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Phil Bencomo

Around the Circle This Week: May 15, 2015

Award-winning Duluth artist Cheng-Khee Chee debuted a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art; St. Louis River cleanup efforts received additional funding; the Rittenhouse cookbook we published won two awards; and more news from the week. more »

May 15, 2015 8:00 AM Superior Notes

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

Around the Circle This Week: March 6, 2015

The Apostle Islands ice caves drew 12,000 people during the opening weekend, then were closed briefly during a winter storm; Grand Marais, Minnesota, was named America's Coolest Small Town; and the Duluth Traverse Trail received $65,000 in funding. more »

Mar 6, 2015 4:40 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: February 20, 2015

Lake Superior's ice cover topped 90 percent this week, though the Apostle Islands ice caves are not yet accessible; Fort William built the world's largest snow maze; the first standalone craft brewery opened in Grand Marais, Minnesota; and more. more »

Feb 20, 2015 4:48 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: February 13, 2015

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning in parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, former Sault Ste. Marie mayor Jim McIntyre died in an accident and a Washburn resident was chosen to lead the International Ship Masters Association. more »

Feb 13, 2015 4:08 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: February 6, 2015

Winter Study dispatches from researchers on Isle Royale, interest in perch fishing grows, the winners of MTU's snow sculpture competition were announced and the IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships concluded in Cable. more »

Feb 6, 2015 4:24 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: January 30, 2015

Ryan Anderson wins the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, while Martha Schouweiler took the mid-distance title; a group convened in Duluth to guide Big Lake fisheries management; the Sault EDC bought Searchmont Resort; and more news. more »

Jan 30, 2015 4:10 PM Superior Notes