Lake Superior can turn ugly in a hurry but when it wants to be calm and gorgeous, there’s no place better at it. Read more →
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Keep this in mind the next time you go watch the big waves: Some of the disasters the researchers cited were tsunami waves sweeping people into the lake from their onshore perches.
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There’s certainly plenty to love in this video about a group of surfers on Lake Superior. The visuals are stunning. More impressive is the revelation that they’re not just chasing waves on a lake.
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It seemed like only yesterday that the last laker of the season was pulling into the harbor in Duluth/Superior, the unofficial declaration of winter’s arrival in the Northland. Read more →
You couldn’t have asked for more miserable weather than the Arctic blast that’s gripped us over the last few days. Which is why the people of Duluth have exclusive bragging rights for being ‘real’ Minnesotans when it counted most. Read more →
If you’ve ever had a desire to work on a “saltie,” the tale of the Cornelia should clear that up. The oceangoing freighter has been anchored off Duluth for weeks, the Duluth News Tribune reports, and it, its cargo, and its crew may soon fall victim to winter. Read more →
Cold medication, an overloaded plane, and faulty instruments caused Alexander Georg Obersteg, 47, of Steinfeld, Germany, to crash into Lake Superior off Brighton Beach in June 2014, the NTSB said. Read more →
‘Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum’ — also known as ‘the cribs’ in Lake Superior in Duluth — changed last winter when a concrete column ‘disappeared.’
Slowly — too slowly, perhaps — the landmark is disappearing. Read more →
Everything great you’ve forgotten about being a kid in summer is all right here. Read more →
Thrown into Lake Superior, a message in a bottle took 10 years to find its way to the exotic land of Michigan. Read more →
After several seasons of poor smelt runs, the tiny fish are back in Lake Superior, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports today. That’s a big deal because it’s brought smelt anglers back to the Northland.
Both the smelt and those in search of them only come out at night.
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Another March day in Minnesota. Another person who had to be rescued from a floating ice flow. Read more →
Sometime between the first of the year and Valentine’s Day, part of the huge concrete icons in Lake Superior in Duluth disappeared. Read more →
The chances are dwindling that the ice caves on Lake Superior will be available to you this year. Read more →