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REGIONAL— With the late March snowfall all but faded, North Country residents are increasingly thinking ahead to spring— and for many that will include a camping trip to one of the … more
REGIONAL— Minnesotams could find that launching a boat this spring is more difficult than usual due to low water levels on many lakes and rivers. The lack of snow this winter and persistent dry … more
REGIONAL— Last week’s major snowstorm helped but didn’t alleviate the ongoing drought conditions now in place over virtually all of northeastern Minnesota, and forecasters say they … more
THE BOUNDARY WATERS— Change appears to be afoot in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness as officials on the Superior National Forest look to update a management plan to better fit the … more
REGIONAL—Anglers will have new opportunities to claim the glory of catching a Minnesota state record fish. Anglers can now earn catch-and-release records for 18 species beyond the four current … more
REGIONAL— With spring-like weather returning to the area in recent days, DNR wildlife officials are urging residents to prepare for the return of bear activity in the region by addressing food … more
Timberjay photographer David Colburn made the drive to Elephant Lake on Saturday for the 38th Annual Melgeorge's Antique and Classic Snowmobile Race. With the warmer and drier than average winter, it … more
ST. PAUL— Three northeastern Minnesota lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation that would require the Department of Natural Resources to implement an open season on gray wolves in the … more
REGIONAL— The Office of the Legislative Auditor, or OLA, has announced it will undertake what’s known as a “special review” to examine the Minnesota Department of Natural … more
REGIONAL— Fire officials in northeastern Minnesota are ramping up their messaging ahead of what could be one the worst spring fire seasons in years. With little snow cover remaining in the area … more
REGIONAL— The North Country is getting much warmer, and that was apparent even before the region experienced its warmest “winter” on record this year. Yet, trying to explain the … more
REGIONAL— The latest aerial moose survey, released this week by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, shows continued stability in the northeastern Minnesota moose population, albeit … more
REGIONAL— Residents of Minnesota have just experienced the warmest winter ever recorded in the state, and it wasn’t even close. While this story was written three days before the official … more
REGIONAL— Looking for a meaningful way to spend time in the Boundary Waters this summer? The U.S. Forest Service’s volunteer wilderness ranger program just might be the opportunity … more
ORR- When is a world-record fish not a world record? Adam Van Tassell of Orr knows the answer to that question all too well, as his would-be world-record fish is these days lazily cruising the waters … more
REGIONAL- Steve Abrahamson, of Tower, is an avid traveler, but with help and a little prodding from his even more adventurous daughter and son-in-law, he recently completed a bucket list trip to … more
Of all the landscapes found in Minnesota, the roughly one million acres of stunted spruce forest found across the state’s vast peatlands would probably be seen by most people as the most … more
REGIONAL- Chronic wasting disease is a known fatal neurological disease of deer and other cervids such as elk, caribou, and moose—but are humans at risk of contracting the disease as well? … more
ELY—More than fifteen Boundary Waters enthusiasts recently attended a “Crew Leader Training” retreat at Camp Widjiwagan on Burntside Lake to highlight safety and best leadership … more
REGIONAL— The North Country is on track to set a new mark for the warmest winter in the historical record. While the books weren’t quite closed on January when the Timberjay went to press … more
REGIONAL— Frostbite. Frozen water bottles. Those are typically the biggest challenges that participants in the Arrowhead 135 ultramarathon face along the winding course between International … more
REGIONAL— Careful planning is key to a successful visit to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area this summer, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Reservations for entry permits to the 1.1 … more
REGIONAL— A recently released report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or FWS, provides stunning conclusions on what appears to be a wholesale violation of a federal grant program by the … more
REGIONAL— Plenty of hawks and crows and very few woodpeckers or grosbeaks. Those were among the more consistent findings from the more than 100 area residents who took part in Christmas Bird … more
REGIONAL- The staff at Voyageurs National Park has been chomping at the bit to get to work on the park’s winter snowmobile trails and ice roads, and now with a bit more cooperative weather a … more
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