Around the Circle This Week: March 25, 2016

The Soo Locks open today, researching sediment core samples of Portage Lake, saying goodbye to the wolves of Isle Royale, a proposed direct-reduction iron plant, a scheduled space record and more news. Read more

Mar 25, 2016 12:45 PM Superior Notes

Isabelle, a lone Isle Royale wolf

Courtesy Rolf Peterson

Isle Royale Wolf Found Dead on Mainland

An Isle Royale wolf has been found dead on the mainland, along the Grand Portage Indian Reservation shore, after using an ice bridge to leave the island. Read more

Feb 25, 2014 1:10 PM Superior Notes


Rolf Peterson

Isle Royale Wolf Population Down to Eight; No Pups Born in 2012

No wolf pups were born on Isle Royale in 2012, according to researchers, a grim turn for a population now down to just eight animals. Read more

Mar 27, 2013 10:28 AM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: New Tech Killed the Radio Station?

The Thunder Bay Coast Guard radio station may close; a Superior, Wisconsin, refinery details plans for transporting crude oil on the Great Lakes; the Isle Royale winter wolf study ends in gripping fashion; and a look at upcoming events. Read more

Mar 1, 2013 5:52 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Hope for Isle Royale's Wolves

New genetic testing reveals more female wolves on Isle Royale than previously thought; a jury sides with American Steamship Company in the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. case; Shawn Malone opens a gallery in Marquette; and a look at upcoming events. Read more

Feb 22, 2013 5:22 PM Superior Notes


Rolf Peterson

Running for her life, the lone wolf flees into the cold waters of Lake Superior, where she is surrounded by 11 wolves from Middle Pack. Read more

Natural World


John Vucetich

A 50-year study tracks the swinging pendulum that is the relationship between Isle Royale's wolves and moose. For 38 of those years, Rolf and Candy Peterson have worked at the greatest laboratory of predator vs. prey in the world. Read more

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