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Susie Islands

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: April 29, 2016

The Grand Portage Band will get back Big Susie Island, giving the band ownership of the entire archipelago; the Algomarine embarked on its final voyage; Split Rock Lighthouse received a heritage grant; and more news. more »

Apr 29, 2016 1:53 PM , Superior Notes

Susie Island

Richard Hamilton Smith

Grand Portage Band Gets Back Big Susie Island

The full Susie Island archipelago likely will again be under ownership of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa thanks to the donation of Susie Island from The Nature Conservancy. more »

Apr 29, 2016 12:11 PM Superior Notes

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Rolf Peterson

Around the Circle This Week: April 22, 2016

Updates on Isle Royale's wolves and the St. Louis River's sturgeon; a longtime Lake Superior Magazine advisory board member and contributor receives a prestigious award; Superior continues to develop a dog park; and more news. more »

Apr 22, 2016 1:55 PM , Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: March 25, 2016

The Soo Locks open today, researching sediment core samples of Portage Lake, saying goodbye to the wolves of Isle Royale, a proposed direct-reduction iron plant, a scheduled space record and more news. more »

Mar 25, 2016 12:45 PM Superior Notes

Steamship America

Courtesy WDSE-WRPT

Around the Circle This Week: March 11, 2016

The Steamship America documentary will debut on Monday, March 14; local maritime supporters will receive awards this weekend; Duluth symposium will discuss water management issues; white-nose syndrome kills bats in northeastern Minnesota. more »

Mar 11, 2016 12:37 PM , , Superior Notes

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

Cherishing Our Drinkable Sea

There is no denying that the glaciers gifted our northern neighborhood with a 3-quadrillion-gallon miracle. But we are not immune from aging pipes and water contaminants, and our “drinkable” sea remains so only as long as we remain diligent. more »

Jan 20, 2016 2:38 PM Superior Notes

Gray Wolf

Friends of Seney National Wildlife Refuge / Flickr

Around the Circle This Week: November 20, 2015

Wolf researchers called for delisting of the species in the Western Great Lakes region; a saltie remains held in Duluth while it's investigated for alleged environmental violations; Thunder Bay reported strong tourism numbers; and more. more »

Nov 20, 2015 11:31 AM , Superior Notes

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

Roger Blough

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: November 6, 2015

Three lakers laid up early; Duluth-based Cirrus Aircraft made national news when one of its planes used an emergency parachute to land safely; the chair of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa took a White House job; and more news. more »

Nov 6, 2015 11:48 AM , , Superior Notes

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

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

Paul Pepe

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

For his enduring enthusiasm promoting the full circle of the Big Lake, for thinking outside the borders to create partnerships, and for all the Persians, Lake Superior Magazine honors Paul Pepe with this year’s Achievement Award. more »

Sep 28, 2015 9:47 AM The Lake

Circle Tour Quilt

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: September 18, 2015

Inspired by her 13-day trip, a woman created a Lake Superior Circle Tour quilt with patterns from shops around the Lake; Lutsen Mountains' new gondola towers were installed by helicopter; the Wisconsin DNR is evaluating a lake trout rule; and more. more »

Sep 18, 2015 11:20 AM , Superior Notes

Aurora

Mark Upton

Around the Circle This Week: September 11, 2015

The northern lights illuminated the late-summer skies; the Minnesota DNR released its roadside survey; a monitoring system keeps Apostle Islands kayakers safe; the latest lake level report; and more news. more »

Sep 11, 2015 11:09 AM , Superior Notes

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

Gerry Ouellette

Courtesy Gerry Ouellette

Around the Circle This Week: July 17, 2015

Two free Music in the Park concerts by Gerry Ouellette for Lake Superior Day(s); Sault renames Civic Holiday for William H. Hearst; Strong U.S. Dollar Makes Canada a Good Deal; Isle Royale Grapples with Moose-Wolf-Vegetation Plan; + more weekly news. more »

Jul 17, 2015 9:10 AM Superior Notes

"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

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

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee

Sing-Bee 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