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Lighthouse to allow visitors again for Fitzgerald memorial

Oct. 11, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BEAVER BAY, Minn. (AP) — A Lake Superior lighthouse plans to welcome visitors back for an annual memorial honoring the sailors who died when the Edmund Fitzgerald sank. Every Nov. 10, the day the ship sank in a gale in 1975, the Split Rock Lighthouse just south of...

6 tribes sue Wisconsin to try to stop November wolf hunt

Sep. 21, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Six Native American tribes sued Wisconsin on Tuesday to try to stop its planned gray wolf hunt in November, asserting that the hunt violates their treaty rights and endangers an animal they consider sacred. The Chippewa tribes say treaties give them rights to half of the...

Body of 2nd missing kayaker found off Pictured Rocks in UP

Sep. 18, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

MUNISING, Mich. (AP) — Searchers have recovered a second body after two kayakers went missing in Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The kayakers were reported missing Thursday night in the Upper Peninsula. The bodies were recovered Friday. ...

Kayaker dies, another missing off Pictured Rocks in UP

Sep. 17, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

MUNISING, Mich. (AP) — A kayaker died and another paddler was missing Friday in Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, authorities said. The kayakers were reported missing Thursday night in the Upper Peninsula. “One fatality has been...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 13, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Detroit News. Sept. 7, 2021. Editorial: Grand Rapids fingerprinting policy violates privacy The Constitution explicitly protects Americans from unreasonable search and seizure, yet it seems the Grand Rapids Police Department infringed on residents’...

Visitor at UP park falls from cliff, dies on holiday

Sep. 07, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A visitor fell from a cliff and died at a park in the Upper Peninsula, police said. The death occurred Monday at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. “The investigation is ongoing at this time, but preliminary information...

Fight over well water near Lake Superior could land in court

Sep. 02, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — A grassroots citizen group is pushing back against a Duluth company's proposal to bottle and sell water from a well near Lake Superior. Opponents say allowing Kristle KLR to go forward would exploit a loophole in a landmark agreement barring water...

Lake Superior: Michigan beats Ohio for Little League title

Aug. 30, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Twice, Jackson Surma walked to the plate with runners in scoring position in the biggest game of his young life. Both times he delivered. Surma drove in four runs and Ethan Van Belle struck out eight as Michigan beat Ohio 5-2 on Sunday in...

Fire on Michigan's remote Isle Royale 15 percent contained

Aug. 25, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

ISLE ROYAL, Mich. (AP) — A wildfire on Michigan’s remote Isle Royale has been about 15% percent contained and crews have saved some historic cabins from encroaching flames, an official said Wednesday. The fire began Aug. 10, apparently sparked by a lightning strike on...

Minnesota wildfires disappoint travelers and outfitters

Aug. 24, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

ELY, Minn. (AP) — Ely is typically teeming this time of year with visitors heading out on or returning from excursions into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. But about the only cars in the northeastern Minnesota town with canoes strapped to their tops this week are leaving. ...