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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Michigan Department of Natural Resources The multi-agency Buffalo Reef Task Force is moving forward on several fronts in its efforts to protect the underwater natural reef off the Keweenaw Peninsula from being smothered by migrating copper mine tailings. The problem was created roughly a century ago, when dark-colored mine tailings,

by: JOHN PEPIN

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Superior, Law & Politics

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Nestled at the top of Lake Superior, a group of islands are waiting to be discovered. But first, how do you promote an activity on Superior waters when the biggest story in the last half-century was the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald? Where do you begin when a lake like Superior has many moods? How do you navigate planning in

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Monday, December 17, 2018

Greetings! The Office of Great Waters is inviting entries for its 11th annual photo contest and writing project. Send us your best photos, poetry or prose showcasing Lake Michigan, Lake Superior or the Mississippi River. The photo contest and writing project is a fun way to share the many ways we interact with and value the Great

tags: Education, Lake Superior, Lifestyle, Promotions & Giveaways

Monday, September 3, 2018

There’s nowhere in the world quite like “Gitchi Gami.” The beautiful north shore of the great Lake Superior has a unique quality that’s hard to describe. The dramatic coastline stretches as far as the eye can see — hundreds of miles of agate beaches, rocky cliffs, and the thick canopy of the Superior

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Saturday, September 1, 2018

There’s nowhere in the world quite like “Gitchi Gami.” The beautiful north shore of the great Lake Superior has a unique quality that’s hard to describe. The dramatic coastline stretches as far as the eye can see — hundreds of miles of agate beaches, rocky cliffs, and the thick canopy of the Superior

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lake life on Minnetonka means year round active fun. The summer is filled with boating, fishing, water sports, grilling, swimming, while winter brings ice fishing, skating, iceboating, snowmobiling and lots more. Lake Minnetonka is defined as friendly sophistication. Over 110 miles of shoreline welcome visitors with unique street

tags: Destination, Inland Boating, Lake Superior

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Lake life on Minnetonka means year round active fun. The summer is filled with boating, fishing, water sports, grilling, swimming, while winter brings ice fishing, skating, iceboating, snowmobiling and lots more. Lake Minnetonka is defined as friendly sophistication. Over 110 miles of shoreline welcome visitors with unique street

tags: Destination, Inland Boating, Lake Superior

Friday, June 8, 2018

Where The Road Ends & Adventure Begins! Nestled on the northernmost tip of the western upper peninsula of Michigan, in the Keweenaw Peninsula, sits a beautiful little town called Copper Harbor. Originally settled in 1843 because of what was thought to be a rich vein of copper, here, in the Keweenaw, we are quite proud of our

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Friday, June 8, 2018

Final approvals were recently granted by government regulatory agencies for a dredging project set to begin this summer at the Grand Traverse Bay Harbor in Houghton County on the Keweenaw Peninsula. The work is part of the ongoing effort to save Buffalo Reef, an important Lake Superior natural fish-spawning reef, from being covered

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Minnesota-based Premier Pontoons — Premier Marine Inc. — has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Premier will continue to focus on building luxury pontoons and supplying top of the line products to its nationwide dealer network. The reorganized Premier will remain a Wyoming, Minnesota based company with its current

tags: Lake Superior, New Boat Models