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Photos: Fueled by snowmelt, North Shore waterfalls put on a show

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The Gooseberry Falls State Park middle falls flow under a clear night sky.
The middle falls at Gooseberry Falls State Park flow under a clear night sky on April 9 on Minnesota's North Shore.
Derek Montgomery for MPR News

From the streams that cascade through Duluth to mighty High Falls on the Canadian border, the waterfalls of Minnesota's North Shore are putting on a show.

Fueled by snowmelt and free of winter's icy cloak, the rivers that tumble toward Lake Superior are near the peak of their annual spring spectacle.

Photographer Derek Montgomery ventured along Highway 61 to capture images from a few of the roaring falls.