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One River, Two Islands

Richard Hamilton Smith / Courtesy The Nature Conservancy

Two islands – one a sprawling half-mile square and the other barely covering a couple city blocks – reflect evolving attitudes about the St. Louis River and its value to the community. more »

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Recreation

Barkie Birkie

James Netz / Courtesy American Birkebeiner

The American Birkebeiner team didn’t start out to organize skijoring races, but the popularity of a demonstration a few years ago spurred them to add the Barkie Birkie. more »

Feb 17, 2016 11:38 AM Recreation

Volunteers

Courtesy NMU Volunteer Center

Meet some volunteers who are generous with their times and talents to organize iconic events and aid worthy causes, and find out how to join those who know you receive much when you give. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Lifestyle

Six children's books reviewed: "Twig's Guide," "North Woods Girl," "Hungry Coyote," "Underwater Adventures with Louis and Louise," "A Bird on My Hand" and "The Littlest Loon." more »

Nov 11, 2015 12:00 AM Books, Video & More

A book of poetry, a crime thriller and a story of friendship, reviewed. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Books, Video & More

Fit for School

Felicia Schneiderhan

When it’s time to send children off to school, parents’ health checklists might include vaccinations and teaching children to cover when they cough. But there are a few extra health tips for children in our northern clime that might surprise you. more »

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Lakehead University at 50

Courtesy Lakehead University

Lakehead University's mission has always revolved around bringing higher education north and serving its communities, which has meant moving from a two-year technical school into a full-fledged research university with global ties. more »

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Education

Honey, I Bought a Home

Rendulich Photography

Mitch and Darlene Wolfe had been considering a move to Duluth for a number of years. They bought a historic house in town in 2005 and started an extensive remodeling project, modernizing it while retaining its original charm. more »

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Recipe Box: What Pairs Well with Local Brews? Just About Everything

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Try a locally crafted IPA brew with an elegant Asparagus & Egg Sandwich or a nice microbrewed nut brown ale with a chilled summery Asian Noodle Salad. Here we offer those recipes and other ideas for beer-food pairings. more »

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Superior Challenge

Jared Munch

The Big Lake awes many people with its power and beauty, but it inspires some to test their limits. Meet individuals who set out on the water as a challenge and returned with a better understanding of themselves and our Sweetwater Sea. more »

Jul 29, 2015 3:18 PM Recreation

Rabbit Island

Courtesy Rabbit Island Foundation

Rob Gorski wanted a getaway in the Keweenaw Peninsula and ended up buying an island and founding a retreat for creative souls. more »

Jun 1, 2015 10:18 AM Art/Photography

Calumet Art Center

Mark Gregg / Mark P. Gregg Photography

This small town boasts the oldest artists’ cooperative in the Copper Country, an art center with weekly classes, fine art galleries, retailers and restaurants with rotating local art displays, plus its own Calumet Arts District business association. more »

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Art/Photography

Microhouses

Kathy L.T. Kahlstorf

Heather-Marie Bloom has joined an intriguing movement that celebrates condensed living and a basics-only lifestyle. Called microhouses or tiny homes, these structures range from 100 to 400 square feet. more »

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Summer fare, especially on picnics, should be quick and simple. The recipes here create a complete menu: Smoked Turkey & Avocado Wraps, Hummus, Sweet-N-Salty Trail Mix and S'more Brownies. more »

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

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