Environment

A Barred Owl

Hooo’s hooting? It’s owl courtship season

If you’re out in the woods these days you may be hearing the sounds of courtship. At least two species of owl are getting romantic for the Valentine season.


The Great Lakes

Asian carp issue continues to spawn Great Lakes debate

Navigational locks and gates in Chicago-area waterways crucial for commercial shipping may be opened less frequently than usual in a stepped-up campaign to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the G


A moose on the road, photographed by Stephan Hoglund

Moose population continues decline in Northeast

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says new data shows the moose population in the northeastern part of the state continues to decline.


Asian carp

Asian carp control efforts continue

Efforts to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes continue, despite the U.S.


Close up of a snow flea

Snow fleas have an important ecological function

Now that we have some fresh snow, you might be seeing little spots of stuff that looks like pepper. If the spots jump around they’re more than likely snow fleas.


Mushers wrap up 2010 Beargrease

Mushers wrap up 2010 Beargrease

Nathan Schroeder of Chisholm was the first to cross the finish line of the 27th John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.


David Eckel of Grand Marais found a dead wolf, apparently killed by other wolves, at Pincushion while skiing.

Wolf kill discovered on Pincushion ski trail

David Eckel of Grand Marais was skiing the Ole Hyvaa loop on the Pincushion trail system on Saturday when he came on a bloody scene and a dead wolf.


The proposed site of the PolyMet mine

Grand Portage unites with other northern tribes in concern over PolyMet mine proposal

Tribal governments are coming together in concern over the PolyMet mine proposal.  There’s been a flurry of interest recently by companies that want to mine copper, nickel and other prec


Blake Freking's dog team takes off from start of the Beargrease

An exciting start to the Beargrease

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states. It attracts mushers from around the world and covers nearly 400miles of difficult terrain.


Cook County Board of Commissioners

County Board votes to support Environmental Impact Study on Polymet mine

Cook County Commissioners are sending a support letter to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.