Environment

Fir Boughs

Wildersmith November 18

Quiet is the catchword in border country as we pass the halfway point of month 11.


Packaged Meat by Kate Watson, courtesy of North House Folk School

Points North: Locavore Students Cut Up During Class

The day began as a real drag. The previous afternoon, I’d killed a whitetail doe a long way from the truck. Too far, it turned out, to make it out with the deer before dark.


Governor Dayton talks about invasive species prevention at the Department of Natural Resources with Comm. Tom Landwehr

Points North: DNR Forestry Changes Ripple the Pond

The recent announcement that Dave Epperly will no longer serve as director of the Minnesota DNR’s forestry division is discussed in the current issue of the Timber Bulletin, the bimonthly magaz


Gunflint residents foster friendships with neighborhood foxes this week

Wildersmith November 11

The season that north country folk anticipate at this time of year continues AWOE (absent without explanation).


Poplar River Valley

DNR issues ski hill permit to draw water from slowing Poplar River

After a review of more than 600 comments from the public, DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr issued a permit to Lutsen Mountains Ski Hill to take water from the Poplar River for snowmaking despite the stre


mountains2montreal.jpg

Mountains 2 Montreal: 4,500-km. paddle across Canada in a 22-foot canoe

Buck spoke Nov. 4 with Dana Fountain & Peter Gorman, two of the members of the Mountains 2 Montreal Expedition team. They recently paddled 4,500 km. from near Jasper, Alberta to Montreal in 22-foot canoe. They listened to WTIP in the Quetico, and traveled by boat and car to Grand Marais to pledge their support of the station.


Hunter with his dog

Points North: It’s All About the Dog

Back in the early 1980s, a Minnesota outdoor writer named Steve Grooms wrote a book with the somewhat presumptuous title of “Modern Pheasant Hunting.” While Midwesterners had been hunting


Whiskey Jack

Wildersmith November 4

The 20th anniversary of the northland’s great Halloween snowstorm was celebrated quietly with no repeat.


"Many Minnesotans own canoes, but rare is the canoeist who paddles a birch bark canoe"

Points North: Young Canoe Builder Completes His Task

Many Minnesotans own canoes, but rare is the canoeist who paddles a birch bark canoe. Rare still are bark canoe builders.


The moon, accompanied by Mars (the tiny dot to the right)

Northern Sky: Full Moons & Mars

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.