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Snowball Fight

Bob Paterson

Despite my explanation about what the weather was dishing out, I soon found the boys dressed in full winter armor – coats, boots, long underwear, mittens, face masks, scarves and, of course, their snowboard. more

Feb 1, 2003 12:00 AM Recreation

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Finding the Perfect Romantic Winter Getaway

Courtesy Grand Superior Lodge

What do you call “romantic”? A cozy snowed-in cabin with a cheery fire in the stone fireplace? A stylish room in a high-class hotel or an elegant stay in an historic bed-and-breakfast inn? more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Travel

My 5 Favorite Fireplaces

Marty Faassen

I’ve become something of a fireplace aficionado, scoping out hearths in the homes of my friends and neighbors. For those who might also appreciate a cheery fire, please indulge me as I share five of my fireplace faves with you. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Eric Larsen and Lonnie Dupre

Courtesy One World Expedition

We are in northern Minnesota, it’s early February and the ground is covered with snow. Nearly every lake, pond and river within a 300-mile radius of me is frozen solid … yet I am sitting on snow in a small canoe, which is harnessed to Lonnie Dupre. more

Mar 1, 2005 12:00 AM Recreation


James Smedley

True, there’s the cold and the barrier of ice between you and the fish. But fair-weather anglers harbour a sneaking suspicion that we might actually be having fun on the ice and catching fish they’re missing. The next step is to join us. Here's how. more

Jan 24, 2013 11:08 AM Recreation

What do you crave for dinner after a day dashing in and out of bone-chilling temperatures? Comfort food. more

Jan 22, 2009 9:31 AM Food/Recipes

Building an Off-the-Grid Home

Jim Megas

The dream location that Jim and Ann Megas found for a second home had everything – except access to the power grid. So when they built their one-of-a-kind log home, the couple invested in state-of-the-art off-the-grid systems. more

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 AM Homes

Split Rock Moonrise

Paul Sundberg

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

Get the Skinny on Winter Skin Care

Courtesy Jennifer Baldwin

Living near Lake Superior, we naturally know how to handle winter. But even the hardiest winter warriors sometimes disregard the special care needed for our body’s first line of defense – our skin. more

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness


George W. Robinson

It took Bob Barron 10 years, countless permits and a barge to remove a 20-ton copper chunk from the bottom of Lake Superior and move it to its home at the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum on the campus of Michigan Technological University. more

Jun 23, 2002 4:59 PM Natural World

Lake Superior Journal: Wintering Over on Isle Royale

Howard Sivertson

Pete Edisen was one of the few winter residents who spent several winters at Rock Harbor. The last mail, freight and passenger boat left the island in late November each year, leaving them totally isolated until the following April. more

Feb 1, 2007 12:00 AM Maritime

Sam Cook

Steve Kleist

We asked a few outdoor writers who spend their “work” time romping through the wilderness to regale us with lighter-hearted calamity stories. That they willingly admitted to such misadventures tells us that they're good sports as well as sportsmen. more

May 1, 2005 12:00 AM Recreation

Lake Superior Journal: In the Season of White

As I stand to toss a newly cut length of stove wood onto a pile nearby, I’m startled to see an unfamiliar brilliant red light on the nearby shore. Large, round, glowing with the scarlet intensity of an emergency signal, it hangs close to the ground. more

Jan 20, 2012 11:14 AM Superior Notes


Courtesy Pat Hammond

With his sleigh and carriage service in Ashland, Pat Hammond has provided pleasant rides for many families and couples. more

Dec 1, 2012 12:00 AM Wisconsin

With the holidays approaching, we review three worthy books for the young readers in your life: Big Little Mother, by Kevin Kling; What I Saw on Mackinac, by Jennifer Margaret Powell; and The Guardians of the Straits, by Tyler Benson. more

Nov 19, 2013 3:28 PM Books, Video & More


Amy Russell

I looked to our magazine family for a few of their holiday favorites. Try Siiri's Sandbakkels, Nancy's Popcorn Salad and Super Simple Cheesecake, and Juli's Cheesy Potatoes. more

Dec 1, 2014 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

We may all have fond memories of gliding down the smooth, wooden floor at the roller rink as kids.There were plenty of tumbles to the floor, spurring giggles and bruised knees. This activity is still alive at World of Wheels in Superior, Wisconsin. more

May 13, 2011 12:00 AM Wisconsin

Mount Bohemia

Courtesy Mount Bohemia

Near the Keweenaw Peninsula's tip, Mount Bohemia offers skiers and snowboarders ungroomed pitches, cliffs and frozen waterfalls, heaps of dry powder and uncompromising difficulty without the crowds or glitz of big resorts. more

Nov 1, 2014 12:00 AM Recreation

Murder They Wrote: How the Lake Superior Region Seduces Mystery Writers

David Ballard

Our Big Lake and North Woods seem to be inspiring quite a few mystery writers these days, some with national and international audiences. They all love the region’s attributes for a nice little murder or two. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:00 AM Lifestyle

The Mataafa Blow

UW-Superior Lake Superior Maritime Collection

In November 1905, the Mataafa Blow whipped the waters of Lake Superior into a destroyer of ships and a killer of men. more

Oct 1, 2005 12:00 AM Maritime

Curried Broccoli Soup

Christian Giannelli

Winter is comfort food season, but comfort need not be heavy or boring. For innkeeper and author Mark Philips, this family recipe warms the body and wakes up the taste buds. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

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