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The Studebakers Thunder at the bay 2019 - Friday, August 16, 2019

Tom Nesbitt with his 1965 Studebaker 1969 & 70 Late Model Champ
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_CircleTour  Tom Nesbitt with his 1965 Studebaker 1969 & 70 Late Model Champ

 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  August 16, 2019   (LSN)  When one thinks of Studebaker, though they had Indy 500 entries, most  usually don’t think of race car. Studebakers did however win a lot of races on our local tracks! When the Late Model class was formed, cars had to be no older than 10 years. The popular choice had been the 55-57 Chevy’s, with spark plug lining up with the ball joint, was considered a natural race car. By the late 60’s, they became too old, creating a dilemma for those racing them.

 

BATTLE OF FORT WILLIAM BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE! - Monday, August 12, 2019

FORT WILLIAM HISTORICAL PARK’S BATTLE OF FORT WILLIAM  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  August 12, 2019   (LSN)  History comes alive at Fort William Historical Park (FWHP) during the Battle of Fort William on August 17th and 18th from 10am to 5pm daily. 
 
Enjoy a weekend filled with action, drama and suspense! Visitors will experience an exciting battlefield sequence highlighting 19th century battlefield combat and strategy, learn about life as a soldier, watch period medical techniques in action,

 

Crank the Shield cycling race returning to Sault Ste. Marie - Friday, August 9, 2019

Crank the Shield cycling race returning to Sault Ste. Marie  Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO -  August 9, 2019   (LSN)  Mountain bike racers from across North America are returning to Sault Ste. Marie this month. Crank the Shield is taking place from August 16 to 18. The multi-day cycling odyssey is expected to attract hundreds of participants and visitors.
 

Crank the Shield features three stages that take riders on challenging and picturesque terrain through the Algoma region.

 

Great Lakes cruise ship season commences - Friday, June 14, 2019

2019 cruise ship season commences

Pearl Mist, a 210-passenger vessel operated by Pearl Seas Cruises, moored in front of Roberta Bondar Park on June 8, 2019.  Lake Superior
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO -  June 14, 2019   (LSN)  They’re baaa-aaack! The 2019 cruise ship season began this past weekend in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. This year, luxury passenger vessels will be docking here a total of 20 times between June and October. The ships are expected to bring 5,000 visitors, which will inject around $750,000 of direct spending into the local economy.


Three cruise ships will be moored next to Roberta Bondar Park throughout 2019. Pearl Mist and M/V Victory 1

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Nature is Unforgiving - Friday, June 14, 2019

Nature is Unforgiving Matawin River System

Moose on Matawin River System, East of Thunder Bay  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  June 14, 2019   (LSN)  We were travelling / fishing on the weekend, and came across this.  It looked, from far, like a rock in the river.

We found a moose carcass, while fishing on the Matawin River System, East of Thunder Bay, South of Lake Shebandowan and North of the Boreal Road.

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Mindful Paddles by Points Unknown - Sunday, June 9, 2019

 Mindful Paddles by Points Unknown Boundary Waters

Mindful Paddles at Points Unknown  Lake Superior News
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GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA  - June 9,, 2019   (LSN)  We are so fortunate to have a wilderness area like the Boundary Waters on our doorstep.  Its scale and beauty and wildness are known all over the country and even the world.  And yet, it can be hard for people to go into the Boundary Waters: that’s why Points Unknown has started offering “Mindful Paddles.”

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PRESCRIBED FIRE DECREASES - Friday, June 7, 2019

PRESCRIBED FIRE DECREASES WILDFIRE RISK, IMPROVES HABITAT AND ENHANCES FOREST HEALTH ACROSS SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST

PRESCRIBED FIRE DECREASES WILDFIRE RISK, IMPROVES HABITAT AND ENHANCES FOREST HEALTH ACROSS SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST  Lake Superior News
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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - June 7, 2019   (LSN)   Conditions that nurture wildfires also can nurture prescribed fires. As of June 3rd, spring weather conditions have allowed crews to make significant progress implementing planned prescribed fire projects across the Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota. A total of more than 3,600 acres on approximately a dozen units have been treated so far with prescribed fire, including dead vegetation that had been piled for burning. This is good news for native plants and wildlife who depend on fire to create conditions for them to thrive, good for general forest health and regeneration, and good in terms of reduced wildfire hazards for people living near or visiting the Forest.

