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Lutsen Mountains

Courtesy Lutsen Mountains

Around the Circle This Week: December 2, 2016

Where's the snow? Warm weather and November rain delayed the opening of some ski openers. A few opened up for Thanksgiving, but most expect to start the season next week at the earliest. more

Dec 2, 2016 1:51 PM Superior Notes

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

Cornelia

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: November 11, 2016

Grain gains in Twin Ports shipping; record-breaking warmth to start the month around the Lake; Minnesota's French River hatchery will close, plus other fisheries news; and channel your inner Inga. more

Nov 11, 2016 2:31 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: November 4, 2016

The annual Gales of November in Duluth kicks off this afternoon and continues tomorrow with a full day of presentations by maritime historians and shipwreck experts. We review the keynote luncheon speaker’s new book. Plus lots of news from the week. more

Nov 4, 2016 12:12 PM , Superior Notes

Raspberry Island Lighthouse

Courtesy Friends of the Apostle Islands

Around the Circle This Week: October 28, 2016

A foundation’s grant sent local kids on an Apostle Islands field trip, and Erica Peterson brings us a report; a previously discovered shipwreck may have been misidentified; Thunder Bay’s climate adaptation plan earned accolades; and more news. more

Oct 28, 2016 8:41 AM Superior Notes

Cornelia

Dennis O'Hara / DuluthHarborCam.com

Around the Circle This Week: October 21, 2016

The Cornelia, which was detained in the Twin Ports for six weeks last year and later fined for dumping oily wastewater, returned to Duluth; Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore turned 50; area beach sweeps highlighted plastic pollution; and more news. more

Oct 21, 2016 11:52 AM Superior Notes

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Paul Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: October 14, 2016

A lake monitoring system seeks a sustainable future; what happens to lake trout that survive sea lamprey attacks; Duluth-born Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature; and more news. more

Oct 14, 2016 2:15 PM Superior Notes

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

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

Around the Circle This Week: September 23, 2016

Lake Superior Magazine won three awards from the International Regional Magazine Association; a difficult wild rice season is coming to a close; lakes and rivers "In a New Light"; the Coast Guard ended a search for three missing boaters; and more. more

Sep 23, 2016 2:43 PM , Superior Notes

Pictured Rocks Rescue

Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard

Around the Circle This Week: September 16, 2016

Three kayakers were rescued in dramatic fashion at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The paddlers encountered high winds and rough seas that tossed them from their kayaks. One spent 7 hours in the Lake swimming for shore. All three survived. more

Sep 16, 2016 9:00 AM Superior Notes

Park Point on Labor Day 2016

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: September 9, 2016

Lake Superior's water temperature soared to near-record levels this summer; Saxon Harbor posted a public-input survey about redevelopment after July's flood; unsung heroes in the Northland; NASA turned its gaze on the Apostles; and more news. more

Sep 9, 2016 1:55 PM Superior Notes

Bear at Oak Island

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Around the Circle This Week: September 2, 2016

Bears necessitated the temporarily closure of a dock, several campsites and a portion of two trails on Oak Island in the Apostles; a movie crew is filming on the Minnesota shore this month; Marquette is digitizing its local history; and more. more

Sep 2, 2016 1:22 PM Superior Notes

J.S. Seaverns

Ken Merryman

Around the Circle This Week: August 26, 2016

A team of Big Lake wreck hunters unveiled its new discovery, the J.S. Seaverns; happy National Dog Day; a new trail opened between Ashland and Washburn; a U.P. webseries launched a Kickstarter for its second season; and more news. more

Aug 26, 2016 1:39 PM Superior Notes

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Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: August 19, 2016

Duluth welcomed the tall ships and the world's largest rubber duck, which are in port for a four-day festival; Isle Royale proposed fee changes; Bayfield received kudos from Backpacker magazine; and more news. more

Aug 19, 2016 1:45 PM Superior Notes

Mist of Avalon

Courtesy Sault Ste. Marie Convention & Visitors Bureau

Around the Circle This Week: August 12, 2016

Tall ships began arriving on Lake Superior for next week's festival of tall-masted ships in Duluth; funding for disaster relief in northern Wisconsin was announced; a local teenager drowned in the Apostle Islands; and more news. more

Aug 12, 2016 2:04 PM , Superior Notes

Draken

Courtesy Draken Expedition America

Around the Circle This Week: August 5, 2016

We've got a bevy of boat news this week. The Viking ship withdrew from Tall Ships Duluth, Taconite Harbor received perhaps its last shipment of coal, repair work on the Roger Blough was completed, the iron ore trade dipped in July, and more news. more

Aug 5, 2016 2:03 PM , , Superior Notes

Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

Lee Rowe

Around the Circle This Week: July 29, 2016

The Marquette Harbor Lighthouse turns 150 and celebrates with a community birthday party; a new fund will aid flood recovery in northern Wisconsin; an update on the Viking ship fundraiser; and more news. more

Jul 29, 2016 1:50 PM , Superior Notes

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 3 Comments

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