels.
Two large pieces of the single-engine plane that crashed into Lake Superior earlier this month, killing the pilot, have been recovered. The victim of the crash was 47-year-old Alexander Georg Obersteg of Steinfeld, Germany.
Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say the pilot who died when his plane crashed into Lake Superior last weekend was from Germany. The St. Louis County sheriff’s office identifies the man as 47-year-old Alexander Georg Obersteg of Steinfeld, Germany.
Divers have recovered the body of a pilot whose small plane crashed into Lake Superior. St. Louis County Rescue Squad Capt. Tom Crossmon says commercial divers with expertise in deep diving recovered the body Monday evening. The divers were assisted by the Superior-Douglas County, Wisconsin dive team.
Two commercial divers with expertise in deep diving have been hired to recover the body of a pilot whose small plane crashed into Lake Superior.
A body has been found in the wreckage of a plane in Lake Superior. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 11:24 a.m. Saturday reporting that a single engine aircraft had taken off from the Duluth International Airport, gone off the radar and was believed to have crashed into Lake Superior.
Authorities in Duluth are searching for a plane that may have crashed into Lake Superior. Duluth Fire Department officials say that they have a boat out searching a possible debris field, but visibility is poor due to the fog.
It may be June, but a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden discovered some icebergs still afloat in Lake Superior near Madeline Island on Friday. DNR Marine Warden Amie Egstad spotted the floating ice – which was covered in resting seagulls – while doing a routine check of commercial nets in the largest of the Great Lakes.
Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
Now that one of the worst winters in decades is over, the Department of Natural Resources wants to remind us that summer awaits in Minnesota’s State Parks.