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LSProject: Who was Espagnol?

Grand Portage and Grand Marais were once fur trade posts, and the journals of several fur trade clerks mention an Anishinaabe tribal leader named Espagnol.

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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.

Joe Friedrichs holds an empty stringer on the 2019 Fishing Opener. Photo by Brad Nielsen

LSProject: WTIP news director 'skunked' on Fishing Opener

It was a busy weekend for many anglers across the state, as May 11 launched the start of the 2019 fishing season in Minnesota.

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.

Isle Royale moose study Feb 2019 Photo by Seth Moore, PhD, director of biology and environment, Grand Portage Band of Chippewa

LSProject: Researchers to compare Isle Royale, Grand Portage Moose populations

The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have partnered to conduct an interesting study of the moose populations in our r

Trout stocking might change or end in some Cook County lakes due to climate change. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

LSProject: Climate change likely to impact trout lakes near Lake Superior

A changing climate continues to impact a variety of fish and wildlife management strategies in northern Minnesota.


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.