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St. Louis River gradually returns to normal after June flood

July 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Fisheries biologists with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say the St. Louis River probably weathered the high water well and that fishing will rebound as the river returns to more normal conditions. Continue Reading

Flood damage to Highway 210 closes Jay Cooke park in Minnesota

July 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Department of Natural Resources said a popular state park in northeast Minnesota will stay closed indefinitely due to damage to Highway 210 caused by recent flooding. Damage to Jay Cooke State Park was minimal, but its swing bridge over the St. Louis River was severely damaged. Continue Reading

Water levels dropping along St. Louis and Cloquet rivers

June 25, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Water levels on the reservoir lakes north of Duluth that feed into the Cloquet and St. Louis rivers finally are starting to drop after last week’s record rainfall.
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Nearly 300 people flee high water in Duluth and along St. Louis River

June 20, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

By airboat, trucks and city bus, residents evacuated the Fond du Lac neighborhood on Wednesday as flooding from the region’s torrential downpour turned their homes into islands.
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Riverquest celebrates 20 years of introducing students to the lake

May 13, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

An idea that sprouted two decades ago to get a few students out on the water to learn about the Twin Ports harbor and St. Louis River has blossomed into an annual rite of spring that now reaches 1,200 sixth-graders from 13 schools across the Twin Ports.
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Man dies in St. Louis River

September 12, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

A man who reportedly was swimming Monday afternoon in an off-limits section of the St. Louis River was found dead in the river later in the evening.
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Clough Island now protected

April 28, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

MADISON The fate of the largest island in the St. Louis River estuary was finalized Wednesday when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Board accepted the donation of Clough Island into a stream bank protection area.
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St. Louis River projects get grants

September 1, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

Three Twin Ports environmental restoration efforts will get grants from the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition to help match federal money as part of the $475 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Continue Reading

West Duluth mud to restore Superfund area ecosystem

August 15, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

Mud poured down West Duluth’s hillside ­40 years ago, loosed from the grip of tree roots excised for Spirit Mountain ski runs and Interstate 35.
Tons of dirt was carried into Knowlton Creek, flowing downstream until it settled in the backwaters of the St. Louis River behind Tallas Island and choked off what had been prime fish habitat. Continue Reading