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Don’t you think it’s time that someone addressed the question of monsters in Loch Vermilion? I mean if not with solid scientific evidence, then certainly with a sense of humor. I am ready … more
If you’ve noticed more of that white fluff in the air in recent days, you’re not alone. It’s the fluff that female aspen trees produce in order to disperse their seeds and … more
REGIONAL— Are we headed for a mosquito apocalypse here in the North Country? Perhaps a black fly bonanza? Or a deer fly debacle? Maybe all of the above?In fact, the circumstances appear to have … more
 ELY- About two dozen students from the Vermilion Country School in Tower received a hands-on chance to learn outdoor skills from experienced guides here in Ely recently. Friends of the Boundary … more
Don’t look now, but there’s a masked male hiding in a brushy thicket near you. There’s no need to worry, however, since I’m talking about one of our more abundant warblers, … more
REGIONAL— Construction is now underway on the final two segments of the Mesabi Trail that will connect Tower and Ely, and both segments should be completed later this spring or summer. It marks … more
REGIONAL- With lake levels continuing to rise across the Rainy River Basin and not expected to recede for weeks, Voyageurs National Park officials have updated their information about closures and … more
There are some places that just seem to have that secret sauce when it comes to attracting birds and, in our region, there are few places saucier than the Darwin S. Myers wildlife management area, … more
Yeah!! Soft water for fishing opener! And lots of it! Now don’t get me wrong here, and let me make a statement for the record, I am not complaining. I am not complaining! But holy smokes, we … more
REGIONAL—Here’s something you probably didn’t know. This past Monday, May 23, was World Turtle Day. You may have missed all the hullabaloo, but any day is a good time to celebrate … more
LAKE VERMILION— In the midst of a challenging spring, it was high water, rather than ice, that posed the biggest challenge to anglers here hoping to hit the lake for last Saturday’s … more
REGIONAL— As scientists, meteorologists like to view the weather objectively. But even they have been willing to sound off on what turns out to have arguably been one of the most miserable … more
LAKE VERMILION— There was open water for Saturday’s fishing opener on Lake Vermilion, as the lake officially cleared of ice on May 11, about 12 days later than the average date of April … more
REGIONAL— Mother Nature delivered plenty of open water just ahead of Saturday’s fishing opener, although lingering ice on some area lakes could keep a few anglers from accessing their … more
PIKE RIVER— The crowd of onlookers began trickling in last Thursday as hatchery operations here finally got underway. It was the latest start at the Pike River hatchery on record, and it … 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— An exceptionally wet April has turned drought to deluge across the North Country, leaving water seemingly everywhere this week as rain and remaining snowmelt raised water levels in … more
So, in using all the prognosticating tools at my disposal— you know, the Weather Channel, years of research by the locals, my crystal ball, I predict that the ice will be off Lady V by fishing … more
VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK— Researchers with the Voyageurs Wolf Project have tagged their first new wolf pups of the spring. In a posting on Instagram this week, the researchers posted photos of … more
It’s easy to despair at times about the future of our environment, what with humankind’s insatiable demand for resources, destruction of ocean life, and climate change. Yet it’s … more
REGIONAL— With the Minnesota fishing opener now just over two weeks away, anglers hoping to ply any of the larger North Country lakes might want to pack their ice auger just to be safe. At … more
REGIONAL— Would you like to help monitor the water quality in one of your favorite lakes or streams here in northern St. Louis or Lake counties? Then the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency … more
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