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Around the Circle This Week: January 30, 2015

Ryan Anderson wins the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, while Martha Schouweiler took the mid-distance title; a group convened in Duluth to guide Big Lake fisheries management; the Sault EDC bought Searchmont Resort; and more news. more »

Jan 30, 2015 4:10 PM Superior Notes

U.S. Coast Guard

Using Parachute System on Duluth-Made Plane, Pilot Safely Ditches in Pacific

An innovative safety system by Duluth-based Cirrus Aircraft helped a pilot safely ditch his Cirrus SR22 in the Pacific on Sunday after the aircraft ran out of fuel. We featured Cirrus in the February/March issue of the magazine. more »

Jan 26, 2015 4:52 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: January 23, 2015

Grand Marais is in the running for America's Coolest Small Town, a spooky former nursing home in Duluth will make a TV appearance, John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon activities began ahead of the race start on Sunday. more »

Jan 23, 2015 3:01 PM Superior Notes

Courtesy Beyond the Porch Productions

Friends Bike Around the Lake in Keweenaw-Filmed "Superior" [Q&A + trailer]

Los Angeles-based Beyond the Porch Productions set up shop in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula last summer to film “Superior,” a coming-of-age story about friends who bike around Lake Superior in 1969. The team released a trailer in December. more »

Jan 23, 2015 10:30 AM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: January 16, 2015

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon start has been moved to Two Harbors from Duluth, Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre reached the summit of Mount McKinley and a port project could bring 1,000-footers to Escanaba for winter work. more »

Jan 16, 2015 2:26 PM Superior Notes

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Lake Level Report: Beginning of January 2015

Lake Superior's mean level in December was 8 inches above long-term average, the highest mark for that month since 1996, after declining an inch less than normal. more »

Jan 16, 2015 9:43 AM Superior Notes

Introducing Our Lake Superior Bus Tour: Another Way to Go Around the Lake

Readers continue to ask for an easy way to experience the Circle Tour, when they aren’t able to drive the 1,300-mile route themselves. Cindy and I have talked for years about organizing our own bus tour. This year, we’re finally getting around to it. more »

Jan 16, 2015 8:08 AM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: January 9, 2015

The Lake Carriers' Association reports that last winter's ice cost the economy $700 million; ice-breaking operations started on Lake Superior; the Madeline Island ferry shut down for the season; and a laker arrived in Duluth for winter layup. more »

Jan 9, 2015 2:52 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: January 2, 2015

Lake Superior State University unveiled its 40th annual Banished Words List; a photographer captured footage of steam devils on Lake Superior in Duluth; the U.S. Coast Guard started ice-breaking operations on the Big Lake; and more news. more »

Jan 2, 2015 4:51 PM Superior Notes

NASA/MODIS

Our Most-Read Stories of 2014: An Icy Year in Review

It's easy to summarize 2014 on Lake Superior's shores: icy. The ice came early and stayed late; it delighted and it delayed. Here, now, are the most-read stories we published online in 2014, a list dominated by a winter to remember. more »

Dec 31, 2014 9:04 AM Superior Notes

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