Best Backpacking Trails In The Continental USA brief profile of five of the best backtracking trails in the continental United States
Under-The-Radar National ParksVacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
It's Mid-April And Coast Guard Is Still Battling Thick Great Lakes IceAlmost one month into spring, the U.S. Coast Guard is still breaking up ice around the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Ice Coverage As Seen From Space; Lake Michigan MeltdownLast week's brief thaw melted much of the ice covering Lake Michigan, but three of the Great Lakes still remain nearly entirely on ice.
Nearly 90 Percent Of Great Lakes Covered In IceIt's been so bitterly cold for so long in the Upper Midwest that the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice. The last time they came this close was in 1994, when 94 percent of the lakes' surface was frozen.
Michigan Chain Honors All 5 Great Lakes In Pizza FormA Detroit area pizza chain is honoring each of the five Great Lakes in pizza form – and their efforts will benefit a Chicago-based environmental group.
Man, 72, Charged After Road Rage IncidentA 72-year-old man has been charged with intimidation and pointing a firearm in connection with a road-rage incident.
35 Years Later: Bell To Toll For Edmund Fitzgerald Victims35 years after Lake Superior shipwreck, investigators still don't know why the freighter went down so suddenly, without a single distress call.
Caregiver Charged With Fraud, TheftA southwest suburban New Lenox woman has been charged in Lake Superior, Ind. Court with forgery, fraud on a financial institution and theft after authorities said she ripped off a physically handicapped senior citizen for whom she had been hired as a caregiver.

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