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Dick Swanson

Dick Swanson on Third Thursday Community Conversation

He’s lived rustic at the top of the Arrowhead Trail, he served a time as the county attorney, he’s been active in community affairs for years, especially the Grand Marais Playhouse, and th


Feeding deer in winter

DNR moose plan would limit recreational deer feeding

More details emerge on the plan DNR wildlife managers released on moose research and management.  They hope the proposal will reverse a population decline and keep the big animals in the state fo


Chinook salmon -- photo: NOAA

Friday Fish Report for Aug. 19

Fishing has slowed down some on the inland waters, so let’s take a look at what’s happening on the big lake.


IRRRB

IRRRB to cut budget 35% for fiscal 2012

The brief but dramatic drop in taconite production in 2009, with the accompanying drop in state taconite tax revenues, means less money will be available in the next year for Iron Range development pr


Commissiioner Jim Johnson

County begins budget setting process for 2012

The county board has started the long process of crafting a budget for 2012.


Great Expectations School

School districts meet to talk collaboration

Great Expectations and ISD166 met together recently to talk about cooperation and collaboration between the districts.


Moose in Superior National Forest

DNR issues draft moose management plan

Wildlife managers hope a new moose management plan will keep the immense icons roaming the Arrowhead for generations to come.


Fall stream colors -- photo, Lutsen Resort

Can predictions of summer into October be true?

After a bout with some heavy storms, weather in the days ahead looks quite summery. With any luck predictions of a long summer will come true.


Map -- Duluth News Tribune

Fond du Lac Band buys Spirit Island

A sacred Ojibwe island on the St. Louis Rivernow belongs to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


Split Rock Lighthouse -- Google Images

Split Rock Lighthouse and Grand Mound earn National Historic Landmark status

Two historic properties administered by the Minnesota Historical Society have earned the coveted designation of National Historic Landmark.