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Copper Harbor Trail

Copper Harbor Trails Club

Around the Circle This Week: June 2, 2017

National Geographic posted its list of America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns and two Lake Superior cities – Copper Harbor, Michigan, and Duluth, Minnesota – made the cut. Plus, Saxon Harbor received federal funding for its harbor rebuild. more

Jun 2, 2017 1:59 PM , Superior Notes

Meteor Launch

Superior Public Museums

Around the Circle This Week: May 19, 2017

New Exhibits at an Old Whaleback, a Fit Duluth, Hanging with the PM and Watching Out for Wildfire Dangers more

May 19, 2017 10:00 AM Superior Notes

Marquette Lighthouse

City of Marquette

Around the Circle This Week: May 12, 2017

The future of Marquette's lighthouse; Lutsen Mountains continues expansion plans; more erosion at Pictured Rocks; the Lake Superior Circle Tour gets high praise from motorcyclists; and a Mother's Day dilemma. more

May 12, 2017 11:00 AM , Superior Notes

Alder Breaks Ice, March 16, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard

Around the Circle This Week: March 17, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder broke ice in Duluth-Superior ahead of next week's start of the shipping season. Plus: Local impacts of the proposed federal budget cuts, celebrating saints, a piece of history returns to Russ Kendall's and more news. more

Mar 17, 2017 2:43 PM , Superior Notes

Sault Mural

Courtesy Sault Ste. Marie Recreation & Culture

Around the Circle This Week: Feb. 10, 2017

Creating a community mural in Sault Ste. Marie for Canada's 150th; exploratory drilling in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan; building a Big Lake boat; Michigan Tech Winter Carnival snow sculpture winners; and more. more

Feb 10, 2017 11:00 AM , Superior Notes

Reviews of “Night Sky with the Naked Eye” by Bob King, “The Tao of Nookomis” by Thomas D. Peacock and “Floating Palaces of the Great Lakes” by Joel Stone. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM , Books & Video

Beatrice Ojakangas

Thomas Strand Studio LLC

In her new memoir, “Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food,” Beatrice Ojakangas tells her own rich story, beginning with the immigration of her grandparents. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Grandma's Saloon & Grill

Courtesy Grandma's Restaurants

It's 40 years and counting for a groundbreaking Canal Park eatery. Get the backstory about Grandma's family of restaurants. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Minnesota

Editor Konnie LeMay selects some of the best regional children’s books she read this year. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Books & Video

Chris Monroe

Bruce Ojard

Inspired by her day job at a Duluth hardware store, illustrator Chris Monroe found her calling with the Monkey with a Tool Belt books. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Art/Photography

Around the Circle This Week: November 25, 2016

The whole Lake Superior Magazine team hopes our U.S. readers enjoyed Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday. We gave thanks for all of our readers, supporters, partners and, of course, the big blue Lake that sustains us (in more ways than one). more

Nov 25, 2016 9:30 AM , , Superior Notes

Lake Baikal

Ted Ozersky

Around the Circle This Week: November 18, 2016

Could major algal blooms, like those that struck a Lake Superior sister lake, happen here? Plus, winter weather arrived in the Lake region; a storm brought strong winds and whiteout conditions. more

Nov 18, 2016 2:33 PM , Superior Notes

Grandma's Saloon & Grill

Courtesy Grandma's Restaurants

From Dishwasher to President: Brian Daugherty of Grandma’s Restaurants

Grandma's Restaurants President Brian Daugherty talks about what it takes to make a successful restaurant and also about his own path within the company, from dishwasher-slash-bus-boy to president. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:35 PM Superior Notes

2016 Achievement Award Winner: Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

Chris Winters / GLSHS

For its commitment to discovering, preserving and protecting our maritime heritage, Lake Superior Magazine honors the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society with this year’s Achievement Award. more

Nov 7, 2016 2:57 PM The Lake

Apostle Islands

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: October 7, 2016

Editor Konnie LeMay returned from her Circle Tour of Lake Superior and shares her final report; the latest lake level report is in; nearly a mile of U.P. shoreline was protected; Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie hosted NHL games; and more news. more

Oct 7, 2016 2:42 PM , Superior Notes

Apostle Islands

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Konnie’s Circle Tour: The Final Leg

Happy to be home, I still felt sad to part with my bus “family” when we returned home this week. Some still had a journey ahead as far as Utah and states south (where we pray for safe times during wild storms). more

Oct 7, 2016 2:38 PM Superior Notes

Fall Bus Tour

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Konnie’s Circle Tour Report: Part II

Editor Konnie LeMay is circling Lake Superior with our bus tour group. Her second dispatch features the delightfully kitschy Da Yoopers Tourist Trap, the picturesque Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and more. more

Oct 3, 2016 11:14 AM Superior Notes

Maurices: Small Town Roots, Big Time Success

Courtesy maurices

The store that Maurice Labovitz built in Duluth in the 1930s has made a successful business splash across the United States and Canada. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Lifestyle

Reviews of "The Legend Lives on: S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald" from the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, the DVD "Upper Great Lakes Paranormal Files" from Don Hermanson and "Locally Laid" by Lucie B. Amundsen. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Books & Video

Wawa

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: September 30, 2016

A special report from Konnie LeMay, currently circling Lake Superior with our Fall Bus Tour group; the Bayfield Apple Festival announced its Apple Queens; updates on sea lamprey and the fall raptor migration; and more news. more

Sep 30, 2016 2:12 PM , Superior Notes

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