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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

The Kom sails under Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge on April 13. Last year's first saltie didn't arrive until May 7 due to an exceptional ice season on the Great Lakes.

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: April 17, 2015

The port of Duluth-Superior welcomed its first oceangoing vessel of the shipping season; a new laker visited Thunder Bay; researchers announced that Isle Royale's wolf population has dropped to three; and more news. more »

Apr 17, 2015 3:25 PM Superior Notes

Whitefish Bay.

NASA

Around the Circle This Week: April 10, 2015

Vessels spent several days stuck in eastern Lake Superior ice, waiting for icebreakers to clear the way; a snowstorm struck the U.P. and northern Wisconsin; and a documentary series partially filmed in our region is up for an award. more »

Apr 10, 2015 3:42 PM Superior Notes

The waiting convoy.

U.S. Coast Guard / Courtesy Coast Guard Cutter Alder

Vessel Convoy Remains Mired in Eastern Lake Superior Ice

Thick ice on eastern Lake Superior has brought vessel traffic to a standstill near Sault Ste. Marie. More than a dozen ships are mired in ice that one crewman estimated is 6 feet thick. more »

Apr 8, 2015 4:48 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

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: March 27, 2015

Signs of spring in the Lake Superior region, including ore boats back on the Lake, and more news from the week. more »

Mar 27, 2015 11:15 AM 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

Betty Lessard, Namesake of Betty's Pies, Passes Away at 90

Betty Lessard, who turned a humble fish shack into the iconic Betty’s Pies restaurant on Minnesota’s North Shore, passed away on Thursday. She was 90 years old. more »

Mar 20, 2015 11:59 AM Superior Notes

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Lake Level Report: March 16, 2015

Lake Superior's monthly mean level in February was 8 inches above long-term average. more »

Mar 16, 2015 10:32 AM Superior Notes

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

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

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