Shipwreck From 1891 is Found in Lake Superior

The Atlanta was carrying coal across Lake Superior when it sank in a storm in the 19th century. Its discovery has revived the story of the crew’s struggle to reach shore.

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Storm Could Bring Destructive Winds to Central U.S.

A tornado watch was issued for parts of six states as wind gusts of more than 70 miles per hour bore down on parts of the Upper Midwest on Wednesday.

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Thanksgiving Forecast: Mostly Clear With Minor Travel Delays Possible

Weak storms could cause flight delays in some parts of the country but forecasters do not expect any major disruptions.

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Dying Satellite, Not U.F.O. or Meteor, Likely Caused Midwest Fireball

The fiery trail astonished viewers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, but a Russian military spacecraft was the probable source.

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Democrats Lost the Most in Midwestern ‘Factory Towns’, Report Says

The party’s struggles in communities that saw declines in manufacturing and union jobs, and health care, could more than offset its gains in metropolitan areas.

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The French and Indian War and U.S. History’s Complexities

What the French and Indian War suggests about our own history wars.

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Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t.

Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.

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Ice Floe Rescues and Highway Crashes Cap a Bad Week of Winter Weather

A cold front swept through parts of the Midwest this week, wreaking havoc on highways in Iowa. Bitter cold is in the forecast.

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Game Day in Green Bay: Empty Sports Bars, Full Hospitals

Uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus in northeast Wisconsin has done what little else could: subdue a city’s urge to cheer on its beloved Packers together.

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When Art Is Medicine

In Ojibwe culture, music, dance and medicine are sources of healing.

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The Michigan Dam Failures Are a Warning

Many need repairs. Let’s fix them before climate-related flooding gets worse.

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Gretchen Whitmer: My Gut-Wrenching Coronavirus Choices

The actions Republican and Democratic governors have taken have been done to protect families from the spread of the coronavirus.

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