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Francis M. Carroll Collection

Did a bad map give Isle Royale & the NW Angle to the U.S.? more

Oct 5, 2017 3:29 PM Lake Superior

Land, Water & History: Exploring Our Geoheritage

Parks Canada

Have you ever stood barefoot on massive rocks beside Lake Superior? The idea of geoheritage is to connect people to geological history by pointing out significant features and highlighting the way we use and interact with the landscape. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Lake Superior

Park Point Beach, Duluth

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Before you visit the beach, check these websites for rip current alerts, wave conditions and no-contact advisories. more

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Lake Superior Journal: Superior Blues

Amy Schwartz

Despite their resemblance to igneous rocks, the blue rocks we sought were not formed in the magmatic bowels of the earth, but rather in fires lit and stoked by men. In the late 1800s, several iron-smelting furnaces operated along that beach. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Lake Superior

Our Working Water

Courtesy City of Duluth

You probably don’t give the water from your faucet a second thought, but our lakeside cities do and invest millions to bring us clean water. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Lake Superior

Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake by surface area – 31,700 square miles (82,100 square kilometres) – and holds 10 percent of the world's surface fresh water. more

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Microplastics: Pollutants in a Small Package

Jeremy Frech

Plastic pollutants, like microbeads and nurdles that sometimes end up in Lake Superior, soak up any toxins in the water, such as PCBs and dioxin. If wild critters ingest the plastics, the toxins can enter the food chain. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Lake Superior

Always the third Sunday in July, Lake Superior Day was started in the early 1990s. The celebration spans the entire weekend in some Big Lake communities. Find an event near you. more

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During the Lake Superior Day festivities in Duluth, we asked visitors and locals, kids and adults, to fill in the blank: Lake Superior is ______. more

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The Viewing Circle

David Whittaker / Courtesy Brook McIlroy

Recent decades have seen an amazing investment and revitalization of our city waterfronts into welcoming places for residents and visitors. Three writers take us to the Big Lake’s major cities to witness the waking up of our waterfronts. more

Jun 16, 2014 12:46 PM , , Lake Superior 1 Comments

Held this year on Sunday, July 20, Lake Superior Day celebrates the body of water that dominates and defines our region. Here's what's planned on each of Lake Superior’s four shores for the Lake Superior Day weekend. more

May 8, 2014 3:21 PM Lake Superior

Notes about Lake Superior from the August/September 2013 issue. more

Aug 6, 2013 5:19 PM Lake Superior

This year Lake Superior Day falls on Sunday, July 21, and once again there are activities being planned all around the Big Lake. more

May 28, 2013 4:33 PM Lake Superior

Notes about Lake Superior from the June/July 2013 issue. more

May 21, 2013 12:00 AM Lake Superior

351: Tischer Creek

Darin Bainter

Our State of the Lake report this year focuses on the 2012 disasters – what experts think will come next, how our communities are preparing for the unexpected, and how neighbors help neighbors. more

May 20, 2013 4:45 PM Lake Superior

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