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The Lake Is Boss: Returning a Little Wiser from an Apostle Islands Paddle

Benjamin Alva Polley

Quickly I understood this was not like any other water we’d paddled. Miles from shore, if you capsize you can’t just swim to safety. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Recreation

French Duo Bikes Lake Superior's South Shore on Transcontinental Trip

We spoke with two French bicyclists, Maëva Barbaud and Caroline Labrunye, after they'd traversed Lake Superior's South Shore, part of a summer-long ride from Montreal to Vancouver. more

Jun 5, 2015 12:21 PM Superior Notes

Duluth Waterfront

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Duluth Breaks Record Streak of Subzero Days

If it’s going to be this cold for this long, we might as well break a record. On Tuesday, Duluth set a new one with its 23rd consecutive day with a subzero low. The good news? The streak may end Wednesday. more

Feb 10, 2014 10:54 AM Superior Notes

Ice Cover: Feb. 7, 2014

NOAA/GLERL

Lake Superior Ice Cover Tops 90 Percent

Ice cover on Lake Superior reached 92.4 percent this morning, a visual reminder of what we can all feel: It's been a brutal winter, at least compared to recent years. more

Feb 7, 2014 10:56 AM Superior Notes 1 Comments

Ice on Lake Superior: Jan. 22, 2014

NOAA/GLERL

Western Lake Superior Nearly Frozen Over

More than half of Lake Superior is now frozen over – reaching 50.9 percent ice cover – and there's still plenty of winter left this year to further boost that number. more

Jan 22, 2014 9:53 AM Superior Notes 2 Comments

After a three-day snowstorm to kick off the month, Duluth has already topped its usual December total by nearly 6 inches. And the 23.3 inches measured at the airport is more than a quarter of Duluth's typical snowfall total for the entire season. more

Dec 5, 2013 12:05 PM Weather News

The second wave of a major winter storm could drop 10 to 18 inches of additional snow on the western Lake region by Thursday, bringing the week's total to nearly 40 inches in some areas. more

Dec 4, 2013 6:13 AM Weather News

December 2013 Winter Storm Projection

AccuWeather.com

A storm that may evolve into an all-out blizzard will deliver snow, slippery roads, increasing wind and reduced visibility, and will create treacherous travel conditions across the Upper Midwest during the week of Dec. 2. more

Dec 2, 2013 11:33 AM Weather News

Around the Circle This Week: A Supposedly Fun Thing

Winter strikes again, forcing Wisconsin's governor to postpone his trip to Cable for the fishing opener; the Great Lakes' dredging crisis; a supposedly fun thing one man will never do again; ice persists on Chequamegon Bay; and upcoming events. more

May 3, 2013 3:59 PM Superior Notes

The One That Got Away

Wisconsin’s annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will go on without the governor. The snowstorm that pummeled northern Wisconsin this week – and the forecasts calling for more snow and freezing rain – forced Gov. Scott Walker to postpone his trip. more

May 3, 2013 12:19 PM Superior Notes

Snow and high winds batter the region; Duluth sets a record for April snowfall; Visit Duluth announces more day sail tickets for Tall Ships 2013; the Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway opens; and a look at upcoming events. more

Apr 19, 2013 5:13 PM Superior Notes

Stormy Lake

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Ahead of an April snowstorm, wind gusts in Duluth topped 60 mph, creating huge waves on the Lake. Lake Superior Magazine's intrepid Paul Hayden braved the elements to capture this footage from Minnesota's near North Shore and Duluth. more

Apr 11, 2013 11:58 AM Lake Superior 1 Comments

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Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: That's a Wrap

The shipping season comes to a close; poor trail conditions force the postponement of the Beargrease; a new climate report predicts major changes in the Midwest; a divisively titled movie prepares to film in Duluth in Feb.; and a peek at next week. more

Jan 18, 2013 4:32 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Busy Beavers

Beaver news from Grand Marais, Minnesota; Bentleyville to stay in Duluth through 2015; a winter storm wallops the south shore of the Lake; a new app shows off the shoreline of the Upper Peninsula; and a look at the week ahead. more

Dec 21, 2012 5:16 PM Superior Notes

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Courtesy Accuweather.com

From Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" to Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," Christmas is portrayed as a snowy time. For the Lake Superior region, it almost certainly will be. more

Dec 11, 2012 9:02 AM Weather News

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Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: Giving Thanks

The U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving (and this writer cooks his first turkey); winter finally arrives; Lake Superior Magazine's Outlet Store preps for Small Business Saturday; a local honey company raises $6,000; and LoonWatch seeks award proposals. more

Nov 23, 2012 4:21 PM Superior Notes

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Chris Benka / Wawanow.ca

Around the Circle This Week: Tens of Millions

The rebuilding continues in Wawa, Ontario, after last week's devastating flooding; Hurricane Sandy stirred up the Great Lakes; a University of Minnesota Duluth professor debuts a play in Washington, D.C.; and a look at the week ahead. more

Nov 2, 2012 2:54 PM Superior Notes

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NOAA

Hurricane Sandy and Lake Superior: Wind and Rain Coming

Lake Superior is hundreds of miles from the Atlantic, but our region will still feel the effects of Hurricane Sandy this week. Expect rain and 45-mph winds on the Lake's eastern end. more

Oct 29, 2012 3:36 PM Superior Notes

NOAA released their March 2012 National Overview report Tuesday, confirming that March was more than just a month of scattered warmth -- it shattered records across the U.S., according to AccuWeather.com. more

Apr 10, 2012 10:23 PM Weather News

Wild About Weather

National Weather Service

Powered by strong low-pressure systems, these nine Lake Superior storms wrecked dozens of ships and claimed hundreds of lives. more

Jan 16, 2012 2:59 PM Natural World

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