In our new issue: A look inside Fraser Shipyards, picturing the warmth of winter, the spirits of Christmases past, the Sammy's Pizza story, our university theaters' coming attractions, flavors of the Old Countries and much more. more »
This year’s holiday celebration in the predominantly Scandinavian North Shore community of Knife River is modeled after a Norwegian “Julebyen,” or Christmas village. more »
December in downtown Marquette brings two year-end events you don’t want to miss: the Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade and tree lighting, early in the month, and the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. more »
Find out more about some featured Lake Superior Magazine supporters through December's Great Lake Destinations. more »
Dec 2, 2013 in Magazine
The Santa Shuffle in Thunder Bay might sound like a new holiday dance craze, but it’s really a way for families to have fun, get outdoors and help raise money for a good cause. more »
David Walker was nervous on his first day at Lake Superior State University, like most students. But unlike the other freshmen, starting new chapters in their lives, David and his wife, Judy, were continuing one they began nearly 50 years earlier. more »
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 »
In November 1905, the Mataafa Blow whipped the waters of Lake Superior into a destroyer of ships and a killer of men. more »
The White Hurricane of 1913 was a storm so large that it ravaged the entire Great Lakes region and so intense that its 80-mph winds equaled those of a Caribbean hurricane. But in November on the Great Lakes, this was no tropical storm. more »
Fast soup – it doesn’t seem right that there is such a thing. Soups should be slowly simmered in a bubbling kettle, blending flavors and creating an intense aromatic broth. more »
"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 »
The term “metropolitan” barely suits even the bigger cities around Lake Superior’s shores. But the orchestras in the Big Lake neighborhood don't play second fiddle to any others. more »
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 »
Try these honey-infused recipes with the local stuff for a true taste of place. By Lake Superior, honey flavors reflect the northwoods flora and are gathered by a growing number of local beekeepers. more »
A 50-year study tracks the swinging pendulum that is the relationship between Isle Royale's wolves and moose. For 38 of those years, Rolf and Candy Peterson have worked at the greatest laboratory of predator vs. prey in the world. more »
Powered by strong low-pressure systems, these nine Lake Superior storms wrecked dozens of ships and claimed hundreds of lives. more »
You walk, hike, drive and even boat past them all the time: containers of all sizes and shapes, hidden in the bramble, or sometimes in plain view. The geocache is the treasure in a sport started by nerds, now embraced by those from all walks of life. more »
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 »
A few 'mosts' for the Lake Superior region: most snowfall in one storm, most snowfall in one winter, coldest temperature, warmest temperature and most foggy days. more »
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Recapping the Isle Royale public meetings, on wolf and cultural management (with audio); the winner of a Sea Grant fish recipe contest; the latest on the Telemark Lodge in Wisconsin; and more from the week that was. more »
Nov 29, 2013 9:42:00 AM
The Wisconsin DNR sets a public meeting on early work toward an oil terminal in the Superior harbor; lake levels are on the upswing and could, with a wet winter, inch above average; and a Duluth curling team wins at the U.S. Olympic Trials. more »
Nov 22, 2013 4:16:44 PM
A colorful new monitoring tool can track Great Lakes ice cover with unprecedented detail, even at night; a Grand Marais couple wins a National Geographic award; the power is back on at the Telemark Lodge; and more news from the week. more »
Nov 15, 2013 5:13:00 PM
Hartley Nature Center plans to open an outdoor-learning preschool in Duluth; Canada releases its Lake Superior coin; photographers chase auroras in Minnesota; and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is forced to cut winter services. more »
Nov 8, 2013 5:08:00 PM