Complete coverage: Duluth area flooding

  • Roiling waters fueled by torrential rains made history across northeastern Minnesota on June 20, buckling roads, displacing residents, drowning zoo animals and destroying property on a stretch of Lake Superior's North Shore.

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Sinkholes appeared all over the Duluth area

Vivian, one of the rescued seals from the Lake Superior Zoo, settles into a pool at Como Park Zoo in St. Paul on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Photo by Shari Gross, Star Tribune

Feisty the seal

  • Duluth zoo's barnyard ravaged; escaped seal captured

    Article By: MASAKO HIRSCH , Star Tribune Publish June 21, 2012 2:00 AM / Update June 21, 2012 11:49 AM

    The flooding in Duluth ravaged the Lake Superior Zoo, drowning at least 13 animals and causing major damage. Yet if it hadn't been for one alert driver, the death toll at the zoo may have been much higher -- and Feisty the seal may have made her escape.

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Brytton George rode his bike Wednesday near his home in Carlton, Minn., about 20 miles south of Duluth.


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