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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

Book Reviews: A Yooper's Summer on Isle Royale, From the Top, Discovering the Penokees

Reviews of Dan Kemp's "A Yooper's Summer on Isle Royale," Michael Perry's "From the Top: Brief Transmissions from Tent Show Radio" and Joel Austin's "Discovering the Penokees." more »

Apr 1, 2014 Books, Video & More

Great Lake Destinations

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

Feb 26, 2014 Magazine

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Lake Level Report: April 7, 2014

After more than 15 years of low levels, the Big Lake has reached its long-term average level, thanks in part – yes, thanks – to the long and hard winter. more »

Apr 7, 2014 Superior Notes

Picturing the Big Lake: Waterfalls and Spring Photography

Photographer Dennis O'Hara provides us with insights and tips for spring photography and shooting waterfalls. more »

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Recipe Box: Seasoned Openers

Fish makes a great meal, no bones about it. more »

Jul 27, 2010 Food/Recipes

Emma and Tim Baxter kept their wedding costs modest by handling many of the details themselves.

Nik and Dana Fiorito, Ilo Photo

Tying the Knot on a Shoestring

Emma and Tim Baxter’s Thunder Bay wedding day had everything Emma dreamed it would have, except for one crucial thing – an over-hefty price tag. In the Lake Superior region, brides are finding that a magical wedding doesn't have to break the budget. more »

Mar 19, 2014 Lifestyle

Jakub Sisak of Thunder Bay, Ontario • "The Other Side of Giant," Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

Jakub Sisak

The 19th Annual Photo Contest Winners

These winning images are true examples of "lake effect." Each reflects how the Big Lake and north woods influence what we see, feel and do. more »

Jan 16, 2014 Lake Superior Photo Contest (2 Comments)

Cynthia Holmes

Cynthia Holmes

"Blood Memoirs": A View of Ourselves

The Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth invited Amber-Dawn Bear Robe to explore its permanent collection, to view it through her perspectives as an art curator, a visual fiber artist and woman of the Siksika Nation (Blackfoot), and to create an exhibit. more »

Feb 7, 2014 Art/Photography

Potica on the Plate (“po-teet-sah”)

Potica is likely familiar to anyone who grew up in – or anywhere near – a Slovenian, Croatian or Serbian family. The rich, Old World pastry could be simply described as a walnut roll, but that would in no way do it justice. more »

Nov 17, 2009 Food/Recipes (1 Comments)

Each Sammy's restaurant is different, with some offering a full menu including steaks and chicken or a full-service bar.

Jack Rendulich

The Sammy's Pizza Story

Founded in 1954 by Sam and Louise Perrella in Hibbing, Minnesota, Sammy's Pizza now has 17 outlets across the region and, after 20 million pizzas sold, has become a tradition for so many families – including Sam's. more »

Jan 20, 2014 Food/Recipes (1 Comments)

Travis Melin

The Giving Tree

The birch tree has been a source of fire, food, shelter and transportation to Lake Superior residents for generations. New research is showing its value in medicine and industry as well. more »

Apr 16, 2000 Natural World

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

Pebble Beach near Jackfish, Ontario, remained pebble-less a day after the towering waves.

Lyle Nicol

Lake Superior Journal: The Vanishing Act at Pebble Beach

On an October evening, I drove down a gravel road near Jackfish, Ontario, to Pebble Beach. What I saw coming over the ridge was not one, but two incredible feats of Lake Superior magic. more »

Dec 12, 2013 Ontario (3 Comments)

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

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 »

Nov 12, 2013 Media Center

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Travel Planning

Aids to help you find your way around Lake Superior and the region.

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    Mary Carlin Dougherty / The Cookery Maven

    Around the Circle This Week: April 11, 2014

    Mary Carlin Dougherty recounted a magical spring sight in northern Wisconsin; Lake Superior reached its long-term average level in March; ice continued to slow (and damage) vessels on Lake Superior; and more news from the week.

    Apr 11, 2014 Superior Notes

  • 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.

    Apr 10, 2014 Superior Notes

  • Lake Level Report: April 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Lake Level Report: April 7, 2014

    After more than 15 years of low levels, the Big Lake has reached its long-term average level, thanks in part – yes, thanks – to the long and hard winter.

    Apr 7, 2014 Superior Notes

  • Callaway and Munson at the Soo Locks

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Around the Circle This Week: April 4, 2014

    The first commercial vessels of the season finally reached Sault Ste. Marie, 11 days after the Soo Locks opened; ice conditions remain challenging across the Lake; researchers on Isle Royale posted their final update of the winter; and more news.

    Apr 4, 2014 Superior Notes

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