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Tribal liaison dives into Minnesota ski area expansion talks

Nov. 28, 2021 11:46 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Superior National Forest's first full-time tribal liaison says he wants to work with the federal government on proposed expansion of the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area. Juan Martinez started his new role in January, but he didn’t move to Minnesota...

Indiana opens doors to cameras in 5 courtrooms

Nov. 15, 2021 15:23 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Judges in five Indiana courtrooms will allow news media to use cameras under a pilot project announced Monday by the state Supreme Court. The four-month experiment will start Dec. 1 and could be extended, the court said. ...

Saved by the Belle: Saint Bernard soothes Wisconsin students

Nov. 13, 2021 01:02 AM EST

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Belle the Saint Bernard walks up and down the hallways of Lake Superior Elementary School as if she owns the place. An occasional staff member or student walks by and they give her a pat, which Belle accepts as her due. When Mike Weaver, a...

Church to hold annual observance of Fitzgerald shipwreck

Nov. 08, 2021 21:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The annual observance of the Edmund Fitzgerald shipwreck will be held in-person and livestreamed from Mariners’ Church in downtown Detroit. The Great Lakes Memorial service starts at 3 p.m. Sunday and remembers the lives lost in the roughly 6,000...

Minnesota highway signs mark boundaries of 1854 treaty

Nov. 08, 2021 08:27 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Transportation crews are installing 12 highway signs in northeastern Minnesota that have significant, historic meaning. The signs, more than a decade in the making, mark the boundaries of a treaty signed in 1854 by the federal government and...

Center in UP to look at impact of oil spills in freshwater

Oct. 23, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula has been selected as a hub for a center that will look at the impacts of oil spills in freshwater environments. The U.S. Coast Guard National Center of Expertise for...

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...