James Fallows

James Fallows / Courtesy

Around the Circle This Week: February 12, 2016

Duluth was featured in an Atlantic magazine cover story, support grows for a National Marine Sanctuary on the Wisconsin shore, a wolf killed an off-leash dog at a Duluth park, the Michigan Ice Fest continues to grow and more news. more »

Feb 12, 2016 2:34 PM Superior Notes

Inn on Lake Superior webcam, Feb. 5, 2016

The Inn on Lake Superior

Around the Circle This Week: February 5, 2016

The Lake declined less than normal in January; Nathan Schroeder won his fourth John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon; checking in on Ashland's drinking water; brewery news from Duluth, Marquette and Washburn; and more news. more »

Feb 5, 2016 12:22 PM Superior Notes

Apostle Islands sea caves ice

Sea Caves Watch webcam

Around the Circle This Week: January 29, 2016

The ice at the Apostle Islands sea caves blew out again this week, reducing the likelihood that they'll be accessible by foot this year; Duluth's Sunshine Cafe reopened; and researchers announced new findings about the plight of Minnesota moose. more »

Jan 29, 2016 12:06 PM Superior Notes

Double-N Donn: More on the Great Hinckley Fire

Some readers may recall my article about the Hinckley Fire, “Surviving the Flames,” which appeared in the August/September 2014 issue. At the time I wrote the article I was unaware of a remarkable book about the fire by Daniel James Brown. more »

Jan 28, 2016 10:10 AM Superior Notes

World's Largest Rubber Duck

Eric Garcetti

Tall Ships Return to Duluth in August, with the World's Largest Rubber Duck in Tow

As if a dozen or so tall-masted ships arriving in Duluth would not generate enough buzz, the organizers of Tall Ships Duluth 2016 have signed up another iconic maritime figure: the World’s Largest Rubber Duck. more »

Jan 28, 2016 9:04 AM Superior Notes 5 Comments

Paul R. Tregurtha

Dennis O'Hara / Lake Superior Marine Museum Association webcam

Around the Circle This Week: January 22, 2016

The Lake Superior shipping season ended with the arrival of the Paul R. Tregurtha in the Twin Ports for winter layup; Isle Royale National Park seeks a master for the Ranger III; and the Nipigon River Bridge won't fully reopen for five weeks. more »

Jan 22, 2016 12:30 PM Superior Notes

Cherishing Our Drinkable Sea

There is no denying that the glaciers gifted our northern neighborhood with a 3-quadrillion-gallon miracle. But we are not immune from aging pipes and water contaminants, and our “drinkable” sea remains so only as long as we remain diligent. more »

Jan 20, 2016 2:38 PM Superior Notes

Gunflint Mail Run

Nace Hagemann / Courtesy Gunflint Mail Run

Around the Circle This Week: January 15, 2016

The new Nipigon River Bridge split in last weekend's cold, halting traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway for nearly a day; the Soo Locks close tonight, marking the end of the shipping season; and the Gunflint Mail Run had two tight finishes. more »

Jan 15, 2016 12:21 PM Superior Notes

Ivory gull

Laura Erickson

Around the Circle This Week: January 8, 2016

Birders flocked to Duluth to see a rare bird; the lake levels got an unexpected winter boost in December; a popular band confused lakes Michigan and Superior in a new song; and more news. more »

Jan 8, 2016 2:06 PM Superior Notes

Brighton Beach

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: December 31, 2015

Happy New Year from the magazine crew; Lake Superior State University released its annual Banished Words list; Duluth's Bentleyville set a new attendance record; and more news. more »

Dec 31, 2015 2:59 PM Superior Notes

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