Konnie LeMay


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

Here are a few of the area towns with local airports, seaplane, heliports or aerodromes. Not all services are listed. more




Here beside the world’s largest freshwater lake, it’s easy to recall and remember our maritime heritage. But while the water remains our soul and mainstay, part of our heritage requires a look up into the skies. more

Aug 18, 2017 12:00 AM Travel

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

Copper Harbor Trail

Copper Harbor Trails Club

Around the Circle This Week: June 2, 2017

National Geographic posted its list of America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns and two Lake Superior cities – Copper Harbor, Michigan, and Duluth, Minnesota – made the cut. Plus, Saxon Harbor received federal funding for its harbor rebuild. more

Jun 2, 2017 1:59 PM , Superior Notes

Meteor Launch

Superior Public Museums

Around the Circle This Week: May 19, 2017

New Exhibits at an Old Whaleback, a Fit Duluth, Hanging with the PM and Watching Out for Wildfire Dangers more

May 19, 2017 10:00 AM Superior Notes

Marquette Lighthouse

City of Marquette

Around the Circle This Week: May 12, 2017

The future of Marquette's lighthouse; Lutsen Mountains continues expansion plans; more erosion at Pictured Rocks; the Lake Superior Circle Tour gets high praise from motorcyclists; and a Mother's Day dilemma. more

May 12, 2017 11:00 AM , Superior Notes

Reviews of Lisa Crayford’s practical and concise “Waterfalls of Minnesota” and Linda LeGarde Grover’s poems of sacrifice, love and family in “The Sky Watched.” more

Apr 3, 2017 3:20 PM Books & Video

No Need to Leave Town for Top-Notch Care

Courtesy UP Health System-Marquette

Marquette is not the only regional city with medical options beyond what might be expected. We take a look at three state-of-the-art offerings at three area hospitals that can keep patients home or in their home region. more

Apr 3, 2017 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Alder Breaks Ice, March 16, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard

Around the Circle This Week: March 17, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder broke ice in Duluth-Superior ahead of next week's start of the shipping season. Plus: Local impacts of the proposed federal budget cuts, celebrating saints, a piece of history returns to Russ Kendall's and more news. more

Mar 17, 2017 2:43 PM , Superior Notes

Sault Mural

Courtesy Sault Ste. Marie Recreation & Culture

Around the Circle This Week: Feb. 10, 2017

Creating a community mural in Sault Ste. Marie for Canada's 150th; exploratory drilling in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan; building a Big Lake boat; Michigan Tech Winter Carnival snow sculpture winners; and more. more

Feb 10, 2017 11:00 AM , Superior Notes

Beatrice Ojakangas

Thomas Strand Studio LLC

In her new memoir, “Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food,” Beatrice Ojakangas tells her own rich story, beginning with the immigration of her grandparents. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Reviews of “Night Sky with the Naked Eye” by Bob King, “The Tao of Nookomis” by Thomas D. Peacock and “Floating Palaces of the Great Lakes” by Joel Stone. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM , Books & Video

Editor Konnie LeMay selects some of the best regional children’s books she read this year. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Books & Video

Chris Monroe

Bruce Ojard

Inspired by her day job at a Duluth hardware store, illustrator Chris Monroe found her calling with the Monkey with a Tool Belt books. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Art/Photography

Grandma's Saloon & Grill

Courtesy Grandma's Restaurants

It's 40 years and counting for a groundbreaking Canal Park eatery. Get the backstory about Grandma's family of restaurants. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Minnesota

Around the Circle This Week: November 25, 2016

The whole Lake Superior Magazine team hopes our U.S. readers enjoyed Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday. We gave thanks for all of our readers, supporters, partners and, of course, the big blue Lake that sustains us (in more ways than one). more

Nov 25, 2016 9:30 AM , , Superior Notes

Lake Baikal

Ted Ozersky

Around the Circle This Week: November 18, 2016

Could major algal blooms, like those that struck a Lake Superior sister lake, happen here? Plus, winter weather arrived in the Lake region; a storm brought strong winds and whiteout conditions. more

Nov 18, 2016 2:33 PM , Superior Notes

Grandma's Saloon & Grill

Courtesy Grandma's Restaurants

From Dishwasher to President: Brian Daugherty of Grandma’s Restaurants

Grandma's Restaurants President Brian Daugherty talks about what it takes to make a successful restaurant and also about his own path within the company, from dishwasher-slash-bus-boy to president. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:35 PM Superior Notes

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