Ruffed grouse males "drum" on logs, hoping to attract a mate.

David Brislance

Spring Brings the Drumbeat of the Ruffed Grouse to the North Woods

A familiar sound echoes over the ridges of Minnesota’s Sawtooth Mountains – muffled, rhythmic thumps of wings beating against soft-feathered bodies. Male ruffed grouse are ready to rumble, showing off their stuff to catch a female’s eye and ear. more »

Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM Natural World

Recipe Box: Ramping Up with Leeks

The first time Kathy Drue tasted local wild leeks, they were sautéed and served on toast. “I just could not believe what delicious food I was eating. I couldn’t believe this is coming from the woods.” more »

Apr 13, 2012 4:10 PM Food/Recipes

Great Lake Destinations

Find out more about Lake Superior Magazine's featured supporters through April's Great Lake Destinations. Links, Maps, Video, Facebook and more. more »

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 AM Magazine

Introducing Our Lake Superior Bus Tour: Another Way to Go Around the Lake

Readers continue to ask for an easy way to experience the Circle Tour, when they aren’t able to drive the 1,300-mile route themselves. Cindy and I have talked for years about organizing our own bus tour. This year, we’re finally getting around to it. more »

Jan 16, 2015 8:08 AM Superior Notes

Plover chicks are able to walk and feed themselves within hours of hatching.

Ted Gostomski

Piping Plovers: How the Rare Shorebirds Became a Big Lake Eco Success

Historically, hundreds of piping plovers made nests beside the Great Lakes, but those numbers plummeted after decades of habitat loss and human disturbance. Nearly wiped out 30 years ago, the small shorebirds have made a Big Lake comeback. more »

Apr 22, 2014 1:00 AM Natural World

Spring Awakening on the St. Louis

When exploring along the banks of the St. Louis River, expect surprises. more »

Mar 3, 2001 8:20 AM Art/Photography

Spring at Gooseberry Falls, May 4, 2013.

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Spring Break

If you want to visit the waterfalls on Minnesota’s North Shore as they break free of ice in the powerful gushing roar of spring, it’s best to keep tabs on changing conditions. more »

May 20, 2013 12:11 PM Minnesota

Picturing the Big Lake: Waterfalls and Spring Photography

Photographer Dennis O'Hara provides us with insights and tips for spring photography and shooting waterfalls. more »

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Recipe Box: Herb Gardens

One great way to add vibrant flavor to a dish, without adding salt, sugar or fat, is to grow your own fresh herbs, in either outside or indoor gardens. more »

Jun 1, 2014 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Book Reviews: A Focus on Our History

Reviews of three books of regional history: "Images of America: Hancock," "Twin Ports by Trolley" and "Death at the Lighthouse: A Grand Island Riddle." more »

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM , Books, Video & More

Park Point: Life on the World’s Longest Freshwater Sandbar

Stretching for 7 miles, the skinny sandspit of Park Point in Duluth is the quintessential beach settlement and the birthplace of the city. more »

May 29, 2012 9:16 AM Minnesota

Crisp Point light station once included other buildings; now the tower stands alone.

Tom Buchkoe

Lights of Michigan's Shipwreck Coast: Beacons on the Lonely Shore

Beginning in 1849 with Whitefish Point Light Station, lighthouses along Michigan's Shipwreck Coast have served to warn mariners clear of the dangerous reefs and shoals and act as a set of markers pointing ships from light to light. more »

Sep 1, 2003 12:00 AM Maritime

Wolves from the Middle Pack are on the move at dawn. Wolves walk an average of 30 miles a day looking for food.

John Vucetich

Isle Royale's Wolves and Moose: The Bloody Balance

A 50-year study tracks the swinging pendulum that is the relationship between Isle Royale's wolves and moose. For 38 of those years, Rolf and Candy Peterson have worked at the greatest laboratory of predator vs. prey in the world. more »

Feb 1, 2008 12:00 AM Natural World 1 Comments

At the Old Mill Inn in Toronto a bronze relief commemorates Étienne Brûlé and his explorations during the 17th century.

Jeanne K. Hanson

The Extraordinary Life of Étienne Brûlé: Breaking Trail to the Big Lake in the 17th Century

Étienne Brûlé was almost certainly the first European seen by the Lake Superior region’s Ojibwe people. Many scholars believe he was the first European to view Lake Superior from the eastern tip. Here is the story of his short and adventurous life. more »

Jun 1, 2014 3:47 PM Great Lakes

Minnesota Sea Grant

Lake Superior's Bizarre Fish

The sculpin are perhaps the most bizarre fish that occur in Lake Superior. The Lake is home to four species of sculpin. more »

Oct 4, 1998 1:35 PM Natural World

An Artistic Dynasty

The profusion of Lake Superior art produced by the Sivertsons has become even more highly prized than the fish that Sivertson ancestors produced from the Lake. more »

Mar 5, 2001 9:52 AM Art/Photography

A satellite view of the October 26-27, 2010, extratropical cyclone that rocked the region.

National Weather Service

Nine Major Lake Superior Storms

Powered by strong low-pressure systems, these nine Lake Superior storms wrecked dozens of ships and claimed hundreds of lives. more »

Jan 16, 2012 2:59 PM Natural World

And the Minnesota Magazine of the Year Is ... Lake Superior Magazine!

Lake Superior Magazine joins prestigious company and becomes the first under-30,000-circulation publication to earn the Minnesota Magazine of the Year from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association. more »

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