40 Years Ago Tuesday: Edmund Fitzgerald Sinks On SuperiorThe Great Lakes have claimed thousands of ships since European explorers began navigating the waters in the 1600s, but few have captured the public's imagination as has the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank on Nov. 10, 1975, in Lake Superior.
Tap Talk: Canal Park Brewing CompanyWhether or not the iconic great lake's water really produces a noticeably better beer is certainly debatable. That being said, breweries up north take great pride in the fact that their beer is made from the lake's naturally cool, crisp water. And Canal Park Brewing is no exception. I mean, the lake is right outside the brewery's front door.
Finding Minnesota: North Shore's 'Witch Tree'A twisted, gnarly old cedar tree has inspired centuries of wonder and mystery in far northeastern Minnesota. The solitary tree, which locals nicknamed, "The Witch Tree," has long been growing out of a rock on tribal land along the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior.
Coast Guard Helicopter Rescues 2 People From Stranded Sailboat In Apostle IslandsA U.S. Coast Guard helicopter team rescued two people and their dog from a stranded sailboat in Wisconsin's Apostle Islands National Park Tuesday night.
Best Places To Rent A Boat In MinnesotaWith well over 10,000 lakes, rivers and waterways to explore in our great state, you'd be hard-pressed to not find a boat to rent nearby. Check out our list of five of the best places for boat rentals in Minnesota.
Hikers From Minnesota Find Body At Base Of Michigan CliffTwo hikers from Minnesota discovered a body at the bottom of a steep cliff along Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula while going through photos one of them had just taken.
Finding Minnesota: Seeing Glensheen Mansion By KayakThousands 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.
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!
Judge Lifts Order After Duluth Stops Sewage OverflowsFederal 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.
Commissioner OKs 4-Day Week For 5 Minnesota School DistrictsSix 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.
Landowner Asks For Reroute Of Lake Superior Hiking TrailA 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.
Visitor Fee For Apostle Islands Ice Caves Generates $140KThe 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.