Soft rain sprinkles came to an end at bedtime. During the night, a strong wind blew in from the north. A dusting of snow and clear skies greeted us at daybreak.
Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. In this edition of Northern Sky, there's a lot going on in the month of May.
Ann Possis spoke Apr. 20 with Shannon Lotthammer, manager of the water assessment and environment section of the MPCA, about a new study to determine the effects of sulfates on wild rice. Shannon explains what sulfates are, where they come from, and what the study will look for.
Dave Seaton spoke Apr. 13 with Lois Sinn Lindquist, executive director of Minnesota Waters, about invasive species in Minnesota, and steps we can all take to slow or stop their spread. There will be a training session for lake service providers in Grand Marais Sat., May 5, at the Cook County Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
All around the lake, folks are noticing changes in the weather and climate. In this segment of the Lake Superior Project, we begin to take a look at how climate change is impacting Lake Superior.
Minnesota boaters are now required to stick a new decal on all watercraft from kayaks to sea planes under penalty of law.