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LAKE SUPERIOR

Cook drops to 28 degrees, while areas near Lake Superior avoided freezing temperatures.
Fall tourism plays a large role in many small communities along Lake Superior's North Shore. Tourism experts from St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties highlight how visitors can capture the season with unique ways to experience maple and birch trees this autumn.
The chemical cocktail created an orange colored vapor cloud measuring 20 miles long and 5 miles wide — and it parked itself over the populated area of Superior, Wisconsin, and neighboring Duluth, Minnesota, prompting a mass evacuation of more than 50,000 people.
Radar tracks put Michael Bratlie, an experienced military and commercial pilot, just past Two Harbors, Minnesota, in his two-engine plane. There the flight path ended, drawing exhaustive searches of Lake Superior and the thick woods and rugged terrain on shore.
Lee and Jane Radzak of Willmar lived for 36 years at the Split Rock Lighthouse Historical Site while Lee worked as the site's manager. Once he retired, Lee wrote a book about the family's experiences living at the lighthouse.
The multi-agency effort will help verify data collected by traditional research boats and crews.

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The Pride of Baltimore II moors in Superior on Tuesday ahead of the Festival of Sail.
The Department of Natural Resources' annual lake trout assessment was the highest ever for western Lake Superior.
A team of young people worked to produce a video that explores their shared experiences growing up on mighty lakes, near and far.

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