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LAKE VERMILION— Jimmy Laine is no stranger to music fans in the region, but he is perhaps less known for his accidental gardening exploits. As anyone who gardens heirloom vegetables knows, the … more
REGIONAL- The origins of the COVID-19 virus remain unclear, although the most promising theory points to a transfer of the virus from a species of bat in China to humans sometime in 2019. Researchers … more
REGIONAL— The North Country’s trend of warming early fall weather bore out once again this year as one of the mildest Septembers in recent history made its way into the record books. … more
TOWER- The Tower-Soudan area is home to a remarkably wide variety of trails, and Wagoner Trail Club volunteer Mary Shedd gave a brief overview of all the them at the first Tower-Soudan Civic Club … more
ELY- The North Country National Scenic Trail is coming to Ely and you can help make it happen. Area hiking enthusiasts have formed a new local chapter of the North Country Trail Association and held … more
REGIONAL— Abundant natural foods and continued warm temperatures appear to have given bears the edge during the 2023 bear season, with registrations off 25 percent from last year. With just … more
THE BWCAW— It had been at least 25 years since my last visit to Little Rice Lake, the one found at the end of the 60-rod portage from Slim Lake, north of Burntside. It’s a shallow, … more
REGIONAL— A new study, recently published in the journal Oikos, has confirmed that predators play an important role in the health of ecosystems beyond their effects on the behavior and … more
REGIONAL— Looking for some free firewood, minus the cost of your labor? The Superior National Forest is issuing free wood salvage permits for several parts of the Laurentian and Kawishiwi … more
REGIONAL—Bear registrations through the first 11 days of the season were down 30 percent this year, as hunters were hampered by plentiful natural bear foods and the record heat that settled in … more
REGIONAL— The 2023 ruffed grouse season looks to be one of the best in northern Minnesota in years, thanks to what appears to be outstanding reproduction thanks to a warm, dry month of June. … more
REGIONAL—As the North Country’s growing season winds down, local gardeners may be wondering when the time is right to harvest some of the cucurbits, like squash or melons, that … more
TOWER-SOUDAN— A project that’s been plagued by delays is finally moving forward here and that’s good news for hikers and bikers who use the Mesabi Trail. That portion of the trail … more
REGIONAL— Cautious optimism is the general rule for area bear guides, even as the abundance of natural foods in the woods appears to be reducing interest in their baits. The bear season gets … more
REGIONAL— Visitor use in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness returned largely to pre-pandemic levels last year, according to a recently released visitor use report for the year 2018-2022, … more
REGIONAL— A national organization hired by the Superior National Forest is recommending the creation of a sustained effort at collaboration with a wide range of area stakeholders to address … more
ELY- A college camping trip proved a life-changing experience for Kesley Ebbs, and he’s hoping to give other young people of color that same chance to experience nature on its own terms. Ebbs, … more
LAKE VERMILION— After a sometimes-challenging summer for anglers here, the fishing action on Lake Vermilion is suddenly hot— really hot. “It’s as good as I can ever … more
REGIONAL- While recreational cannabis is now legal in Minnesota, outdoor recreationists should be aware that the change in law does not apply to federal lands within the Superior National Forest, … more
REGIONAL— If you’re hoping for a shot at an antlerless permit this year, don’t forget to purchase your firearms deer permit by Thursday, Sept. 7. Hunters who purchase their license … more
REGIONAL— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is withholding millions of dollars in federal habitat funds from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources over the state agency’s … more
REGIONAL— An unusual collaboration of land management partners has been working together for a decade now to enhance moose habitat in northeastern Minnesota. Over the past ten years, the … more
Ever eat a pine tree? That was the question posed by Euell Gibbons in his 1970s-era cereal commercial. “Many parts are edible,” advised Gibbons, the author well-known at the time for his … more
A strange thing happened in my garden a couple of nights ago. Now you should understand my garden is 32 five-gallon buckets of various kinds of vegetables and a few smaller containers of green beans. … more
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