See the Best of the Lake winners, as chosen by our readers; read about today's Ojibwe communities, the journey of Chief Buffalo and the Madeline Island homeland; and we showcase a U.P. photographer who moved north to be near the scenery he loved. more »
Lynn Wegner grew up on Park Point, that long sandy peninsula in Duluth. After more than 30 years away, he returned to build his retirement home. more »
How Howard Klatzky restored a historic Duluth mansion, once the home of the Congdon family, and turned it into a spectacular office showcase. more »
Find out more about Lake Superior Magazine's featured supporters through September's Great Lake Destinations. Links, Video, Facebook and more. more »
Aug 31, 2014 Magazine
Internationally-known 3M Corporation – maker of such products as Post-it notes and Scotch tape – was founded in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The building where 3M was born now houses a museum dedicated to the history of the company. more »
May 23, 2005 Minnesota
On the Ontario shores of Lake Superior, there are more than 32 lighthouse sites, some abandoned, moved or destroyed, but others still active aids to navigation or year-round emergency lights. more »
John D. Voelker was, and still is, something of a legend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The author recounts the story of a memorable encounter with the novelist and fisherman. more »
Water lapping against the shore and a blue horizon stretching forever – we often experience the benefit of spending time beside the Big Lake in its calm moods and know how it seems to soothe us. Does water have actual restorative powers? more »
During the Lake Superior Day festivities in Duluth, we asked visitors and locals, kids and adults, to fill in the blank: Lake Superior is ______. more »
Tettegouche State Park recently opened its new, state-of-the-art visitor center on Minnesota's North Shore. more »
Jul 11, 2014 Minnesota
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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Volunteers are needed for an invasive species monitoring day in Wisconsin next month; National Geographic Adventurers of the Year from Ely, Minnesota, paddle to Washington, D.C.; Paul Sundberg's latest Photos of the Week; and more news. more »
The city of Duluth unveiled its newest Lakewalk memorial, the 12-ton anchor from the USS Duluth; shipping totals continued to recover after the season's slow start; a historic Duluth building was damaged in a fire; and more news. more »
The Founders' Museum reopened near Thunder Bay; a research vessel accidentally snagged an uncharted shipwreck; the sea lamprey battle continued; Pic River First Nation announced plans for a hydro plant in Pukaskwa National Park; and more news. more »
Lake Superior's level topped its long-term average for a fifth straight month; the Bayfield Apple Festival was nominated for an award (and voting continues all month); the U.P. made an appearance on national TV; and more news from the week. more »