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Check here for recent coverage of Great Lakes issues by print, radio and television media outlets in the United States and Canada. This section is updated weekdays by the GLIN Project Team at the Great Lakes Commission. You are welcome to submit Great Lakes-related stories by local, state/provincial or national media.

Note: You may notice broken links on some of the newspaper headlines. Many newspapers (e.g., Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, etc) keep complete archives of all their stories. So even if a story is months old, these links should still work. Others, however, like the Toronto Globe and Mail and the New York Times, only archive their stories for one week or require a fee to retrieve the complete articles. So, unfortunately, many of these links in the GLIN archive become broken/irretrievable after a day, week or month. By searching the GLIN archive you will have the title and date that each article was published, however, which will enable you to request the full text directly from the newspapers if you desire.

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April 2017
Atlantic salmon released into Thunder Bay River
The Alpena News (4/21)

City council passes resolution supporting Great Lakes funds
Petoskey News-Review (4/21)

Lake Ontario towns will lobby against new water levels plan
North Country Public Radio (4/21)

Water levels up on Great Lakes
Welland Tribune (4/21)

Wild rice could help protect Lake Ontario shorelines
Metro News (4/21)

Democrats trying to ratchet up pressure to shut down Line 5
Michigan Radio (4/20)

DNR trying to figure out what's causing fish to leak blood in Lake St. Clair
MLive (4/20)

Great Lakes town raises money online to save harbor
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (4/20)

Local salmon stock delayed until May
The Grand Haven Tribune (4/20)

Setting a water pollution budget for 3 troubled Wisconsin counties
Wisconsin Public Radio (4/20)

Trump effect expected to dominate Great Lakes Economic Forum
Windsor Star (4/20)

Waukesha diversion appeal denied
The Journal Times (4/20)

COMMENTARY Defend the value of Michigan water and deny Nestle permit for now
MLive (4/19)

EPA chief visits Indiana waste site amid proposed budget cuts
Reuters (4/19)

EPA plans to offer buyouts as part of Trump push to shrink workforce
The Washington Post (4/19)

Fish stocking creates numerous fishing opportunities throughout state
Gaylord Herald Times (4/19)

High water levels in Lake Ontario and Hamilton Harbour puzzle officials
The Record (4/19)

Kalamazoo County Resolution on Enbridge Line 5 Withdrawn
WMUK-Kalamazoo, Michigan (4/19)

Muskie on the Chicago lakefront: Rare catch draws crowd at Adler
Chicago Sun Times (4/19)

Portman: Wetlands sites ‘working’
The Blade (4/19)

Ship activity means bridges up often on Welland Canal
The Standard (4/19)

U.S. Steel completes restart at Midwest Plant in Portage
The Northwest Indiana Times (4/19)

Utility reopens plant after Lake Michigan chemical spill
The Associated Press (4/19)

Water walkers to begin journey in Duluth
Duluth News Tribune (4/19)

Wayne County issues state of emergency for bays, harbors
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (4/19)

Crown Point city water is safe following Lake Michigan spill
Northwest Indiana Times (4/18)

Inversion allows observers to see for miles and miles
The Chronicle (4/18)

Lake Ontario property owners prepare for rising lake levels
North Country Public Radio (4/18)

Moose population explodes on island park as wolves decline
The Washington Post (4/18)

Muskegon WWII ship to reunite with christening bottle for 75th birthday
MLive (4/18)

Ogden Dunes beach last to reopen after spill
Chicago Tribune (4/18)

Retired biologist argues Jefferson County not suitable for wind turbines
Watertown Daily Times (4/18)

State officials, EPA back Flint mayor's plan to stay on Detroit water
MLive (4/18)

Superior mirages over Chicago skyline now appearing
MLive (4/18)

The last ore boat leaves Escanaba
WLUC-TV-Marquette, MI (4/18)

Three Lake Michigan beaches reopen after chemical spill
MLive (4/18)

Clean water bill called 'once-in-a-generation investment' for state
The Buffalo News (4/17)

COMMENTARY: The impact of single-use plastic on aquatic animals
The Huffington Post (4/17)

EPA denies Great Lakes office closing
The Detroit News (4/17)

Final Oswego waterfront makeover plan raises hopes, concerns
WRVO – Oswego, NY (4/17)

Judge rules Erie path is properly designed
Go Erie (4/17)

Sneed exclusive: City could lose its EPA regional office
Chicago Sun Times (4/17)

Society to highlight Erie Canal’s predecessor
Rome Sentinel (4/17)

Tecumseh Mayor: Nexus fines for boaters are a cash grab!
Blackburn News (4/17)

The Army Corps Is dredging the Cuyahoga River again but with changes
WKSU – Kent, OH (4/17)

Upton would strongly oppose closing EPA office that serves Michigan
MLive (4/17)

