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GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — If the idea of taking a tour boat across choppy Lake Superior waters has you nauseous, how about a quick flight on a floatplane? The National Park Service on Friday, Feb. 17, announced that, for the first time ever, a private company may be allowed to operate regular seaplane flights from Grand Marais to the island park. While the island sits only 15 miles off Minnesota's North Shore, the park headquarters and much of the focus of park access has been through Houghton, Mich.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton's administration on Wednesday outlined its natural resource budget proposal for the next two years saying it raises spending, and license fees, to help boost both environmental health and outdoor recreation. The plan includes increased fees for fishing, hunting and boating licenses, among others, in an effort to keep services and operations at the current level, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials said Wednesday.
DULUTH, Minn.—The Mississippi River starts at Lake Itasca clear and clean, and pretty much stays that way as it winds through northern Minnesota's forests and wetlands. But by the time the river flows into the Twin Cities it's been polluted so badly that it fails federal Clean Water Act standards for aquatic life and human use. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday, Jan. 25, released a report outlining what is fouling the water — namely runoff from farms and pollution from cities — and what can be done to solve the problem.
CLEARBROOK, Minn. — Activists protesting the movement of tar-sands oil from Canada into the U.S. have apparently taken action today against five different pipelines, including an Enbridge Energy Line in...
Two people with a Boy Scouts group camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are dead and others injured after a powerful storm ripped across northern Minnesota early Thursday. The St. Louis County Rescue Squad was assisting Lake County Sheriff's Office on Basswood Lake in the Boundary Waters, said Dave Phillips, St. Louis County undersheriff. He said at least one party of nine campers was involved with multiple victims.
DULUTH, Minn. — Climate experts for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday bumped the chances of a strong El Niño to 95 percent, up from 90 percent, signaling...
RANIER, Minn.—Every day of every week of every month, nearly two dozen trains plod through the small border town of Ranier. It's a tiny spot on the map—the road sign says Ranier has only 199 residents—but the Canadian National Railway border crossing just east of International Falls sees the most railroad cars of any crossing between the U.S. and Canada, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The thriving U.S.
MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. -- U.S. Steel on Tuesday announced it will “adjust operations” at its Minntac taconite iron ore facility in Mountain Iron, and Iron Range lawmakers said 700 Steelworkers...
By John Myers Minnesota drivers will face a 1-in-88 chance of hitting a deer on the state’s highways this year, according to a report released Monday by the nation’s largest...