Environment

"Yes, loons have come back to Gunflint Lake during the past week..."

Wildersmith April 27

The universe, north woods included, is about to bid farewell to month four and ascend into segment five of the year 2012.


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Sensing Changes

All around the lake, folks are noticing changes in the weather and climate. In this segment of the Lake Superior Project, we begin to take a look at how climate change is impacting Lake Superior.


Dave Zentner (Shawn Perich)

Points North: Outdoors, Age Doesn’t Matter

Sometimes, it’s not what you do so much as the company you keep. This spring, I had very different, but equally enjoyable, outdoor experiences.


"It’s “tweener” time in north country..."

Wildersmith April 20

It’s “tweener” time in north country, the period of each year when Gunflint residents celebrate quietness, separating winter activities and the mad rush of our fishing opener, along


Will Minnesota Fishing and Boating Stop Being Fun?

Points North: Will Minnesota Fishing and Boating Stop Being Fun?

Minnesota boaters are now required to stick a new decal on all watercraft from kayaks to sea planes under penalty of law.


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'Mushin' Mortician' Scott Janssen saves lead dog's life during the Iditarod

Buck spoke Mar. 30 with Scott Janssen, an Anchorage dog musher and mortician, about this year's Iditarod and about his remarkable resuscitation of his lead dog, Marshall. 


Moon & Sunset

Northern Sky: Lyrid Meteor Shower & Walpurgisnacht

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


A hungry squirrel, captured near Gunflint Lodge

Wildersmith April 13

With April rapidly reaching its half way point, the boundary country weather has leveled off into being more typical.


Jay Cooke State Park in Carlton, MN

Points North: An Elephant for Easter

On an Easter Sunday drive, we saw an elephant. Since this was our first Minnesota elephant sighting, we pulled off the highway to get a better look.


"When fighting a good-sized trout, “easy does it” is usually the best strategy"

Points North: Normal or not, Spring is here

In this most unusual of springs, the change of seasons progressed at such a rapid pace it’s been difficult to keep up. Nearly two feet of snow melted in a matter of days.