Barkers Island Beach Closes due to Presence of Blue-Green Algae Bloom

This beach is closed for swimming and no longer being monitored for the season and the city is unsure of how long the bloom will stay there.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The City of Superior has closed the swimming beach at Barkers Island, due to the discovery of a blue-green algae bloom at the beach area. Blue-green algae blooms can produce toxins that can make people and animals sick after they swallow, breathe in, or have contact with the water. This beach is closed for swimming and no longer…

Blue-Green Algae Blots Lake Superior

UMD Researchers Look into Source of Algae

Duluth, Minn.- For years we’ve been warned to lookout for blue-green algae blooms in local lakes and rivers. But just a few days ago, it bloomed somewhere no one saw coming: Lake Superior. Patches of blooms were reportedly 50 miles long between the Twin Ports and Apostle Islands. Now researchers at UMD’s Large Lake Observatory are trying to figure out…

State Rep. Tackles Sexual Harassment With Roundtable

Rep. Erin May-Quade Holds Roundtable at Building For Women

Duluth, Minn.-┬áLocal businesses and nonprofits sat with local leaders today to discuss the issues of sexual violence and harassment. Seven members of different businesses and nonprofits met with State Representative and DFL candidate for Lieutenant Governor Erin Maye-Quade at Duluth’s Building for Women to discuss how they’re combating sexual harassment and sexual violence. Organizations represented included the PAVSA and the…