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Dr. Joel Carter created stacked-stone sculptures to relieve the stress of work in an emergency room.

Courtesy Joel Carter

How Water and Big Lake Living Keep Us Well

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 »

Jul 31, 2014 Health/Wellness

Video: Lake Superior is ...

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 »

Jul 22, 2014 Lake Superior

Great Lake Destinations

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

Jul 31, 2014 Magazine

Swimmers head out during the 2.1-mile Point to La Pointe swim, from Bayfield to Madeline Island.

Don Albrecht, Bayfield

Swimming the Point to La Pointe

"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 »

Nov 5, 2013 Recreation

The new visitor center at Tettegouche State Park also serves as headquarters for several other parks and as a 24/7 roadside rest area on Minnesota's North Shore.

Courtesy Tettegouche State Park

A New HQ for Tettegouche in Minnesota

Tettegouche State Park recently opened its new, state-of-the-art visitor center on Minnesota's North Shore. more »

Jul 11, 2014 Minnesota

On a sunny spring day, standup paddleboarders explore the sea caves of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore near Cornucopia, Wisconsin. Ice-encrusted in the winter, the park’s soaring sandstone cliffs and water-carved caves are a favorite of adventurous paddlers.

Courtesy North Shore SUP

What's SUP? A New Wave of Fun on the Water

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 »

Jul 3, 2014 Recreation

Vermilion Community College, in Ely, Minnesota, sits on 80 acres, half of which is a forest used in training in outdoors-focused programs.

Courtesy Vermilion Community College

Practical Learning: Community Colleges Prepare Students for Local Workforce

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 »

Jun 16, 2014 Education

Chisholm, Minnesota’s beloved baseball stadium was rebuilt with community donations after a 1908 fire decimated the town.

Courtesy UM Duluth Library Archives & Special Collections

Chisholm's Love for the All-American Game

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 Recreation

Draw in the viewer with an unusual angle. Lie on the ground for an intimate, straight-on view.

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson

The Dogged Pursuit of Better Pet Pictures: A Portrait How-To

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 »

Jun 16, 2014 Art/Photography

It's a Wonderful Lake: What if it Disappeared?

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 »

Jul 21, 2010 Great Lakes

Picturing the Big Lake: How to Photograph Lightning

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 »

Superior Notes

The "Shipwrecks Alive!" exhibit at Duluth's Great Lakes Aquarium opened Thursday after eight months of construction.

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Shipwrecks as Habitat at Great Lakes Aquarium Exhibit

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 »

May 9, 2014 Minnesota

Brian Stabinger

Surfin' the Big Lake

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

Plover chicks are able to walk and feed themselves within hours of hatching.

Ted Gostomski

Piping Plovers: How the Rare Shorebirds Became a Big Lake Eco Success

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 »

Apr 22, 2014 Natural World

Ups & Downs: My 8 Years Operating Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge

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 »

Apr 10, 2014 Superior Notes

Shawn Malone

Wild About Weather

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 »

Jan 16, 2012 Lake Superior

Recipe Box: Great Fish Recipes for Great Lakes Fish

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 »

Mar 13, 2010 Food/Recipes

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 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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