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THE BWCAW— It had been at least 25 years since my last visit to Little Rice Lake, the one found at the end of the 60-rod portage from Slim Lake, north of Burntside. It’s a shallow, … more
REGIONAL— A new study, recently published in the journal Oikos, has confirmed that predators play an important role in the health of ecosystems beyond their effects on the behavior and … more
REGIONAL— Looking for some free firewood, minus the cost of your labor? The Superior National Forest is issuing free wood salvage permits for several parts of the Laurentian and Kawishiwi … more
REGIONAL—Bear registrations through the first 11 days of the season were down 30 percent this year, as hunters were hampered by plentiful natural bear foods and the record heat that settled in … more
REGIONAL— The 2023 ruffed grouse season looks to be one of the best in northern Minnesota in years, thanks to what appears to be outstanding reproduction thanks to a warm, dry month of June. … more
REGIONAL—As the North Country’s growing season winds down, local gardeners may be wondering when the time is right to harvest some of the cucurbits, like squash or melons, that … more
TOWER-SOUDAN— A project that’s been plagued by delays is finally moving forward here and that’s good news for hikers and bikers who use the Mesabi Trail. That portion of the trail … more
REGIONAL— Cautious optimism is the general rule for area bear guides, even as the abundance of natural foods in the woods appears to be reducing interest in their baits. The bear season gets … more
REGIONAL— Visitor use in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness returned largely to pre-pandemic levels last year, according to a recently released visitor use report for the year 2018-2022, … more
REGIONAL— A national organization hired by the Superior National Forest is recommending the creation of a sustained effort at collaboration with a wide range of area stakeholders to address … more
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