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Another one of northern Minnesota’s iconic wildlife species appears to be in trouble, a likely victim of a changing climate. Area Christmas bird counts around the region have confirmed an … more
REGIONAL— A new study, based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency, finds that fish caught in lakes and rivers in the U.S. contain dangerously high levels of toxic synthetic … more
REGIONAL— A new study citing data from five national parks, including Voyageurs National Park, has concluded that human-caused mortality among gray wolves has a detrimental effect on both the … more
REGIONAL—December’s heavy snowfall may have set the stage for excellent snowmobiling conditions across the state, but that has also brought with it a rise in snowmobile related crashes. … more
There was a critter afoot. I pointed that out to Jodi several days before Christmas. Someone had dumped the butchered remains of a deer on our property back in November and I had dragged it all to a … more
REGIONAL— Plentiful snow and winter recreation typically go hand-in-hand, but the region is still feeling the effects of two December snowstorms which left area ski and snowmobile trails a … more
My biannual pilgrimage back to the island has started, but it is always fraught with peril. This year is no exception, and in fact, will go in the logs as a not-too-great travel year. You know, … more
REGIONAL— The Department of Natural Resources has released an update to its wolf management plan that continues the state’s commitment to wolf conservation. The new plan, which … more
REGIONAL— Three years ago, biologist Michael Joyce installed over 100 “nest” boxes designed to meet the specific needs of the fisher, Minnesota’s largest member of the weasel … more
REGIONAL— Birders around the area will be pulling out their binoculars and warm winter gear over the next couple weeks to take part in the 123rd annual Christmas Bird Count, sponsored and … more
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