Lake Superior

Visits To Apostle Island Ice Caves Less Likely As Weather WarmsThe National Park Service says it's less likely the extraordinary ice cave formations that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the Apostle Island National Lakeshore will be accessible this year.
Best Backpacking Trails In The Continental USA brief profile of five of the best backtracking trails in the continental United States
Duluth-Superior Port To Close For Season Friday, 7 Ships Expected To StayOfficials say the Duluth-Superior shipping season is winding down for the winter, but there's never much down time on the waterfront.
Agreement Reached; Ship Held In Duluth Port Can LeaveAn agreement has been reached that will allow a German-operated cargo ship to leave a Lake Superior port in Minnesota where it was detained for more than a month due to alleged environmental violations, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.
Ship Stranded Outside Duluth Harbor Permitted To DockA German-operated cargo ship that was force to stay outside a Lake Superior port in Minnesota for more than a month over alleged environmental violations was allowed to dock Wednesday, and port authorities said they were hopeful that the oceangoing ship would be allowed to leave in time to avoid getting stuck for the winter.
Authorities ID Victim Of Shooting At North Shore ResortAuthorities have identified the man shot and killed at a popular resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior as a 35-year-old Bloomington man.
Coast Guard In Talks To Release Ship Stuck Outside Duluth HarborThe alleged environmental violations that have stranded a German-operated cargo ship for about a month outside the Lake Superior port of Duluth involved the discharge of oily water and negotiations are underway for the vessel's release, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Ship Stuck Outside Duluth Harbor For Nearly A MonthA German-operated cargo ship and crew have been stuck at anchor outside the Lake Superior port of Duluth for close to a month for unspecified environmental violations. And there's no resolution in sight despite the upcoming closure of the St. Lawrence Seaway for the winter.
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.

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