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Urgent Action against Asian Carp - Thursday, June 6, 2019

Canadian and American Mayors Call for Urgent Action against Asian Carp

Nipigon MAYOR Richard Harvey  Canadian and American Mayors Call for Urgent Action against Asian Carp Lake Superior News
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin  - June 6, 2019   (LSN)  As part of the 16th Annual Conference of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Cities Initiative, held June 5-7 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, US and Canadian Mayors joined together in making an urgent call  for  action against Asian Carp. Mayors from the U.S. and Canada signed the "Mayors’ Declaration to Stop Asian Carp,” highlighting the need to act quickly and decisively. Nipigon MAYOR Richard Harvey was a participant at the conference as a MEMBER of the GLSLCI

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Gunflint Trail Canoe Races - Wednesday, May 29, 2019

43rd annual Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

43rd annual Gunflint Trail Canoe Races  Lake Superior News
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GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA  - May 29, 2019   (LSN)   Time to think about getting on the water to escape to a classic paddling destination like Gunflint Lake in Grand Marais, Minn. for 43rd annual Gunflint Trail Canoe Races.  Gunflint Lodge welcomes visitors to wet their paddles at the 43rd annual Gunflint Trail Canoe Races on the evening of Wednesday, July 17 on the south shore of Gunflint Lake.

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Guided canoe tours - Sunday, May 26, 2019

Guided canoe tours on the St. Mary’s River

guided canoe tours on the St. Mary’s River Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO -  March 1, 2019   (LSN)  There’s a new way to see, feel, hear, and learn about Sault Ste. Marie. The Lake Superior Watershed Conservatory is now offering guided canoe tours on the St. Mary’s River. Through its project, Canoes for Conservation, the organization is providing a unique experience for visitors and residents. 


Up to 14 people can fit in the canoes, which range from 26 feet to 36 feet long. The typical trip starts at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site and ends at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.

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Be aware of bears this spring - Monday, April 22, 2019

Be aware of bears this spring;
DNR lists tips for avoiding conflicts

DNR lists tips for avoiding conflicts   Lake Superior News
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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - April 22, 2019   (LSN)   “Bears are roaming around now with the loss of snow and warmer weather, so interactions with people have started in many areas of Minnesota,” said Eric Nelson, wildlife damage program supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources.  

As bears emerge from hibernation, their metabolism gradually ramps up and they will begin looking for food at a time when berries and green vegetation can be scarce. Remove attractants such as bird seed, garbage, livestock feed, or compost to reduce potential conflict. Attracting bears to yards can lead to property damage and presents dangers to bears.

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Province proivde $1 Million Dollars for Tourism - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Province proivde $1 Million Dollars for Tourism In Thunder Bay

Sail Superior   Lake Superior News

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - April 3, 2019   (LSN)   Ontario's government is  supporting tourism in the Thunder Bay region with an investment in six projects, creating 18 new full- and part-time jobs.

 Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced an investment of more than $1 million. Projects include:

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great outdoors on the Gunflint Tra - Monday, March 25, 2019

Grab the family and head Up Northern Minnesota

Grab the family and head Up Northern Minnesota   Lake Superior News
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GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA  - March 25, 2019   (LSN)   Kick off the summer with your family during the first weekend in June. You can learn more about opportunities to travel safely in the great outdoors on the Gunflint Trail and check out the family-friendly happenings in Grand Marais. 

Throughout the weekend, visitors can plan a wilderness trip at the Boundary Waters Expo, and on Saturday, June 8, everyone is invited to run the streets of Grand Marais during the Voyage North 5k/10k, and then enjoy the retail, dining and entertainment of the Grand Marais Block Party.

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Split Rock Lighthouse’s Longest-Serving Keeper Retires - Monday, March 11, 2019

Split Rock Lighthouse’s Longest-Serving Keeper Retires After Nearly Four Decades on Lake Superior

Split Rock Light House By Peter Humeniuk   Lake Superior News
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TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA  - March 11, 2019   (LSN)  For 36 years, Lee Radzak has cared for the National Historic Landmark and called it home  

Since it first opened in 1910, Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior has only been entrusted to a handful of head lighthouse keepers. In April 2019, Split Rock's latest and longest resident keeper, Lee Radzak, will retire after 36 years in the role and 42 at the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS).

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BWCAW Permits Successfully re-launched - Sunday, March 10, 2019

Thousands book permit reservations for Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in successful re-launch

Bournary Permits Available March 4, 2019   Lake Superior News
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DULUTH, MINNESOTA  - March 10, 2019   (LSN)  On March 4, nearly 10,000 permit reservations for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) were booked using the reservation system on Recreation.gov.  Visitors from all over the country, including non-profit organizations and youth camps, will be enjoying the BWCAW this season. 

