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REGIONAL— It’s no secret that northeastern Minnesota is rich in freshwater. Indeed, water is a near constant across the North Country landscape and a new study suggests one important … more
REGIONAL— It turns out that gray wolves may not be all bad when it comes to northeastern Minnesota’s moose population. A new study published last month by University of Minnesota and … more
How cold was it? Very. The Jan. 2 Isabella Christmas Bird Count, our 40th annual, ranked fourth on our list of coldest count days. This jolly fellow, above, who stopped by on his way back … more
If you’ve spent any time watching birds at a feeder, you’ve probably noticed there’s not much equality in the world of birds. There’s a pecking order, but just which birds are … more
REGIONAL— While recent snowfall has improved winter recreational trail conditions across the area, most areas would still benefit from more snow. That said, don’t let less than perfect … more
REGIONAL— The season of ice cover is growing shorter in Minnesota, and that includes lake ice here in the North Country. While the changing climate is being felt in many ways, few can be as … more
Minnesota’s gray jay population has fallen by 24 percent since 1970. In that same period, the state’s spruce grouse population has dropped by more than half. This is based on just some of … more
Put hundreds of trail cams out in the forests of the North Country and you’re likely to have some pretty interesting recordings of wildlife. And that’s certainly been the case for the … more
REGIONAL— The public will have its first opportunity to weigh-in in person on the federal proposal to institute a 20-year moratorium on new mineral leasing on about 225,000 acres within the … more
REGIONAL— Two classics of North Country nature writing have been republished in paperback by the University of Minnesota Press. When Canoe Country and Snowshoe Country were first published in … more
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