Several North Shore streams between Duluth and Two Harbors were open on Wednesday morning or at least running atop the ice. The Knife River, shown above had created a channel and was running free in most places and over the ice in some spots.
The French River also was mostly open in its lower reaches, rushing down the hill near the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offices at French River. The river disappeared under the ice of Lake Superior at its mouth.
The Talmadge River also was opening up, and in Duluth, the Lester River was flowing over the falls just below Superior Street. Yet just offshore at the mouth of the Lester River, at least one angler was ice-fishing on Lake Superior this morning.