Environment

Shawn shares his perspective on new AIS rules

Points North: Getting Dizzy Over AIS Rules

Sometimes the world spins so fast it just makes you dizzy.


A partial solar eclipse

Northern Sky: A Partial Eclipse of the Sun

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. In this edition of Northern Sky, there's a lot going on in the month of May.


"Checking a couple examples along the Mile O Pine, I find that the new bud growth appears to be green and OK..."

Wildersmith May 11

The north woods have been quite gloomy most days since May took over.


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg, photo Stephan Hoglund

LSProject: The New Normal

There’s no doubt the weather in the Great Lakes Region has been off. In fact, there seems to be a new trend we can rely on, and that’s that you never really know what to expect.


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Organic farming consultant & author Atina Diffley on local food production and her new book, "Turn Here Sweet Corn"

Buck chatted May 4 with Atina Diffley, organic consultant and author of "Turn Here Sweet Corn," her memoir about life as a Minnesota organic farmer. Buck found the book to be both suspenseful and moving. Listen and find out why.


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Points North: On a Cold River, A Newcomer Pays His Dues

Soft rain sprinkles came to an end at bedtime. During the night, a strong wind blew in from the north. A dusting of snow and clear skies greeted us at daybreak.


"As we enter the month for blooming flowers and such, feelers for rain are still being extended to Mother Nature..."

Wildersmith May 4

It’s great to be back in the woods after a run southward to visit friends and family.


Sunrise, with transit of Venus

Northern Sky: A May Supermoon & Venus in Transit

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. In this edition of Northern Sky, there's a lot going on in the month of May.


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MPCA & U of MN begin research study to determine effects of sulfates on wild rice

Ann Possis spoke Apr. 20 with Shannon Lotthammer, manager of the water assessment and environment section of the MPCA, about a new study to determine the effects of sulfates on wild rice. Shannon explains what sulfates are, where they come from, and what the study will look for.


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Invasive species in Minnesota waters and what you can do to stop them

Dave Seaton spoke Apr. 13 with Lois Sinn Lindquist, executive director of Minnesota Waters, about invasive species in Minnesota, and steps we can all take to slow or stop their spread. There will be a training session for lake service providers in Grand Marais Sat., May 5, at the Cook County Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.