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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 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.

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.