Around the Circle This Week: Oct. 20, 2017

Lake Assault boats, Canada Lynx, Birches Brutalized, Duluth Pottery more

Oct 20, 2017 11:18 AM , Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Oct. 13, 2017

Wild Rice restaurant, Keep on trucking, Focus on freshwater, Highway 53 bridge more

Oct 13, 2017 11:12 AM , Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Oct. 6, 2017

Monday is Thanksgiving!: Hold on, U.S. residents, don’t get too excited by a day off. But the Ontario shores can – and will – celebrate Canada's Thanksgiving Day. more

Oct 6, 2017 10:24 AM , Superior Notes



Around the Circle This Week: Sept. 29, 2017

There are quite a few new or expanded enterprises and opportunities around the Big Lake neighborhood these days. more

Sep 29, 2017 11:19 AM , Superior Notes


Dennis O'Hara

Around the Circle This Week: Sept. 22, 2017

A new intermodal option in Duluth, a potential buyer for Keweenaw Mountain Lodge and a tour boat unmoored. more

Sep 22, 2017 3:24 PM , Superior Notes


Christian Dalbec

Around the Circle This Week: Sept. 15, 2017

A Great Lakes clarity study shows Lake Superior clearly holding but Lakes Huron and Michigan surpassing it in clarity, perhaps for the wrong reasons; plus 125 years of a Benedictine Monastary, delays in pasties and bridges and a new high-tech buoy. more

Sep 15, 2017 1:25 PM , Superior Notes


Black Warrior Marine/Towboat U.S.

Around the Circle This Week: Sept. 8, 2017

Storm blasts Apostle Islands; UMD Medical School receives largest ever donation; Waatebagaa-giizis; Peter White Library sells treasures; Tourism Thunder Bay surveys web users; Madeline Island Ferry runs more often more

Sep 8, 2017 12:40 PM , Superior Notes


American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region

Around the Circle This Week: Sept. 1, 2017

Helping hands and hearts for Texas; looking for fall color changes; Northland College's Ponzio Stadium recognized as one of the best single-field facilities; Mackinac Bridge closes for annual Labor Day bridge walk; Sault police call moms for backup. more

Sep 1, 2017 11:55 AM , Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Aug. 25, 2017

The wild rice harvest begins in the region; an earlier fall and winter may be coming; biggest plane ever in Thunder Bay; reintroducing elk; Superior's 20th year as sister city to Ami-Machi, Japan; Duluth Pack bags for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. more

Aug 25, 2017 2:45 PM , Superior Notes


Darren Taylor/SooToday

Around the Circle This Week: Aug. 18, 2017

Family donates a treasure of wartime letters; Duluth-Superior aviation industry's high-flying economic impact; International Bridge hosts Harley parade; Twin Ports see a big jump in iron ore shipments; lake trout fishing ends near Apostle Islands. more

Aug 18, 2017 1:18 PM , Superior Notes

Calumet grounding-Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard photo

Around the Circle This Week: Aug. 11, 2017

Ship runs aground in St. Marys River; tragedy at Park Point; Trans Superior International Yacht Race ends in Duluth; boater survey aims to improve harbor safety; and Dubh Linn Brew Pub named one of the top whiskey bars. more

Aug 11, 2017 4:14 PM , Superior Notes

Trans Superior Race

Wally McMinn / Great Lakes Singlehanded Society

Around the Circle This Week: Aug. 4, 2017

The Trans Superior Race across the Big Lake begins on Saturday afternoon; Great Lakes wolves stay on the endangered list; Duluth firefighters test an unmanned rescue drone named EMILY; the Great Lakes’ Coast Guard commander retires. more

Aug 4, 2017 10:22 AM , , Superior Notes

Crossing Lake Superior

Mike Stout

Around the Circle This Week: July 28, 2017

It's been a busy summer for paddlers with big ambitions on the Great Lakes, including Lake Superior; a new cruise ship will visit Lake Superior ports next summer; heavy rains washed out part of the Trans-Canada Highway, causing a temporary closure. more

Jul 28, 2017 2:20 PM Superior Notes

Lake Superior Provincial Park

Ontario Parks

Around the Circle This Week: July 21, 2017

It's a big week for Ontario Parks, with a free day, birthday and new offerings; Duluth's Lincoln Park will get big improvements; raspberries are ready for harvest; Northland College divests from fossil fuels; and more news. more

Jul 21, 2017 1:34 PM Superior Notes

Bill Michl

Bill Michl

Around the Circle This Week: July 14, 2017

Bill Michl, a Lions Club member from Fort Frances, Ontario, decided to raise money this summer for the Lions Clubs International Foundation. He really wanted to make a splash with his project, and so he’s running around Lake Superior. more

Jul 14, 2017 2:05 PM Superior Notes

Peregrine Falcons Return to U.P. Bridges

Liz Stewart

Around the Circle This Week: July 7, 2017

Peregrine falcons are nesting on two famous U.P. bridges, rebuilding continues from the 2016 South Shore flood, the results of Thunder Bay’s second annual Persian Eating Contest, the “American Pickers” are coming to the U.P. and more news. more

Jul 7, 2017 1:56 PM Superior Notes

Circle Tour bicyclists

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: June 30, 2017

All kinds of folks visit our offices and Outlet Store in Duluth. This week’s visitors included two bicyclists who had just completed the Circle Tour. Plus: Ontario preps for Canada Day and the country’s 150th birthday, a race against time and more. more

Jun 30, 2017 1:56 PM Superior Notes

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

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