Minnesota Governor Profile Council of Great Lakes Governors Includes biography, inaugural address, State of the State address and related links.
Minnesota Sea Grant Provides the people, tools and technology to help maintain and enhance coastal and aquatic economies and resources, focusing primarily on problems facing Lake Superior and Minnesota's inland waters.
Minnesota State Government A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from Minnesota's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.
The Large Lakes Observatory University of Minnesota - Duluth Located on the Duluth Campus of the university of Minnesota, the Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) is the only institute in the country dedicated to the study of large lakes world wide. The LLO focuses on the global implications of investigation in the areas of aquatic chemistry, circulation dynamics, geochemistry, acoustic remote sensing, plankton dynamics, sedimentology and paleoclimatology.
Economy Minnesota Economic Profile Northeast-Midwest Institute The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending, demographics and more.
Lake Superior - Duluth Streams U.S. EPA/NOAA This project's primary goal is to enhance public understanding of aquatic ecosystems, the influence of land uses in the watershed and these systems, and the importance of these systems to both economic and environmental sustainability.
Minnesota Lakes Association The Minnesota Lakes Association seeks to protect, preserve and enhance Minnesota's lakes as irreplaceable natural assets and to encourage responsible use of lakes for widely diverse purposes.
Upper Mississippi River (IA, IL, MN, MO) American Heritage Rivers The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.
Tourism The Great Lakes Circle Tour Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.
Minnesota Lake Superior Beach Monitoring Program Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Minnesota's beach monitoring program collects samples from 37 Lake Superior beaches and analyzes them for water-borne diseases and human health risks. During beach season, this site offers daily and historical beach status information, including weather, photos and maps.
Minnesota's Superior Scenic Byways Use this site to explore four beautiful Minnesota Superior Scenic Byways on the western shores of Lake Superior. Each byway is illustrated in an easy-to-follow interactive map that offers recreational opportunities, cultural or historic sites, information centers and various attractions.
The Lighthouses of Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois Seeing The Light Join lighthouse buffs Terry and Sue Pepper on a voyage of discovery around the Great Lakes and through history. This site features extensive photography, research and observations of the lights.