Joint Efforts: Getting Your Knees Back in Action

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Unwilling to concede mobility to arthritic joints or injuries as they age, baby boomers are receiving total knee replacements in unprecedented numbers and at younger ages. A local orthopedic surgeon offers some words of advice. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Lake Superior Journal: The Island of Aunt Peg’s Dreams

Author's Collection

It started with Aunt Peg’s story, became a mystery that cast me and my cousin as family sleuths and ended in a stranger’s home on a storied Ontario peninsula. No, actually, the whole thing began in Ireland. Let me explain. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Ontario

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


A Cabin Story

Jack Rendulich

Kay Harris’ family “moved to the cabin” each summer. Three generations shared that rectangular pre-fab perched high on the hill above the lake. After a renovation and additions, the cabin continues to be a cherished family getaway. more »

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Homes

Photographers John Heino and John Alexander Kay tell us about their Lake Superior Circle Tour in the early fall last year and a digital technique they both use in their work. more »

May 16, 2016 2:59 PM Art/Photography

Cheryl Fosdick

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

For 21 years, Duluth designer Cheryl Fosdick has volunteered at Grandma’s Marathon, 13 of those years coordinating security volunteers in Canal Park (a crew that grew from 25 then to 130 this year). more »

May 12, 2016 2:35 PM Recreation

Try these honey-infused recipes with the local stuff for a true taste of place. By Lake Superior, honey flavors reflect the northwoods flora and are gathered by a growing number of local beekeepers. more »

Nov 14, 2013 10:11 AM Food/Recipes

Edmund Fitzgerald

David Conklin

Remembrances of the night the Edmund Fitzgerald sank from former TV anchor Dennis Anderson, who broke the story, and from retired sailor Lon Calloway, who that day rode out his first Great Lakes gale just 15 hours ahead of the ill-fated Fitz. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM , Maritime

The Lake Is Boss: Returning a Little Wiser from an Apostle Islands Paddle

Benjamin Alva Polley

Quickly I understood this was not like any other water we’d paddled. Miles from shore, if you capsize you can’t just swim to safety. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Recreation

Dream Weaver

Courtesy Copper Town Construction

You might say that Jeff Twardzik is a special kind of magician. He turns back-of-napkin sketches and ideas into dream homes, newly constructed or freshly remodeled. Jeff has six solid tips for those planning home remodels or constructions. more »

Dec 1, 2014 12:00 AM Homes

Camping with Kids

Jeremy Kershaw

Did the arrival of the stork make you roll up your sleeping bag? Don’t put away that gear, say five families who introduced their children to camping from an early age. more »

Aug 1, 2014 12:00 AM Recreation

Susie Island

Richard Hamilton Smith

Grand Portage Band Gets Back Big Susie Island

The full Susie Island archipelago likely will again be under ownership of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa thanks to the donation of Susie Island from The Nature Conservancy. more »

Apr 29, 2016 12:11 PM Superior Notes

They Like to Move It, Move It

Diane Hilden

Want to show off your knowledge about the latest maritime activity and season around our Big Lake? This story will put you in the know. more »

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Maritime

Lake Superior Journal: Iron Man

Felicia Schneiderhan

Fe, our family's little Iron Man, always wears a life jacket by the water. But on this day, when we stopped briefly at the boat before a hike, he was not. And on this day, our 2-year-old tumbled from the dock and fell in. more »

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Maritime

The Henry B. Smith was found on May 24, 2013, by a small team of shipwreck hunters. She had been missing almost a century, but through decades of effort, the team put it all together and solved one of the biggest mysteries of the Inland Seas. more »

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Maritime


Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Why bars and not cookies? Cookies are frustratingly fussy. They must individually be rolled, pressed, cut and formed. Bars are fabulously simple, but they need not be dull. more »

May 1, 2013 4:29 PM Food/Recipes


Ruth Anne Olson

Lake Superior Journal: We Shall Have to Take Care

Love of a wild place requires exercise of stewardship and acceptance of what one cannot control. Gold Award winner for Essay from the International Regional Magazine Association. more »

Jul 14, 2010 6:06 AM Superior Notes


Michele and Clayton Oslund

Hostas, the trendy but tough perennials, may well be the best friends that gardeners – with or without green thumbs – can find for the Lake Superior region. more »

Jul 9, 2003 10:50 AM Homes


National Safe Boating Council

Lapses in judgment on Lake Superior can turn fatal, no matter how savvy the boater or user. But proper precautions – which always start with a life jacket – can rein in perilous situations, keeping boaters safe and allowing for a worry-free day. more »

Mar 26, 2013 10:07 AM Maritime


Paul Sundberg

David Brislance's “bird whispering” began about 10 years ago, by accident, when black-capped chickadees began landing on his shoulder or hat, waiting for sunflower seeds. more »

Jul 3, 2013 8:47 AM Recreation

Taking a Spring Run on a Coast Guard Cutter

Dave Boe

In 2001, writer Dave Boe sailed out with Sundew on a two-day mission to place buoys for the shipping season. The U.S. Coast Guard cutter had just a few more springs to plant buoys before its retirement. more »

Apr 1, 2003 12:00 AM Maritime

The Donald D. Ferguson Lake County Demonstration Forest showcases the latest forest management techniques to provide fiber and timber while maintaining wildlife habitat and creating an area for recreational and educational activities. more »

Jul 21, 2011 12:01 AM Minnesota

Honey, I Bought a Home

Rendulich Photography

Mitch and Darlene Wolfe had been considering a move to Duluth for a number of years. They bought a historic house in town in 2005 and started an extensive remodeling project, modernizing it while retaining its original charm. more »

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Chisholm's Love for the All-American Game

Courtesy UM Duluth Library Archives & Special Collections

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 »

Jun 17, 2014 4:24 PM Recreation

Lake Superior Journal: Fishing with Sharon Jon

Growing up in an Army family, I had only distant connections with the fishing heritage on Minnesota’s North Shore. All of that changed when I started to work for Stanley Sivertson and his nephews Frank and Milford Johnson in spring 1973. more »

Jul 30, 2011 1:50 PM Superior Notes

Spilling the Beans

Jack Rendulich

You don’t need to go far these days to find a locally roasted cup of coffee to enjoy while looking out over Lake Superior. Like the rise in micro-brewed beers, local coffee roasting has boomed recently, too. more »

Nov 11, 2014 10:13 AM Food/Recipes 1 Comments

Tall Ships Duluth 2013: Parade of Sail

Bob Berg

Win an overnight stay in Duluth, a ride on a tall ship and more in the Lake Superior Magazine Tall Ships Duluth Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes closes on June 15, 2016. more »

Jan 18, 2016 10:40 AM Sweepstakes 7 Comments

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