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Konnie LeMay

Saxon Harbor

Wisconsin DNR

Around the Circle This Week: July 15, 2016

Horrible storms ripped through northern Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula this week, causing at least two fatalities and devastating some harbors and roadways. more »

Jul 15, 2016 9:00 AM , Superior Notes 2 Comments

Pier B Resort

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: June 17, 2016

Two new hotels opened in Duluth just in time for summer; Lake State's aquatic research lab received funding for its expansion; a Great Lakes poetry project was installed at park sites on Lake Superior; and more news. more »

Jun 17, 2016 2:35 PM , , Superior Notes

Arctic wolf pups

Courtesy International Wolf Center

Around the Circle This Week: June 10, 2016

Arctic wolf pups settle in at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota; U.P. web series "Northbound" is casting its second season; the early St. Lawrence Seaway opening has aided the shipping industry; an update on the freighter Roger Blough. more »

Jun 10, 2016 1:45 PM , Superior Notes

Roger Blough Aground

Courtesy Transport Canada

Around the Circle This Week: June 3, 2016

The Roger Blough, an 858-foot laker that frequently visits Two Harbors and Duluth, remains stuck on Gros Cap Reef after running aground last Friday in Whitefish Bay near the eastern tip of Lake Superior. more »

Jun 3, 2016 1:19 PM , Superior Notes

Photographers John Heino and John Alexander Kay tell us about their Lake Superior Circle Tour in the early fall last year and a digital technique they both use in their work. more »

May 16, 2016 2:59 PM Art/Photography

Cornelia

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Around the Circle This Week: May 13, 2016

The saga of the Cornelia, detained in Duluth for six weeks late last year, continues; a local's take on the Apostle Islands is featured in a centennial book; a preview of the upcoming Duluth Superior Film Festival; and more. more »

May 13, 2016 2:55 PM , , Superior Notes

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

Santa’s Adventures in the Mall

Courtesy Brian Thiry

When Santa came to our magazine office, he didn’t say “Ho, Ho, Howdy.” He simply shook my hand and gave me the merriest of smiles. I asked Santa to tell me some of his memories from past holidays so we can see the season through Santa’s eyes. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Minnesota

No Hibernating in Thunder Bay

Goh Iromoto / Courtesy Tourism Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay loves winter. Far from hibernating, residents embrace this season of theatre and arts, of evenings out to sample tasty locavore fare and of days indulging in boutique shopping or outdoor recreation. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Ontario

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