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Moon, Venus & Jupiter (Frankzed/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Opposites in November

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


Pine Marten (travelling.steve/Flickr)

Wildersmith November 2

“Biboon” (winter) is official in these parts, as defined by my Wildersmith criteria.


The plains... (Andrew Filer/Flickr)

Points North: Times change, but Freedom is where you find it

We stopped at Smokey’s Place for dinner two nights in a row because we were in the vicinity, even though we drove nearly 20 miles to get there.


Shelby tries tenkara—traditional Japanese fly-fishing—and gets laughed at by some trout (David Lor/Flickr)

Out There: Love at First Bite

Out There is a monthly segment from WTIP volunteer and commentator Shelby Gonzalez.


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Lake Superior diver Mark Wick tells stories of steamship America, which sank off Isle Royale nearly 100 years ago

Matthew Brown visited with diver Mark Wick Oct. 26 about the steamship America. His third cousin was first mate on the ship when it sank off Isle Royale after hitting a submerged reef; everyone aboard was saved. The wreck is a popular dive site today, as it is in fairly protected water, and the bow is just a few feet from the surface. Mark speaks at this year's Gales of November conference in Duluth, Nov. 2 & 3.


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.