Expect a few zombies around Washburn Oct. 24-25, 2014.

Jamey Penney-Ritter / Courtesy Washburn Chamber of Commerce

Around the Circle This Week: October 31, 2014

We celebrate Halloween by sharing a few spooky Superior stories, the University of Wisconsin-Superior announced a new international partnership, Castle Danger Brewery unveiled their first cans and a North Shore beach may again open to the public. more »

Oct 31, 2014 Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: October 24, 2014

Meet Duluth's outdoors czar, Ashland will be featured in a national TV commercial, an unusual lake level trend, the latest on Isle Royale's wolves and more news from the past week. more »

Oct 24, 2014 Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: October 17, 2014

The region got some love from two national media outlets, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore proposed a $5 fee to visit the ice caves, the Gunflint Trail got its sled dog race back, and the U.P. went "head-to-head with its energy future." more »

Oct 17, 2014 Superior Notes

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Proposes Fee to Visit Ice Caves

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will host two open houses to discuss a possible fee increase in 2015. The park proposes a $5 Special Recreation Permit fee to be collected at Meyers Beach during ice cave events. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: October 10, 2014

Marquette photographer Shawn Malone released a new time-lapse video; an update on Great Lakes water levels; a celebrity sighting in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; funneled into Duluth by wind, scores of songbirds were killed in collisions; and more news. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Superior Notes

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: October 3, 2014

Cargo totals in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continued to pace ahead of last year; a shipwreck diver survived an accident thanks to 53 hours in a hyperbaric chamber; Lake Superior was again above average last month; and more news. more »

Oct 3, 2014 Superior Notes

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Lake Level Report: Beginning of October 2014

Lake Superior rose nearly an inch in September, a month during which the Big Lake usually declines by half an inch, and finished the month 7 inches above long-term average. That makes eight consecutive months of high water for Lake Superior. more »

Oct 3, 2014 Superior Notes

How, Captain Tom Mackay wondered, did a concrete-filled barrel end up on a Duluth beach?

Tom Mackay

On a Duluth Beach, a Mysterious Barrel Appears

Captain Tom Mackay spotted something rather unusual this weekend in Duluth. How did a concrete-filled barrel end up on the beach? more »

Sep 30, 2014 Superior Notes

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: September 26, 2014

We hosted the fourth annual Taste of Lake Superior Fish Classic in Duluth; fall color approached its peak in parts of the region; the Paul R. Tregurtha ran aground in the Duluth harbor; and more news from this week. more »

Sep 26, 2014 Superior Notes

Uriah Hefter of Ledge Rock Grille received second-place honors from the judges.

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Taste of Lake Superior Fish Classic 2014: Photos

Eight chefs, two kinds of Lake Superior fish, a host of exhibitors and more than 300 people came together on Wednesday in Duluth for the fourth annual Taste of Lake Superior Fish Classic. more »

Sep 26, 2014 Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: September 19, 2014

Crews finished a stabilization project on Minnesota's Knife River; Ashland firefighters helped battle a wildfire in California; Marquette Maritime Museum unveiled a new exhibit; and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore received a Park Stewards grant. more »

Sep 19, 2014 Superior Notes

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Around the Circle This Week: September 12, 2014

A storm kicked up huge waves on Superior this week; regional photographers captured it on video. Plus, be sure to enter the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association's Cruise of a Lifetime raffle, a rare chance to sail aboard a laker. more »

Sep 12, 2014 Superior Notes

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Lake Level Report: Beginning of September 2014

Lake Superior was 6 inches above long-term average in August, its sixth consecutive month of high water. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Superior Notes

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: September 5, 2014

A seiche caused sudden flooding in Sault Ste. Marie; shipping totals are pacing ahead of 2013's numbers; a weather station was installed on Sand Island in the Apostle Islands; a lighthouse near Thunder Bay was renovated; and more news. more »

Sep 5, 2014 Superior Notes

Amy and Dave Freeman, National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, will paddle from northeastern Minnesota to Washington, D.C., this fall.

Layne Kennedy

Around the Circle This Week: August 29, 2014

Volunteers are needed for an invasive species monitoring day in Wisconsin next month; National Geographic Adventurers of the Year from Ely, Minnesota, paddle to Washington, D.C.; Paul Sundberg's latest Photos of the Week; and more news. more »

Aug 29, 2014 Superior Notes

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

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