Donn Larson

Cary J. Griffith & Dan Egan Read more

Books & Video

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 Read more

Books & Video

Lydia Kang & Michael Edmonds Read more

Books & Video

Local Authors, Linda LeGarde Grover, William Durbin & Barbara Durbin, Cyndi Perkins. Read more

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Reviews of Vincent Wyckoff's Black Otter Bay, John Marvin Hanson's Hunting Camp 52 and Gerald Sandvick's World War II Shipbuilding in Duluth and Superior. Read more

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The Outlaw Bridge

Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 973.105.132

Some Big Lake Rotary clubs “broke” the law to link Ontario and Minnesota, but they did it in a style worth remembering. Read more

The Lake

Double-N Donn: More on the Great Hinckley Fire

Some readers may recall my article about the Hinckley Fire, “Surviving the Flames,” which appeared in the August/September 2014 issue. At the time I wrote the article I was unaware of a remarkable book about the fire by Daniel James Brown. Read more

Jan 28, 2016 10:10 AM Superior Notes

Mystical Michipicoten: Memories from a Majestic Island

Donn Larson

To the Anishinaabe, it was a mystical floating isle that eluded approaching canoes – disappearing, then emerging again from the mist. At creation, Gichi Manidoo veiled Michipicoten Island in a shroud of mystery still palpable. Read more


Copper Peak

Courtesy Copper Peak

Recently I asked Lauren Larsen about how he came to design what was once the tallest – and only – ski-flying facility in the western hemisphere. The story of Michigan's Copper Peak begins in 1968. Read more


1894 Hinckley Fire

Walt Polley

The 1894 Hinckley Fire destroyed six towns; Hinckley was the largest, with more than 1,000 residents, most of them recent arrivals from Sweden and Norway. Estimates of lives lost vary, but all exceed 400, more than the Chicago Fire of 1871. Read more

The Lake

Double-N Donn: So Terrible a Storm

I’ve had a little time recently to catch up on my reading and found a book that reconnected me to a story I grew up hearing – the plight of the Mataafa during the Thanksgiving week storm of 1905. Read more

Dec 14, 2012 8:56 AM Superior Notes

As featured in the October/November 2012 issue of Lake Superior Magazine, reviews of "Lost Duluth," "Finns in Minnesota" and "Ghost Hunting on Mackinac Island." Read more

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From Double-N Donn: The Art of Kevin Belmore

Donn Larson's latest post reveals his find at the Thunder Bay Country Market. Read more

Jul 9, 2012 9:42 AM Superior Notes

From Double-N Donn: Madam, I Write a Column

Donn Larson's latest post reveals one of his inspirations for writing his blog. Read more

Apr 8, 2012 12:01 AM Superior Notes

From Double-N Donn: A Neat Idea

Donn Larson's latest post urges us to create new memories by taking advantage of old photos. Read more

Feb 8, 2012 11:19 PM Superior Notes 2 Comments


photo by Donna Larson

Lake Superior Journal: Bert's Battle Island

It is a curiously named place - Battle Island - with a colorful history and an equally colorful character who once officially served as its lighthouse keeper and still continues, at age 72, to welcome summer visitors to the Ontario island. Read more

Jan 18, 2010 12:00 AM Superior Notes

Lake Superior Journal: Our Cloud Bay

We weren’t looking for a vacation home, but were curious enough to call the owners and arrange to see this coastal inlet in Ontario about which we knew nothing. Read more

Jul 15, 2008 12:00 AM Superior Notes 2 Comments

Courtney Burton

Paul L. Hayden

Jim Woodard goes to sea on a regular basis aboard an ore carrier. After 36 years, he still thinks it's the most exciting job a person could hold. Here is his story, of the way of life on the lakes. Read more


The Flower Lady

Arlene Earl Collection (top); Paul L. Hayden

For 15 years, Detroit, Michigan, florist Arlene Earl has sent flowers to passing freighters in memory of her husband's uncle, who spent his life in engine rooms of Great Lakes ships. Read more


Donn Larson and Steve Greenfield

Courtesy Steve Greenfield

Steve Greenfield Introduces Donn Larson, Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award at the Labos

Steve Greenfield’s introduction of Donn Larson as winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 24th annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards. Read more

Apr 22, 2016 11:04 AM Superior Notes

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