Environment

As winter arrives, the first of Wildersmith's usual white tail gang returned to the homestead.

Wildersmith December 30

Just like old-time cowboy hero, Gene Autry used to sing, “I’m back in the saddle again.” It’s great to be at home sweet home in Gunflint Country after a fine time with family a


View of Lake Superior, between Nipigon and Schreiber

Points North: Canadian North Shore Community Questions Nuclear Waste Storage

Will a nuclear waste storage facility be constructed in the Lake Superior Basin? The answer is: possibly.


Wolf

Wildersmith, December 30

Gunflint Lake hasn't frozen over as of Christmas Day, but Fred Smith is just glad to be home. But, he's also got some breaking news...


Moon, with the constellation Auriga

Northern Sky: What To Expect This January

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.


Ford Ranger leaves St. Paul, Minnesota

Points North: So Long Ranger, Thanks for the Ride

The last Ford Ranger rolled off the St. Paul assembly line last week, marking the end of an era for manufacturing in Minnesota and for small, light-duty trucks.


Algol, known as the Demon Star, is the bright object on the right hand side of this photo, to the right and down from the Comet

Northern Sky: A Cosmic Smirk, Demon Star & More

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.


Mike West

Points North: Canoe Country Trapper Traveled by Dog Team

About a year ago, veteran dog musher Tim White of Colvill graciously shared an interview he conducted with the late fur trapper Mike West, a patriarch of Minnesota mushing, which was published in Wint


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Wildersmith, December 9

As our northland Christmas season progresses, “all is calm and all is bright.”


Seeing snow-covered trees is "kind of like meeting up with some old friends that have been long obscured on a summer vacation"

Wildersmith December 2

After a Thanksgiving run to Iowa for a family visit, the Smiths are back in the woods. One thing for which I continue to be thankful is that “wonder dog” from over on Hungry Jack Lake.


The Hunter

Points North: Is It a Deer Hunt or a Horse Race?

This year, it was hard to tell if Minnesota was holding a firearm deer season or a horse race.