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THE BOUNDARY WATERS— Here we go again? That’s the concern from outfitters and lovers of the Boundary Waters in general as one of the driest Junes on record is fueling wildfires and … more
ELY—The official ribbon-cutting for Ely’s new purpose-built mountain biking trail system is set for this Friday, June 23 at Hidden Valley Recreation Area. The new trail system, consisting … more
It was a celebration of all things sauna in Embarrass this past weekend, and Timberjay photographer Jodi Summit was on hand to capture the festivities. more
I think a lot of you can relate to the evolution of our “cabins.” We started with just the land, building up as time and money could afford. And we upgraded as time went on. With the … more
ELY— A local DNR conservation officer has been recognized for his efforts that led to the rescue of an individual trapped deep inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area last February. Sean … more
EMBARRASS- Amy Vesel brought bouquets of her homegrown flowers from her yard to give to coworkers to brighten their office. Now that she works remotely from home, she has decided to pursue her dream, … more
As in an old Thomas Hardy novel, the blooming of the heaths is an occasion for superlatives. The heaths, members of the family Ericaceae, are found in wet and cool environments across the Northern … more
A 2009 study by a pair of graduate students in Michigan may help to explain why everyone in the North Country seems to be complaining about the clouds of mosquitoes right now. Anyone who lives here, … more
REGIONAL—Want to fish this weekend without a fishing license? Then take a kid with you. During Take a Kid Fishing weekend, which runs June 9-11, Minnesota residents can fish without licenses if … more
SHEEP RANCH ROAD— For years, cattle rancher Wes Johnson has lost several head of cattle every year to wolves. His 1,500-acre operation, located about 15 miles north of Orr, is a rarity here at … more
REGIONAL— A June fire season? In Minnesota? While June is typically down time for firefighters in northern Minnesota, that may not be the case this year with temperatures running well above … more
REGIONAL—Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed into law a ban on commercial collection of wild turtles in the state. Each year, for-profit trappers have collected thousands of turtles … more
Recently, it seems, we tend to have more bad news than good when it comes to the state of bird populations in North America, including right here in the North Country. But now, one of the birds that … more
LAKE VERMILION— A Birch Point resident and his Michigan fishing partner took the top spot in last weekend’s City Auto Glass walleye tournament here, helped by their first catch of the … more
LAKE VERMILION— A lot of conventional wisdom took a beating here during Saturday’s fishing opener, including the usual assumption that opener is invariably timed with lousy weather. … more
REGIONAL- With the 2022-23 snow season hopefully now behind us, it was certainly above average for snowfall here in the North Country, but not the record-setting winter seen just to our south. At the … more
LAKE VERMILION— Warm weather that arrived earlier this week has melted the final vestiges of ice here, with an official ice-out date of May 10, just in time for Saturday’s fishing opener. … more
REGIONAL— Patience. That was the advice from most area fishing guides ahead of Saturday’s fishing opener. Not that there aren’t plenty of walleye out there, but as is typical of … more
REGIONAL— While most anglers in the area are likely headed to Lake Vermilion this weekend in their quest for walleye, there are plenty of other excellent locations and other species to pursue … more
REGIONAL—Anglers who intend to release any of the fish they catch can boost the chances those fish will survive by following best practices for catch and release: • Plan fishing trips … more
REGIONAL—The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is looking for volunteers to serve as part of their Citizen Lake Monitoring Program, and they need volunteers for many lake and stream locations … more
REGIONAL— Will it or won’t it? With fishing opener just over a week away, and ice still covering many North Country lakes as of late this week, whether that ice would clear in time for … more
REGIONAL— Members of the Fond du Lac Band are expected to begin their spring netting on Lake Vermilion as early as next week. The annual event is part of the Band’s efforts to exercise … more
REGIONAL— It’s been a long winter, and not just for the human residents of the North Country. Black bears are emerging from their long winter naps hungrier than usual, and with the late … more
Pamela Wettering captured these photos of a very active display of the northern lights recently. more
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