Phil Bencomo

Draken Harald Hårfagre

Courtesy Draken Harald Hårfagre

Around the Circle This Week: July 22, 2016

Viking ship Draken Harald Hårfagre continued its Great Lakes tour and may still appear in Duluth, thanks to fundraising led by Sons of Norway; a storm toppled trees and left thousands without power; and a major highway reopened in northern Wisconsin. more »

Jul 22, 2016 1:59 PM Superior Notes

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

Soo Locks

Amy Larsen / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: July 8, 2016

Michigan's governor pushed for a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie; Wine Spectator honored a few Lake Superior establishments; and an oceangoing vessel's owner was fined $1 million for an incident last year. more »

Jul 8, 2016 2:34 PM Superior Notes

Peter Annin

Courtesy Northland College

Around the Circle This Week: July 1, 2016

What does the Waukesha water diversion mean for Lake Superior? We asked longtime environmental journalist Peter Annin. Plus, the emerald ash borer was found in Thunder Bay, a St. Marys River restoration project began, and more news. more »

Jul 1, 2016 12:10 PM Superior Notes

Isle Royale's Project Heavy Lift

Amie Heeter

Around the Circle This Week: June 24, 2016

Isle Royale’s airlift operation began; the Canadian prime minister was spotted with a Thunder Bay T-shirt; new America the Beautiful quarters will feature three of our parks; and more news. more »

Jun 24, 2016 1:04 PM Superior Notes

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

Marquette County Tornado

National Weather Service

Around the Circle This Week: May 27, 2016

Tornadoes touched down in rural Marquette County, Michigan, but no one was injured; an endangered piping plover was seen on a Duluth beach; Madeline Island installed a solar array; and more news. more »

May 27, 2016 9:00 AM Superior Notes


Linda Grenzer

Around the Circle This Week: May 20, 2016

Wisconsin's loon population is on the upswing, a roundup of fisheries news, Lakehead researchers try to solve a 200-year-old mystery, the University of Wisconsin-Superior's library received an archival award, and more news. more »

May 20, 2016 11:36 AM Superior Notes


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

Food Trucks

Amanda Rozenuk / Courtesy City of Thunder Bay

Move over, old-fashioned ice cream truck and hot dog stand. Three Big Lake communities have embraced the next generation of takeout in a big way: the gourmet food truck. more »

May 11, 2016 11:44 AM Food/Recipes

Hockeyville USA

Courtesy Lakeview Arena

Around the Circle This Week: May 6, 2016

Marquette was named Hockeyville USA in a national contest sponsored in part by the NHL; Minnesota's Lake County announced plans for mountain bike trails; and Heartbeat of the Drum organizers hope their message of healing is heard across Canada. more »

May 6, 2016 1:56 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


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

Bayfield Mayor Larry MacDonald

Don Albrecht

Around the Circle This Week: April 15, 2016

Longtime Bayfield mayor reflects as retirement nears; Washburn students help plant the White House garden; Duluth's western scenic railroad will return; Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, unveiled a new city flag; and more news. more »

Apr 15, 2016 10:23 AM Superior Notes

Montreal River Harbour

Northwoods Camera Network

Around the Circle This Week: April 8, 2016

Lake Superior’s level stayed steady in March, the documentary "From Wisconsin with Love" debuted at Northland College, the Minnesota DNR proposed an update to its Lake Superior fisheries plan and the Canadian prime minister visited the Lake. more »

Apr 8, 2016 11:49 AM Superior Notes

Northern Wisconsin Sasquatch Preserve

Courtesy Bayfield Regional Conservancy

Around the Circle This Week: April 1, 2016

How communities in the Big Lake neighborhood marked April Fools' Day; Silver Bay's ban of Bent Paddle beer draws criticism; lead paint halts the Herbert C. Jackson repowering project; a well-known bald eagle nest blows down near Grand Marais. more »

Apr 1, 2016 11:28 AM Superior Notes

Wolf tracks

Courtesy Isle Royale Wolf & Moose Project

Around the Circle This Week: March 18, 2016

Isle Royale officials narrowed a forthcoming environmental impact statement to wolves; cruise ships could soon return to Duluth; Michigan released its two-year fishing guide; signs of spring; and more news. more »

Mar 18, 2016 11:43 AM 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