Lake Superior

Lake Superior
Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

Federal officials have awarded a contract to remove copper mine waste from a Lake Superior harbor, where it threatens to damage crucial fish spawning habitat more than a century after companies dumped it into the water.

Wikimedia Commons

High water levels on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan have been causing trouble for some shoreline communities in recent years.

Gray wolf
Corel Corporation / US Fish & Wildlife Service

U.S. officials have decided to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, where the predator species that has roamed the remote wilderness for about 70 years is on the brink of disappearing.

Dave Kraker / Minnesota Public Radio

A recent study showed that Lakes Michigan and Huron have changed drastically. 


Helicopter
Twitter/USCG Great Lakes

Authorities say two people are missing after apparently being swept into Lake Superior as high waves and winds whipped Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

U.S. COAST GUARD

The U.S. Coast Guard says a Great Lakes freighter has run aground in the St. Marys River, which runs between the U.S. and Canada along Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula. 

St. Louis River
Derek Montgomery / Minnesota Public Radio News

Long-standing plans to clean up the headwaters of Lake Superior have been thrown into doubt by Trump administration budget priorities.

lake photo
Flickr/Jim Sorbie

Even with the recent cool snap, there’s still plenty of good weather left to explore Michigan and the Great Lakes Region.

Of course, upper Midwest winters don’t stop Michiganders from exploring the best our area has to offer any time of year.

Konnie LeMay knows all about that.

She’s editor of Lake Superior Magazine, based in Duluth, Minnesota.