Island Living Poses Unique Challenges, Great Lakes Island Initiative sets to Create Solutions

By Korey Kaczur from KBJR6 out of Duluth, MN — Jun 23, 2017

Out of the 32,000 islands on the Great Lakes, only 17 are home to year-round and seasonal residents.

Spread throughout those inhabited islands, there are nearly 8,000 residents year round and an extra 10,000 seasonal residents.

Those people can tell you there are unique challenges that come with living on an island so the residents are teaming up to help create solutions.

“I grew up in a small town so I like living here because it’s a small town,” said Lisa Potswald.

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