Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.
About a decade ago, North Dakota hunters, upset with increasing numbers of out-of-state duck hunters, urged the state legislature to pass new restrictions on nonresidents.
Brad Herried, cartographer & web developer at the U of MN Polar Geospatial Center, chatted with Buck Sept. 7 about the new joint project with Google that allows people to see special places in the Antarctic and Arctic without ever leaving home. The pic at left shows Brad capturing Google Street View imagery at the South Pole November 2011. Click here to go to the Street View page where this shot was taken.
Some say fishing is just luck. My friend Kate Watson would agree, pointing out that all of hers is bad. Twice this summer the Grand Marais woman has gone fishing with yours truly.
Erika Butler, wildlife veterinarian with the MN DNR, talked with Buck Aug. 24 about a health threat to moose: eastern equine encephalitis virus, which is carried by mosquitoes. She explained what it is and how the DNR is working to learn more about this possible factor in moose mortality.