Environment

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.


"After doing damage to the crystal charm of our winter landscape...the atmosphere deity sent us back into the freezer"

Wildersmith January 18

It’s been a little bit of déjà vu in the Gunflint corridor. The weather outside’s been frightful, only not as we would have expected.
 


Canada Lynx caught on West End trail cam.

West End News January 17

It looks like a part of the new moose research project that is being coordinated by the Department of Natural Resources might come to Sawbill.  DNR wildlife biologist Dave Ingebrigtson, from Gran


Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race

Wildersmith January 11

Real Gunflint Trail winter weather remains a non-issue as the area enters week two of the New Year.