Updated:
Original:

What led to the construction of the Split Rock Lighthouse?

On July 31, 1910, the Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors opened on Minnesota's North Shore. Why was it built? A) To increase tourism north of Duluth. B) To serve as the perfect background subject for artists and photographers. C) As a response to a 1905 storm that sank dozens of ships on Lake Superior. For the answer, click on the headline above...
Author:

C) The Split Rock Lighthouse was built in response to a 1905 storm that sank 26 ships on Lake Superior. The station closed in 1969 when modern navigational equipment made it obsolete. In 1971, the State of Minnesota obtained the scenic landmark, with administrative responsibility eventually given to the Minnesota Historical Society.

Next Up

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins saves the day again to get Vikings to .500

Cousins' overtime toss to K.J. Osborn earned a 34-28 victory.

Nurses on strike

Nurses start 3-day strike at Allina WestHealth in Plymouth

A "last attempt" at negotiations failed to produce an agreement last Wednesday.

boating minnesota lake

Minnesota has experienced its deadliest boating season since 2005

Minnesota has seen 17 boating-related deaths so far this year.

Drew Doughty

Kirill Kaprizov makes Kings’ Doughty eat his words

The Kings defenseman isn't a fan of the Wild star's new deal.

Quinn Olson / UMD Hockey

Watch: UMD's Olson goes between-the-legs to set up highlight goal

Another Saturday. Another highlight for a Minnesota college hockey team.

Gopher Hockey

Watch: No-call lifts Gophers to OT victory over St. Cloud State

A blatant hook marred a top-four battle in St. Cloud.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Driver killed after crashing into parked semi-trailer

The crash occurred on the 5800 block of University Avenue Northeast.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings-Panthers: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings will look to open things up in Carolina.

Related

Split Rock Lighthouse campground a step closer to major expansion

The state park has almost wrapped up plans to expand the grounds from 24 to more than 100 campsites. The DNR says the sites will be state-of-the-art. The Duluth News Tribune has more details on the amenities campers should expect.

Fall colors lure record number of tourists to North Shore

Hundreds of people are riding the North Shore Scenic Railway, which was recently featured on CNN. Thousands of tourists are packing state parks and Split Rock Lighthouse.

Body found on beach near Split Rock Lighthouse

A group of tourists, visiting to do some photography, discovered the body Saturday.

Local critics split on Clint Eastwood's 'Curve'

Two high-profile movies with Oscar potential debut in theaters Friday -- the Clint Eastwood baseball drama "Trouble with the Curve" and the Scientology-inspired drama "The Master" -- and critics in the Twin Cities appear to be split on the merits of each.