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Courtesy Copper Peak

Above It All at Copper Peak, Where My Friend's Work Still Towers

Recently I asked Lauren Larsen about how he came to design what was once the tallest – and only – ski-flying facility in the western hemisphere. The story of Michigan's Copper Peak begins in 1968. more »

Dec 12, 2014 11:37 AM Michigan 2 Comments

Great Lake Destinations

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

Dec 1, 2014 12:08 AM Magazine

In the winter months, the moon rises behind Split Rock Lighthouse.

Paul Sundberg

Lake Superior Journal: Moonrise Serenade

Recently I lined up next to 60 other photographers along Minnesota’s North Shore anxiously waiting for the winter moon to rise above Split Rock Lighthouse. For many years, though, site manager Lee Radzak and I were the only photographers in sight. more »

Dec 8, 2014 11:34 AM Art/Photography

Going to the Dogs

As much as Jennifer and Will love sledding, the dogs seem to love it more. The dogs live to run; it’s their life. more »

Jan 29, 1999 11:33 AM Recreation

Lake Level Report: Beginning of December 2014

Lake Superior's November monthly mean was its highest for that month since 1996. The Lake is now 8 inches above long-term average. more »

Dec 4, 2014 11:50 AM Superior Notes

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

Patrons at Duluth Coffee Company on East Superior Street focus on their reading and work while beans tumble into a roaster.

Jack Rendulich

Big Lake Coffee Roasters Search for the Perfect Cup

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

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

The Lighthouse

As we approached it in late afternoon, the old lighthouse stood out plainly against the rock of the island. more »

Dec 26, 1998 11:15 PM Lake Superior

Recipe Box: Slow Cooking

The good meal waiting just means you had the foresight to plug in the Crock-Pot before leaving for work this morning. more »

Mar 16, 2011 11:00 AM Food/Recipes

Tourists visited it by boat until Highway 61 was completed past the site in 1924. Subsequently, it has become one of the most visited sites in Minnesota.

Minnesota Historical Society Split Rock Collection

Time's Sentinel: The History of Split Rock Lighthouse

It took a catastrophic November storm to convince the U.S. Congress to build what would become among the most recognized and beautiful landmarks on Lake Superior – Split Rock Lighthouse. more »

Aug 1, 2001 8:42 AM Maritime

3M Corporation

The Two Harbors Roots of 3M Corporation

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 8:56 AM Minnesota

The Thunder Bay Main Lighthouse was built in 1937 at a cost of $14,000. In 1971, it got moved about 3 feet when the steamship Simcoe plowed into it and did damage that took about four months to repair.

Elle Andra-Warner

Lighting the Northern Edge: Lake Superior's Ontario Lighthouses

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 »

Aug 15, 2014 10:44 AM Maritime

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 8:46 AM Lake Superior

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 5:39 PM Great Lakes

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 8:39 AM Recreation

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 10:36 PM 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 12:00 AM Lake Superior

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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