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For millennia, the typical state of most species of wildlife was to be highly fearful of humans. And from an evolutionary standpoint, that was a beneficial behavioral adaptation, since for thousands … more
ELY – What does it take to canoe 221 days on a solo canoe trip? Gary Fiedler and his wife, Dawn LaPointe, spelled out the various aspects of this once-in-a-lifetime journey at a session of … more
friend from Ely was in the office recently. He’s been into folk remedies and medicinal plants for a while, so it didn’t surprise me when he got on the topic of a fungus known commonly as … more
LOST LAKE SWAMP—The chorus let me know early Saturday morning that the Lost Lake wolf pack was working our edge of the big swamp. It was just getting light on an unusually mild and misty December … more
REGIONAL—While most folks in the North Country may be focused on their holiday shopping list, for birders the Christmas season is about more than just presents and parties. This year will mark … more
REGIONAL— The pace of the deer harvest picked up modestly this past week, despite continued cold temperatures, a steady wind, and the bucks-only bag limit across most of northeastern Minnesota. … more
REGIONAL—High winds, chilly temperatures, and a bucks-only bag limit combined for a dramatic drop in the pace of harvest during the first four days of the 2014 firearms deer season. “I heard one … more
REGIONAL—Hunters will be looking for antlers as they take to the woods Saturday morning for the 2014 firearms deer opener. After two tough winters in a row, whitetail deer numbers are the lowest … more
LAKE VERMILION—The word is out— fall fishing is hot on Lake Vermilion. In years past, Labor Day pretty much marked the end of the fishing season in the North Country and the handful of … more
CRANE LAKE – David Ramm and his dad, Gary, hadn’t been back to Crane Lake since 2008. “We used to come up every year for awhile,” said Ramm. “We really like it up there.” Ramm now … more
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