Betty Lessard, Namesake of Betty's Pies, Passes Away at 90

Betty Lessard, who turned a humble fish shack into the iconic Betty’s Pies restaurant on Minnesota’s North Shore, passed away on Thursday. She was 90 years old. more »

Mar 20, 2015 11:59 AM Superior Notes

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

Great Lake Destinations

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

Mar 19, 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

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

The natural wood on the exterior of Tom and Nicole Wolfe’s home nestles comfortably into the Wisconsin north woods.

Troy Thies

Born of a Barn

When Tom and Nicole Wolfe decided to build their dream getaway lodge on the south shore of Lake Superior, they knew they had to think big. They figured they’d need a place the size of a barn to fit the extended family. So that’s what they built. more »

Feb 13, 2013 9:42 AM Homes

Lake Superior Journal: In the Season of White

As I stand to toss a newly cut length of stove wood onto a pile nearby, I’m startled to see an unfamiliar brilliant red light on the nearby shore. Large, round, glowing with the scarlet intensity of an emergency signal, it hangs close to the ground. more »

Jan 20, 2012 11:14 AM Superior Notes

Ice-fishing fox.

Bob Skogen

The Ice-Fishing Fox

So there we were, two grown men in a 5-by-7-foot aluminum-framed, fold-up ice house watching little holes in the ice with high expectations. We thought catching fish would be the highlight of our day. We were way off. more »

Apr 5, 2013 1:40 PM Superior Notes

Joy Morgan Dey

Wintertime & the Livin' is Freezy

Tips on how to winterize your body. more »

Nov 5, 2007 1:58 PM Health/Wellness

Recipe Box: Baby, Is It Cold Outside?

What do you crave for dinner after a day dashing in and out of bone-chilling temperatures? Comfort food. more »

Jan 22, 2009 9:31 AM Food/Recipes

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

Lake Superior Journal: The Old Man & the Ski

What would life be like without a hero? I met one of my heroes over a decade ago. At first I watched this unimposing cross-country skier munching on a pasty in Calumet, Michigan, after the Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon. I had to meet him. more »

Nov 13, 2011 12:01 AM Superior Notes 3 Comments

Chickadees and other birds and animals face winter head on, adapting to the cold clime. The other two ways that animals cope with winter is to flee (migrate) or to go into hiding (dormancy).

Rick Baetsen

How Do Northern Animals Cope with Winter?

Animals face the same arduous winter we do and have adapted by heading for warmer locations (migration), going into hiding (dormancy) or facing the music (cold out there). more »

Feb 1, 2006 12:00 AM Natural World

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

Shaun Parent

Up the Down Waterfall

Some of the best ice climbing in the world is found around Lake Superior, considered one of the best climbing locations in North America. more »

Jul 7, 2000 12:58 PM Recreation

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

Winter presents many challenges, but with proper preparation, cold-weather photography can be great fun and yield spectacular results.

Dennis O'Hara

Picturing the Big Lake: 7 Winter Photography Tips

Photographer Dennis O'Hara gives us seven simple tips for photography during the winter, a special season of quiet snowfalls, pristine white landscapes and clear blue skies. more »

Jan 4, 2013 10:34 AM Superior Notes

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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