Environment

Rosebush Creek flooding (Stephan Hoglund)

Points North: On the North Shore, Floods Happen

An Easter Sunday drive last spring included a stop at Jay Cooke State Park south of Duluth.


"The second half of June has gotten off to a glorious wet start..."

Wildersmith June 22

The second half of June has gotten off to a glorious wet start. The upper Trail saw choking dust turn to mud with a fine drop from the heavens last Saturday night.


"Sharing and conserving Minnesota’s wonderful natural resources must be the common thread that binds us all"

Points North: Despite Differences, Fishing Is Our Common Thread

In May, outdoor writer Sam Cook spent a night on the banks of the St. Louis River near Duluth with a group of Southeast Asian anglers who were fishing for walleyes.


Shawn Perich

Northern Wilds publisher & Points North columnist Shawn Perich stops by The Roadhouse

Northern Wilds publisher Shawn Perich stopped by Studio A June 15 to talk all things outdoors including the upcoming Minnesota wolf season, a recent trip to Thunder Bay and Canada's North Shore where lots of new things are happening, and more.


Hummingbird

Wildersmith June 15

“June is bustin’ out all over” as the old tune goes. It was never more evident than the past weekend as temperatures soared into the miserable category up the Trail.


Pigeon River

Points North: Beyond the Border, Adventure Awaits

“Why are we going to the trout ponds?” asked Jim Boyd of Grand Marais as we crossed the Pigeon River and entered Ontario.


Photo by Jolene4ever/Flickr (Logo by Lauryl Loberg)

LSProject: "A Huge Sink for Heat"

Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing.


"...the yard at Wildersmith is alive with the bluest blanket of forget-me-nots that have ever presented themselves..."

Wildersmith June 8

The faucet has been turned off by Mother Nature for several days. We are drying out along the Trail.


Graham Rowe enjoyed a couple of days of fishing for brook trout and walleyes near Grand Marais (Shawn Perich)

Points North: Online Hookup Nets a Fishing Friend

Last weekend, I went fishing with a guy I met on the Internet. Let me explain, because it’s not what you may think.


Lightning over the night sky

Meteorologist Paul Huttner talks weird weather, climate change, and more on the North Shore

Buck talked June 1 with Paul Huttner, MPR meteorologist, about weather trends, climate change, and the challenges of forecasting the weather.