Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan
Credit Andrew Seaman

Every winter outdoor enthusiasts gather on Black Lake in Cheboygan County Michigan, not far from Lake Huron, on a crusade to catch the state threatened prehistoric fish.


Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum

Have you ever wanted to travel on a Great Lakes freighter? For a mere $20, you can enter a raffle for a five-day trip, courtesy of a Michigan museum.

The raffle, being held by the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, offers a chance to ride this summer on the Wilfred Sykes or another ship in the Central Marine Logistics fleet.

David Cole, Wisconsin Public Radio

Foxconn's plans for an LCD display factory near the shore of Lake Michigan are sparking lots of questions about water use and environmental protections.

The Taiwanese company says it could invest up to $10 billion in the Wisconsin factory and employ up to 13,000 people. State officials tout the project as an economic development coup.

​But environmentalists worry about plans for drawing water from Lake Michigan.

Dave Rosenthal

If you like ice, you have to love the Great Lakes, where it comes in all shapes and sizes. With the recent deep freeze, we're seeing a lot more ice than in the past few winters -- including a frosty Niagara Falls. ​Here's a look at some unusual shapes and sizes:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Great Lakes/St. Lawrence River make up the world's biggest freshwater system -- and an enormously valuable resource. It supplies drinking water for millions of residents and powers the region's economy.

Last year, 42 million gallons were withdrawn from the basin each day, according to a new report from the Great Lakes Commission. Here's where it went.

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