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Sault's 2018 WTF Festival Provincial Award - Friday, March 1, 2019

 Sault's 2018 WTF Festival
Wins Provincial Award

 Sault's 2018 WTF Festival Wins Provincial Award  Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO -  March 1, 2019   (LSN)  We have some news to share, and it’s Wonderfully Terrifically Fantastic! Last year’s WTF Festival in Sault Ste. Marie was recognized this week by Festivals & Events Ontario. The inaugural event, which was held in June at various local venues, was named Best New Festival for 2018.
 

The WTF Festival – a.k.a. Way Too Funny, a.k.a. Warning: Too Funny – was developed by Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation.

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Boundary Waters Permit - Friday, March 1, 2019

Boundary Waters Permit Reservations Available March 4, 2019

Bournary Permits Available March 4, 2019   Lake Superior News
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DULUTH, MINNESOTA  - March 1, 2019   (LSN)   Beginning Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9 am CST, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service will reopen the process to reserve Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness quota permits on Recreation.gov. 

The Superior National Forest has been working closely with the Recreation.gov team to test the system and conduct training with cooperators to ensure the website is ready and functioning properly, as well as ensuring visitors will have a fair process and equitable access to apply for permits to the BWCAW. 

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Boundary Waters Permit - Friday, March 1, 2019

Boundary Waters Permit Reservations Available March 4, 2019

Bournary Permits Available March 4, 2019   Lake Superior News
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DULUTH, MINNESOTA  - March 1, 2019   (LSN)   Beginning Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9 am CST, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service will reopen the process to reserve Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness quota permits on Recreation.gov. 

The Superior National Forest has been working closely with the Recreation.gov team to test the system and conduct training with cooperators to ensure the website is ready and functioning properly, as well as ensuring visitors will have a fair process and equitable access to apply for permits to the BWCAW. 

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lake sturgeon record - Monday, February 25, 2019

DNR certifies huge lake sturgeon as new catch-and-release state record

 lake sturgeon as new catch-and-release state record  Lake Superior News
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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - February 25, 2019   (LSN)  Minnesota has a new state record lake sturgeon so large that anglers had to drill five holes to fit the 6 1/2 foot long fish through the St. Croix River ice. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has certified the fish as a state catch-and-release record.

Early on in the effort to catch the fish on Feb. 9, record holder Darren Troseth knew he had something special on the line. 

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Northwestern Fur Trappers - Monday, February 25, 2019

Northwestern Fur Trappers Association Convention

Northwestern Fur Trappers Association  Lake Superior News

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - February 25, 2019   (LSN)   Northwestern Fur Trappers Association would like to invite you to their annual trappers convention  March 1-2.

Vendors, competitions, Wild Fur Fashion show, Fur Handling Demonstrations and Competitions demonstrations, information, raffles and auctions. 

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Northland Fat Bike Rally - Thursday, February 14, 2019

Lake Bemidji State Park sponsors 5th Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally

Lake Bemidji State Park  Northland Fat Bike Rally   Lake Superior News
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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - February 14, 2019   (LSN)   Gear up fat bike riders of all levels. It’s time for the 5th Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally at Lake Bemidji State Park on Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The main event begins at 11 a.m. with a mass start on Lake Bemidji and then heads into Lake Bemidji State Park and up the Rocky Point Trail. Both a 10K and 28K route will be offered.

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St. Louis River Summit - Tuesday, February 5, 2019

9th annual St. Louis River Summit to focus on river towns

St. Louis River Summit Pokegama Bay    Lake Superior News
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SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN. –  February 5, 2019 (LSNThe Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve (Lake Superior Reserve) will hold its annual St. Louis River Summit March 5-6 in the Yellowjacket Union at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

 

A variety of speakers will present information about progress related to river landscapes, community well-being, progress on habitat restoration, and scientific monitoring techniques

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DNR announces appointments - Wednesday, January 23, 2019

DNR announces appointments to Commissioner’s Office

Minnesota DNR  Commissioners   Lake Superior News
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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - January 23, 2019   (LSN)   The Department of Natural Resources today announced leadership appointments in its Commissioner’s Office.

DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen named current Assistant Commissioner Barb Naramore as deputy DNR commissioner.

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Salmon Association Lottery - Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Salmon Association Lottery in support of Kakabeka Falls hatchery

Thunder Bay Salmon Association Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - January 22, 2019   (LSN)   Money raised from this lottery goes to support the operation of the TBSA hatchery in Kakabeka Falls.  Operating costs of the hatchery are $30,000 to $40,000 per year depending on the number of fish raised each year.  Volunteers collect eggs in late September or early

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Shakopee resident wins turkey stamp contest - Monday, December 31, 2018

Shakopee resident wins turkey stamp contest
Mark Thone

turkey stamp contest winner Mark Thone  Lake Superior News
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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - December 31, 2018  (LSN)   Shakopee artist Mark Thone won the 2020 turkey stamp contest. Judges selected the painting from among 12 submissions for the annual contest that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sponsors.

