Grand Marais, Minnesota



Two of the newest lodging options in Lake Superior's northwest corner encourage getting to know other guests and the local neighborhood. Read more


Gun Flint Tavern

Jeff Gecas

You just never know who might appear on one of the multiple live-performance stages sprinkled around the small town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Read more


While we were having dessert and coffee that evening our conversation turned to the future. “If we ever own a restaurant,” said someone, “the warm potato, sausage and goat cheese salad would be great to serve!” That dream would become a reality. Read more


Sea-Smoky Sunset in Grand Marais, Minnesota

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Sea-Smoky Sunset in Grand Marais

Sea smoke rises to meet the setting sun over the icy Grand Marais, Minnesota, harbor this week. The bone-chilling cold in the region is expected to break by the weekend. Read more

Jan 7, 2014 8:50 PM My Lake Superior

Michael Monroe

Todd Miller / Courtesy Michael Monroe

In his songs and in his life, singer/songwriter Michael Monroe shares sentiments that so many can appreciate, especially those who move to – or occasionally escape to – Minnesota’s North Shore. Read more

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Pie Place Café Cookbook Launch in Grand Marais

Paul L. Hayden

"The Pie Place Café Cookbook" Launch Events

The LSM crew wrapped up its latest book project this spring: Kathy Rice's "The Pie Place Café Cookbook, Food & Stories Seasoned by The North Shore." It launched in mid-May with events in Grand Marais and Duluth, with more events to come. Read more

May 23, 2013 2:26 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Busy Beavers

Beaver news from Grand Marais, Minnesota; Bentleyville to stay in Duluth through 2015; a winter storm wallops the south shore of the Lake; a new app shows off the shoreline of the Upper Peninsula; and a look at the week ahead. Read more

Dec 21, 2012 5:16 PM Superior Notes

Lake Superior Journal: Fishing with Sharon Jon

Growing up in an Army family, I had only distant connections with the fishing heritage on Minnesota’s North Shore. All of that changed when I started to work for Stanley Sivertson and his nephews Frank and Milford Johnson in spring 1973. Read more

Jul 30, 2011 1:50 PM Superior Notes

There are many reasons to visit lovely Grand Marais any time of year, but the first weekend of August holds particular charm. That’s the annual Fisherman’s Picnic. You can find everything from minnow races to lumberjack exhibitions and a parade. Read more



Courtesy Grand Marais Art Colony

Since its founding in 1947, the Grand Marais Art Colony has grown and evolved, a place where artists and artisans can set aside external worries and express themselves through art. Read more


Eric Larsen and Lonnie Dupre

Courtesy One World Expedition

We are in northern Minnesota, it’s early February and the ground is covered with snow. Nearly every lake, pond and river within a 300-mile radius of me is frozen solid … yet I am sitting on snow in a small canoe, which is harnessed to Lonnie Dupre. Read more


Lighthouses of Western Lake Superior

Dennis O'Hara

The lake’s western lighthouses seem to have fewer heroic tales than those found on the Shipwreck Coast of Michigan or in the Apostle Islands, but when the winds and waves roared or the fog rolled in, these lightkeepers worked just as diligently. Read more


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    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.

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    North House Folk School


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    North House Folk School


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    North House Folk School


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