Environment

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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.


"How's that for warm and cuddly?"

Wildersmith October 28

Who would believe that October has come and almost gone? There she goes on the flurry of wings things headed south.


Night Sky

Star light, star bright: Duluth's Astro Bob talks meteor showers & astronomy

Ann Possis chatted with 'Astro Bob' (Bob King) of the Duluth News Tribune Oct. 21 about the Orionid meteor showers and how to look at the stars.


It's amazing how quickly the scenery changes this time of year

Wildersmith October 21

A big atmospheric turnabout has happened along the upper Trail.


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Points North: Hedstrom Hopes Coalition Helps Forest Conservation

With due respect, Howard Hedstrom of Hedstrom Lumber in Grand Marais is at an age where he really ought to be thinking about retirement rather than embarking on new endeavors.


Fomalhaut, in Piscis Austrinus (it represents the mouth of the fish)

Northern Sky: Opposition, Piscis Austrinus, & the Story of Mira

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and in this feature, she shares what there is to see in the night sky.