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Singer/songwriter Eric Frost brings a few friends to Studio A

Ann Possis & Buck Benson welcomed local musician Eric Frost, with friends Bill Hansen and Barbara Jean Johnson, to The Roadhouse Sept. 30.

Fire from the air. Photo: Dennis Neitzke

Dr. Gerald Niemi of NRRI on fire's effect on birds and animals

Buck spoke Sept. 30 with Dr. Gerald Niemi of the Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth about what happens to birds and animals during and after a large fire like the Pagami Creek fire.

A pack of wolves in the Westerlind's field

 WTIP's Barbara Jean Johnson saw this wolf pack on her way to work at the station.

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Moose calves

Nosey Rosey: A special reflection on moose

Canine contributer Nosey Rosey lives with the Seaton Family at Hungry Jack Outfitters on the Gunflint Trail.  She adds her canine perspective whenever Wildersmith on the Gunflint, from regular co

Moose calf

Declining moose population is topic on First Thursday Oct. 6

The moose population in Northeastern Minnesota is in trouble. Researchers are not sure why.

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Campfire restrictions in the Northeast are back in force

Fire danger across Minnesota currently ranges from high to extreme.  This means that wildfires can easily start and spread quickly.

Cow moose with calf

Points North: It’s Time to Start Shooting Elephants

Recently, Minnesota Outdoor News columnist Ron Schara wrote that when it comes to understanding the cause of northeastern Minnesota’s mysterious moose decline, wolves may be the elephant in the

Chinook salmon

Local Fishing Report for Friday, Oct. 7

Inland lake fishing has slowed down and everyone’s out grouse hunting – but there’s always Lake Superior.

A moose

West End News Oct. 6

Moose hunting season started this week, although you would hardly notice if you weren’t paying attention. The number of hunters is dwindling, along with the number of moose.

Gov. Mark Dayton

State leaders delay decision on mineral leases

Minnesota officials Wednesday unexpectedly postponed prospecting for copper and other minerals on private lands near Ely, giving cabin owners and local residents six months to try to change state law

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Copper exploration near Ely to be appealed

Private property owners from the Ely area will make a final appeal today to the state's top leaders to stop exploration for copper on their land, which lies in a part of the state cherished for its cl

Wolf in the wild

Federal wolf trapping funds to continue

The federally funded wolf-trapping effort in Minnesota that ran out of money and shut down Friday could be running again within days after the U.S.

At Temperance River State Park

Special deer hunts are scheduled for some area state parks

Numerous special deer hunts are scheduled to take place at Minnesota state parks this fall.

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