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December 2, 2016
People enjoy a warm autumn day along Lake Superior near Split Rock Lighthouse. The International Joint Commission on Wednesday advised the governments of Canada and the United States to take strong action on toxic flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers that have accumulated across the Great Lakes. (File photo by Jan Swart)
Commission urges action on toxic flame retardant in Great Lakes region
December 2, 2016 - 4:00am
November 10, 2016
Marcey Westrick (right) from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources and Joel Peterson (left) and Dave Derrick of Emmons and Olivier Resources inspect the Poplar River near Lutsen. BWSR's "One Watershed, One Plan" program hopes to take water planning and management beyond individual counties and coordinate on a watershed level. The Lake Superior North plan is one of five pilot plans in Minnesota. (Photo courtesy of Lake County SWCD)
One Watershed, One Plan draft ready for public review
November 10, 2016 - 4:00am
November 4, 2016
Will Steger (right), joined by Bev Rinke of the Nature Conservancy, walk through a 240-acre parcel in Lake County, Minn., that Steger recently sold to the conservation group so it will be forever protected from development. The land contains old growth white cedar, white spruce and maples - some of the oldest and biggest trees in Minnesota. (Photo by Derek Montgomery for the Nature Conservancy story)
Virgin forest with trees up to 200 years old purchased from Will Steger
November 4, 2016 - 4:00am
October 14, 2016
The cover illustration for "Wakanda Whooper: The Curious Cinnamon Crane" painted by Two Harbors resident Lisa Kosmo. The book has won awards around the nation. (Image courtesy of Lisa Kosmo)
Two Harbors resident illustrates award-winning book
October 14, 2016 - 4:00am
(From left) Janie Suomi, Hadley Larson and Luke Butler use the kiosk installed by Minnesota Power to help students understand the way solar cells produce energy. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)
North Shore Community School goes solar
October 14, 2016 - 4:00am
October 7, 2016
For his Eagle Scout project, Gunnar Frahm constructed a pollinator garden in front of William Kelley Schools in Silver Bay. (Photo courtesy of Renee Frahm)
Silver Bay student becomes Eagle Scout
October 7, 2016 - 4:00am
September 30, 2016
Local meetings give CLP members a voice
September 30, 2016 - 4:00am
September 2, 2016
Katya Gordon swims in Lake Superior Tuesday in Two Harbors. Gordon swam from Burlington Bay to Agate Bay as a way to raise awareness about climate change. (News-Chronicle photo by Adelle Whitefoot)
Swimmers brave Lake Superior for climate change
September 2, 2016 - 4:00am
August 26, 2016
Shown is an infestation of Japanese Barberry in a wooded area. (Photo courtesy of Dan Schutte)
Invasive plant becoming a problem for the Northland
August 26, 2016 - 4:00am
August 23, 2016
Minnesota wolf population stable
August 23, 2016 - 12:44pm
August 5, 2016
Wolf Ridge Organic Farm in Finland became one of the first farms in northern Minnesota to be certified by the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program. (Photo courtest David Abazs)
Finland farm recognized for water quality efforts
August 5, 2016 - 4:00am
August 2, 2016
The last two wolves on Isle Royale are seen in this file photo from the winter of 2014-15. (Photo by Rolf Peterson / Michigan Technological University)
Trail cam confirms two wolves hanging on at Isle Royale
August 2, 2016 - 4:01pm
July 22, 2016
Ely residents sharply divided over mining near BWCA
July 22, 2016 - 4:00am
July 18, 2016
SWCD to lead canoe trip down Cloquet River
July 18, 2016 - 1:31pm
June 24, 2016
Some of the debris volunteers found during the 2015 Sweep the Skunk event included a used tired, an old traffic barrel and other trash. (Photo courtesy of Lake County SWCD)
'Sweep the Skunk' returns for second year
June 24, 2016 - 4:00am