UPDATED: March 7, 2014 - 5:00am
The U.S. Coast Guard began breaking ice on Lake Superior this week, with officials saying this is the most ice on the Great Lakes in a quarter of a century.
UPDATED: March 6, 2014 - 12:00pm
Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline stretches from Alberta's oil sands region through Sasketchewan and Manitoba before crossing into the U.S. and reaching Superior's port on the Great Lakes.
Enbridge Energy has proposed a $7 billion upgrade to their existing "Line 3" pipeline , which runs from the Canadian oil tar sands to Superior. Environmental groups compare this with the stalled Keystone XL pipeline.
UPDATED: March 5, 2014 - 4:30pm
A bill limiting local regulation of sand mines passed a state legislative committee on a party line vote. That clears the way for the full state Senate to take it up.
UPDATED: March 4, 2014 - 9:00pm
Prolonged cold temperatures allowed tourists to walk out and see the ice caves near the Apostle Islands this winter. Photo: Michael Leland / WPR News
The phenomenon that is the Apostle Islands ice caves “only” drew 10,000 people last weekend. The unprecedented surge of visitors to an otherwise quiet winter area is going to carry over to the summer. The 10,000 visitors last weekend is about half as many as have been going to the ice caves each...