Konnie LeMay

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

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

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

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

Paul Pepe

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

2015 Achievement Award Winner: Thunder Bay Tourism Manager Paul Pepe

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


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

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

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

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

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

Book Reviews: Tall Tales and Life Journeys

Reviews of "Blue Men & River Monsters," "Water and What We Know" and "Where Silence Gathers." more »

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

Pierre the Pantsless Voyageur, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Kitschy Kitchi Gami: Big Stuff by the Big Lake

Since the opening of the first highways (and maybe before), people have created those delightfully quirky sideshows for travelers called “roadside attractions” or, more simply, Big Things. more »

Mar 20, 2015 2:22 PM Travel

Book Reviews: A Focus on Our History

Reviews of three books of regional history: "Images of America: Hancock," "Twin Ports by Trolley" and "Death at the Lighthouse: A Grand Island Riddle." more »

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

Book Reviews: Local Ties and Children's Choices

Reviews of seven kid-friendly books: "Winter Bees," "My Puppy Gave to Me," "The Best Part of a Sauna," "Rhoda's Rock Hunt," "Plant a Pocket of Prairie," "Babies of the Wild" and "One Gorilla." more »

Dec 1, 2014 12:00 AM Books, Video & More

Dream Weaver

Courtesy Copper Town Construction

How to Create A Dream Home Without Nightmares

You might say that Jeff Twardzik is a special kind of magician. He turns back-of-napkin sketches and ideas into dream homes, newly constructed or freshly remodeled. Jeff has six solid tips for those planning home remodels or constructions. more »

Dec 1, 2014 12:00 AM Homes

Dem Bones

Courtesy Paleo-DNA Lab Lakehead University

Lakehead Lab Uses DNA to Uncover Secrets of the Past and Present

The team at Lakehead University’s Paleo-DNA Laboratory never knows what questions might come over the transom. They've traced ethnic lineage back to ancient times, they've done paternity testing – and then there are the gruesome cases. more »

Dec 1, 2014 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Capitol Christmas Tree

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Harvested in Chippewa National Forest, Capitol Christmas Tree Stops by Duluth

An 88-foot-tall harbinger of Christmas will stop by Duluth today on its way to Washington, D.C. The white spruce that will become the Christmas Tree for the nation was harvested in Chippewa National Forest on lands of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. more »

Nov 5, 2014 2:49 PM Superior Notes