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Phil Bencomo

Around the Circle This Week: June 26, 2015

Photos from Grandma's Marathon, the annual race from Two Harbors to Duluth; Canada's Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area was formally established; a beer battle brew between Duluth and St. Paul; and more news. more »

Jun 26, 2015 4:41 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: June 12, 2015

A haze settled over the region thanks to wildfires in Canada; Interlake Steamship Company announced its final vessel upgrade, capping a 10-year process; a University of Wisconsin-Superior professor and two students showcased their plastics research. more »

Jun 12, 2015 4:26 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: June 5, 2015

The latest on Lake Superior's water level, still well above long-term average; in Sault Ste. Marie, LSSU's Atlantic salmon program released 29,800 yearlings into the St. Marys River; the Superior Hiking Trail has a new segment; and more news. more »

Jun 5, 2015 4:42 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: May 29, 2015

Funding was approved for a new U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker; the International Joint Commission seeks public comments on its last 10 years of Great Lakes protection; a group of paddlers passed through the Soo Locks, part of a 7,000-kilometre journey. more »

May 29, 2015 4:03 PM Superior Notes

Big Lake Bike Heaven: A Guide to Regional Bike Trails

Biking may fall under the “silent sports” umbrella alongside cross-country skiing, running and paddling, but cyclists on our shores are anything but quiet about their love for regional riding. Tour the Big Lake's best trails with us. more »

May 29, 2015 9:00 AM Recreation

Around the Circle This Week: May 8, 2015

Updates on smelt and chinook salmon in Lake Superior; a young bear attracted a crowd when it ventured into downtown Duluth; signs of spring; a movie production filmed scenes in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; and more news. more »

May 8, 2015 4:01 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: April 24, 2015

The Mississagi ran aground in the St. Marys River; Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, reached the semifinals in the Hockeyville USA contest; a private property issue closed a section of the Superior Hiking Trail near Gooseberry Falls; and more news. more »

Apr 24, 2015 4:49 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: April 3, 2015

The Lake is 8 inches above long-term average, according to the latest report; Minnesota Sea Grant's director retired; an update on the Algoma Central Railway; and more news. more »

Apr 3, 2015 4:02 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: March 20, 2015

Betty Lessard of Betty's Pies fame passed away on Thursday, a spectacular display of northern lights erupted on St. Patrick's Day and the first lakers prepared to leave port for the March 25 opening of the Soo Locks. more »

Mar 20, 2015 4:05 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: March 13, 2015

We rode on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alder during an ice-breaking operation in Duluth; two wolves crossed the ice to Isle Royale, but left soon after; a donation brought part of the vessel Islay back to Bayfield; and more news. more »

Mar 13, 2015 4:31 PM Superior Notes