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March 26, 2017

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

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RAP Harbour Kayak Tour - August 28

A kayak tour of Thunder Bay Harbour cleanup projects and environmental issues will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on August 28th. You're invited! Thunder Bay's harbour cleanup plan, or Remedial Action Plan (RAP), invites experienced kayakers with their own kayaks to get up close with harbour environmental issues and projects on August 28th. Centered on the lower Kaministiquia River …

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#SuperiorSocial - Live From the Rock has another great year, Duluth's Bayfront Blues Festival on this weekend

Fourteen years of Red Rock Folk Fest success

Fourteen years of Red Rock Folk Fest success

Live From the Rock: Red Rock Folk Festival can count another stellar year in the books as over 2250 attendees descended on the festival grounds this past weekend for a lineup of almost 40 acts. In its 14th annual event, the festival drew hundreds of campers to the shore of Lake Superior for main stage acts, workshop shows, and campfire …

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#SuperiorPolitics - Research team from University of Minnesota Duluth collect Lake Superior samples in algae study

 

UMD researchers searching for algae problems

UMD researchers searching for algae problems

According to WDIO (Duluth), UMD researchers have been collecting samples to determine the likelihood of algae growth in Lake Superior waters. The goal of the faculty/student team is to discover how much human action (agriculture, urban growth, industrial use) is driving potentially harmful nutrient levels in the lake. In July, UMD senior Shannon McCallum and assistant professor Ted Ozersky took samples from the shores …

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#SuperiorPolitics - Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds 14 projects

Herring Gulls, Granite Island, Black Bay, Lake Superior

Great Lakes Commission gets 2 million for phosphorus and sediment reduction

On August 3rd, the Great Lakes Commission announced via press release that it would be receiving $2 million in funding for 14 projects to reduce harmful phosphorus and sediment in the Great Lakes basin. The fund will come from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, facilitative by an agreement between the Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation …

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#SuperiorEconomic - Repaired Roger Blough receives shipment in Twin Ports

MV Roger Blough repaired and running

MV Roger Blough repaired and running

According to the Duluth News Tribune, the motor vessel Roger Blough is back up and running in Lake Superior, and chugged into the Twin Ports of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI for a load of iron ore pellets. The Blough ran aground on May 27 just outside of Sault Ste Marie, near the Gros Cap Reefs. The U.S. Coast Guard was on …

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#SuperiorEnvironment - Enbridge to repair Line 5 violations, faces tough questions from MI Attorney General

Mandatory new anchor supports for Line 5

Mandatory new anchor supports for Line 5

After a June line inspection, Enbridge has 90 days to install more anchor supports on the twin Line 5 oil pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac. MLive reports that Michigan posted a notice to the company last week, stating that the pipeline was in violation of its 63-year old easement. According to the 1953 document, Line 5 must keep anchor …

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