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Some lawmakers favor a moose hunt at Isle Royale

Jan. 19, 2020 4:44 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan lawmakers believe the federal government should open Isle Royale National Park to moose hunters. MLive.com reports that the House Natural Resources Committee heard testimony last week on a resolution supporting a limited moose hunt on the Lake Superior island. A vote...

Porcupine Mountains park wants artists for cabin residencies

Jan. 19, 2020 9:59 AM EST

ONTONAGON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s largest state park is offering artists a chance to spend at least two weeks creating art in a remote cabin in the Upper Peninsula as part of its artist-in-residence program. The long-running Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park aims to immerse writers,...

Sewage surging into Wisconsin waters as rain intensifies

Jan. 11, 2020 1:05 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thirty-year-old Conner Andrews has swum in Lake Michigan since his childhood days vacationing in Door County. “It was always a huge deal for me to go to the beach and have fun there and enjoy the waves,” said Andrews, a Nashotah resident and former collegiate swimmer. These...

Superior Shores Resort sold for $15 million

Jan. 10, 2020 12:21 PM EST

TWO HARBORS, Minn. (AP) — A large resort on Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior has been sold for $15 million. The sale of Superior Shores Resort near Two Harbors to North Shore Resort Company continues a trend of major hospitality transactions along the popular vacation destination. North...

Atlas jumps for a snowball in Zach Dysart's hand on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at Spencer Park in Sioux Falls. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)

Powerful winter storm lingers in Upper Midwest

Dec. 30, 2019 6:01 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A fierce winter storm that created blizzard conditions in parts of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota shut down interstates, led to hundreds of vehicle crashes and brought a metropolitan area of more than 200,000 people to a standstill on Monday morning. Residents in the Fargo and...

Powerful winter storm lingers in Upper Midwest

Dec. 30, 2019 8:10 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fierce winter storm that created blizzard conditions in parts of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, closed interstates and caused hundreds of crashes continued to linger in the region Monday. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in northeastern Minnesota,...

State: Crews to begin dredging Lake Superior harbor

Dec. 24, 2019 11:03 AM EST

GAY, Mich. (AP) — Crews were expected to start removing more copper mining waste rock known as stamp sands that have built up in an Upper Peninsula waterway and threaten an important fish spawning area, according to state officials. Dredging in Grand Traverse Harbor should start this week and is part of a...

Newcomers kill Isle Royale National Park's oldest gray wolf

Dec. 20, 2019 11:28 AM EST

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — The oldest gray wolf at Isle Royale National Park has been killed — apparently by newcomers to the Lake Superior island chain, officials said Friday. The 12-year-old male was one of two survivors that remained when officials decided to relocate wolves from the U.S. and...

Public forum in Duluth will take comments on Enbridge Line 3

Dec. 18, 2019 6:28 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators will hold a forum in Duluth on Thursday for members of the public to comment on additions to the state's environmental review for Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The update became necessary after the...

Minnesota cabin, property owners could see increase in taxes

Dec. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Some Minnesota cabin and vacation property owners will receive letters this month posing questions that could carry substantial tax ramifications, which could bump their land into a pricier commercial classification. Assessors in Cook County along the Lake Superior shore and Otter...