Latest Lake Superior News

Wolf restoration project at Isle Royale off to strong start

Mar. 25, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The rebuilding of Isle Royale National Park's gray wolf population is off to a strong start. The Michigan park in Lake Superior now has 15 wolves following the transfer of seven from Canada over the weekend. Six came from Michipicoten Island and one from the Ontario mainland....

Hungry wolves relocated to Isle Royale National Park

Mar. 24, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian team has successfully relocated about half a dozen gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. One of two private organizations helping to fund the effort reported Sunday on its Facebook page that the relocation involved six wolves from a second Lake...

Hungry wolves may get new home at Isle Royale National Park

Mar. 21, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian team prepared Thursday for another mission to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan from a second Lake Superior island, where the predators are in danger of starvation after gobbling up a caribou herd. The targeted pack is on Michipicoten...

Report: Great Lakes feeling effects of rapid climate warming

Mar. 21, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday. The annual mean air temperature in the...

Men sought in boy's kidnapping arrested on icy Lake Superior

Mar. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

WHITEFISH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A registered sex offender and another man have been arrested on kidnapping and other charges while trying to cross an icy Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with the sex offender's 5-year-old son. The Chippewa County sheriff's office says 53-year-old George...

Great Lakes see 'superior' ice coverage, but it won't last

Mar. 9, 2019 4:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — As ice coverage goes, it's Superior. The Detroit Free Press reports Lake Superior was 94 percent ice covered as of Friday, marking first time the largest of the Great Lakes had more than 90 percent coverage in four years. At this time last year, Superior was about half covered, and only 7...

4 Canadian wolves relocated to Isle Royale National Park

Mar. 5, 2019 12:42 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Four Canadian wolves have been relocated to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan as part of an ongoing effort to restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain, officials said Monday. Helicopter crews fired net guns last week to capture a female and a male near...

Correction: EPA-PolyMet Mine story

Feb. 21, 2019 2:11 PM EST

In a story Feb. 19 about a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over a proposed copper-nickel mine in Minnesota, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the group filing the lawsuit. It is Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, not Protecting Employees Who Protect Our...

High water levels expected in Great Lakes this summer

Feb. 11, 2019 10:59 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Experts are predicting higher-than-normal water levels on the Great Lakes this summer, some of which may set records. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Detroit recently issued its latest six-month forecast for the lakes. The Detroit News reports that Lake Superior is unusually high...

Wolf taken to Isle Royale last fall returns to mainland

Feb. 7, 2019 10:13 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A gray wolf that was moved from Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park last fall has wandered back to the mainland, trekking more than 15 miles (24 kilometers) across the frozen surface of Lake Superior to reach her home turf, officials said Wednesday. The female was among four...