Three men set off to Paddle Mississippi, Hope to Break Record

The Trip is More Than 2,300 Miles

ITASCA STATE PARK, Minn. (AP) – Three men have set off on what they hope will be a record-setting journey paddling down the Mississippi River. Kevin Eckelkamp, Nate Lastinger and K.J. Millhone left the river’s headwaters at Lake Itasca in Minnesota on Thursday in their canoe, bound for the Gulf of Mexico. To break the current record of 18 days,…

Great Lakes Aquarium Breaks Attendance Record

The newest exhibit, Unsalted Seas, features the largest sturgeon tank in North America.

DULUTH, Minn. – “If you’ve gone on a visit to the Great Lakes Aquarium in 2017, you”ve helped set a 15 year attendance record. A total of 162, 676 people made the Aquarium 2017’s number one paid attraction in Duluth. Attendance grew almost 14 percent, which is the greatest one year growth in the Aquarium’s history. Aquarium staff say memberships for…