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24 Oct 2018

MN Sea Grant: Listening to the Lake

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Minnesota Sea Grant has teamed up with the “best radio station in Minnesota” – KUMD, to produce Listening to the Lake. The show’s goal is to keep listeners in touch with what’s going on with one of the most beloved aspects of the local environment – Lake Superior. Science-based information is the focus of the series.

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    Stormwater Runoff

    Hurricane Katrina’s devastation on the Gulf Coast is much in the news these days. What some people don’t realize is that in the early 1970s, Duluth had major flooding, causing then President Nixon to declare the city a federal disaster area. We’ll learn more about the Duluth flood and what’s being done to minimize the impacts of stormwater runoff in this show.

  • Posted on 07 Sep 2005

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    Shorelink Interpreter

    Today we’ll meet Leah Ladehoff (LADEEHOF). This lucky lady gets to spend the summer along the North Shore of Lake Superior, interpreting its biology and geology for visitors. Her work is a new part of the Shorelink Program, which is trying to strengthen interpretation and cooperation among organizations along the shore. The Sugarloaf Cove Interpretive Center Association based out of Schroeder leads the effort.

  • Posted on 24 Aug 2005

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    Coaster Brook Trout

    Today we’ll learn about a fish native to Lake Superior called the coaster brook trout. Long ago they were incredibly abundant, causing fishing scenes reminiscent of the smelt runs during the 1960s and 70s. We’ll investigate what caused their decline and an initiative that’s trying to help coaster brook trout rebound.

  • Posted on 10 Aug 2005

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    A View from the Lake Boat Trip

    Today we’ll journey aboard the research boat the L.L. Smith Jr. onto Lake Superior. The trip is part of the popular "View From the Lake" program, which offers residents a chance to see what their communities look like from the water and to get hands-on experience collecting water samples.

  • Posted on 13 Jul 2005

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    Harbor Corrosion

    The focus of today’s program is harbor corrosion. Just what is eating holes through steel structures in the Duluth-Superior Harbor is a mystery. Thanks to a panel of corrosion experts and funding at state and federal levels, we may find out before the docks and pilings disintegrate much further.

  • Posted on 29 Jun 2005

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