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West End News February 14

West End News February 14

Logging has increased along the Sawbill Trail over the last couple of years.  Almost every month a new logging site or road appears, along with the commuting loggers, heavy equipment and - of cou


Andromeda Galaxy (Luis Argerich/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Mercury & Andromeda in February

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Trophy Deer (John Athayde/Flickr)

Points North: Should Trophy Hunters Show More Restraint?

Presiding over my office is a set of antlers from a whitetail buck my father killed north of Two Harbors in 1963. Exceptionally wide and symmetrical, the 10-point rack has set a high bar for me.


Where did all of our caribou go? (Papa Marina's/Flickr)

Out There: Rudolph, the red-tape reindeer

If a reintroduction effort in the 1990s hadn’t been scuttled, northern Minnesota would now be home to many sleighs’ worth of reindeer.
 


"A few days ago, I noticed my preparations for the coming spring are well under way..." (manyhighways/Flickr)

Points North: In the Grip of Fishing Fever, Anything Seems Possible

I'm not sure what arrived first, the fishing line or the fever. A few days ago, I noticed my preparations for the coming spring are well under way.


Winter constellations (Matt Swint/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Winter Stars & Saturn in West Quadrature

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


"The “northern express” arrived last weekend, a bit late, but roaring with a vengeance..." (Anette K/Flickr)

Wildersmith January 25

“His fullness” the “great spirit moon” (Gich-Manidoo-Giizis) shines down on the northland this weekend.


Minnesota Ski Trail (petecurtis/Flickr)

Points North: Should Governor Dayton Convene a Winter Tourism Summit?

There once was a saying in northern Minnesota that tourist towns "rolled up the sidewalks after Labor Day," because tourism came to a grinding halt once school began in September.


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John & Maddy MacIndoe share stories of Antarctic adventure

Buck chatted recently with seasonal residents John & Maddy MacIndoe, just back from a National Geographic excursion to Antarctica for their 40th anniversary. They shared wonderful stories about all they saw, including penguins, whales, and much more.


Skiing (Bitterroot/Flickr)

Points North: Despite Storm, Red Tape, Trophy Lodge Plans 2013 Opening

If you head south from Duluth on State Highway 23, you pass through a tiny corner of Wisconsin. Crossing the St.