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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

For Captain Jeff Lorass, a 1985 Mound Westonka High School graduate, his path in life took him from Minnesota to Florida for a career in service-related work and family. Now he’s back to Lake Minnetonka as the new owner of the 24-hour on water towing service TowBoatUS Lake Minnetonka. Joining him in the family-run business are

tags: Company Expansions, Inland Boating, Lake Superior, Towing

Monday, April 9, 2018

Superior and Douglas County, located in the northwestern corner of Wisconsin, is an area that is full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. With hundreds of miles of ATV and snowmobile trails, thousands of acres of pristine forests, rivers, and waterfalls, and the beautiful Lake Superior, an adventure awaits! Take your pick from a

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Monday, February 12, 2018

Stillwater, Minnesota, is located 30 minutes east of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St.Paul, on the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota along the National Scenic Riverway and Byway of the St. Croix River. The St. Croix River connects to the Mississippi River 25 miles south in Hastings, Minnesota… so, technically, you can travel

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February 15-19, 2018 marks the 51st Anniversary of the DULUTH BOAT, SPORTS, TRAVEL & RV SHOW at the DECC in Duluth, Minn. As always, the show will be held in conjunction with the Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic. One ticket gains you admission to both of these great shows making this event the best entertainment value in

tags: Boat Show, Lake Superior

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A cooperative multi-entity task force created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting Jan. 30 in Houghton County, kicking off long-term efforts to save the important lake trout and whitefish spawning areas on Buffalo Reef from being covered with shifting stamp sands. The meeting will be 6-8 p.m.

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced registration is open for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 23-25, 2018 in Marquette County. This winter’s gathering will mark the 16th annual winter BOW program for women, ages 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Fishing, Lake Superior

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Office of Great Waters is inviting entries for its 10th annual photo contest and writing project. Send us your best photos, poetry or prose showcasing Lake Michigan, Lake Superior or the Mississippi River. Contest submissions will be accepted through February 1, 2018. Photos from all seasons are needed and will be accepted

tags: Lake Superior, Promotions & Giveaways

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Lake Linden-Hubbel High School Auditorium in Lake Linden on saving the Buffalo Reef has been postponed due to blizzard conditions forecast for the Keweenaw Peninsula. “We will be rescheduling this meeting for early in the new year, but we have no date for that meeting

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Many people associate water with rebirth and life itself, so it is no surprise that Sault Ste. Marie, with the St. Mary’s River winding through town and the river’s rapids at its feet, has been a gathering place for people looking to sustain themselves for more than 2,000 years. As the oldest city in Michigan and one of

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

On the list of the ‘Top 25 Best Adventure Destinations in the World’, Marquette County is right on the shores of Lake Superior in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Put in at Cinder Pond Marina, near downtown Marquette, or Presque Isle Marina, along the City Bike Path, with 160 slips total. From either marina,

tags: Destination, Lake Superior