Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: August 22, 2014

The city of Duluth unveiled its newest Lakewalk memorial, the 12-ton anchor from the USS Duluth; shipping totals continued to recover after the season's slow start; a historic Duluth building was damaged in a fire; and more news. more »

Aug 22, 2014 Superior Notes

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: August 15, 2014

The Founders' Museum reopened near Thunder Bay; a research vessel accidentally snagged an uncharted shipwreck; the sea lamprey battle continued; Pic River First Nation announced plans for a hydro plant in Pukaskwa National Park; and more news. more »

Aug 15, 2014 , Superior Notes

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Around the Circle This Week: August 8, 2014

Lake Superior's level topped its long-term average for a fifth straight month; the Bayfield Apple Festival was nominated for an award (and voting continues all month); the U.P. made an appearance on national TV; and more news from the week. more »

Aug 8, 2014 Superior Notes

A portion of Grand Sable Dunes is eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore officials say. Fourteen acres of the area has been closed to visitors.

Liz Drum / National Park Service

Around the Circle This Week: August 1, 2014

Part of Grand Sable Dunes closed to visitors due to increasing erosion; "The Old Rittenhouse Inn Cookbook" launched on Wednesday in Bayfield; MDOT posted an update on the peregrine falcons nesting on the Houghton/Hancock Lift Bridge; and more news. more »

Aug 1, 2014 Superior Notes

LSM contributor Molly Hoeg and her husband, Rich, spent a picturesque morning biking the Superior, Wisconsin, waterfront.

Molly Hoeg

Around the Circle This Week: July 25, 2014

A recap of the Lake Superior Day festivities, including Editor Konnie LeMay's segment on WDSE's "Almanac North" and photos from the region; Lake Superior's high waters delight some and vex others; an airline adds service to the U.P.; and more. more »

Jul 25, 2014 Superior Notes

Artists Jesse Furo Pearson and Tim Pearson of River Blend Studio found this Lake-shaped rock.

River Blend Studio

Looks Like the Big Lake to Me

In our just-released August/September issue and on the web, we asked readers to send us their photos of Lake Superior appearing in surprising places. If you look closely, that iconic shape is all around us. more »

Jul 25, 2014 Superior Notes

LSM Editor Konnie LeMay was interviewed on Friday by local TV station FOX21 outside Duluth's Marine Museum during the Lake Superior Day/s activities there.

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: July 18, 2014

The Lake Superior Day/s events kicked off this week, ahead of the official celebration on July 20; the Food Network's Guy Fieri visited the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior; Google Canada mapped sites in Ontario; and more news from the week. more »

Jul 18, 2014 Superior Notes

Naturalist Clinton Nienhaus sets up a trailside learning table in Tettegouche State Park. (Dogs are welcome, too, on leashes.)

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: July 11, 2014

A new center, a return of Russ Kendall's and wandering Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. more »

Jul 11, 2014 , Superior Notes

The "Shipwrecks Alive!" exhibit at Duluth's Great Lakes Aquarium opened Thursday after eight months of construction.

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: July 3, 2014

In Duluth, the "Shipwrecks Alive!" exhibit opened at Great Lakes Aquarium; StoryCorps' MobileBooth rolls into Marquette next week to record interviews with residents; young sturgeon in the St. Louis River raised spawning hopes; and more news. more »

Jul 3, 2014 Superior Notes

Finishers lined up for their medals. Nearly 6,000 volunteers, like this gentleman in white, help the event run so smoothly every year.

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: June 27, 2014

Funds are needed to save a piece of glacial copper; a 33-year-old course record fell at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth; an Apostle Islands dock closed for repairs; movies are set to return to a historic U.P. theater; and more news. more »

Jun 27, 2014 Superior Notes

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Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Photos: 2014 Grandma's Marathon

On a foggy, misty North Shore morning – excellent running weather – Dominic Ondoro smashed the 33-year-old Grandma's Marathon course record by 31 seconds, besting the top men's time set by Dick Beardsley in 1981. more »

Jun 21, 2014 Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: June 20, 2014

Duluth and the North Shore prepared for Grandma's Marathon; Olympian Clara Hughes arrived in Thunder Bay on her Big Ride; a Sault Ste. Marie group for athletes with disabilities received funding; Great Lakes mayors gathered in Thunder Bay; and more. more »

Jun 20, 2014 Superior Notes

Christian Dalbec of Two Harbors, Minnesota • “Corner Pocket,” Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth

Christian Dalbec

Around the Circle This Week: June 13, 2014

Researchers are using satellites to track Lake Superior trout; we reported on the latest lake levels; Paul Sundberg and his photographer granddaughter shared their Photos of the Week; Duluth reached the finals of a national contest; and more. more »

Jun 13, 2014 Superior Notes

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Lake Level Report: Beginning of June 2014

Last month Lake Superior reached its highest mean May level since 1997 and is now 5 inches above long-term average. more »

Jun 11, 2014 Superior Notes

Icebergs continued to linger on Lake Superior this week. Locals say it's been decades since they've seen ice so late in the year.

Linda Nervick / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: June 6, 2014

LSM won three awards from the Minnesota SPJ; a flood-damaged highway in Jay Cooke State Park will be rebuilt; ice lingered on Lake Superior's south shore; new bike lanes were proposed in Thunder Bay; moose news; and more stories from the week. more »

Jun 6, 2014 Superior Notes

The icy view from the Lakewalk on Memorial Day weekend.

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: May 30, 2014

Parts of the region experienced some very unusual Memorial Day weather conditions; Michigan police officers took to an "underwater" classroom of sorts; the Duluth City Council voted down proposed Park Point traffic changes; and more news. more »

May 30, 2014 Superior Notes

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: May 23, 2014

Remembering Captain Dudley J. Paquette, a friend and collaborator who passed away last weekend; our The Pie Place Café Cookbook won a regional award; Grandma's Marathon seeks additional volunteers for next month's race; and more news. more »

May 23, 2014 Superior Notes

Lake Superior remained nearly 90 percent ice-covered on Monday. No laker has yet reached the Soo Locks a week after the March 25 opening.

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Video: 2013-14's Lake Superior Ice in 60 Seconds

This week the U.S. Coast Guard concluded five months of ice-breaking operations on the Great Lakes. In this time-lapse video, watch the Lake Superior ice develop and, ever so slowly, break up in the spring. more »

May 16, 2014 Superior Notes

Molly Hoeg

Around the Circle This Week: May 9, 2014

Remembering former northeastern Minnesota congressman Jim Oberstar, who passed away this week; the first saltie finally arrives in Duluth, setting a new record for latest arrival; and more news from the week. more »

May 9, 2014 Superior Notes

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Lake Level Report: Beginning of May 2014

Above-average water supplies to Lake Superior kept the Big Lake above its average level for the second consecutive month. Last month Lake Superior topped long-term average for the first time since 1998. more »

May 9, 2014 Superior Notes

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