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Some Like it Rainy, Some Like it Snowy

Rain by Lake, Snow Inland

DULUTH, Minn.-The Twin Ports was pulled two different ways today. Shoppers at Miller Hill Mall were taken by surprise by the immense snowfall, while those by the lake were treated to an all too familiar sight: wind and rain. In Canal Park waves crashed ashore, reaching heights of 10–14 feet, drowning parts of the sidewalk underwater. Yet that didn’t stop…

Program Seeks to Measure Success of Great Lakes Protections

Part of Program Aimed at Protecting Drinking Water

ANN ARBOR, Mich.-A program intended to monitor the effectiveness of Great Lakes protection efforts has established goals and ways to measure progress toward achieving them. The Blue Accounting Initiative grew out of a 2013 conference of governors and premiers from the region’s states and Canadian provinces. They agreed a system was needed to determine whether the billions of dollars devoted…