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Phil Bencomo

Around the Circle This Week: December 12, 2014

The Great Lakes water level slump is over, scientists said; Ashland lighthouse transferred to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore; a drifter's voyage from Minnesota to Michigan; refugees learn winter survival skills; and more news. more »

Dec 12, 2014 4:32 PM Superior Notes

Mary Dougherty

"Words for Water" Participants Share Their Love of the Lake

“If you could speak for water, what would you say?” That’s the question behind Words for Water, a photography project and love story to Lake Superior by Bayfield resident Mary Dougherty. more »

Dec 11, 2014 11:44 AM Superior Notes

Courtesy Chippewa National Forest

Around the Circle This Week: December 5, 2014

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which came from Minnesota this year, reached Washington, D.C.; with numbers declining, lake trout quotas are expected to be cut next year; U.P. cities set November snowfall records; and more news. more »

Dec 5, 2014 4:17 PM Superior Notes

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Around the Circle This Week: November 28, 2014

Michigan Tech announced an expansion of its Peace Corps program; Bicycling Magazine interviewed Duluth Mayor Don Ness about the city's trails; photographer Paul Sundberg shared some stormy photos; and more news from the week. more »

Nov 28, 2014 1:00 PM Superior Notes

It was another chilly week by the Big Lake, whose harbors are icing up weeks earlier than normal. Here, on the Duluth Lakewalk, ice dangles from a fallen tree branch.

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: November 21, 2014

We celebrated our 35th anniversary; Ontario residents were encouraged to apply to be a Pan Am Games torchbearer; "Cruise of a Lifetime" winners were announced; Editor Konnie LeMay helped solve an ore boat mystery; and more news. more »

Nov 21, 2014 4:58 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: November 14, 2014

The first snowstorm of the season dropped as much as 50 inches of snow; Lake Superior Magazine received four awards from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association; Paul Sundberg photographed the memorial beacon lighting at Split Rock; and more. more »

Nov 14, 2014 5:11 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: November 7, 2014

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stopped in Duluth; the Michigan Department of Transportation looks for Road Watchers in the U.P.; Atlantic salmon reproduce in the St. Marys River; Apostle Islands wrapped up restoration work; and more. more »

Nov 7, 2014 4:00 PM Superior Notes

Expect a few zombies around Washburn Oct. 24-25, 2014.

Jamey Penney-Ritter / Courtesy Washburn Chamber of Commerce

Around the Circle This Week: October 31, 2014

We celebrate Halloween by sharing a few spooky Superior stories, the University of Wisconsin-Superior announced a new international partnership, Castle Danger Brewery unveiled their first cans and a North Shore beach may again open to the public. more »

Oct 31, 2014 3:30 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: October 24, 2014

Meet Duluth's outdoors czar, Ashland will be featured in a national TV commercial, an unusual lake level trend, the latest on Isle Royale's wolves and more news from the past week. more »

Oct 24, 2014 3:40 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: October 17, 2014

The region got some love from two national media outlets, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore proposed a $5 fee to visit the ice caves, the Gunflint Trail got its sled dog race back, and the U.P. went "head-to-head with its energy future." more »

Oct 17, 2014 5:10 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: October 10, 2014

Marquette photographer Shawn Malone released a new time-lapse video; an update on Great Lakes water levels; a celebrity sighting in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; funneled into Duluth by wind, scores of songbirds were killed in collisions; and more news. more »

Oct 10, 2014 4:48 PM Superior Notes

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: October 3, 2014

Cargo totals in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continued to pace ahead of last year; a shipwreck diver survived an accident thanks to 53 hours in a hyperbaric chamber; Lake Superior was again above average last month; and more news. more »

Oct 3, 2014 4:43 PM Superior Notes

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Lake Level Report: Beginning of October 2014

Lake Superior rose nearly an inch in September, a month during which the Big Lake usually declines by half an inch, and finished the month 7 inches above long-term average. That makes eight consecutive months of high water for Lake Superior. more »

Oct 3, 2014 4:09 PM Superior Notes

How, Captain Tom Mackay wondered, did a concrete-filled barrel end up on a Duluth beach?

Tom Mackay

On a Duluth Beach, a Mysterious Barrel Appears

Captain Tom Mackay spotted something rather unusual this weekend in Duluth. How did a concrete-filled barrel end up on the beach? more »

Sep 30, 2014 8:51 AM Superior Notes

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: September 26, 2014

We hosted the fourth annual Taste of Lake Superior Fish Classic in Duluth; fall color approached its peak in parts of the region; the Paul R. Tregurtha ran aground in the Duluth harbor; and more news from this week. more »

Sep 26, 2014 4:48 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: September 19, 2014

Crews finished a stabilization project on Minnesota's Knife River; Ashland firefighters helped battle a wildfire in California; Marquette Maritime Museum unveiled a new exhibit; and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore received a Park Stewards grant. more »

Sep 19, 2014 5:02 PM Superior Notes

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Around the Circle This Week: September 12, 2014

A storm kicked up huge waves on Superior this week; regional photographers captured it on video. Plus, be sure to enter the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association's Cruise of a Lifetime raffle, a rare chance to sail aboard a laker. more »

Sep 12, 2014 4:35 PM Superior Notes

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: September 5, 2014

A seiche caused sudden flooding in Sault Ste. Marie; shipping totals are pacing ahead of 2013's numbers; a weather station was installed on Sand Island in the Apostle Islands; a lighthouse near Thunder Bay was renovated; and more news. more »

Sep 5, 2014 4:28 PM Superior Notes

Amy and Dave Freeman, National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, will paddle from northeastern Minnesota to Washington, D.C., this fall.

Layne Kennedy

Around the Circle This Week: August 29, 2014

Volunteers are needed for an invasive species monitoring day in Wisconsin next month; National Geographic Adventurers of the Year from Ely, Minnesota, paddle to Washington, D.C.; Paul Sundberg's latest Photos of the Week; and more news. more »

Aug 29, 2014 4:45 PM Superior Notes

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: August 22, 2014

The city of Duluth unveiled its newest Lakewalk memorial, the 12-ton anchor from the USS Duluth; shipping totals continued to recover after the season's slow start; a historic Duluth building was damaged in a fire; and more news. more »

Aug 22, 2014 5:10 PM Superior Notes