See what our readers chose as 2014's Best of the Lake, in categories from Best Waterfall to Best Local Fish Dish. More than 1,200 voters submitted ballots this year. more »
"Move! You're off course!" The voice came loud and serious. I was about a mile into the 2.1-mile Point to La Pointe Swim, from Bayfield to Madeline Island, swimming at a 90-degree angle directly into the North Channel, veering into Lake Superior. more »
Tettegouche State Park recently opened its new, state-of-the-art visitor center on Minnesota's North Shore. more »
Jul 11, 2014 Minnesota
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Jun 30, 2014 Magazine
For longtime kayakers and canoeists, standup paddleboarding offers a fresh perspective on familiar waters and a new challenge, but the booming sport is also drawing in folks who’ve never held a paddle. more »
Community colleges around the Lake Superior region share a common ability to educate students specific to local workforce needs. For many students, these work-specific programs make the most sense – and make the most of their dollars. more »
The Minnesota mining town of Chisholm, incorporated in 1901, showed an early love for baseball. The city's most famous big-league ballplayer played just a few innings in the majors, but he became the stuff of legends thanks to a book and movie. more »
I’ve spent a large portion of my photography career making images of cats and dogs for humane associations and shelters. Doing this type of portrait work has given me insights for tips on how you can take the best shots of your own pets. more »
There is no question that Lake Superior enriches the lives of those of us privileged to reside on or near it and those who visit. But just how much does that 10 percent of the world’s surface fresh water affect us? more »
As difficult as it may seem, lightning is actually easy to photograph with basic camera equipment and a bit of knowledge and experience. With some practice, you will find yourself taking striking lightning images to show off to friends and family. more »
What’s it like to scuba dive at a shipwreck? How does a Lake Superior wreck differ from one in the South Pacific? You’ll find the answers at Great Lakes Aquarium. “Shipwrecks Alive!” is a new exhibit that opened July 3. more »
Typically Lake Superior is not a place where people expect to find surfers. A boy reared by the waves of the world’s largest fresh-water lake became the man credited with revolutionizing the design of boards used for salt-water surfing worldwide. more »
Sep 3, 2001 Recreation
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Nov 12, 2013 Media Center
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The Lake Superior Day/s events kicked off this week, ahead of the official celebration on July 20; the Food Network's Guy Fieri visited the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior; Google Canada mapped sites in Ontario; and more news from the week. more »
A new center, a return of Russ Kendall's and wandering Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. more »
In Duluth, the "Shipwrecks Alive!" exhibit opened at Great Lakes Aquarium; StoryCorps' MobileBooth rolls into Marquette next week to record interviews with residents; young sturgeon in the St. Louis River raised spawning hopes; and more news. more »
Funds are needed to save a piece of glacial copper; a 33-year-old course record fell at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth; an Apostle Islands dock closed for repairs; movies are set to return to a historic U.P. theater; and more news. more »