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REGIONAL— There’s a silver lining in the most recent cold snap in Minnesota. While most people found the cold temperatures an inconvenience, for some of the state’s invasive insect pests, the … more
It’s the soft trilling that typically gives away one of my favorite wanderers of the bird world. The aptly-named Bohemian Waxwings are highly social birds and they stay in touch as they feed or … more
REGIONAL—Despite recent brutal cold and a deepening snowpack, the winter severity index for whitetail deer in northeastern Minnesota remains pretty close to average for mid-winter, according to DNR … more
ELEPHANT LAKE— For participants in this year’s Arrowhead 135 Ultramarathon, it was a race against Mother Nature. As the lead racers checked in at Melgeorge’s Resort late Monday afternoon, near … more
REGIONAL—Participants in the 15th annual Arrowhead Ultra 135 should be all smiles when the gun sounds Monday morning, sending the roughly 180 participants on their way from International Falls to … more
In mid-summer, three years after we did, the beavers arrived— and changed our experience here in the North Country. Our house sits on a high ridge with red and white pines overlooking what was a … more
It seems that every winter paints a different portrait of the North Country. Sometimes hard and brutal. Other times, like this winter, showing a softer side. The effects of another … more
REGIONAL—An abundance of northern finches, along with a few surprises, proved the main story of Christmas bird counts held across the area. Count participants in Ely recorded 844 pine siskins, … more
LAKE VERMILION— As someone new to the area I was surprised to learn that lots of local residents take part in the annual Lake Vermilion loon count. From what I’ve been told, this event happens to … more
REGIONAL— Bird enthusiasts will be gathering around the area over the next two weeks to take part in one of the longest continuously-running examples of citizen science in the world, the annual … more
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