Environment

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Rick Novitsky, manager of Grand Portage State Park, on National Get Outdoors Day

Rick Novitsky, manager of Grand Portage State Park, spoke with Bob on the eve of National Get Outdoors Day about the park, its new visitor center, and activities and services there. Photo copyright MN DNR.


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Wolf expert discusses recent escape and shooting of wolf at MN Zoo

Lori Schmidt, wolf curator at the International Wolf Center in Ely, offered her perspective on June 10 about the recent incident at the Minnesota Zoo in whi


Shawn's fished the wild trout streams of the North Shore for years, but there are always new places to explore

Points North: On a whim and a cast

You can only go so far on a couple of chocolate chip cookies. Tossing two cookies in your pocket, skipping breakfast and then hiking and fishing along a remote north country trout stream until 4 p.m.


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Biologist Mike Schrage on all things moose, on The Roadhouse

Buck spoke June 3 with Mike Schrage, wildlife biologist for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, about what he's learned about moose through years of research and study. Mike was the featured speaker at the North House Folk School Boreal Birding and Northern Landscapes Festival June 4.


 

Mike Crook of USFS shares adventure working on prescribed fire in Ethiopia

Mike Crook, prescribed fire specialist with the USFS in Grand Marais, stopped by Studio A May 27 to talk with Buck and Bob about his recent working trip to Ethiopia, where he helped teach effective prescribed fire practices to the local residents.


Spring azure butterflies are some of the first butterflies to emerge from their chrysalis in spring

It’s Spring along the North Shore

We are in the full flush of spring. Baby animals, insects on the move, plants blooming -- and the big green-up is upon us.


It's important to protect our lakes, but should we have to sacrifice our right to refuse inspection to do it?

Points North: Should One Invasion Lead to Another?

Years ago, when 20,000 latter day hippies known as the Rainbow Family traveled to the North Shore for their annual Independence Day campout, I was the editor of the Grand Marais newspaper and learned


Warm weather has arrived on the Gunflint!

Wildersmith May 27

April snow and rain showers that the northland experienced a few weeks ago are beginning to bear results. The upper Gunflint is alive and well with blooming of all kinds.


Earthworms can be beneficial in agricultural soils, but they can be destructive in the glaciated portion of our continent

Digging beneath the surface on earthworms

We use them for fishing and we use them for composting, but that doesn’t mean earthworms are all that nice to have around.


The thermo cline an important barrier that regulates how nutrients cycle in the lake

Another look at Lake Superior turnover

A good share of the health of Lake Superior is dependent upon water at 39 degrees.