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Candlelight events begin - Sunday, December 30, 2018

Candlelight events begin Dec. 31
at Minnesota state parks and trails

Candlelight events  at Minnesota state parks and trails  Lake Superior News
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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - December 30, 2018  (LSN)   Each year, many staff and volunteers line trails with lanterns, candles and other luminaries. Visitors can then walk, snowshoe or cross-country ski those trails, depending on the event and the amount of snow. After hitting the trails, they can warm up with hot cocoa or cider in the visitor center or around a bonfire.

More than 30 candlelight events are scheduled at Minnesota state parks and trails this winter, starting Dec. 31 and continuing through early March, according to the Department of Natural Resources. 

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PCs halt price hike for highway tourism signs - Saturday, December 29, 2018

PCs halt price hike for Ontario highway tourism signs

Highway Signs   Lake Superior News
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Sudbury, ONTARIO -  December 29, 2018   (LSN)  The province will not be going ahead in 2019 with planned price hikes for the blue tourism signs that dot Ontario's highways after all.
The Progressive Conservative government "heard clearly from tourism operators across the province" that they were unhappy the fee increase, said Michael Tibollo, minister for tourism, culture and sport, in a statement Thursday report the Northeastern Tourism in thier News Letter.

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January is Dogsledding Month - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

January is Dogsledding Month in Cook County
Gunflint Mail and John Beargrease

Gunflint-Mail Run 2015 Erin Altemus and team  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_CookCounty Gunflint-Mail Run 2015 Erin Altemus and team

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  -  November 28, 2018   (LSN) January is a time for residents and visitors to celebrate modern-day mushers and their canine athlete companions at the Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race Saturday, Jan. 5 – Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 and the 35th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Sunday, Jan. 27 – Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. 

 

“We encourage visitors to come and watch the dog sled races,” says, Linda Jurek, executive director for Visit Cook County. 

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eeking to hire a Director of Travel & Tourism Development - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation
Seeking to hire a Director of Travel & Tourism Development

Sault Ste. Marie Tourism   Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO -  November 24, 2018   (LSN)  The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is seeking to hire a Director of Travel & Tourism Development. Overseeing the organization’s Tourism Sault Ste. Marie division, this senior management position is responsible for the growth of travel and tourism, product development, convention business segments, sports tournaments, festivals and events, and for creating and executing effective marketing strategies.

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Tourism Sault Ste. Marie 2018 award winners - Saturday, November 24, 2018

Tourism Sault Ste. Marie  2018 award winners

 Gerald  June Demers, owners of Agawa Crafts, with Lindsey Ackland,  Tourism Sault Ste. Marie  Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO -  November 24, 2018   (LSN)  Tourism Sault Ste. Marie honoured the industry’s best and brightest yesterday at its 16th annual awards night. The event recognized individuals, organizations and businesses for going above and beyond to welcome visitors and reinforce the community’s tourist-friendly reputation. With the ceremony held at Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre,

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Norpine Fat Bike Classic - Monday, November 19, 2018

Third annual Norpine Fat Bike Classic in Lutsen

Norpine Fat Bike Classic Lutsen   Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  -  November 19, 2018   (LSN)  That riding a bicycle on the North Shore in winter is a thing.  On Saturday, Jan. 5, visitors can ride or enjoy watching a premier winter cycling event at the third annual Norpine Fat Bike Classic in Lutsen, Minn.  Riders will make their way on a long 24-mile course or a shorter 16-mile course through Cook County’s wilderness landscape on the North Coast of Lake Superior on established Norpine cross-country ski trails.

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Governor’s Residence Christmas tree - Sunday, November 18, 2018

Governor’s Residence Christmas tree harvested
 from Nemadji State Forest

Governor’s Residence Christmas tree harvested  from Nemadji State Forest   Lake Superior News
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NEMADJI STATE FOREST , MINNESOTA  - November 18, 2018  (LSN)   The holidays are coming to the Governor’s Residence! Foresters from the Department of Natural Resources and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota harvested the official state Christmas tree today from the Nemadji State Forest. The tree, which is approximately 60 years old, will decorate the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul.

“This year’s tree is absolutely gorgeous—tall, full, and almost perfectly shaped,” said Jean Mouelle, the DNR forester who selected this year’s tree. “It’s an impressive example of a balsam fir.”

