Mining & Environmental News

All About Monarchs at Superior Public Library

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Kids at the Superior Public Library got an up close look at Monarch Butterflies. Duluth Monarch Buddies came to teach summer camps about the orange insects and how their populations are in…

Duluth Comes Outside After Violent Storms

DULUTH, Minn.- After the storms moved out of the area Sunday morning, the weather turned out pretty nice. Enger Park was full of people enjoying the look of the landscape, the views from…

Work on Wisconsin Point Restoration Begins

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Officials with Superior Parks, Recreation and Forestry are asking the public to be patient during the restoration of Wisconsin Point this summer. It's expected to be done by the end of…

Hanging Flower Baskets Go Up in Canal Park

DULUTH, Minn.- It's beginning to look like summer in Canal Park, as the hanging flower baskets have started going up, just in time for Grandma's Marathon. More than 100 baskets were delivered and hung…

Rip Current Warning on Park Point Beaches

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Fire Department is warning the public that it's too dangerous to swim at park point beaches because of rip currents in Lake Superior. The rip currents extend as…

New Buyers Emerge for Old Magnetation Mining Sites

DULUTH, Minn.-An auction was conducted earlier this week in Minnesota bankruptcy court for ERP Iron Ore, formerly Magnetation, and it appears some buyers have emerged for its multiple mining sites on the Iron Range. Prairie View Minerals appears to be…

Report: Iron Ore Trade Up Two Percent in May

CLEVELAND - A new report released by the Lake Carriers' Association shows shipments of iron ore from U.S. Great Lakes ports totaled six million tons in May, an increase of nearly two percent compared to a year ago. The new data is also…

Summer Means Time to Care for Lawns

DULUTH, Minn.- Summer is a time for many fun activities: vacations, swimming, barbecues. But it's also a time to care for your lawns. After a long winter, many Northlanders get a…

Geocaching Through Duluth Parks

DULUTH, Minn.- The City of Duluth Parks and Rec Department is getting in on geocaching, to encourage more people to check out parks and greenspace. The first GPS navigation and geo–caching meeting was…

Making Way for Monarchs in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- A certain winged insect was celebrated for arriving in Duluth. The Coppertop Church held their 4th Annual Monarch Festival, marking the Monarchs ending their migration here from Mexico. Experts, caterpillars,…