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Duluth and the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Now's coverage of Duluth, Minnesota.

Great Lakes Now Featured Articles About Duluth

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.

As energy use changes in the Great Lakes, so too does the world’s largest freshwater port
- by MinnPost

The Port of Duluth-Superior is one of the largest ports in the U.S., and its second largest commodity is coal.

In the ‘climate refuge’ city of Duluth, a fight brews over the hometown utility
- by MinnPost

There has been a growing climate movement in Duluth, a city that advertises itself as an outdoor haven with access to fresh air, clean water and Lake Superior.

Earth Day 2020: How to participate from the safety of your home
- by Natasha Blakely

This year’s Earth Day is a special one, and not just because it’s the 50th anniversary of the event.