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Sault Ste. Marie hosting major snowmobile race - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie hosting major snowmobile race

Sault Ste. Marie is hosting  Rivercity Motorsports 250   Lake Superior Newsw
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Sault Ste. Marie, ON (November 11, 2018) – Start your engines! Sault Ste. Marie is hosting a major international snowmobile race this winter. The Rivercity Motorsports 250 is taking place March 1 and 2 at Runway Park on Airport Road. It will be a final points competition for the Midwest International Racing Association (MIRA) and is expected to be the circuit’s biggest race of the season.

 

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Lake Mille Lacs winter anglers - Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Lake Mille Lacs winter anglers allowed 1 walleye starting Dec. 1

Lake Mille Lacs winter anglers   Lake Superior News
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LAKE MILLE LACS , MINNESOTA  - October 30, 2018  (LSN)   Surveys show walleye population increasing, but some year classes remain below normal

Winter anglers on Lake Mille Lacs will again enjoy a walleye harvest this winter for the third season in a row, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Similar to last season, anglers will be allowed to keep walleye on Mille Lacs starting Saturday, Dec. 1, with no bait restrictions and a limit of one walleye between 21-23 inches, or one fish over 28 inches.

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Luverne host Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener - Monday, October 15, 2018

Luverne wraps up successful weekend as host of Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener

Luverne host Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener  Lake Superior News
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LUVERNE, MINNESOTA  - October 15, 2018  (LSN)  Hunters reported excellent weather for hunting in the Luverne area during the eighth annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunt Saturday. The Luverne area, known for its pheasant habitat and hunter and dog-friendly lodging, hosted hundreds of guests.

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Thunder Bay Parade of Lights - Monday, October 8, 2018

Thunder Bay Parade of Lights
20th Anniversary

Thunder Bay Parade of Lights   Lake Superior News
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The Thunder Bay Parade of Lights is celebrating the 20th Anniversary on Saturday, December 1st, 2018., at 7:00 p.m.  The most wonderful time of the year and everyone is invited!  That's right you are going to see some outstanding magical Christmas displays made with love by our selfless & generous entrants!

Over the years many families attend the Parade of Lights as one of their Christmas traditions! We hope that the 2018 parade will fill your hearts and ignite your Christmas spirit!

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Northern Ontario passenger rail service Budcar - Sunday, October 7, 2018

Northern Ontario passenger rail service Budcar

Budcar In Northern Ontario  Lake Superior News
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MARATHON, ONTARIO, October 7, 2018  (LSN)   Jacques Ouellette is heading a group of people trying to promote passenger rail service for Northern Ontario .

When I ran for the Provincial election.

I heard from many people on how this was very important to them .

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McIntyre River Pedestrian/Cyclist Bridge - Monday, October 1, 2018

McIntyre River Pedestrian/Cyclist Bridge Open House

McIntyre River Pedestrian/Cyclist Bridge  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - October 1, 2018  (LSN)  The City of Thunder Bay is hosting a Public Open House about the new proposed pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the McIntyre Floodway. The Open House will feature information about the project, concept plans, and an opportunity for the community to provide feedback on the project.

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2018 Tourism Sault Ste. Marie Awards - Friday, September 28, 2018

2018 Tourism Sault Ste. Marie Awards Nominations open

Sunny  Naqvi  Tourism Sault Ste. Marie Awards  Lake Superior News
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Sunny Naqvi, 2016 Winner

SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  September 28, 2018  (LSN)  Sault Ste. Marie is a warm community that welcomes tens of thousands of visitors from around the world each year. To recognize the local people and groups that help drive this economic sector, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie is calling for nominations for its 16th annual awards ceremony.

 

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Two Wolves released on Isle Royale National Park - Friday, September 28, 2018

Two Wolves released on Isle Royale National Park

First Wolf releasee on Isle Royale  Lake Superior News
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HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN-- After years of study, public engagement, and planning, the first wolves in a National Park Service (NPS) wolf translocation project to restore predation to the island ecosystem have been moved to Isle Royale National Park from the Grand Portage Indian Reservation.

On Wednesday, September 26, late in the day, two gray wolves, a 4-year old female and a 5-year old male, were taken to the island

 

Land Exchange Superior National Forest and Cook County - Thursday, September 27, 2018

US Forest Service Superior National Forest and Cook County
Complete Land Exchange

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - September 27, 2018  (LSN) The United States Forest Service Superior National Forest and Cook County Minnesota completed a Land Exchange this afternoon at the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais – an initiative that began in the 1990s.

