Study finds pharmaceuticals, other chemicals in remote Minnesota lakes

Study finds pharmaceuticals, other chemicals in remote Minnesota lakes

Photo: A remote lake in Cook County, Minn. A three-year study by the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa found pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in 28 lakes in northeastern Minnesota, including some with little or no human development. Courtesy Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

A study has found pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in remote lakes in and

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Lake Superior No Longer the Clearest of the Great Lakes

Superior is no longer the clearest of the Great Lakes

Photo: Lake Superior, seen from the Park Point beach in Duluth in August.

Many people who’ve spent much time around the Great Lakes take for granted that Lake Superior is the largest, coldest and clearest of the lakes. Not anymore. While Lake Superior has not gotten any dirtier, lakes Huron and Michigan have gotten significantly clearer in the past 20 years or so, a study published earlier this year in

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Top Teen 2017 finalist: Joseph Goldstein uses his voice for Boundary Waters

Top Teen 2017 finalist: Joseph Goldstein uses his voice for Boundary Waters

Joseph Goldstein was diagnosed with high-risk lymphoblastic leukemia when he was in eighth grade — but he doesn’t let that define him. Two years ago, the Make-a-Wish foundation approached Joseph and asked him what his potential wish would be. Joseph knew exactly what he wanted to with his wish, and no it was not to go to Disney World, or meeting a favorite celebrity — instead, he wanted to donate

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