Ships on Lake Superior battle ice

NWS says this is thickest ice-up in 35 years

Ships using Lake Superior are having a tough time due to the worst buildup of ice in decades.

Masses of plastic particles found in Great Lakes

Already ravaged by invasive species and industrial pollution, the Great Lakes now confront a newly discovered threat: untold millions of tiny plastic bits, some visible only through a microscope.

Appeals court tosses speeding ticket

Speed limit sign was blocked by tree branch, defendent says

A Wisconsin appeals court has tossed out a Superior man's speeding ticket because a tree branch blocked the speed limit sign.