Current Issues

April / May 2017

April / May 2017

In this issue: 2017 is the sesquicentennial year celebrating the Confederation of Canada. We look at this year’s events and what 1867 looked like here. Plus: Community Supported Agriculture options, photographers reflect on the Big Lake and more.



In this issue, we publish the winners of our 22nd annual Lake Superior Photo Contest, from mighty massing clouds to sand-covered toddlers. Plus, the buck naked truth about deer and a State of the Lake report on geoheritage and marine conservation. more

Jan 18, 2017 11:16 AM Current Issues

Inside this issue: Celebrating Christmas breads; photographers reveal the beauty of fresh snow; monkeying around with local illustrator/author Chris Monroe; 40 years and counting for Grandma’s in Duluth; inside Henry Ford’s U.P. retreat; and more! more

Nov 4, 2016 8:14 AM Current Issues

This issue reveals the winner of our Achievement Award, given annually to a person or organization who significantly contributes to the well-being of Lake Superior and its communities. Plus: the Outlaw Bridge, the local roots of maurices and more. more

Sep 9, 2016 8:22 AM Current Issues

The tall ships are coming! We preview the upcoming Tall Ships Duluth festival, with ship stats and stories from the captains. Plus, in this issue we reveal the winners of 2016's Best of the Lake awards and chat with Thunder Bay's own Paul Shaffer. more

Jul 8, 2016 8:26 AM Current Issues

In this issue, two photographer pals take their camera skills on a Circle Tour of Lake Superior, we catch up with our region's six folk schools and with Great Lakes Fleet at 115 years, and in The Guide read about the farm-to-table movement. more

May 6, 2016 8:16 AM Current Issues

We mark the centennial year of the U.S. National Park Service by celebrating the great parks on our shores. Plus, meet a photographer who shoots eye-to-eye with the waves and find outdoor fun in our Recreation Guide. more

Mar 15, 2016 10:43 AM Current Issues

The winners of the 21st annual Lake Superior Photo Contest revealed (though the real winners might be all of us who get to see these fantastic photos). Plus: The life, death and afterlife of the SS America and our State of the Lake report. more

Jan 18, 2016 8:42 AM Current Issues

December / January 2016

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In the cover story, we explore the winter scene in Thunder Bay, the Lake's largest city. Also inside: enjoy the magical winter photos of Minnesotan Jamie Rabold, find a romantic getaway, go inside a home steeped in stories, and more. more

Nov 9, 2015 2:33 PM Current Issues

The newsman was on dry land, the sailor on stormy waters, but both remember the night when the Edmund Fitzgerald sank. Plus, where to stroll when colors call, meet our Achievement Award winner, learn about dwindling caribou numbers, and much more. more

Sep 15, 2015 11:56 AM Current Issues

August/September 2015

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The votes are in! Our Best of the Lake issue reveals this year's winners. Plus, meet four who dared to try a Lake-inspired challenge and see Mary Amerman's soothing photos, along with all of the regular departments. more

Jul 22, 2015 1:51 PM Current Issues

Superior, the Wisconsin sister of the Twin Ports, has a new vitality with new industry, new stores and new restaurants. Plus, read about an artists' retreat on a Michigan island, tiny houses, a 'Bight' of Thunder Bay and Isle Royale lodging. more

May 7, 2015 10:24 AM Current Issues

In this issue, read about the role of taste in our sense of place, meet the flora and fauna that thrive on Lake Superior's sand beaches, ride the region's world-class bike trails and, in Kitschy Kitchi Gami, tour the Big Things by the Big Lake. more

Mar 16, 2015 9:24 AM Current Issues

February / March 2015

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Our annual State of the Lake Special Report examines the aviation industries and connections on our shores, from aircraft to astronauts, and in this issue we reveal the winners of our 20th annual Lake Superior Photo Contest. more

Jan 9, 2015 8:47 AM Current Issues

For our 35th anniversary, we offer up 35 gifts of the Lake – water, waves, lakers, salties, surfers and 30 more gifts we treasure from our Lake Superior. Plus, sea caves on ice, the latest edition of The Guide and so much more. more

Nov 12, 2014 12:29 PM Current Issues

This issue includes features on Michigan's Tahquamenon River, fall color, the latest happenings in the maritime industry and the winner of our 2014 Achievement Award. Plus, our latest Lake Superior Recreation Guide and much more. more

Sep 12, 2014 8:21 AM Current Issues 1 Comments

See the Best of the Lake winners, as chosen by our readers; read about today's Ojibwe communities, the journey of Chief Buffalo and the Madeline Island homeland; and we showcase a U.P. photographer who moved north to be near the scenery he loved. more

Jul 14, 2014 2:45 PM Current Issues

In this issue: Meet the new downtown Duluth, learn how Houghton turned road construction into a major celebration of local businesses, divers bring us rare views of Lake Superior's underwater world, and boutique coffee roasters wake up local options. more

May 1, 2014 12:02 PM Current Issues

Regional photographers uncover the real spring; Julie Buckles paddles from Lake Superior to the Canadian plains – for her honeymoon; stories on home, health and food in Lake Superior Living; and get ready for warmer weather with our Recreation Guide. more

Mar 7, 2014 8:39 AM Current Issues

We reveal the winners of the annual Lake Superior Photo Contest; our State of the Lake report highlights Big Lake cities investing in their urban waterfronts; plus stories on chill-chasing chili, piping plovers, a dream home in the woods and more. more

Jan 15, 2014 9:10 AM Current Issues

In this issue: A look inside Fraser Shipyards, picturing the warmth of winter, the spirits of Christmases past, the Sammy's Pizza story, our university theaters' coming attractions, flavors of the Old Countries and much more. more

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