 

Cook County and the Superior National Forest have been working together for nearly two decades to develop the proposal and complete all of the required steps to achieve this land exchange. The genesis of this exchange has its roots in the establishment of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

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Special deer hunt permits available for Cascade River, Judge C. R. Magney state parks - Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Special deer hunt permits available for Cascade River, Judge C. R. Magney state parks

Minnesota Deer Hunting  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  - September 26, 2018  (LSN) Cascade River and Judge C R. Magney state parks will again hold special firearms deer hunts this fall during regular firearms season November 3 – 18. 

Hunters wishing to participate in one of the special state park hunts will need to obtain a state park deer hunt permit in addition to their regular license.

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MNRF Licensing System Changes - Wednesday, September 26, 2018

MNRF Licensing System Changes

Ontario Hunting and Fishing Licences  Lake Superior News
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TORONTO, ONTARIO - September 26, 2018  (LSN)  On November 26, 2018 there will be a better way for hunters and anglers across Ontario to get their Outdoors Cards and hunting and fishing licensing products.


"The new fish and wildlife licensing service that we are launching in November will make getting outdoors easier for hunters and anglers.

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Minnesota Youth ages 10-15 a special deer season - Monday, September 24, 2018

Youth ages 10-15 can participate in a special deer season

DNR Youth Deer special deer season  Lake Superior News
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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - September 24, 2018  (LSN)  Youth ages 10-15 can participate in a special deer season that runs from Thursday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 21, in 28 permit areas of southeastern and northwestern Minnesota, including in the Twin Cities metro permit area 601, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

“Youth deer season is about giving kids a unique opportunity to get out into the woods with a parent or mentor,” said James Burnham,

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Lake Superior Estuarium on Barker’s Island - Monday, September 24, 2018

Wild about Rice Festival Lake Superior Estuarium on Barker’s Island

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SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN. –  September 24, 2018 (LSN)  A free community celebration of wild rice is being held on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lake Superior Estuarium on Barker’s Island in Superior. The public is invited to learn about, taste, cook and practice harvesting this unique regional wild food. Events for the whole family include a puppet show produced by staff at Fond du Lac Resource Management,

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Slate River Slaughter Halloween Display - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Slate River Slaughter Halloween Display
October 18th to 31st

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - September 18, 2018  (LSN) This small hobby group create a spectacular display to generates funds to donate to charities that are near and dear to the property owners’ hearts.  This is a FREE event to attend and operates on DONATIONS ONLY upon entering the display.  To keep their costs down as low as possible they dedicate hundreds of hours to building, repurposing many materials and fund the event themselves.  Their goals are to bring something fun for the community to enjoy every Halloween season and to raise donations for charities like Grace Place and the Thunder Bay District Human Society.

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Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel Announces Multimillion-dollar Renovations - Saturday, September 15, 2018

Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel Announces Multimillion-dollar Renovations and Historic Rebrand

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September 13, 2018 – The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel, Thunder Bay’s oldest and most iconic hotel property, has rebranded and is in the process of a multimillion-dollar renovation that will return the hotel to its historic, royal roots, it announced today.

Located in the downtown Waterfront District and built in 1911, the newly unveiled brand is a modern interpretation of the hotel’s original logo that is still engraved on the property’s walls.  The renovations include exterior façade improvements with the addition of classic canopies and flags, and interior upgrades include renovating and refurnishing the main lobby, elevators, guest rooms, ballroom and public spaces.

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Art Along the Lake - Thursday, September 6, 2018

Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA – Sept. 6, 2018  (LSN)   Imagine the visual excitement visitors will experience when viewing artwork by 50-plus local artists, who are inspired by one of Minnesota’s premier destinations on the North Shore.  Cook County is where the Sawtooth Mountains meet the shores of Lake Superior, and it will be ablaze with Fall color during the annual “Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour” Sept. 28 – Oct. 7.

 

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HAUNTED FORT NIGHT! - Wednesday, September 5, 2018

FORT WILLIAM HISTORICAL PARK’S HAUNTED FORT NIGHT!

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - September 5, 2018   (LSN)   This October, Fort William Historical Park (FWHP) presents another bone-chilling Haunted Fort Night. This fall, sinister forces are stretching the forlorn barrier between the living and the departed, and the corrupted lost souls sense the weakness. These nightmarish creatures now call out, twisting and tormenting the innocent as they hunt for an escape from their purgatory of emptiness and endless misery.

