lake superior

Wisconsin man remembered in Michigan for trying to save swimmers

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - A young man who died while trying to rescue two women last year in Lake Superior is being remembered at a lifesaving station near the site of the drownings.A plaque with a description of the tragedy is on a box that holds a remote-controlled buoy. The Mining Journal in Marquette ( ) says the buoy can travel up to 22 mph to reach distressed swimmers.

Divers recover 2 of 3 bodies found off Michigan coast

Michigan State Police say the bodies of a 9-year-old boy and an adult reported missing two weeks ago when they did not return from a fishing trip have been recovered and the body of the boy's father has been located.

Mining co. submits sampling plan to DNR

Gogebic Taconite includes pre-application notice, required a year before seeking permit

A company looking to dig a huge iron mine just south of Lake Superior has filed new papers with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources outlining a bulk sampling plan and notifying the agency it plans to seek a mining permit.

Republicans won't seek to restrict mining access

Concerns about protestors at mine site had inspired provision, rep says

Assembly Republican leaders say they will not include a provision in the state budget designed to limit public access to the proposed site of an iron ore mine near Lake Superior.