Statewide: May 3, 2011 Archive
Posted at 9:05 AM on May 3, 2011
by Michael Olson
Filed under: Around MN
For the last several months Lake Superior's water level has dropped. But the month of April reversed that trend and the lake rose slightly. It's good news for the health of the lake.
Snow melt and April showers tend to help replenish the lake an average of 3 inches. This past April the lake was up 4 inches. The Ashland Current reports that while that's good news, "the lake is 14 inches below its long-term average beginning-of-May level and is four inches lower than the level recorded at the beginning-of-May last year."
Soo Today reports the lake is expected to continue to rise in May.
This report of the Northland News Center is a good reminder of the power and beauty of the lake.
Also clicking on MN TodayBig brother on the waterfront
A network of about 20 surveillance cameras is watching Duluth's waterfront.The system is still being fine-tuned, but it's now fully operational, Deputy Police Chief Robin Roeser said (Duluth News Tribune).
Wet fields delay Minnesota planting season
Minnesota farmers' planting is well behind schedule, trailing both its five-year average and 2010, a year when excellent spring weather prevailed and crops got in the ground early (Star Tribune).
Osama bin Laden reaction continues
Northland reaction pours in after bin Laden's death
Although Loretta Angell said she initially thought the news would mean more to people directly affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, she realized her son, a 2002 Cloquet High School graduate, had been fighting at least in part because of those attacks (Duluth News Tribune).
Local residents react to al-Qaida leader's death
The news of the killing of Osama bin Laden Sunday by Navy SEALS stirred memories for Bemidji's Pearl Harbor veteran (Bemidji Pioneer).
Mankato reaction to bin Laden death: Triumph, trepidation
Curtis Shotliff's exact reaction to the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed isn't printable. But suffice it to say that Shotliff -- a Henderson native who was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps last year -- punctuated his excitement with a handful of sharp expletives (Mankato Free Press).
Rep. Greg Davids: Twin Cities, Duluth don't need LGA
It has been interesting reading the sky-is-falling predictions coming from Minnesota's inner city mayors regarding a Minnesota House plan to eventually eliminate Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth - three of Minnesota's largest cities - from receiving Local Government Aid (Winona Daily News).
Debate the Voter ID proposal before lawmakers continues
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