Waves keep salvage crews from grounded yacht
WOOD-TV-Grand Rapids, MI (4/17)

2017: the year our ship comes in
Soo Today (4/16)

Canadian government wants more information about proposed nuclear dump
The Voice (4/16)

New Lucas Co. Metropark in works along Lake Erie
The Toledo Blade (4/16)

Shoring up a stream: Angling group spearheads project to benefit Knife River steelhead
Grand Forks Herald (4/16)

Lake Erie monument on Ohio island closed for repairs in 2017
The Associated Pres (4/15)

Anglers in pursuit of $100,000 walleye
The Toledo Blade (4/14)

EPA test results to be released after Indiana chemical spill
WLS-TV-Chicago, IL (4/14)

Michigan lakes are getting saltier; road salt to blame
WZZM-TV-Grand Rapids, MI (4/14)

Mills: Why we need equal access to clean water in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/14)

National Park Service eyes long-term monitoring after toxic spill
The Northwest Indiana Times (4/14)

Smelt fishing enjoys revival on Lake Michigan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/14)

Army Corps of Engineers resumes dredging a section -- but not all -- of the Cuyahoga River
The Plain Dealer (4/13)

Asian carp exercise being held in Dunnville
Welland Tribune (4/13)

Bill to ease U.S. boater restrictions clears Canadian Senate
Watertown Daily Times (4/13)

Cayuga County and others to revisit Lake Ontario dredging plan
auburnpub.com (4/13)

Coast Guard ends icebreaking mission in Great Lakes
The Associated Press (4/13)

Great Lakes cisco thriving
Traverse City Record Eagle (4/13)

Great Lakes gain mind-boggling amount of water in last 12 days
MLive (4/13)

Harbor town raises money after government help falls short
National Public Radio (4/13)

Hydrilla threatens to overtake Finger Lakes
Daily Messenger (4/13)

Nuclear plant shutdown divides Great Lakes community
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (4/13)

Schumer sounds alarm over resurgence of hydrilla in Cayuga Lake
Finger Lakes Times (4/13)

Crews deploy Port Sheldon buoy cam into Lake Michigan
WOOD-TV – Grand Rapids, MI (4/12)

First ship arrives at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor
Northwest Indiana Times (4/12)

How Lake Erie fishing is shaping up for this year - and a few more
The Buffalo News (4/12)

Icebreaker ship Alexander Henry returning to Thunder Bay to become tourist attraction
Sudbury.com (4/12)

Milwaukee pair plans Walk To Sustain Our Great Lakes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/12)

New study suggests road salt run off could have dangerous impact on fresh water lakes
The Canadian Press (4/12)

U.S. Steel chemical spill closes beaches, EPA measuring environmental damage
Chicago Tribune (4/12)

Beaches close after chemical spill near Lake Michigan in NW Indiana
WLS-TV – Chicago, IL (4/11)

Clear Choices, Clean Water program comes to Toledo
WNWO-TV – Toledo, OH (4/11)

Coalition calls on Congress to reject Trump's proposed Great Lakes budget cuts
Michigan Public Radio (4/11)

COMMENTARY: Keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (4/11)

Environmental issues dominate town hall led by Rep. Glenn Grothman
WBAY-TV – Green Bay, WI (4/11)

Great Lakes basin spring clean-up efforts begin
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (4/11)

Port McNicoll's SS Keewatin is on the move
Midland Mirror (4/11)

Some Michigan fish safe for pregnant women, sometimes
Great Lakes Echo (4/11)

The Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery fills Michigan’s lakes and streams with fish
WXMI-TV – Grand Rapids, MI (4/11)

Volunteers tackle Little River litter, find evidence of illegal dumping
CBC News (4/11)

West Coast senators lead bipartisan bid to save Sea Grant program from Trump
seattlepi.com (4/11)

Concerns voiced about Great Lakes funding cuts
Holland Sentinel (4/10)

Dems urge Trump for release of Asian carp plan draft
The Detroit News (4/10)

Great Lakes water piped to Southwest 'our future,' says NASA scientist
Detroit Free Press (4/10)

Hackathon aims to clean Lake Erie
WSKG – Binghamton, NY (4/10)

Lake Express high-speed ferry prepares for first voyage of season
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/10)

Optimistic times for Lake Erie fishery
Simcoe Reformer (4/10)

Why it's so hard to know exactly how much of Michigan's water is bottled and sold
Michigan Radio (4/10)

COMMENTARY: Keeping our Great Lakes great — Advocating for GLRI
Traverse City Record Eagle (4/9)

More pumping could harm wetlands, suggests Nestle's own study
MLive (4/9)

COMMENTARY: Keeping Ohio's crown jewel clean
The Sandusky Register (4/8)

First salty arrives in port
Thunder Bay News Watch (4/8)

