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Duluth and the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Now's coverage of Duluth, Minnesota.

Great Lakes Now Featured Articles About Duluth

Investing in the Lakes: New bill could redirect tech money to neglected Great Lakes cities
- by Gary Wilson

The Great Lakes region is “regularly overlooked by federal lawmakers, investors and innovators,” but new legislation may help the region shake its Rust Belt image and secure tech and innovation investments.

Duluth mayor presses Army corps on beach erosion
- by The Associated Press

Mayor Emily Larson sent a letter March 12 to the corps to investigate whether its maintenance work on shipping channels has caused erosion on Park Point.

PFAS News Roundup: PFAS in Lake Superior smelt, McDonalds drops PFAS packaging, White House weakened EPA guidelines
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Great Lakes Gift Guide 2020: Remember that road trip, boat ride, microbrew or sweatshirt you should’ve bought with this list
- by Natasha Blakely

Try these gifts from a variety of places in the Great Lakes region in our selected categories of markets, food and drink, potato chips, books, home decor and wearables.

Outdoor Escape: Visitors flock to parks, beaches, lakes as states reopen
- by Emily Simroth

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to lift, state and provincial parks fill with visitors eager to get outside.

PFAS News Roundup: Hunting and fishing restrictions expanded, Duluth water safe, attorneys general urge stricter action
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

COVID-19 Next Steps: Great Lakes outdoor recreation begins move toward normalcy
- by James Proffitt

Many parks and public areas are opening – with restrictions.

What are Joe Biden’s views on two of the most controversial environmental projects in Minnesota?
- by MinnPost

Biden never addressed the Line 3 or Twin Metals projects during his presidential primary campaign and has continued to avoid taking a stand since becoming the likely Democratic nominee.

In Minnesota, an innovative virtual approach to home energy inspections
- by Energy News Network

The Home Energy Squad is using surveys, photos and live video to help homeowners identify efficiency improvements.

Minnesotans urged to fish close to home to slow COVID-19
- by The Associated Press

A surge in fishing license sales indicates that many Minnesotans are getting antsy under the state’s stay-at-home order.

Fishing and Freighters: Great Lakes industries take COVID-19 economic hit
- by Gary Wilson

Lake Erie fishing charters reel from stay at home orders, and lake freighters idle due to industry shutdowns.

Lessons in Resilience: As climate and the economy changes, Duluth steps up
- by Ensia

Perched on the western shore of the world’s greatest lake, an inland port city offers lessons for resilience in uncertain times.