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PIKE RIVER— It’s been another late start for operations at the Pike River Hatchery, as late April snows and continued chilly weather have slowed the spring walleye run. Despite the … more
REGIONAL— A newly-published study from the University of Minnesota has found a link between invasive earthworm populations, white-tailed deer and tree harvesting in northern forests.The … more
REGIONAL— It’s that quintessential sign of spring, after a long winter. Those tulips that you carefully planted and fertilized last fall are finally up and ready to open in their pink, … more
April is so often the cruelest month in Minnesota, as those first hints of spring are quickly slapped down by the return of winter’s cold and snow. This year’s mid-month tease, which … more
I still remember the first Earth Day, back on April 22, 1970. Like most kids in Bloomington, then a still new and rapidly growing Twin Cities suburb, I walked to my school, the aptly named Oak Grove … more
REGIONAL— Oh, so close. That’s the word on the Mesabi Trail, which is within just a handful of miles of bridging the two final gaps in this 150 mile long paved bike trail stretching from … more
REGIONAL— While winter finally appears to be in retreat across the North Country, the impact of the deep and dense snowpack that’s been in place throughout the region for the past several … more
REGIONAL— There is more evidence of stability in the northeastern Minnesota moose population even as the Department of Natural Resource’s latest estimate of 3,290 moose marks a … more
REGIONAL— This week’s remarkable weather brought more than near-record warm temperatures to the North Country. The southerly breezes also brought with them a flood of migratory birds that … more
LAKE VERMILION— The fishery here continues to be remarkably strong and anglers can anticipate more of the same for the foreseeable future. That’s the upshot of the latest fall … more
DNR finalizes rule changes to reduce accidental lynx take REGIONAL— The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has finalized trapping rule changes to help minimize the risk of accidental … more
The blood on my snowshoe trail the other day, right behind our house, was the first clue that something had happened overnight. By the time I saw it, our dog Loki was already a step ahead of … more
My mom always used to say “Don’t wish your life away” when we were kids. You know when you were waiting for some special day or activity. I truly respect that phrase and it comes to … more
REGIONAL— If you’re thinking this winter has been exceptionally snowy, you’re right, at least for points just south of the North Country. The Duluth area and east-central Minnesota … more
THE BOUNDARY WATERS— The yodel of a loon. The chirp of a bald eagle. The sound of waves lapping on rocks. These are sounds of nature that visitors to the 1.1-million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe … more
Hypothesis made, hypothesis confirmed.That was the conclusion of an admittedly obscure study that happened to connect to the North Country, and on which we had reported on back in August 2021. The … more
Where did the pine grosbeaks go so suddenly?That’s a question I get a lot this time of year. Of all the common feeder birds here in the North Country, few if any are as regular in their habits … more
REGIONAL— The National Weather Service office in Duluth is offering both good news and bad news on the prospect for spring flooding in the North Country. Exceptional amounts of snow have fallen … more
REGIONAL— A new bill that would establish a Lowland Conifer Carbon Reserve in Minnesota has been laid over for possible inclusion in an upcoming omnibus environment and natural resources bill. … more
REGIONAL— Trail cameras are popular with hunters, wildlife photographers, nature lovers, and security buffs. They’ve also proven extremely useful for wildlife researchers as the Voyageurs … more
ELY—Downed and dead woody debris poses a serious wildfire risk here in the North Country, but you can take steps to reduce the danger to your property by clearing and safely burning dead trees … more
REGIONAL— The Department of Natural Resources is reminding anglers that fish house removal deadlines are approaching. Make a plan to bring the proper tools with you to remove your fish house … more
REGIONAL— A federal judge has agreed to a proposed consent decree between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) that will adopt new … more
REGIONAL— Seven organizations were among those receiving funding from St. Louis County to help reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species. The county board voted unanimously to approve … more
REGIONAL— An Iowa woman sustained an apparent broken arm and other injuries last Friday evening after she lost control of her snowmobile on the Taconite Trail, near Star Lake. The remote lake … more
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