Warm weather has ice fishing industry on thin ice-
“Four years ago I was fishing seven days a week for months but this year I haven’t been out once and am calling it quits for the winter,” said Tony Muscioni of Air1Airboats.04
Scientists testing alternative to road salt to protect water-
Fifty water bodies across Minnesota fail to meet the Pollution Control Agency’s water-quality standards because they contain too much chloride.
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Taking It in Stride: How Great Lakes islanders are weathering the COVID-19 storm-
The tourism that usually rises around this time is on hold, but residents are battening down with ease.
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Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: Mich. “energy freedom” bills, Toledo low-income community solar project, Minn. Supreme Court backs frac-sand mining ban-
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly energy-related headline roundup.
Cutting Contact: U.S. and Canada cut cash transactions and non-essential travel at border-
At the Blue Water Bridge, International Bridge, Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and Mackinac Bridge, tolls will stop taking cash.
Judge backs Minnesota’s Twin Metals mine in lease dispute-
The judge said the Interior Department had the authority to reverse itself and renew the project’s federal mineral rights leases.
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COVID-19 Changes: Great Lakes parks and tourist spots are closing, remaining open and waiting for summer-
The agencies and businesses running the services, centers and parks are adapting daily, hourly.
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Research Unknowns: COVID-19 puts Great Lakes field research prep on hold-
While field research prep is delayed, the science itself hasn’t stopped as universities and researchers continue to work.
Walleye: Lake Erie population skyrockets. Again.-
Anglers expect decade or more of excellent fishing.