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Roger Blough, March 22, 2017

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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

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

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