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REGIONAL— The Environmental Protection Agency has added Lake Vermilion, the Pike River, and 28 other water bodies in northern Minnesota to the state’s list of impaired waters, due to … more
A cheery, and once-familiar, sound has returned to our homestead on the edge of the Lost Lake Swamp in recent weeks. For years, when we first moved to the area, the boisterous trilling of evening … more
REGIONAL— Lake Vermilion’s walleye population looks strong ahead of the 2021 fishing season. Yet key stakeholders on the lake see warning signs ahead, and they’re proposing new … more
REGIONAL— It appears members of the Fond du Lac Band have wrapped up their planned spring netting and spearing in northern St. Louis County, having harvested far less than they originally … more
LAKE VERMILION— The open water season here officially began Thursday, April 15, when the last of the pack ice cleared from Lake Vermilion’s Big Bay. This year’s ice-out day was a … more
As a regular photographer of wildlife, I’ve learned that there’s usually a relatively narrow window of opportunity to capture images of waterfowl— at least doing so easily. Each … more
PIKE RIVER— Hatchery operations got underway here this week, with a goal of collecting 500 quarts of walleye eggs for use in stocking operations around the state. While the hatchery’s … more
REGIONAL—The federal Environmental Protection Agency has “disapproved” a portion of the state’s new list of impaired waters for failure to list certain streams and lakes … more
REGIONAL— A mild late March and early April has helped to clear many area lakes of ice weeks ahead of normal, but most larger lakes in the region still had some ice cover as of midweek. And … more
Come the maple sugaring season, you have to watch the weather. If it’s too cold, the sap won’t flow. If it’s too warm, without temperatures dipping below freezing at night, the sap … more
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