Environment

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.


A transit of Venus

Northern Sky: An Eclipse & A Rare Transit

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


 "The rain gauge at Wildersmith has collected nearly five inches of precip since the skies started opening up some 10 days ago."

Wildersmith June 1

A soaking of the Gunflint Trail continues as we have wrapped up May. I heard mention of starting to build an ark.


A feathery fly tie

Points North: Fashionable Feathers and Unfashionable Lead Tackle

We were about to record my weekly broadcast on WTIP Radio in Grand Marais when I noticed producer Kelly had chicken feathers dangling from her ears.


Zebra mussels

Aquatic Invasive Species public info session set for June 6

A public information meeting to explore the potential impact of Aquatic Invasive Species on the Gunflint Trail region's lakes and fishing will be held at 4 PM, Wednesday, June 6 at the Hungry Jack Lod


Camping in the woods

DNR parks & trails director checks in on the 'start of summer' weekend

Courtland Nelson, director of parks and trails for the Minnesota DNR, talked with Buck May 25 about what's new for the summer season at our state parks. You can learn more at their website here.


Black Bear

Wildersmith May 25

 A nice upset of atmospheric conditions occurred last Sunday up and along the Trail. Miracles will never cease, it rained, marvelous rain!


Flathead Catfish

Points North: In Minnesota Waters, Monsters Exist

Most television fishing shows are only marginally more exciting than watching paint dry.


Fishing

Points North: Sometimes, One Walleye is Enough

Distracted by gardens and other tasks, we saved our fishing opener for Sunday evening, when we headed to a small lake just inside the Boundary Waters wilderness.