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Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: February 27, 2015

Last winter's viral sensation, the iced-over mainland sea caves of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will open to the public on Saturday. Plus, more news from the week that was. more »

Feb 27, 2015 4:00 PM Superior Notes

Introducing Our Lake Superior Bus Tour: Another Way to Go Around the Lake

Readers continue to ask for an easy way to experience the Circle Tour, when they aren’t able to drive the 1,300-mile route themselves. Cindy and I have talked for years about organizing our own bus tour. This year, we’re finally getting around to it. more »

Jan 16, 2015 8:08 AM Superior Notes

Great Lake Destinations

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

Mar 1, 2015 12:01 AM Magazine

The natural wood on the exterior of Tom and Nicole Wolfe’s home nestles comfortably into the Wisconsin north woods.

Troy Thies

Born of a Barn

When Tom and Nicole Wolfe decided to build their dream getaway lodge on the south shore of Lake Superior, they knew they had to think big. They figured they’d need a place the size of a barn to fit the extended family. So that’s what they built. more »

Feb 13, 2013 9:42 AM Homes

“A Matter of Balance” is built around low-impact exercises, as demonstrated in this class put on by the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging in Duluth.

Burton Laine

Balancing Act: Programs Help Seniors Prevent Falls

In the Lake Superior region, courses like “A Matter of Balance” and “Stepping On” help seniors prevent falls – and, should they take a spill, help them return to full, active lives. more »

Jun 24, 2014 10:23 AM Health/Wellness

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

Ice-fishing fox.

Bob Skogen

The Ice-Fishing Fox

So there we were, two grown men in a 5-by-7-foot aluminum-framed, fold-up ice house watching little holes in the ice with high expectations. We thought catching fish would be the highlight of our day. We were way off. more »

Apr 5, 2013 1:40 PM Superior Notes

Jamie Robinson of Wawa watches his fish finder (not essential gear … until you try one).

James Smedley

Ice Fishing: Getting Hooked on a Winter Passion

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

Joy Morgan Dey

Wintertime & the Livin' is Freezy

Tips on how to winterize your body. more »

Nov 5, 2007 1:58 PM Health/Wellness

Recipe Box: Baby, Is It Cold Outside?


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

Wolves from the Middle Pack are on the move at dawn. Wolves walk an average of 30 miles a day looking for food.

John Vucetich

Isle Royale's Wolves and Moose: The Bloody Balance

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 »

Feb 1, 2008 12:00 AM Natural World 1 Comments

At the Old Mill Inn in Toronto a bronze relief commemorates Étienne Brûlé and his explorations during the 17th century.

Jeanne K. Hanson

The Extraordinary Life of Étienne Brûlé: Breaking Trail to the Big Lake in the 17th Century

Étienne Brûlé was almost certainly the first European seen by the Lake Superior region’s Ojibwe people. Many scholars believe he was the first European to view Lake Superior from the eastern tip. Here is the story of his short and adventurous life. more »

Jun 1, 2014 3:47 PM Great Lakes

Lake Superior Journal: The Old Man & the Ski

What would life be like without a hero? I met one of my heroes over a decade ago. At first I watched this unimposing cross-country skier munching on a pasty in Calumet, Michigan, after the Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon. I had to meet him. more »

Nov 13, 2011 12:01 AM Superior Notes 3 Comments

Chickadees and other birds and animals face winter head on, adapting to the cold clime. The other two ways that animals cope with winter is to flee (migrate) or to go into hiding (dormancy).

Rick Baetsen

How Do Northern Animals Cope with Winter?

Animals face the same arduous winter we do and have adapted by heading for warmer locations (migration), going into hiding (dormancy) or facing the music (cold out there). more »

Feb 1, 2006 12:00 AM Natural World

Minnesota Sea Grant

Lake Superior's Bizarre Fish

The sculpin are perhaps the most bizarre fish that occur in Lake Superior. The Lake is home to four species of sculpin. more »

Oct 4, 1998 1:35 PM Natural World

Shaun Parent

Up the Down Waterfall

Some of the best ice climbing in the world is found around Lake Superior, considered one of the best climbing locations in North America. more »

Jul 7, 2000 12:58 PM Recreation

An Artistic Dynasty

The profusion of Lake Superior art produced by the Sivertsons has become even more highly prized than the fish that Sivertson ancestors produced from the Lake. more »

Mar 5, 2001 9:52 AM Art/Photography

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

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

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

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

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 »

Nov 12, 2013 10:38 AM Media Center

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