Courtesy NMU Volunteer Center

Up North, Help Begins with a ‘V’

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

Book Reviews: Choices for Children

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

Book Reviews: “Chester Creek Ravine,” “The Ravens” and “The Drummond Girls”

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

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

Superior Challenge

Jared Munch

Meeting the Lake Superior Challenge

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

Rabbit Island: An Artists’ Retreat Like No Other

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

Calumet Taps the Artist in Everyone

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


Kathy L.T. Kahlstorf

How a Back-to-Basics Farmer Fits Comfortably into Her Tiny House

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

Recipe Box: Take-along Meals

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

Book Reviews: “Enchantment Lake” and “The Reflectory”

Reviews of two mystery tales: Margi Preus' "Enchantment Lake" and Dan Cashman's "The Reflectory." more »

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

Engineering Better Health

Courtesy Michigan Tech

Engineering Better Health

Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Research coming out of Michigan Tech could create medical wonders, and highlighted here are a few of those innovations. more »

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

A Poetry Project Flows with Feelings for the Big Lake

"Amethyst and Agate: Poems of Lake Superior," born of true Lake lovers, features a range of styles and sentiments as varied as the many moods of Lake Superior. more »

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Art/Photography

Big Lake Bike Heaven

Courtesy Spirit Mountain

Big Lake Bike Heaven: A Guide to Regional Bike Trails

Biking may fall under the “silent sports” umbrella alongside cross-country skiing, running and paddling, but cyclists on our shores are anything but quiet about their love for regional riding. Tour the Big Lake's best trails with us. more »

May 29, 2015 9:00 AM Recreation

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee

Sing-Bee Chee

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee

“It’s a Chee.” For most Duluthians, that simple phrase immediately calls to mind soft scenes of the city’s waterfront, stunning swirls of colorful koi or, for many, the thought-provoking picture book Old Turtle. more »

May 13, 2015 11:35 AM Art/Photography

Rossport Coastal Trail

Beverley Turpin

Rossport Coastal Trail Is a Short Hike Long on Views

The 1.5-kilometre Rossport Coastal Trail starts at the east end of Rossport at Wardrope Park and meanders along the shore of Lake Superior. more »

May 1, 2015 12:00 AM Recreation

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