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 »
There’s no denying the mystery in George Raab’s photo-based intaglio prints that portray the Canadian forest. A traveling exhibition of the artist’s work, “Into The Woods: Etchings,” will be on display at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery this spring. more »
Spring is a fantastic time to visit Gooseberry Falls, just up the shore from Two Harbors, Minnesota. more »
Find out more about Lake Superior Magazine's featured supporters through April's Great Lake Destinations. Links, Video, Facebook and more. more »
Mar 31, 2014 Magazine
For eight years, I supervised operation of the Aerial Lift Bridge and observed much from my perch above the Duluth Ship Canal. Here are the four worst and five best things I encountered, from bridge hangers-on to the unforgettable sunrise views. more »
Reviews of Dan Kemp's "A Yooper's Summer on Isle Royale," Michael Perry's "From the Top: Brief Transmissions from Tent Show Radio" and Joel Austin's "Discovering the Penokees." more »
After more than 15 years of low levels, the Big Lake has reached its long-term average level, thanks in part – yes, thanks – to the long and hard winter. more »
Photographer Dennis O'Hara provides us with insights and tips for spring photography and shooting waterfalls. more »
Fish makes a great meal, no bones about it. more »
Emma and Tim Baxter’s Thunder Bay wedding day had everything Emma dreamed it would have, except for one crucial thing – an over-hefty price tag. In the Lake Superior region, brides are finding that a magical wedding doesn't have to break the budget. more »
These winning images are true examples of "lake effect." Each reflects how the Big Lake and north woods influence what we see, feel and do. more »
The next time that you are in a department store, look up to the ceiling. It’s about 20 feet or so to the lights. Now, imagine a wave that tall racing toward your boat in the middle of a churning Lake Superior. more »
Founded in 1954 by Sam and Louise Perrella in Hibbing, Minnesota, Sammy's Pizza now has 17 outlets across the region and, after 20 million pizzas sold, has become a tradition for so many families – including Sam's. more »
The birch tree has been a source of fire, food, shelter and transportation to Lake Superior residents for generations. New research is showing its value in medicine and industry as well. more »
After years of amassing recipes, Marty Kovarik discovered that what he had was a cookbook … and more specifically the makings of an outstanding fish cookbook. more »
Powered by strong low-pressure systems, these nine Lake Superior storms wrecked dozens of ships and claimed hundreds of lives. more »
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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With the commercial fishing season starting slowly, the region faces a whitefish shortfall; Molly Hoeg explored the Duluth Harbor; Thunder Bay burned its last piece of coal; the governor of Michigan declared a state of emergency in Marquette.
Apr 18, 2014 Superior Notes
Mary Carlin Dougherty recounted a magical spring sight in northern Wisconsin; Lake Superior reached its long-term average level in March; ice continued to slow (and damage) vessels on Lake Superior; and more news from the week.
Apr 11, 2014 Superior Notes
For eight years, I supervised operation of the Aerial Lift Bridge and observed much from my perch above the Duluth Ship Canal. Here are the four worst and five best things I encountered, from bridge hangers-on to the unforgettable sunrise views.
Apr 10, 2014 Superior Notes
After more than 15 years of low levels, the Big Lake has reached its long-term average level, thanks in part – yes, thanks – to the long and hard winter.
Apr 7, 2014 Superior Notes