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LAKE VERMILION— How things have changed on Lake Vermilion’s west end. Not that many years ago, resort owners on the lake’s western half were bemoaning low numbers of walleye, … more
REGIONAL— If you see or smell smoke in the North Country this spring, don’t be surprised. Fire crews on the Superior National Forest fire have begun their spring prescribed fire season … more
REGIONAL— A monumental and authoritative new book is likely to be a must-have for every serious birder in the Upper Midwest. “Breeding Birds of Minnesota,” published by the … more
PIKE RIVER—Staff at the Pike River Hatchery were hoping that the wet and cold weather that settled in mid-week wasn’t going to slow down the walleye run, which finally began in earnest … more
REGIONAL— In the wake of the most unusual winter in northern Minnesota history, ice-out proved equally unusual on many lakes and rivers in the region— and not only because most lakes … more
SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST— Land managers here are reminding trail users, both motorized and non-motorized, to practice TREAD principles when using forest trails during this sensitive … more
REGIONAL—Minnesota’s popular stream trout season opened April 13, with quality fishing opportunities in every region of the state. Trout anglers can find information on Minnesota’s … more
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
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