Phil Bencomo

TickPick CEO at Blackrocks

Amber Johnston

Around the Circle This Week: June 23, 2017

New York City-based ticket reseller TickPick irked Yoopers by omitting the U.P. from its map of the United States. A customer service rep made it worse with some dismissive remarks. But the CEO made things right with a personal apology in Marquette. more

Jun 23, 2017 11:45 AM Superior Notes

Alexander Henry

Courtesy Lakehead Transportation Museum Society

Around the Circle This Week: June 16, 2017

A decommissioned Canadian icebreaker will have a new home in Thunder Bay; Duluth prepped for Grandma’s Marathon; a Superior hospital reunited a patient with his service dog; Bridgefest turns 30; and more news. more

Jun 16, 2017 2:40 PM Superior Notes

Lake Superior Water Trail

Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy

Around the Circle This Week: June 9, 2017

The Lake Superior Water Trail was completed along the Ontario shore, Ontonagon almost ended its long shipping hiatus but the river proved too shallow, a historic investment will shake up northern power production, and more news. more

Jun 9, 2017 3:27 PM Superior Notes

Copper Harbor Trail

Copper Harbor Trails Club

Around the Circle This Week: June 2, 2017

National Geographic posted its list of America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns and two Lake Superior cities – Copper Harbor, Michigan, and Duluth, Minnesota – made the cut. Plus, Saxon Harbor received federal funding for its harbor rebuild. more

Jun 2, 2017 1:59 PM , Superior Notes

Thunder Bay Pagoda

Visit Thunder Bay

Around the Circle This Week: May 26, 2017

The city of Thunder Bay and Parks Canada unveiled a plaque this week at the landmark Pagoda as it received a historical designation. Plus, an outdoor adventure gone wrong, Outside magazine does the Circle Tour, spring waterfall flow and more. more

May 26, 2017 12:03 PM Superior Notes

Marquette Lighthouse

City of Marquette

Around the Circle This Week: May 12, 2017

The future of Marquette's lighthouse; Lutsen Mountains continues expansion plans; more erosion at Pictured Rocks; the Lake Superior Circle Tour gets high praise from motorcyclists; and a Mother's Day dilemma. more

May 12, 2017 11:00 AM , Superior Notes

Apostle Islands

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Around the Circle This Week: May 5, 2017

Visitation at U.S. parks around Lake Superior seemed to be up during the 100th anniversary in 2016 of the National Park Service. Plus, Great Lakes Aquarium news, surfing on the Minnesota shore and skating with the world's oldest hockey player. more

May 5, 2017 11:30 AM Superior Notes

April 2017 Ice Storm

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Around the Circle This Week: April 28, 2017

Last weekend, temps soared to 70 degrees. By mid-week, we were being pelted by snow, sleet and freezing rain. Plus, the piping plover comeback stalls, remembering a loss 50 years later, a local brewery expands, and more news. more

Apr 28, 2017 2:14 PM Superior Notes

Isle Royale Wolves

Michigan Tech

Around the Circle This Week: April 21, 2017

The last two Isle Royale wolves are hanging on, but with the predators on the brink of extirpation, the largely unchecked moose population has grown to more than 1,600 animals. Plus, spring slowly arrives, a sunken fishing boat was raised, and more. more

Apr 21, 2017 1:55 PM Superior Notes

Moose Rescue on Hungry Jack Lake

Jim Morrison

Around the Circle This Week: April 14, 2017

A moose was rescued after plunging through ice on Minnesota lake; viewing the Big Lake from space after dark; powerful storms battered the U.P.; Thunder Bay greeted its first saltie of the season; and more news. more

Apr 14, 2017 1:55 PM Superior Notes

First Saltie of 2017

Visit Duluth

Around the Circle This Week: April 7, 2017

The season's first saltie arrived in Duluth on Sunday, departing on Wednesday with a load of wheat destined for Italy; the Log Slide Overlook tumbled at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; and how you could spend the summer at a lighthouse. more

Apr 7, 2017 2:07 PM Superior Notes

Big Trout Bay

Mhairi McFarlane

Around the Circle This Week: March 31, 2017

The Nature Conservancy of Canada announced the purchase of 2,517 acres of undeveloped coastal boreal forest on Big Trout Bay, the Duluth port unveiled its new intermodal terminal, the Rock of Ages Lighthouse will be restored, and more news. more

Mar 31, 2017 12:22 PM Superior Notes

Roger Blough, March 22, 2017

LSMMA webcam

Around the Circle This Week: March 24, 2017

With the Soo Locks due to open at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, many vessels left winter layup and returned to the Great Lakes this week, kicking off the 2017-18 shipping season. more

Mar 24, 2017 3:24 PM Superior Notes

Alder Breaks Ice, March 16, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard

Around the Circle This Week: March 17, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder broke ice in Duluth-Superior ahead of next week's start of the shipping season. Plus: Local impacts of the proposed federal budget cuts, celebrating saints, a piece of history returns to Russ Kendall's and more news. more

Mar 17, 2017 2:43 PM , Superior Notes

March 2017 Storm

Still from Christian Dalbec Photography video

Around the Circle This Week: March 10, 2017

It’s been a weird weather week by the Big Lake. Last weekend ended with high temps in the 50s; today the mercury dropped below 0° F. In between, the Lake region was buffeted by wind gusts that topped 70 mph on Tuesday. more

Mar 10, 2017 1:44 PM Superior Notes

Paul R. Tregurtha

Paul Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: March 3, 2017

Intra-lake shipping is starting up thanks to minimal ice cover on the Great Lakes, though the Soo Locks won't open until the end of the month. Plus, a shipyard revived in Thunder Bay and possible cuts to Great Lakes restoration funding. more

Mar 3, 2017 1:48 PM Superior Notes

Snowless Birkie

Courtesy American Birkebeiner

Around the Circle This Week: Feb. 24, 2017

The American Birkebeiner race, which draws more than 10,000 skiers to northern Wisconsin, has been canceled after a stretch of spring-like weather melted much of the area's snow. Mild weather also halted exploratory drilling in the Porkies. more

Feb 24, 2017 1:59 PM Superior Notes

Copper Harbor Light

U.S. Coast Guard

Around the Circle This Week: Feb. 17, 2017

The Coast Guard repaired Copper Harbor Light; recovery options for the Nemadji River and ways to keep its sediment out of Lake Superior; there's no Madeline Island ice road or Apostle Islands ice caves this year, but winter fun remains. more

Feb 17, 2017 2:05 PM Superior Notes

Isle Royale Wolves

Courtesy Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project

Around the Circle This Week: Feb. 3, 2017

Isle Royale National Park continues to weigh its options for the island’s dwindling wolf population and will field questions at two open houses this month. Plus: how the hiring freeze could impact our parks, and a historic tug needs help. more

Feb 3, 2017 2:10 PM Superior Notes

Is a Maritime Career Waiting for You?

Courtesy Ellora Martin

It may soon be one of our industries most in need of new recruits. We tell you how to embark on the career of a lifetime in the maritime industry, whether it's aboard a ship or in port. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Maritime

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