Copper Harbor Light

U.S. Coast Guard

Around the Circle This Week: Feb. 17, 2017

The Coast Guard repaired Copper Harbor Light; recovery options for the Nemadji River and ways to keep its sediment out of Lake Superior; there's no Madeline Island ice road or Apostle Islands ice caves this year, but winter fun remains. more

Feb 17, 2017 2:05 PM Superior Notes

Sault Mural

Courtesy Sault Ste. Marie Recreation & Culture

Around the Circle This Week: Feb. 10, 2017

Creating a community mural in Sault Ste. Marie for Canada's 150th; exploratory drilling in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan; building a Big Lake boat; Michigan Tech Winter Carnival snow sculpture winners; and more. more

Feb 10, 2017 11:00 AM , Superior Notes

Isle Royale Wolves

Courtesy Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project

Around the Circle This Week: Feb. 3, 2017

Isle Royale National Park continues to weigh its options for the island’s dwindling wolf population and will field questions at two open houses this month. Plus: how the hiring freeze could impact our parks, and a historic tug needs help. more

Feb 3, 2017 2:10 PM Superior Notes

Madeline Island Ice Road

Madeline Island Ferry Line

Around the Circle This Week: Jan. 27, 2017

Warm weather has caused a few hiccups for winter events and activities; the Madeline Island Ferry Line is still running; the Beargrease will go on as planned; Wisconsin Point restoration plans moved forward; and more news. more

Jan 27, 2017 3:58 PM Superior Notes

Presque Isle through the Soo Locks

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Around the Circle This Week: January 20, 2017

The Soo Locks closed for the season; Thunder Bay revealed a plan to develop mountain bike trails; the Apostle Islands ice cave outlook turned gloomy; new details about last year's Roger Blough grounding; and more news. more

Jan 20, 2017 1:53 PM Superior Notes

Paul R. Tregurtha

Dennis O'Hara /

Around the Circle This Week: January 13, 2017

The shipping season is winding down, with several lakers heading into winter layup; the Apostle Islands ice caves aren't yet accessible, but ice is forming along the shore; a Thunder Bay drone video goes viral; and more news. more

Jan 13, 2017 9:00 AM Superior Notes

Aqua Kids visit Lake Superior

Aqua Kids

Around the Circle This Week: January 6, 2017

The educational TV show "Aqua Kids" came to Lake Superior last summer, and those episodes are now available to watch; Lake Superior State University released its Banished Words List; an update on lake levels; and more news. more

Jan 6, 2017 1:57 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: December 30, 2016

Is Lake Superior's herring fishery in good health? The Thunder Bay airport courts U.S. travelers for overseas flights; 10 anglers were rescued from Chequamegon Bay; the Coast Guard broke ice in Duluth; and more news. more

Dec 30, 2016 12:33 PM Superior Notes


U.S. Coast Guard

Around the Circle This Week: December 23, 2016

Icebreaking began on Lake Superior and the St. Marys River; where plastic pollution ends up on Lake Superior's shores; the Blue Heron returned home; and more news. more

Dec 23, 2016 4:11 PM Superior Notes

December 2016 Lake Effect Snow


Around the Circle This Week: December 16, 2016

The lake effect snow machine fired up this week and buried huge swaths of the region under more than 2 feet of snow. Plus: educating about plastic pollution in Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park seeks comments on wolves, and more. more

Dec 16, 2016 2:06 PM Superior Notes

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