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  • See your location with our GeoPDF maps
    See your location with our GeoPDF maps

    See your location with our GeoPDF maps

    NORTHERN MINNESOTA   ~~~~~~   July 29, 2021  (LSNews) Don't get lost in the woods, navigate large remote areas using DNR Geospatial PDFs ("GeoPDFs") on your mobile device. Display your current location like Google Maps, but you don't have to be connected to the internet or have cell service while using the maps.

    Note: mobile service or internet is required for initial download of both the Avenza app and GeoPDFs from the DNR.

    #LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_MMNews 

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  • 92nd Annual Fisherman’s Picnic
    92nd Annual Fisherman’s Picnic

    92nd Annual Fisherman’s Picnic

    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~  July 25, 2021  (LSNews)   The 92nd Annual Fisherman’s Picnic will be celebrated on Aug 4– 8 this year. The Picnic started with Commercial fisherman and their families having a picnic along the North Shore with families and friends during the slow fishing times.

    #LSN_CookCounty, #LSN_Outdoors 

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  • North Shore Health to Offer COVID-19 Testing for Travel Purposes
    North Shore Health to Offer COVID-19 Testing for Travel Purposes

    North Shore Health to Offer COVID-19 Testing for Travel Purposes

    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~~~~~   August 4, 2021  (LSNews)  North Shore Health (NSH) announced that beginning July 29, 2021 they will begin to offering molecular COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic people who are traveling to Canada and other Countries who require testing prior to entry.

    Testing will be offered on a very limited basis at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, through the existing drive up testing process. Testing will be offered on a first come first serve basis, no appointments will be taken. Registration will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for the 9:00 a.m. testing.   Registration will be held again at 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. for the 2:00 p.m. testing.   The registration will occur in the lobby of North Shore Health, the entrance facing 5th street/County Road 7.  Approximately 5 people per testing times will be accepted and registration will close once the maximum number is met.

    #LSN_CookCounty   #LSN_Health 

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  • Lake Superior water levels have declined and are approaching the seasonal long-term average
    Lake Superior water levels have declined and are approaching the seasonal long-term average

    Lake Superior water levels have declined and are approaching the seasonal long-term average

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARO  ~~~~~~~  August 4, 2021  (LSNews)  As a result of the drier than average weather and water supply conditions, Lake Superior water levels have declined and are approaching the seasonal long-term average. Conditions have been wetter in the Lake Michigan-Huron basin and water levels are midway between the seasonal long-term average and the record-high water levels that were observed last year. Lake Superior outflows continue to be set in consideration of water levels upstream and downstream.

    #LSN_Shipping 

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  • 27th Bi-Annual Yacht Race
    27th Bi-Annual Yacht Race

    27th Bi-Annual Yacht Race

    DULUTH, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~  August 10, 2021 (LSNews)  The Trans-Superior is completing the 27th Bi-Annual Yacht Race this week. Every other year, sailboats race 326 miles across Lake Superior, starting in Sault St. Marie, finishing on the North Pier of Canal Park in Duluth. 

    #LSN_SSM  #Shipping  #LSN_Outdoors #LSN_MNNews

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  • 27th Bi-Annual Yacht Race
    27th Bi-Annual Yacht Race

    27th Bi-Annual Yacht Race

    DULUTH, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~  August 10, 2021 (LSNews)  The Trans-Superior is completing the 27th Bi-Annual Yacht Race this week. Every other year, sailboats race 326 miles across Lake Superior, starting in Sault St. Marie, finishing on the North Pier of Canal Park in Duluth. 

    #LSN_SSM  #Shipping  #LSN_Outdoors #LSN_MNNews

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  • 27th Bi-Annual Yacht Race
    27th Bi-Annual Yacht Race

    27th Bi-Annual Yacht Race

    DULUTH, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~  August 10, 2021 (LSNews)  The Trans-Superior is completing the 27th Bi-Annual Yacht Race this week. Every other year, sailboats race 326 miles across Lake Superior, starting in Sault St. Marie, finishing on the North Pier of Canal Park in Duluth. 

    #LSN_SSM  #Shipping  #LSN_Outdoors #LSN_MNNews

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  • Portions of Minnesota enter drought restrictive phase
    Portions of Minnesota enter drought restrictive phase

    Portions of Minnesota enter drought restrictive phase

    NORTHERN, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~   August 18, 2021  (LSNews)  The Mississippi River Headwaters watershed, the Rainy River watershed and the Red River watershed are experiencing extreme to exceptional drought that necessitates further restrictions on water use to protect drinking water supplies.

    The entire state entered the drought warning phase in mid-July. Conditions have worsened in much of Minnesota, particularly northern Minnesota, over the last month.

