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The remarkably early warm-up and meltdown this year may have us all thinking spring, but it’s worth remembering that this is still the leanest time of year for most of our wildlife. Winter is … more
REGIONAL- While it’s no secret that the logging industry in northeastern Minnesota has been laboring under a decades-long decline and razor-thin profit margins, those still hard at work cut for … more
REGIONAL—Warmer temperatures and dry conditions in northwestern and north-central Minnesota mean increased wildfire risk, so the Minnesota DNR is restricting open burning in several counties in … more
REGIONAL – Several local improvement projects have been selected for the Superior National Forest this year as part of the Great American Outdoors Act. The selected projects will be the first … more
According to the calendar, spring arrives Saturday, but out in our area bogs, the spruce grouse have been thinking spring for a while now. It’s actually a bit earlier than usual, since the … more
REGIONAL— As the snow steadily disappears from the North Country weeks ahead of normal, it’s apparent that the impact of this winter’s la Niña was much less than expected. La … more
A few nighttime inquiries preceded the appearance of a barred owl in the yard on a recent morning. “Who-cooks-for-you?” is the distinctive vocalization of this mid-sized owl, which is … more
Camping is an activity that instantly reminds me of summer. Warm weather, eating loads of junk food, the smell of sunscreen and bug spray; the list goes on and on. Never in my wildest dreams did I … more
ELY – More than a dozen area youth recently participated in a two-day snowmobile safety training class sponsored by the Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club.Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the class was … more
Two decades ago I decided to identify every wildflower that grows on our forty acres of northern Minnesota woods. It seemed unmindful, even disrespectful, to be ignorant of the names of all those … more
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