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launch of the iCARE Thunder Bay Initiative - Monday, September 3, 2018

Official launch of the iCARE Thunder Bay Initiative

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THUNDER  BAY, ONTARIO  September 3, 2018  (LSN) I would like to bring to your attention the official launch of the iCARE Thunder Bay Initiative. This is a city-wide initiative to help move the City of Thunder Bay forward; by encouraging all residents in the community to show their true heart for the city.

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Sault hosting Crank The Shield cycling race - Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sault hosting Crank The Shield cycling race this weekend

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SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO - August 16, 2018 (LSN)  Mountain bike enthusiasts from across North America are descending on Sault Ste. Marie this weekend. From August 17 to 19, the community is hosting Crank T

 

Sault Ste. Marie is hosting Crank The Shield this weekend. The cycling adventure is taking place from August 17 to 19 at various locations. It features nearly 200 cyclists from across North America. As members of the media, you are invited to all portions of the event. 

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Coast Guard Rescue 3 People - Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Coast Guard Rescue 3 People Isle Royale

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TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN -  August 8, 2018  (LSN)  A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan conducted a medevac from Isle Royale in Lake Superior, Tuesday.

 

Watchstanders in the Coast Guard District Nine Command Center were contacted by a Park Ranger on Isle Royal shortly after 9 p.m. local time, Monday, about an 18 year-old woman experiencing severe dehydration and slipping in and out of consciousness. The woman was part of a 3-person hiking party who set out on Monday morning.

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Emergency? Help Ornge find you! - Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Emergency? Help Ornge find you!

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THUNDER BAY, ONARIO - August 1, 2018  (LSN) Ornge encourages those who live in (or visit) remote/cottage communities to download an Emergency Contact Sheet. This will help first responders access/locate you in an emergency situation

Hundreds of times each year, Ornge responds and transports patients from a variety of locations across Ontario including remote communities, cottage communities and urban centres. In remote and cottage communities, it is essential for homeowners, campers and cottage owners to know their location and other relevant health information when calling for help in an emergency situation.

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Parks & Trails Commission Special Meeting - Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Cook County Parks & Trails Commission Special Meeting

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - August 1, 2018 (LSN)  The Cook County Parks & Trails Commission held their monthly meeting on July 30; however, no formal decisions or recommendations were made due to absences which resulted in a lack of Quorum. A special meeting will be on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, from 5-7 pm, in the Commissioners Board Room to address outstanding action items.

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Sunwing expands services from Thunder Bay - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sunwing expands services from Thunder Bay; adds direct flights to Punta Cana

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TORONTO, ONTARIO  – July 31, 2018  (LSN)  Sunwing is returning to Thunder Bay for a ninth season this coming winter and adding a new direct flight service to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for the first time. With the introduction of this new service, vacationers departing from Thunder Bay will enjoy convenient and direct access to three of the travel company’s most popular vacation destinations. Along with adding new weekly flights to Punta Cana operating between December 19, 2018 and March 27, 2019, the travel company is bringing back its popular winter flight services to Varadero, Cuba and Cancun, Mexico that will be available between November 6, 2018 and March 26, 2019 and December 24, 2018 and April 1, 2019 respectively.

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Celebrate National Carousel Day - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Celebrate National Carousel Day by
Helping to Restore our 103 year old Carousel!

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - July 25, 2018  (LSN) The Friends of Chippewa Park Carousel Restoration Team want you to celebrate National Carousel Day by not only heading out to Chippewa Park to ride our historic carousel today but by donating to the restoration campaign.

The campaign to raise funds for the restoration of the carousel has reached the halfway mark with $426,732.55 of the target $900,000 required, “but if we are to continue the restoration this fall we need to raise the remainder between now and year end” said Carousel Restoration Committee Co-Chair, Donna Gilhooly.

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Poker Run returning to Sault Ste. Marie - Friday, July 20, 2018

Poker Run returning to Sault Ste. Marie waterfront

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO July 20, 2018   (LSN)  They’re baaaa-aaaack! Dozens of high-octane speed boats are returning to the Sault Ste. Marie shoreline this summer. The third-annual Power Boating Canada/Poker Runs America CAN/AM President’s Cup VIP Poker Run is taking place July 27 to 29. This year’s event is slated to be the biggest yet, with many new and returning performance boats scheduled to take part in the weekend waterfront festivities.

 

This year’s Poker Run is Mardi Gras-themed. When taking part in the event, the public is encouraged to dress up in masks and beads to join the fun.

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89th Annual Fisherman’s Picnic Grand Marais - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

89th Annual Fisherman’s Picnic
Grand Marais

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GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA - July 18, 2018  (LSN) The 89th Annual Fisherman’s Picnic will be celebrated on Aug 2– 5 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.

