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A roundup of Lake Superior Day/s activities from all four shores Read more

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ALAN JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Jill and Kirk Clemmer are a dangerous match. She has exquisite taste and big ideas. He has a hammer and nails and knows how to use them. Read more

Wisconsin

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AmberBeth VanNingen / MINNESOTA DNR

FYI on SNAs: On Sugarloaf Point near Little Marais, a rugged shoreline testifies to basalt lava flows dating more than 1 billion years ago. On part of Minnesota Point in Duluth, red and white pines 150 to 270 years old dominate a unique nearly forgo Read more

Minnesota

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BOB BERG / LAKE SUPERIOR MAGAZINE

Hands-on in Superior: An interactive exhibit at the Lake Superior Estuarium on Barker’s Island encourages you to reach into cups hiding objects from nature. Read more

Wisconsin

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BOB BERG / LAKE SUPERIOR MAGAZINE

Unusual Landscape: For years, locals and tourists visited Black Beach near Silver Bay to hang out on the cool spot with the distinctive charcoal-colored sands despite the beach being privately owned by Cleveland-Cliffs. Read more

Minnesota

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LOIS NUTTALL

It is 1925, and, finally, we have some solutions to fix “for all time” the problem of variable Great Lakes water levels. Read more

The Lake

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TRAVIS NOVITSKY

The most likely time to spot lightning on Lake Superior is between the third week of June and the second week of August, says Matt Zika, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service station in Marquette. Read more

Art/Photography

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. Read more

Lake Superior

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JACK RENDULICH

Their St. Louis River Quest passports in hand, a group of sixth-graders breezed into Station D5. Excitedly bobbing and weaving around a small aquarium set up on a table, the students from Holy Rosary School in Duluth immediately dove into work. Read more

Education

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Bob Jauch

The annual Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration cruises float by history with rare stops as some of the Apostles most remote lights. Put it on the Bucket List. Read more

Wisconsin

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Michael DeWitt

Riding an Angry Lake

A "pop-up" storm with high winds and waves turned an Apostle Islands weekend boating-camping outing into a frightening ride on an angry Lake Superior. Read more

Sep 8, 2017 10:42 AM My Lake Superior 3 Comments

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. Read more

Lake Superior

Cherishing Our Drinkable Sea

There is no denying that the glaciers gifted our northern neighborhood with a 3-quadrillion-gallon miracle. But we are not immune from aging pipes and water contaminants, and our “drinkable” sea remains so only as long as we remain diligent. Read more

Jan 20, 2016 2:38 PM Superior Notes

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. Read 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. Read more

Lake Superior

Superior Challenge

Jared Munch

The Big Lake awes many people with its power and beauty, but it inspires some to test their limits. Meet individuals who set out on the water as a challenge and returned with a better understanding of themselves and our Sweetwater Sea. Read more

Recreation

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. Read more

Lake Superior

French Duo Bikes Lake Superior's South Shore on Transcontinental Trip

We spoke with two French bicyclists, Maëva Barbaud and Caroline Labrunye, after they'd traversed Lake Superior's South Shore, part of a summer-long ride from Montreal to Vancouver. Read more

Jun 5, 2015 12:21 PM Superior Notes

Lake Level Report: March 16, 2015

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Lake Level Report: March 16, 2015

Lake Superior's monthly mean level in February was 8 inches above long-term average. Read more

Mar 16, 2015 10:32 AM Superior Notes

Lake Level Report: Mid-February 2015

Lake Superior was 9 inches above its long-term January average. Net water supplies for the month were below average for the first time in nearly year. As a result, the Lake's level declined an inch more than normal for the month. Read more

Feb 16, 2015 10:04 AM Superior Notes

  • Grand Marais Art Colony

    Grand Marais Art Colony

    Grand Marais Art Colony

    Grand Marais Art Colony, the longest-standing art colony in Minnesota, hosts plein art events during the year by the shores.

  • Master bicyclist Mark Looney

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    Master bicyclist Mark Looney

    Pedaler Mark Looney brought back stories and photos from his bicycling circle of Lake Superior, part of his mission to cycle around circle all five Great Lakes, a goal he accomplished in May 2019

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    Mark Looney

    Lake Superior rocky shore

    Pedaler Mark Looney brought back stories and photos from his bicycling circle of Lake Superior, part of his mission to cycle around circle all five Great Lakes.

  • Peregrine Falcons on U.P. bridges

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    Peregrine Falcons on U.P. bridges

    A view from the peregrine falcon nesting box on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock, Michigan.

  • Peregrine Falcons on U.P. bridges

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    Peregrine Falcons on U.P. bridges

    The peregrine falcon box on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Hancock and Houghton, Michigan.

  • Lakehead University

    Lakehead University

    Lakehead University

    Lakehead University researchers Dr. Muntasir Billah (on left), assistant professor in civil engineering, and Dr. Han Chen (on right), professor in natural resources management.

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