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Wood canvas canoes built at North House Folk School. Photo by Carolyn Fritz

LSProject: Building canoes for the community

North House Folk School in Grand Marais is all about showcasing life near Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters.

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LSProject: The Missing Hiker

No one heads out into the woods expecting to get lost - and the remote and heavily forested landscape along the North Shore poses unique challenges for search and rescue teams.


LSProject: Beavers and their relationship with the Lake Superior region

Though loved by some in the Lake Superior region, beavers have been chewing their way into trouble in recent years near downtown Grand Marais and the town harbor.

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LSProject: From Puerto Rico to Lake Superior

Luis Cortes is used to big water. Now in his 40s, the new executive chef at Bluefin Bay Resort spent most of his adult life working at restaurants in Puerto Rico.

Cache Bay Ranger Janice Matichuk talks with a Quetico paddler. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

LSProject: Quetico ranger station wraps up another season

Quetico Provincial Park is situated just across the border from Minnesota in the dense forests of Ontario.

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LSProject: Researchers focus on early life of herring to preserve historic fishery

When Lake Superior comes up in casual conversation, it’s easy to think big. After all, in terms of surface area, Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world.

The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: What happened to Finland's John Pine?

In 1960, homesteader John Pine left his cabin near Finland, Minnesota, and never returned. The mystery of his disappearance was never solved. 

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LSProject: Grand Portage and wolves on Isle Royale

The federal government announced in March that Isle Royale's decimated wolf population will get an infusion of new wolves over the next three years in an attempt to control the abundance of moose

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LSProject: How a 3-year-old boy found an ancient artifact on a Grand Marais beach

In late October of 2010, much of North America experienced a huge storm complex, known as an extratropical cyclone. Minnesota experienced the lowest barometric pressures ever recorded.

The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: The story of "the Pond" in downtown Grand Marais

Most local residents know that an area of downtown Grand Marais has a periodic flooding problem. But what may not be well known is the history of that area.