Warm winter makes for early start to Lake Superior shipping season

The Mesabi Miner is scheduled to leave Superior with a load of coal on March 15th. Only once in the last fifteen years have the Twin Ports seen an earlier opener.
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The Mesabi Miner is scheduled to leave Superior with a load of coal on March 15th. Only once in the last fifteen years have the Twin Ports seen an earlier opener.

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