Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: December 19, 2014

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will charge a $5 fee to visit the ice caves near Meyers Beach; what to do with Marquette's old ore dock; Bayfield teacher Rick Erickson won a national award; saving the iconic Wawa goose statue; and more news. more »

Dec 19, 2014 4:12 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: December 12, 2014

The Great Lakes water level slump is over, scientists said; Ashland lighthouse transferred to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore; a drifter's voyage from Minnesota to Michigan; refugees learn winter survival skills; and more news. more »

Dec 12, 2014 4:32 PM Superior Notes

Mary Dougherty

"Words for Water" Participants Share Their Love of the Lake

“If you could speak for water, what would you say?” That’s the question behind Words for Water, a photography project and love story to Lake Superior by Bayfield resident Mary Dougherty. more »

Dec 11, 2014 11:44 AM Superior Notes

Courtesy Chippewa National Forest

Around the Circle This Week: December 5, 2014

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which came from Minnesota this year, reached Washington, D.C.; with numbers declining, lake trout quotas are expected to be cut next year; U.P. cities set November snowfall records; and more news. more »

Dec 5, 2014 4:17 PM Superior Notes

Lake Level Report: Beginning of December 2014

Lake Superior's November monthly mean was its highest for that month since 1996. The Lake is now 8 inches above long-term average. more »

Dec 4, 2014 11:50 AM Superior Notes

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Around the Circle This Week: November 28, 2014

Michigan Tech announced an expansion of its Peace Corps program; Bicycling Magazine interviewed Duluth Mayor Don Ness about the city's trails; photographer Paul Sundberg shared some stormy photos; and more news from the week. more »

Nov 28, 2014 1:00 PM Superior Notes

It was another chilly week by the Big Lake, whose harbors are icing up weeks earlier than normal. Here, on the Duluth Lakewalk, ice dangles from a fallen tree branch.

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Around the Circle This Week: November 21, 2014

We celebrated our 35th anniversary; Ontario residents were encouraged to apply to be a Pan Am Games torchbearer; "Cruise of a Lifetime" winners were announced; Editor Konnie LeMay helped solve an ore boat mystery; and more news. more »

Nov 21, 2014 4:58 PM Superior Notes

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Lake Level Report: Mid-November 2014

Lake Superior continued to rise in October, finishing the month 8 inches above long-term average. more »

Nov 21, 2014 12:01 PM Superior Notes

Photos: 35th Anniversary Open House

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate 35 years and 200 issues at our Open House on November 20. We continue to be successful because of you – our subscribers, advertisers, customers, partners, supporters, friends and neighbors. Thank you! more »

Nov 21, 2014 11:08 AM Superior Notes 1 Comments

Around the Circle This Week: November 14, 2014

The first snowstorm of the season dropped as much as 50 inches of snow; Lake Superior Magazine received four awards from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association; Paul Sundberg photographed the memorial beacon lighting at Split Rock; and more. more »

Nov 14, 2014 5:11 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: November 7, 2014

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stopped in Duluth; the Michigan Department of Transportation looks for Road Watchers in the U.P.; Atlantic salmon reproduce in the St. Marys River; Apostle Islands wrapped up restoration work; and more. more »

Nov 7, 2014 4:00 PM Superior Notes

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Harvested in Chippewa National Forest, Capitol Christmas Tree Stops by Duluth

An 88-foot-tall harbinger of Christmas will stop by Duluth today on its way to Washington, D.C. The white spruce that will become the Christmas Tree for the nation was harvested in Chippewa National Forest on lands of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. more »

Nov 5, 2014 2:49 PM Superior Notes

U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Hiker in the Porcupine Mountains

The Coast Guard rescued a 55-year-old man after he was reported missing in Porcupine Mountains State Park west of Ontonagon, Michigan, Saturday night. more »

Nov 3, 2014 8:39 AM Superior Notes

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 3:30 PM 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 3:40 PM 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 5:10 PM 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 8:41 AM 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 4:48 PM 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 4:43 PM 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 4:09 PM Superior Notes

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