The Lake Superior Project

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A series of short features looking at the broad range of issues facing one of the world's largest resources: Lake Superior.

Lake Superior holds 10 percent of the world’s fresh water. It is an undeniably huge resource. The lake means different things to different people, whether it's a source of inspiration or income, or a favorite place to recreate or fish. WTIP North Shore Community Radio brings Lake Superior into focus with The Lake Superior Project, a series of 12 stories airing monthly throughout the year. We’ll take a closer look at the culture and history of the Lake Superior region and investigate issues like the impacts of climate change, invasive species, development, and industry as well as explore how people are coming together to protect and preserve the lake for generations to come. This project is funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in cooperation with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program. Hide full description

Lake Superior holds 10 percent of the world’s fresh water. It is an undeniably huge resource. The lake means different things to different people, whether it's a source of inspiration or income, or a favorite place to recreate or fish. WTIP North Shore Community Radio brings Lake Superior into focus with The Lake Superior Project, a series of 12 stories airing monthly throughout the year. We’ll take a closer look at the culture and history of the Lake Superior region and investigate issues like the impacts of climate change, invasive species, development, and industry as well as explore how people are coming together to protect and preserve the lake for generations to come. This project is funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal... Show full description


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Crystal Bay is a unique location featuring cliffs, a gravel beach, caves and a creek. It's located near Finland, Minnesota, along the North Shore o...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 08:18
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Lake Superior is outrageously huge. That’s understood. But the most challenging aspect when discussing the size of Lake Superior is formatting the...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 07:10
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If ever there was an example of landowners and government agencies taking a negative situation and turning into a positive, a decades-long effort t...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 08:32
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A team of researchers continue to explore the potential impacts of climate change along the North Shore, as WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports in this i...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2017
  • Length: 10:06
Caption: The Voyageur II docked at Rock Harbor, Isle Royale
This edition of the Lake Superior Project takes a look at how commercial fishing on Isle Royale, Michigan, has changed. The remote island about 15 ...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 08:50
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Each year on the third Sunday in July, communities around the Big Lake celebrate Lake Superior Day. There are activities around the lake to celebra...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 08:36
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In the early 1900s, many Scandinavian immigrants settled along the North Shore of Lake Superior. In this edition of The Lake Superior Project, WTI...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 08:06
Caption: Chippewa City Church
Chippewa City, a townsite just east of Grand Marais and home to the St. Francis Xavier Church, remains an important community in the history of Coo...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 11:00
Caption: Taconite Harbor plant
Taconite Harbor was a booming and lively community on the Western edge of Cook County. It was built in the 1950s to house employees of the Erie Min...

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  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 13:21
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In this edition of The Lake Superior Project, Dr. Seth Moore, director of biology and environment with the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa, discusse...

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  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 08:44
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Caption: The Lake Superior Project, Credit: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
During the 1950s Cook County participated in "Operation Skywatch" -- a nation-wide organization utilizing local citizens to watch the skies for pos...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 06:25
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Deer weren't always common along the North Shore of Lake Superior. With the increase in their population, the plants that make our landscape so app...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 07:17
Caption: The Lake Superior Project, Credit: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
The Maple Hill Cemetery is a small cemetery outside of Grand Marais, Minnesota. It's a lovely place, located high on a hill overlooking Lake Superi...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 07:17
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Lake Superior is a big part of the landscape in northeastern Minnesota…and it has special meaning for most visitors and residents. In this edition ...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 06:02
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A Cessna 185 disappeared in the fall of 1971, and no trace of the plane or its three occupants was found until nearly 12 years later. In this edit...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 07:46
Caption: The Lake Superior Project, Credit: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
Pharmaceuticals and other human-produced chemicals are appearing in northeast Minnesota's water and fish - even in remote and pristine lakes. In th...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 07:45
Caption: Curtis Gagnon, Credit: Curtis Gagnon
The 2016 John Beargrease Sled Dog Race will start on January 31. Born in 1858, John Beargrease, was the son of an Anishinaabe chief. He delivered m...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 07:13
Caption: The Lake Superior Project, Credit: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
There were many resorts that once flourished between the Cascade and Caribou Rivers along the North Shore. Most of those resorts are gone now…but s...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2015
  • Length: 08:10
Caption: The Lake Superior Project, Credit: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
Mic Mac Lake is a remote lake within Tettegouche State Park. Along its shore are a group of log buildings that used to be known as the “Tettegouche...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2015
  • Length: 08:13
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Caption: The Lake Superior Project, Credit: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
Last summer a group of students and adults from Bayfield, Wisconsin, traveled to Lake Baikal in Russia. The trip was part of a program to learn abo...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 07:47