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Nibi Chronicles: Standing strong with mushers on the North Shore of Lake Superior
- by Staci Lola Drouillard

The tradition of moving things via dog sled is deeply entrenched in the culture of the North Shore.

Nibi Chronicles: The “Water is Life” festival goes beyond the music
- by Staci Lola Drouillard

In this introductory feature for ‘The Nibi Chronicles,” Staci Lola Drouillard finds hope where the band plays and the thunderbird lives.

The Catch: Cruising the Great Lakes
- by GLN Editor

“This past summer was a record-setting year for cruise ships in the Great Lakes, and that’s meant a lot more tourists coming to the region. It’s also meant economic development for cities in the region.”

Great Lakes Moving Bridges: How they work and why we love them
- by James Proffitt

Moving bridges historically played crucial roles in the development of dozens of Great Lakes cities. And folks are often mesmerized by their sheer size and the fact they really do move.

Mapping the Great Lakes: Carrying cargo
- by Alex Hill

There are billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs in Great Lakes shipping.

Can shipping on the Great Lakes take the next step toward transporting high-value container cargo?
- by Gary Wilson

In this Q&A, Lake Carriers’ Association President James Weakley talks Great Lakes shipping economy, ice breakers, the Soo Locks and more.

Great Lakes water levels could increase on average from 19 to 44 centimeters in the next few decades, study says
- by Natasha Blakely

By treating them more like the oceans, researchers are trying to better predict future Great Lakes water levels.

National Guard to help with northeastern Minnesota flooding
- by The Associated Press

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday activated the National Guard to help control record flooding in areas of northeastern Minnesota.

The 2022 Great Lakes shipping season sets sail after COVID-19 hurdles
- by Maya Sundaresan

The 2021 shipping season was a “bounce-back season,” which Great Lakes port administrators attribute to increased cargo and infrastructure improvements.

Minnesota cities hope climate emergency resolutions add urgency to responses
- by Energy News Network

More than a dozen local governments in the state either have or are expected to pass climate emergency resolutions this month as part of an initiative by the Minnesota Cities Climate Caucus.

Superior Stewardship: In Duluth, the Great Lakes are more than a resource, they’re part of an identity
- by Natasha Blakely

Did Duluth’s waterfront hold up to summer storms? We interview Duluth mayor Emily Larson to find out and hear what else is in store for the Minnesota city.

Scientists look for clues to Lake Superior algae blooms
- by Dan Kraker

More than 10 years ago, the discovery of cyanobacteria along Park Point in Duluth — in notoriously cold and stormy Lake Superior — would have been unheard of.