Environment

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.


"...a sure sign that all things vernal are not far away..."

Wildersmith February 24

February in the north woods is about a done deal. The sands of time are running out on month two just as they are on the winter of 11/12.


"Tovar's doctor and his wife suggested adding animal products to his diet might help him feel better"

Points North: When A Vegan Goes Hunting

Tovar Cerulli has AOH, an increasingly common syndrome. The symptoms appeared in his 30s and were somewhat of a surprise. AOH is the acronym for what Cerulli terms Adult Onset Hunting.


Gray Wolf (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-Midwest Region)

Points North: Do Wolves Have Longer Memories Than People?

Abby, the old dog, found a headless grouse in the yard on a cold, clear morning last week.


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Local explorer Lonnie Dupre on his recent Denali attempt and his newly-published memoir

Local explorer Lonnie Dupre stopped by The Roadhouse Feb. 10 to chat with Buck about his second attempt to summit Denali in winter, and about his newly-published memoir, "Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration."


A Photo by George Desort/ Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: A Perfect Storm of Circumstances (Full Report)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches. Seemingly pristine and still very wild, the North Shore of Lake Michigan is a wilderness destination.


"Much warmer temps and no new snow finds many of us ready to throw in the towel and get on with the season of re-birth"

Wildersmith February 10

It’s sweet heart day in the northland! The time of hearts and chocolates finds the calendar chipping away at what was supposed to be the burden of winter.