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Nurturing Creative Spirits

Since its founding in 1947, the Grand Marais Art Colony has grown and evolved, a place where artists and artisans can set aside external worries and express themselves through art. more »

May 20, 2011 12:00 AM Art/Photography

Lake Superior Journal: A Wild Moose Chase

We were instructed to hide behind a tree. The Wenonah glided into Washington Harbor on the west end of Isle Royale, as the National Park Service ranger on board explained what to do if we encountered a moose while hiking. more »

Sep 17, 2012 2:27 PM Superior Notes

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

Lakehead Lab Uses DNA to Uncover Secrets of the Past and Present

The team at Lakehead University’s Paleo-DNA Laboratory never knows what questions might come over the transom. They've traced ethnic lineage back to ancient times, they've done paternity testing – and then there are the gruesome cases. more »

Dec 1, 2014 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

How the Soo Locks Were Made

On June 18, 1855, the steamer Illinois locked through upbound and ushered in a new era in Great Lakes shipping. But the Soo Locks didn’t come easy. The planning and building of the locks were as fraught with obstacles as the waterway they traversed. more »

Jul 27, 2015 3:18 PM , Maritime

Outside In: A Lutsen Home Inspired by the North Woods

Big Lake and Great North Woods inspirations abound in the decorating details and atmosphere that make this home comfortable and unique. The living room takes advantage of the outside décor, with 30-foot windows that open onto a Lake Superior vista. more »

Aug 1, 2014 12:00 AM Homes

Inside the Dapple-Gray Bed & Breakfast

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 »

Aug 7, 2013 10:30 AM Homes 3 Comments

Poison Ivy, Nettles and Parsnips

They jab you with tiny spines, coat you with rash-causing oils or leave a layer of plant juice that causes the sun to burn you. So what is it with stinging nettles, poison ivy and wild parsnips – why do they hate us? more »

Oct 2, 2012 10:33 AM Health/Wellness

Big Lake Bike Heaven: A Guide to Regional Bike Trails

Biking may fall under the “silent sports” umbrella alongside cross-country skiing, running and paddling, but cyclists on our shores are anything but quiet about their love for regional riding. Tour the Big Lake's best trails with us. more »

May 29, 2015 9:00 AM Recreation

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