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The Lake Superior Project: Adapting, A Year Later

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:17am
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A year ago on The Lake Superior Project, we spoke with several people around the lake—environmental advocates, policy makers, residents, and others—about climate change. Most of these people stressed the need to adapt to the changes that are happening here—including lower lake levels, warmer water temperatures, and less winter ice cover on the lake.

So, a year later, we were curious. How are folks around the lake adapting to climate change? Some of their answers may surprise you. In this edition of the WTIP's award-winning, original series, The Lake Superior Project, we talk with folks and communities around the lake who are adapting to climate change...with a positive twist.  (Click on link to North Shore Morning below to hear this feature.)

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1st Annual Lake Superior Storm Festival on now

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 1:52pm
Photo courtesy Cook County Visitors Bureau

Cook County's 1st annual Lake Superior Storm Festival, November 7-10, celebrates the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake.  Check out the line-up of events online at 



Photographer Paul Sundberg to share North Shore storm photos during Lake Superior Storm Festival

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:09pm
Lake Superor waves November 7, 2011

Lake Superior is starting to show its wild side, just in time for this upcoming weekend's Lake Superior Storm Festival, Nov. 7-10. One of the Storm Festival evnts is a free program "Seasons of the North Shore" by photographer Paul Sundberg at East Bay Suites at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 9.

Sundberg is well known for his amazing photography. The hour-long program will highlight the North Shore’s scenery, wildlife and storms.


Cook County Booster Club Viking gear is a great investment

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:02pm

With shrinking school budgets, fundraising to keep non-academic activities open for kids is essential. One of those fundraising vehicles for Cook County High School is the Cook County Booster Club, and recently the club received some good news when Chris and Terri Goettl of Arrowhead Pharmacy in Grand Marais announced that $1,200 worth of CCHS Vikings sweatshirts and T-shirts was sold through their business this summer.

“The merchandise was sold June, July and August,” said Chris Goettl, adding,  “The staff at Arrowhead Pharmacy helps with all of it. It’s a team effort here.”

As members of the Booster Club, the Goettls agree that whether someone purchases Vikings gear through Arrowhead Pharmacy or at one of the home games, each purchase goes a long way to helping support sports programs offered by CCHS.

Wear blaze orange for safety

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:01pm

With Minnesota’s small game hunting season under way and the firearm deer season set to begin Nov. 9, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says making a blaze orange fashion statement this fall might not get you on the best-dressed list, but it just might save your life.

“Wearing blaze orange clothing is a safety requirement to hunt or trap during Minnesota’s small game season or deer season,” said Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR enforcement education program coordinator. “It’s important to be seen by others.”

Hammer reminds hunters that during small game seasons, at least one visible article of clothing above the waist must be blaze orange, except when hunting wild turkeys, migratory birds, raccoons, predators, when hunting by falconry, trapping or while hunting deer by archery while stationary.

"Name the Slopes" at Lutsen Mountains

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 4:28pm

Lutsen Mountains is looking to its fans to help name two new double-black diamond slopes opening this season in its “Name the Slopes” contest.

Everyone who enters the contest is eligible to win a three-day, three-night ski vacation at Lutsen Mountains. The person(s) who enters the winning name will receive a free season pass for the 2013-14 season.

 The two new runs, located near The Plunge on the North Face of Moose Mountain, add to the appeal for advanced skiers and adrenaline junkies. (You will NEVER see me there!)

Names for the two new runs may be submitted at The winning names will be announced Nov. 10.