Environment

Rosey preps for her recording

Nosey Rosey March 9

Rosey’s a bit under the weather today, so this is Rosey’s dad filling in. I’ll spare you the ruffing and barking. That’s her gig.


Rainbow Trout

Points North: Let’s Hear It for Hatcheries

When you catch a fish, do you ever think about its origins? It might have been naturally spawned where you caught it or reared in a hatchery hundreds of miles away.


Lake Superior

Native American activist Sharon Day on the importance of fresh water

Bob spoke March 2 with Sharon Day, an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, in Minnesota in the Marten Clan, who holds a 2nd degree designation as a M’dewiwin water keeper for her tribe. She discussed the role of women in protecting the precious resource of fresh water, and her role last year in the Mother Earth Water Walk.


Frank Moe & His Dogs/Cathy Quinn

Sled Dogs to St. Paul arrive in Duluth

Yesterday, Frank Moe and his team of sled dogs arrived in Duluth's Lester Park, marking the fourth day in their journey from Grand Marais to St. Paul in protest of sulfide mining in Minnesota.


Rep. Kurt Zellers (second from left) with (left to right) Majority Leader Matt Dean, Gov. Mark Dayton & Rep. Joe Hoppe

Points North: Outdoor Banquet Serves Political Indigestion

The old saw “never turn down a free lunch” is good advice, even if it takes some effort to reach the table. Recently, I took an afternoon off and drove to St. Paul for a free dinner.


"Down a few hundred more from the '10-'11 count, the spiraling downward decline of moose is cause for considerable... concern"

Wildersmith March 2

Finally, a little bit more winter along the Gunflint byway! February ended and March came in on somewhat lion-like terms.


Grand Portage Tribal Council Vice-Chairman John Morrin speaks at the Grand Marais rally / photo Stephan Hoglund

People rally against sulfide mining in Grand Marais

On Thursday about 100 people gathered in Grand Marais Harbor Park.


Photo Stephan Hoglund / graphic Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Giganawnedaamin Nibi ("We must take care of the water")

There are valuable minerals in the rock around Lake Superior—copper, nickel, and iron. And people want to get at it. There’s money to be made and demand for the material.


Sled dogs

Sled Dogs to St. Paul: Musher Frank Moe talks sulfide mining

Bob talked with musher and former state legislator Frank Moe Feb. 24 about "Sled Dogs to St. Paul," the effort to bring attention to the perils of sulfide mining proposed for NE MN, in advance of the Grand Marais send-off rally Thursday Mar. 1 in Harbor Park.


Arcturus is the brightest star in Boötes (it's the brightest object in the upper left corner)

Northern Sky: Movement in March

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. This month, Earth passes Mars, and Jupiter passes Venus.