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November 25, 2017

 Your weekly roundup of Political, Environmental, Economic, Research, and Social headlines from around Lake Superior!

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#SuperiorPolitics -  Waukesha diversion passes with unanimous vote

Waukesha diversion proposal approved

Waukesha diversion proposal approved

Environmental groups, municipal leaders, and the public are reacting strongly after eight Great Lakes governors voted unanimously on June 21 to approve Waukesha, WI's proposal to divert millions of litres per day from Lake Michigan. Though Waukesha isn't so far from Lake Michigan - at 27 kilometres away, it straddles the Great Lakes Basin - critics fear that the unprecedented decision may open up the …

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#SuperiorEnvironment - William Rapai interviews about his new book on invasive species

Lake Invaders: former reporter publishes new invasive species book

Lake Invaders: former reporter publishes new invasive species book

Author William Rapai, a former newspaper reporter and amateur naturalist, recently published his second book Lake Invaders: Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes. MetroMode's (of Metro Detroit) Kirk Haverkamp interviewed him for a preview of his perspective on the environmental, economic, and political aspects of fighting back against non-native species in the Great Lakes Basin. Haverkamp …

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#SuperiorEconomic - Lake Superior tourism a hit, coastal towns challenged to keep up with flow of visitors

Tourism explodes in Superior coastal communities

Tourism explodes in Superior coastal communities

The overwhelming popularity of Lake Superior's attractions are reportedly providing a challenge for small lakeshore communities in Michigan and Minnesota. Increasing numbers of tourists are flocking particularly to Munising, Michigan, to see the Pictured Rocks, a sandstone rockface towering above turquoise waters. Roughly 723 000 people visited Munising's Alger County in 2015 on their way to see the rocks, sinking …

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#SuperiorResearch - DNR researching, consulting commercial fishermen to establish new cisco catch quota

 

Wisconsin DNR considers cisco management plan

Wisconsin DNR considers cisco management plan

For the first time, the Wisconsin Department of Natural resources is considering a management plan for cisco in Lake Superior. Also known as lake herring, cisco are a primary prey species for whitefish and lake trout, and are a prized catch by foodies: it's eaten fresh or smoked, and its roe are a delicacy referred to by some as "bluefin …

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#SuperiorSocial - 24th annual veterans fishing trip brings Minnesota vets to the North Shore

Veterans enjoy annual fishing trip on Superior

Veterans enjoy annual fishing trip on Superior

For the last 24 years, a growing number of Minnesota veterans and charter boat captains have kept the last Monday in June open for an annual fishing trip on Lake Superior in Silver Bay, MN. The event was started by combat veteran and Lake Superior charter boat captain Jim Latvala, who wanted a way to thank disabled vets for their …

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