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January 15, 2018

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Photo: Thank you Jan Swart
Ice: Brighton Beach, Duluth, Minnesota, January 13th.

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Public Information Sessions on Proposed Thunder Bay Smelter

Two public sessions will provide opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the potential construction and operation of a ferrochrome production facility, or smelter, in the Thunder Bay area. Public information session details follow below: 6 to 8 p.m., Mon., Jan. 15, Fort William First Nation Community Centre, 400 Anemki Drive, Fort William First Nation 7 to 9 p.m., Wed., …

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Lake Superior Historical Ice Cover.

Ice: Complex Change Over Time

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides a graphic animation of Lake Superior ice cover, every year since 1973. Animating Ice Cover Ice cover is a common topic of conversation for those living near Lake Superior in winter, just as water levels are a common topic in summer. Blanket statements about reduced or increased ice cover may over-simplify the situation …

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Wisconsin "Great Waters" Photo Contest

Check out this fun 5 minute video of winning photos from the 2017 "Great Waters" contest. Photos Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) is seeking Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Mississippi River photos for submission in their "Great Waters" photo contest. WDNR is looking for: beautiful shorelines; kids and adults enjoying the lakes and river; cultural and historical features; and …

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Pickerel Weed

Wetlands Science Conference - February 21/22

Pickerel Weed grows in wetlands across eastern North America. Wetlands are a rare Lake Superior commodity, especially on the Canadian side. Wetlands are important because of their rich diversity of species and productivity. A wide array of-plants, animals, fish and other aquatic organisms, thrive in wetlands, which also provide valuable nursery habitat for all of the preceding. The Wisconsin Wetlands …

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Wisconsin's Sturgeon Success Story

"Lake sturgeon, an ancient fish native to the Great Lakes region, can grow to be more than six feet long, 200 pounds and live more than 100 years." University of Wisconsin - Madison Aquatic Sciences Centre has put together a fascinating site about a fascinating fish - sturgeon. The way the website puts it, the site outlines "Wisconsin's love affair …

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