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Finding Minnesota: Seeing Glensheen Mansion By Kayak

Thousands of families head to Duluth every year to visit the historic Glensheen Mansion. July and August are the busiest months at the mansion, and more than 84 percent of Glensheen’s income comes from tours.

08/23/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Two Harbors (Day 2)

WCCO is taking on the North Shore this week as Liz Collin and Lauren Casey head to Two Harbors for another edition of Goin’ To The Lake!

08/07/2015

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Judge Lifts Order After Duluth Stops Sewage Overflows

Federal officials and Duluth’s mayor say the city has met its obligation to end overflows of sewage into Lake Superior. A federal judge has lifted a 2009 consent decree that required Duluth and the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District to stop sewage overflows by 2016. The last overflow happened during flooding in 2012.

06/25/2015

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Commissioner OKs 4-Day Week For 5 Minnesota School Districts

Six Minnesota school districts will be allowed to continue a four-day school week next year. Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Casselius this week approved requests from five requests to continue a shortened week through the next school year.

05/01/2015

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Landowner Asks For Reroute Of Lake Superior Hiking Trail

A private landowner, fed up with disrespectful hikers, is forcing a reroute of the Lake Superior Hiking Trail. The landowner gave permission for the trail to go through his land between Gooseberry Falls State Park and Blueberry Hill Road.

05/01/2015

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Visitor Fee For Apostle Islands Ice Caves Generates $140K

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore plans to use thousands of dollars generated through a new fee for visiting the ice caves this winter to cover the cost of additional staff and equipment.

04/21/2015

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Best Places To Go Fishing Near Minnesota

Fishing is fun, easy and everywhere in this great state of 10,000 lakes.

04/11/2015

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US, Canadian Crews Clearing Path Through Lake Superior Ice

U.S. and Canadian crews are working to clear a path through ice on eastern Lake Superior that’s left freighters unable to move, including one that had a hole punched in its hull. The Canadian Coast Guard says that by Wednesday afternoon, six vessels heading toward the lower lakes and 12 vessels heading toward upper Lake Superior were waiting to move.

04/08/2015

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Best Hotels With A View Near Minnesota

Don’t settle for sixty-mile-an-hour car window scenery. Immerse yourself in the splendor of Minnesota’s natural wonders by lodging at any of these five exceptional guesthouses.

04/04/2015

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World Record Attempt Ice Sculpture Comes Down

An impressive ice sculpture in along Lake Superior in Superior, Wisconsin had to come down as spring-like temperatures persisted in Minnesota. The sculpture was built by Minnesota artist Roger Hanson, who was hoping to break a world record for the tallest ice sculpture at 53 feet high.

03/13/2015

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Scientists: 2 Mainland Wolves Made Jaunt To Isle Royale Park

Two gray wolves recently traversed the frozen Lake Superior surface from Canada to Isle Royale National Park, scientists said Tuesday, but the animals stayed only five days — dashing hopes that ice bridges would induce migrants from the mainland to replenish the island’s lagging wolf population.

03/10/2015

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Lake Superior Ice Caves To Reopen After Temporary Closure

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.

03/04/2015

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Apostle Islands Ice Caves Proving Very Popular

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.

03/02/2015

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Lake Superior Ice Caves Prove Popular Again

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.

03/02/2015

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Man In Lake Superior Dog Photo Gets New Pet

Remember the photo of a Wisconsin man who took his aging dog into Lake Superior to relieve his chronic arthritis?

02/25/2015

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Beautiful Ice Caves Form On Lake Michigan

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.

02/21/2015

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Most Of Great Lakes Surface Frozen For Second Straight Year

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.

02/20/2015

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Scientists: Great Lakes Teeming With Tiny Plastic Fibers

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.

01/09/2015

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Minnesota Canoe Couple Ponders Next Adventures

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.

01/01/2015

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2 Wisconsin Men Die In Lake Superior Near Resort

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.

12/24/2014

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1 Man Dies, Another Missing In Lake Superior

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.

12/23/2014

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Great Lakes Water Level Slump Over, Future Unclear

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.

12/10/2014

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Season’s First Storm Dumps 4 Feet Of Snow On Wis. Town

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.

11/14/2014

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Visits To The Apostle Islands’ Ice Caves May Cost You

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.

10/15/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Superior Views Of Migrating Raptors

With cameras and binoculars in hand, bird lovers are starting to flock to Hawk Ridge, a scenic overlook on the edge of Duluth.

09/14/2014

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