The Grand Marais Lions Club made it an official celebration in 1952.  It is a time when family and class unions are held. While giving opportunities for friends to come together and reunite.

The annual Fisherman’s Picnic is a classic local festival where you can find everything from softball tournaments, fishing contests to lumberjack exhibitions and a parade on Sunday. Some of the wackier events are the fish-tossing contest (participants throw herring back and forth), a loon-calling contest, minnow races and pickled herring-eating contest.

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Parks & Trails Commission Seeking Respresentatives - Tuesday, July 17, 2018

aParks & Trails Commission Seeking Two District Representatives

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GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA – July 17, 2018  (LSN) – Cook County’s Parks & Trails Commission is seeking a District Two representative (effective immediately) and a District Four representative (beginning in August) for two-year terms.

“We are looking for two interested individuals to bring their enthusiasm and energy to the Commission,” said Lisa Kerr, Land Commissioner/Parks & Trails Director. “This is a great opportunity to be part of the future of Cook County’s parks and trails.”

 

The Parks & Trails Commission was established to advise and provide recommendations to the Cook County Board of Commissioners

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National Cherry Festival Airshow - Thursday, June 28, 2018

USCG Air Station Traverse City Open Ramp
National Cherry Festival Airshow

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TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN, —  June 28, 2018  (LSN)  Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City is scheduled to host an ‘Open Ramp’ event, Friday, June 29, 2018, from 5:30 p.m., to 8 p.m., to kick off the 2018 National Cherry Festival Airshow.  

Admission is free and open to the public. 

The Air Station is opening its gates and allowing up-close access to the National Cherry Festival Airshow performers, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, two Air National Guard A10’s, the Royal Canadian Air Force HC-130 Hercules, a vintage B17 Bomber, L39 Albatross training jet, and Air Station Traverse City’s own MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters.

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Experience North c - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Experience North combines everything local and outdoors

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TERRACE BAY , ONTARIO  - June 27, 2018  (LSN) I don’t know about you, but I am passionate about anything outdoors, but especially proud of my backyard on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Allow me to introduce myself, My name is Kendall,  I am the proud new owner of Experience North, in Terrace Bay, ON. Experience North combines everything local and outdoors all into one convenient hub. I would love to share this with you!

  

When you pull into the parking lot you will notice the canoes, kayaks and paddleboards sitting on the rack outside with a rent me sign. There are also Fat bikes, Camping Equipment, Fishing Kits and Day Packs for rent

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Lake Superior Day on Barker’s Island - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Celebrate Lake Superior Day July 15 on Barker’s Island in Superior

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SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN . –   June 27, 2018  (LSN) The community is invited to celebrate Lake Superior Day on Sunday, July 15, at Barker’s Island Festival Park in Superior.

The event will include free family fun with live music, kids’ activities, stand-up paddleboarding, informational booths, and food vendors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., all focused on celebrating and appreciating the greatest Great Lake. 

Prior to the festivities, North Shore SUP will host the inaugural Paddle for the People free recreational paddle race around Barker’s Island. There will be a mandatory check-in from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 10 a.m. Following the event, North Shore SUP will offer free stand-up paddleboarding demonstrations.

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Sault as one of Canada’s friendliest cities - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Expedia ranks the Sault as one of Canada’s friendliest cities

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO - June 19, 2018 (LSN)  Sault Ste. Marie was ranked one of the friendliest cities in Canada by Expedia. In an article released last week, the travel website analyzed more than 750 communities based on visitor reviews. The Sault was rated ninth in the country. 

 

The Expedia article, titled Friendliest Communities (and Towns) in Canada 2018, describes the city as followed: “Located on the banks of the St. Mary’s River, Sault Ste. Marie has always been known for its beauty and easy living. You’ll want to experience the good vibes for yourself.” The report also highlights the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Center and Art Gallery of Algoma. “You’ll see how the lovely area has influenced a wealth of artists,” the article states.

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Take a Kid Fishing Weekend Minnesota - Monday, June 4, 2018

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is June 8-10

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA,  June 4, 2018  (LSN) On Take a Kid Fishing Weekend from Friday, June 8, to Sunday, June 10, Minnesotans can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

“Fishing together with kids can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors and have some memorable experiences,” said Jeff Ledermann, DNR angler recruitment, retention and education supervisor. “We encourage people to give it a try. It’s fairly easy to buy or borrow fishing poles, and one good way to start is by fishing for bluegills with small hooks, bobbers and live bait.”

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DNR invites public to serve on council - Monday, June 4, 2018

DNR invites public to serve on council to help boost hunter, angler numbers

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