North Point Lighthouse reopens
WDJT-TV – Milwaukee, WI (4/8)

Sandusky Bay wetlands program would aid many environmental goals
The Sandusky Register (4/8)

Seeforellen brown trout a stocking success story - so far
Duluth News Tribune (4/8)

Wildlife refuge partners with school to teach conservation
The Associated Press (4/8)

Workshops to focus on Great Lakes fish
The Associated Press (4/8)

COMMENTARY: Wind turbines around the Great Lakes? A terrible idea for birds, bats
The Chicago Tribune (4/7)

FishPass project lets 'desired' fish in, invasives out
Traverse City Record-Eagle (4/7)

Lake tour a Superior experience
The Canadian Press (4/7)

Nautical chart collection gifted to library
Daily Press (4/7)

Opening of shipping season highlights importance of the Great Lakes
The Alpena News (4/7)

Teachers say Sea Grant cuts could harm Great Lakes
WSKG – Binghamton, NY (4/7)

A mysterious sight: What is causing hundred of fish to appear on the shoreline?
WGN-TV – Chicago, IL (4/6)

Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior looks for summer students, artists
CBC News (4/6)

Canadian officials want more info on proposed waste storage
The Associated Press (4/6)

Little Rapids fisheries research begins
Sault Evening News (4/6)

Niagara crew prepares for expanded public sail season
The Associated Press (4/6)

Ottawa River shows health improvement
The Toledo Blade (4/6)

Some say Kasich’s speech lacks depth on Lake Erie
The Toledo Blade (4/6)

St. Lawrence River cleanups start May 13
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (4/6)

Tug boats cover 3,000 miles battling waves, seasickness to reach Muskegon
MLive (4/6)

U.S. Senate Democrats to Trump: Don't cut NOAA Sea Grant program
MLive (4/6)

Usually the villain, invasive species odd hero for native fish
Great Lakes Echo (4/6)

Water resources commissioner outlines regional successes in 2016 report
Oakland Press (4/6)

Wisconsin lake yields prized sturgeon, if you can spear it
Marketplace (4/6)

Canadian boaters and paddlers urged to get NEXUS card
CBC News (4/5)

Marquette University study finds water issues, but some hope
Green Bay Press-Gazette (4/5)

New spill response trailers unveiled for Lake Erie
WJET-TV - Erie, PA (4/5)

Region's leaders seek to protect Great Lakes funding
News-Review (4/5)

Scientists call for improved water testing at Windsor beaches
CBC News (4/5)

Soo Locks reevaluation underway
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (4/5)

Water quality at Windsor beaches can change by the hour: study
CBC News (4/5)

Ballast water can harbor invasive viruses, study says
Great Lakes Echo (4/4)

Big ships underway from Milwaukee and Green Bay
Journal Sentinel (4/4)

Lake Superior drops in March
Duluth News Tribune (4/4)

Maturen: Proposed Great Lakes funding cut 'devastating'
Battle Creek Enquirer (4/4)

Ohio officials tout health of lake’s fisheries
The Toledo Blade (4/4)

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore overlook closed due to damage
Up North Live (4/4)

Plastic bag bans spark debate in Great Lakes region
WRVO – Oswego, NY (4/4)

Sandusky gets $1M to develop water projects
The Toledo Blade (4/4)

Should fish consumption advisories consider chemical mixtures?
Interlochen Public Radio (4/4)

The history of the Welland Canal
The Brock Press (4/4)

WATCH: Lake Express ferry travels through Milwaukee to Lake Michigan
WZZM-TV- Grand Rapids, MI (4/4)

Algae motion unanimously approved
Chatham Daily News (4/3)

Duluth welcomes first saltie of the season
Duluth News Tribune (4/3)

Muskegon could attract more cruise ships for the 2018, 2019 seasons
MLive (4/3)

Niagara crew prepares for expanded public sail season
GoErie.com (4/3)

Stabenow stands up to Trump over Great Lakes funding
WBUP – Marquette, MI (4/3)

Will there be federal funds to restore the Grand River in the Trump era?
Michigan Public Radio (4/3)

Researchers ponder whether low ice coverage is the Great Lakes' new normal
Chicago Tribune (4/2)

Residents blame fiercely-debated water level plan for additional shoreline damages
WHEC-TV-Rochester, NY (4/2)

Waukegan Port District eyes upgrades to lead lakefront redevelopment
Chicago Tribune (4/2)

Zebra Mussels are still harming Lake Erie
Sandusky Register (4/2)

Algae scientist says nitrogen another issue
Toledo Blade (4/1)

City gets grant for river cleanup
Grand Haven Tribune (4/1)

DNR to begin collecting steelhead eggs in Little Manistee River
Up North Live (4/1)

Eating Detroit River fish: How much is too much?
Detroit Free Press (4/1)


 
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