Environment

Moose (Josh More/Flickr)

Wildersmith October 26

As the 10th segment of 2012 is fading fast, the Gunflint wilderness is becoming a place of ‘almost’ happenings.


A view from Oberg Mountain (Paul Weimer/Flickr)

Points North: Molpus controversy underscores need to address forest access issues

Not so long ago, northern Minnesota forests offered endless room to roam.


Jupiter (bright object at top of photo), Venus and The Moon (Dave Schumaker/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Jupiter, opposition and more in October

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


Tamarack (Kim Faires/Flickr)

Wildersmith October 19

The Wildersmith two are back on the Mile O Pine following a run south for a family visit and reunion with some great friends from my pre-northwoods days.


Buck (Stuart Sipahigil/Flickr)

Points North: Students, teacher learn lessons on phony blood trail

In the world of television hunting shows, the hero always gets his deer. Most often we see footage of the mighty stag prancing around near the hunter’s stand like a cow in a pasture.


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West End News: October 18

I was honored to be a part of an event that involved many West End residents last week, when Trevor Huggins of Tofte was married to Erin Bonner on the beach at Kadunce creek.  The couple asked me


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Why is Antarctic ice growing if the planet is warming? Scientist from Nat'l. Snow & Ice Data Center explains

Walt Meier, research scientist at the National Snow & Ice Data Center at the U of CO, Boulder, joined Buck Oct. 12 to help explain how it is that ice cover in Antarctica is growing, even as Arctic ice is melting and the planet is warming.


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Otters make art! Otter keeper at the Great Lakes Aquarium tells how

Otters are painting at the Great Lakes Aquarium! Bob chatted recently with Tara Lieberg, otter keeper at the aquarium in Duluth, about how the otters, Zhoosh & Anang, are making art with childrens' finger paints. Their paintings are for sale at the aquarium and online.


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Nosey Rosey October 12

Nosey Rosey takes over for Wildersmith on the Gunflint this week, and she's been busy!


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Points North: Closing of the Beaver House marks end of an era in Grand Marais

In Minnesota, many small towns define their greatness with cartoon monuments. Mythical logger Paul Bunyan looms over a couple of towns. Elsewhere, you can saddle up and ride a leaping walleye.