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Isle Royale Wolves

Michigan Tech

Around the Circle This Week: April 21, 2017

The last two Isle Royale wolves are hanging on, but with the predators on the brink of extirpation, the largely unchecked moose population has grown to more than 1,600 animals. Plus, spring slowly arrives, a sunken fishing boat was raised, and more. more

Apr 21, 2017 1:55 PM Superior Notes

Moose Rescue on Hungry Jack Lake

Jim Morrison

Around the Circle This Week: April 14, 2017

A moose was rescued after plunging through ice on Minnesota lake; viewing the Big Lake from space after dark; powerful storms battered the U.P.; Thunder Bay greeted its first saltie of the season; and more news. more

Apr 14, 2017 1:55 PM Superior Notes

First Saltie of 2017

Visit Duluth

Around the Circle This Week: April 7, 2017

The season's first saltie arrived in Duluth on Sunday, departing on Wednesday with a load of wheat destined for Italy; the Log Slide Overlook tumbled at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; and how you could spend the summer at a lighthouse. more

Apr 7, 2017 2:07 PM Superior Notes

Big Trout Bay

Mhairi McFarlane

Around the Circle This Week: March 31, 2017

The Nature Conservancy of Canada announced the purchase of 2,517 acres of undeveloped coastal boreal forest on Big Trout Bay, the Duluth port unveiled its new intermodal terminal, the Rock of Ages Lighthouse will be restored, and more news. more

Mar 31, 2017 12:22 PM Superior Notes

Roger Blough, March 22, 2017

LSMMA webcam

Around the Circle This Week: March 24, 2017

With the Soo Locks due to open at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, many vessels left winter layup and returned to the Great Lakes this week, kicking off the 2017-18 shipping season. more

Mar 24, 2017 3:24 PM Superior Notes

Alder Breaks Ice, March 16, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard

Around the Circle This Week: March 17, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder broke ice in Duluth-Superior ahead of next week's start of the shipping season. Plus: Local impacts of the proposed federal budget cuts, celebrating saints, a piece of history returns to Russ Kendall's and more news. more

Mar 17, 2017 2:43 PM , Superior Notes

March 2017 Storm

Still from Christian Dalbec Photography video

Around the Circle This Week: March 10, 2017

It’s been a weird weather week by the Big Lake. Last weekend ended with high temps in the 50s; today the mercury dropped below 0° F. In between, the Lake region was buffeted by wind gusts that topped 70 mph on Tuesday. more

Mar 10, 2017 1:44 PM Superior Notes

Paul R. Tregurtha

Paul Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: March 3, 2017

Intra-lake shipping is starting up thanks to minimal ice cover on the Great Lakes, though the Soo Locks won't open until the end of the month. Plus, a shipyard revived in Thunder Bay and possible cuts to Great Lakes restoration funding. more

Mar 3, 2017 1:48 PM Superior Notes

Snowless Birkie

Courtesy American Birkebeiner

Around the Circle This Week: Feb. 24, 2017

The American Birkebeiner race, which draws more than 10,000 skiers to northern Wisconsin, has been canceled after a stretch of spring-like weather melted much of the area's snow. Mild weather also halted exploratory drilling in the Porkies. more

Feb 24, 2017 1:59 PM Superior Notes

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

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