    #LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_MNNews 

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  • Emergency Management Urges Preparedness
    Emergency Management Urges Preparedness

    Emergency Management Urges Preparedness

    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~~~  August 25, 2021 (LSNews)  Cook County Emergency Management urges preparedness with increasing fire activity and dry conditions in the Superior National Forest. Residents and visitors should be in ready mode if asked to evacuate.

    Cook County uses the Code Red emergency notification system. To register for Code Red alerts, go the Cook County website: www.co.cook.mn.us  and look for the Code Red icon.  This system allows us to deliver emergency messages via phone call to your landline or mobile device and through text and email. A notification will also be sent out to all local media outlets and on County social media pages. Local authorities will go door to door to notify any impacted residences and businesses.

    #LSN_CookCounty  #LSN_Fire #LSN_MNNews

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Horne Fire Update

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ISLE ROYALE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~~  August 28, 2021 (LSNews)  The Horne Fire is currently 245 acres in size and still 15% contained. Isle Royale received 0.75 inches of rain yesterday. Firefighters are currently working to control and contain the fire. Check out the most recent maps of the Horne Fire

#LSN_Fire #LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_MiNews  #LSN_CookCounty 

Horne Fire Update and Closures

Isle Royale National Park

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ISLE ROYAL, MICHIGAN ~~~~~~~  August 22, 2021,(LSNews)   Isle Royale National Park is experiencing a wildfire on the island’s east end- the Horne Fire. It is approximately 200 acres in size at this time. Due to the progress of the Horne Fire, ongoing drought conditions, and elevated levels of fire danger, area closures are necessary to maintain public health and safety. Closed areas will be signed where possible and monitored to ensure compliance.

#LSN_MicNews #LSN_Cookcounty  #LSN_Fire

UP Wide Health Survey Arriving Soon

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SAULT STE MAIRE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~  August 16, 2021 (LSNews)  Health surveys will be mailed this week to randomly selected household addresses across the Upper Peninsula as part of a community health needs assessment sponsored by 32 regional healthcare partners, including local health departments, hospitals, clinics, behavioral health agencies and health foundations.

#LSN_Health  #LSN_MiNews 

WMH ~ Ambulance Transfer Update for Community

Local agencies are working together on securing ambulance transportation

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SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~  August 14,2021 (LSNews)  Local agencies are working together on securing ambulance transportation for patients from our local hospitals to other facilities for additional treatment. Like many industries, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are experiencing staffing shortages across the nation. In addition to low staffing numbers, each ambulance service has an obligation to comply with state and local requirements on protocol such as keeping a certain number of ambulances in the area to support 911 services. 

#LSN_Health  #LSN_MiNews 

Lake Superior water levels have declined and are approaching the seasonal long-term average

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARO  ~~~~~~~  August 4, 2021  (LSNews)  As a result of the drier than average weather and water supply conditions, Lake Superior water levels have declined and are approaching the seasonal long-term average. Conditions have been wetter in the Lake Michigan-Huron basin and water levels are midway between the seasonal long-term average and the record-high water levels that were observed last year. Lake Superior outflows continue to be set in consideration of water levels upstream and downstream.

#LSN_Shipping 

War Memorial Employee Speaks Up for Patient Safety, Receives Award

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SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~~~  July 22, 2021  (LSNews)  The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center honored Kelsey Moran, a certified nursing assistant at War Memorial Hospital, with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award July 20. 

#LSN_Health   #LSN_MiNews 

Participate In Ruffed Grouse West Nile Virus Sampling

2021 Marks Fourth And Final Year Of Multi-State Study

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NORTHERN WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~~  July 13, 2021  (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is once again asking ruffed grouse hunters and outdoor enthusiasts who come across a sick or dead grouse to submit a sample for a multi-state ruffed grouse West Nile virus study.

#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_WiscNews

DNR Following Multi-State Reports Of Sick Songbirds

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is actively following incidents of bird mortalities

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MADISON, WISCONSIN   ~~~~~~~~ July 11, 2021  (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is actively following incidents of bird mortalities first reported in the eastern United States in late May. At that time, wildlife managers in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky began receiving reports of sick and dying birds with eye swelling and crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs.

#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_WiscNews

DNR Biologist Finds “Holy Grail” Of Rare Plants

In State Natural Area Area in west central Wisconsin

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MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~  July 11, 2021  (LSN)  A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation biologist has found the “holy grail” of a rare plant in Wisconsin: A green violet long thought gone from the state, but growing by the hundreds in a State Natural Area (SNA) in west central Wisconsin.  

#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_Wisc 

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