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COURTESY MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

Since he once worked with Olympic athletes, you might think that physiologist Steve Elmer would be all about “bigger, faster, stronger.” more

Health/Wellness

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James Smedley

Sure, if you live in some place like Florida or Arizona, you get snow-free ground and coat-free weather all year, but you may not appreciate summer like we do. more

Art/Photography

Residents by Lake Superior could get a rare holiday opportunity. Really, if we wanted, we could embrace two Thanksgivings – the Canadian one on October 8 this year (always a Monday) and the American version on November 22 (always a Thursday). more

Food/Recipes

Thomson Township’s Night of Terror by C. Philip Johnson, Rodney Ikola and Davis Helberg. Hellfire in Hermantown by Connie Jacobson. Sustaining Lake Superior by Nancy Langston An Extraordina more

Books & Video

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DAYTRIPPER OF DULUTH

The bicyclist came toward me on a bright summer day along Superior Street in Duluth, pedaling as if in slow-motion. more

Recreation

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Courtesy Michael Atmore and Paul Mesher

Thomas Wolfe wrote a 600+page book lamenting You Can’t Go Home Again, but what if you could return to your childhood? more

Homes

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COURTESY PATTY MESTER

In the last years of her father Walter’s life, Patty Mester drove every weekend the 80 miles from Duluth to Grand Rapids so that they could sit together for hours in a back bedroom filled with photos, news clippings and other family documents. more

Health/Wellness

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CATHERINE KILBANE

When Denny Kilbane and his late wife, Georgann, bought the brownstone pump house from the city of Washburn, Wisconsin, they got a lakeshore property with 120 years of history … more

Homes

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LESLEY DuTEMPLE

When winter starts releasing its grip and spring slowly emerges, gardeners’ thoughts turn to greenery and to planting, but those of us who live in the Lake Superior region know one important maxim: more

Homes

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KELLIE RAE STUDIO

Provenance: A place of origin or earliest known history of something. more

Homes

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: COURTESY RYAN BOLEN; KARYL CLARK AND TERRACE BAY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Jerry Roehm’s first call as the volunteer fire chief for Ontonagon, Michigan, was a structural fire that engulfed almost an entire block of side-by-side buildings. more

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As the summer sun slants across our decks and shadows lengthen, let’s get serious about pie. more

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Paul Hayden

When Todd and Robin Winkler and their children, Rachel and Caleb, moved into their Wakefield, Michigan, home in 2003, they had no idea it had a special history. more

Homes

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KONNIE LeMAY

So you’ve decided to travel around Lake Superior and earn your Circle Tour bragging rights. The excitement (and maybe some anxiety) of this epic journey can span months of careful planning for some. more

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During her years as a North Shore expatriate in the Twin Cities, Jan Swart, a Two Harbors, Minnesota, native, loved using photos of Lake Superior as her computer’s desktop image to remind her of home. more

Art/Photography

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