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Finding Minnesota: Superior Hiking Trail

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.

08/31/2014

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High Lake Superior Level Prompts Soo Gate Opening

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.

06/24/2014

Duluth Plane Crash

Plane Wreckage Pulled From Lake Superior

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.

06/24/2014

Duluth Plane Crash

Sheriff: German Man Died In Lake Superior Crash

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.

06/11/2014

Duluth Plane Crash

Divers Recover Pilot’s Body From Lake Superior

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.

06/09/2014

Duluth Plane Crash

Specialized Divers Begin Plane Crash Recovery

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.

06/09/2014

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Body Recovered After Plane Crashes In 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.

06/08/2014

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Authorities Search Lake Superior For Crashed Plane

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.

06/07/2014

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DNR Warden Spots Icebergs On Lake Superior

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.

06/07/2014

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Under-The-Radar National Parks

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.

04/29/2014

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Want To Try Archery? Climbing? Or Kayaking? The DNR’s Got You Covered

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.

04/18/2014

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Icy Lake Superior Means Slow Shipping Season Start

This year’s shipping season is getting off to a slow start due to record levels of ice on the Great Lakes after an extremely cold winter. Some ice on Lake Superior is still several feet thick, and ice breakers are working to carve paths for ships. Jim Sharrow with the Duluth Seaway Port Authority says that even with the help, several fleets have delayed their first sailing until early April.

03/22/2014

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Pellet Gun Killed Wolf That Fled Isle Royale Park

Federal officials say a wolf that fled from Isle Royale National Park and was found dead on the Minnesota mainland had been shot with a pellet gun. Park officials said Friday the 5-year-old female was shot in the chest with a lightweight pellet.

03/14/2014

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Lake Michigan Ice Cover Breaks 37-Year-Old Record

Lake Michigan’s ice cover has set a record. The federal government’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor reports that ice spread across 93.29 percent of the lake’s surface area on Saturday.

03/11/2014

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Weather Blog: Lake Ice Cometh!

On March 6, 2014 we received word from NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory that the Great Lakes were 92.2% covered by ice — the second-highest ice cover on record.

03/11/2014

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Report: Great Lakes Levels Rebounded In 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes water levels rebounded sharply last year after a prolonged low period dating from the late 1990s. A report issued Tuesday says Lake Superior rose early two feet, almost twice as much ground as it usually gains during its seasonal rise

03/04/2014

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Tourism At Apostle Islands Brings In $24M, Creates Over 300 Jobs

A new report shows just how much national parks benefit the local economy. The National Park Service report from 2012 showed that the 163,419 people that visited the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfiled, Wis. spent a collective $24 million during their visits.

03/03/2014

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Ice Caves Reopen On Lake Superior

National Park rangers have reopened the popular ice caves along the Lake Superior shore near the Apostle Islands. Officials closed the area Thursday night because of the strong winter storm and uncertainty how it would affect ice conditions on the lake.

02/24/2014

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Ice Caves Popularity Overwhelms Park Staff

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has turned to other agencies for help in handling the thousands of people visiting the area to see the majestic beauty of ice caves along the south shore of Lake Superior.

02/19/2014

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Outdoor Thrill-Seekers Flocking To Lake Superior Ice Caves

Along the shore of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin, the ugly winter has created something truly beautiful. Ice caves, some as high as two-story homes, are drawing thousands some driving hours to see the carvings by nature.

02/06/2014

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Finding Minnesota: High-Speed Racing On Frozen Lakes

At a time when most drivers become more cautious and more attentive to their brakes, there are others who prefer to hit the gas. They’re the ones who create race tracks on frozen lakes so they can take slippery turns over and over again.

02/02/2014

Sled Dogs

Defending Champ Wins Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Defending champion Nathan Schroeder has won the 30th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

01/29/2014

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Superior Skydivers Hope To Save Skydiving Company

The skydivers who survived two planes colliding in far northwest Wisconsin are hoping the dramatic video footage of that day will help save the company that owns the planes.

11/11/2013

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Tall Ships Festival Underway In Duluth

The 2013 Tall Ships Festival is underway in Duluth. Nine tall ships sailed into Duluth harbor on Tuesday to open the four-day festival. Two U.S. Coast Guard cutters led the ships in. About 250,000 tourists are expected to travel to Duluth.

07/26/2013

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Schoep, The Dog, Passes Away At Age 20

One of Minnesota’s most beloved pets has passed away. Schoep gained national attention after a photo of him and his owner in Lake Superior went viral. He was 20 years old.

07/18/2013

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