Environment

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.


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Wildersmith May 18

Spring has really sprung in the upper Gunflint territory! Since we last met over the waves of space, many more wilderness characters have popped out.


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Adventurer Jon Turk on his latest expedition, 1,500-mile circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island by kayak

Buck spoke May 11 with Jon Turk, environmental scientist and adventurer, about what drives him to undertake extreme adventure, what it takes to succeed, and pushing one's body to these limits at age 66. Jon recently completed a 1,500-mile circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island by kayak with his expedition partner Erik Boomer; it's believed to be the first ever.


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Author, publisher, small homes guru Lloyd Kahn on his latest book, "Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter"

Bob chatted May 4 with Lloyd Kahn, founder of Shelter Publications, in town for the North House sustainability weekend, about his new book, 'micro-housing,' fitness and more.


Shawn shares his perspective on new AIS rules

Points North: Getting Dizzy Over AIS Rules

Sometimes the world spins so fast it just makes you dizzy.


A partial solar eclipse

Northern Sky: A Partial Eclipse of the Sun

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.


"Checking a couple examples along the Mile O Pine, I find that the new bud growth appears to be green and OK..."

Wildersmith May 11

The north woods have been quite gloomy most days since May took over.


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg, photo Stephan Hoglund

LSProject: The New Normal

There’s no doubt the weather in the Great Lakes Region has been off. In fact, there seems to be a new trend we can rely on, and that’s that you never really know what to expect.


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Organic farming consultant & author Atina Diffley on local food production and her new book, "Turn Here Sweet Corn"

Buck chatted May 4 with Atina Diffley, organic consultant and author of "Turn Here Sweet Corn," her memoir about life as a Minnesota organic farmer. Buck found the book to be both suspenseful and moving. Listen and find out why.


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Points North: On a Cold River, A Newcomer Pays His Dues

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.