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Duluth and the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Now's coverage of Duluth, Minnesota.

Great Lakes Now Featured Articles About Duluth

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.

See the Sturgeon: The many ways to see, touch and appreciate sturgeon around the region
- by Noah Bock

Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Fest celebrates a multi-year lake sturgeon restoration program and is just one of a long list Great Lakes Now has compiled on sturgeon-related activities to explore this summer.

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.