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How the Soo Locks Were Made

On June 18, 1855, the steamer Illinois locked through upbound and ushered in a new era in Great Lakes shipping. But the Soo Locks didn’t come easy. The planning and building of the locks were as fraught with obstacles as the waterway they traversed. more »

Jul 27, 2015 3:18 PM , Maritime

Outside In: A Lutsen Home Inspired by the North Woods

Big Lake and Great North Woods inspirations abound in the decorating details and atmosphere that make this home comfortable and unique. The living room takes advantage of the outside décor, with 30-foot windows that open onto a Lake Superior vista. more »

Aug 1, 2014 12:00 AM Homes

Inside the Dapple-Gray Bed & Breakfast

Ruth and Ole Van Goor created the splendid Dapple-Gray Bed & Breakfast at their impressive log home just west of Copper Harbor. Today, the thriving enterprise provides Ruth and Ole with a dream home and the means to live in paradise. more »

Aug 7, 2013 10:30 AM Homes 3 Comments

Weddings: Returning to the Scene of the Chimes

By choosing a wedding location that they treasure and love to visit, these couples set their stage for a popular trend in destination weddings – venues close enough to home for regular romantic visits that spark old memories while creating new ones. more »

Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM Lifestyle

Poison Ivy, Nettles and Parsnips

They jab you with tiny spines, coat you with rash-causing oils or leave a layer of plant juice that causes the sun to burn you. So what is it with stinging nettles, poison ivy and wild parsnips – why do they hate us? more »

Oct 2, 2012 10:33 AM Health/Wellness

Hands-On Learning

North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota, draws students from all over the country to learn traditional skills such as boat building, bark weaving and embroidery, as well as photography. more »

Feb 28, 2004 5:25 PM Art/Photography

Big Lake Bike Heaven: A Guide to Regional Bike Trails

Biking may fall under the “silent sports” umbrella alongside cross-country skiing, running and paddling, but cyclists on our shores are anything but quiet about their love for regional riding. Tour the Big Lake's best trails with us. more »

May 29, 2015 9:00 AM Recreation

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