Around the Circle This Week: May 15, 2015

Award-winning Duluth artist Cheng-Khee Chee debuted a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art; St. Louis River cleanup efforts received additional funding; the Rittenhouse cookbook we published won two awards; and more news from the week. more »

May 15, 2015 8:00 AM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: May 8, 2015

Updates on smelt and chinook salmon in Lake Superior; a young bear attracted a crowd when it ventured into downtown Duluth; signs of spring; a movie production filmed scenes in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; and more news. more »

May 8, 2015 4:01 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: April 24, 2015

The Mississagi ran aground in the St. Marys River; Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, reached the semifinals in the Hockeyville USA contest; a private property issue closed a section of the Superior Hiking Trail near Gooseberry Falls; and more news. more »

Apr 24, 2015 4:49 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: April 3, 2015

The Lake is 8 inches above long-term average, according to the latest report; Minnesota Sea Grant's director retired; an update on the Algoma Central Railway; and more news. more »

Apr 3, 2015 4:02 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: March 20, 2015

Betty Lessard of Betty's Pies fame passed away on Thursday, a spectacular display of northern lights erupted on St. Patrick's Day and the first lakers prepared to leave port for the March 25 opening of the Soo Locks. more »

Mar 20, 2015 4:05 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: March 13, 2015

We rode on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alder during an ice-breaking operation in Duluth; two wolves crossed the ice to Isle Royale, but left soon after; a donation brought part of the vessel Islay back to Bayfield; and more news. more »

Mar 13, 2015 4:31 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: March 6, 2015

The Apostle Islands ice caves drew 12,000 people during the opening weekend, then were closed briefly during a winter storm; Grand Marais, Minnesota, was named America's Coolest Small Town; and the Duluth Traverse Trail received $65,000 in funding. more »

Mar 6, 2015 4:40 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: February 20, 2015

Lake Superior's ice cover topped 90 percent this week, though the Apostle Islands ice caves are not yet accessible; Fort William built the world's largest snow maze; the first standalone craft brewery opened in Grand Marais, Minnesota; and more. more »

Feb 20, 2015 4:48 PM Superior Notes

Lake Level Report: Mid-February 2015

Lake Superior was 9 inches above its long-term January average. Net water supplies for the month were below average for the first time in nearly year. As a result, the Lake's level declined an inch more than normal for the month. more »

Feb 16, 2015 10:04 AM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: February 13, 2015

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning in parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, former Sault Ste. Marie mayor Jim McIntyre died in an accident and a Washburn resident was chosen to lead the International Ship Masters Association. more »

Feb 13, 2015 4:08 PM Superior Notes

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