Environment

Kjersti Vick

West End News: February 27

 The next Birch Grove Community Lunch will be held on Tuesday, March 11th at 11:30 am.


Snowy landscape

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: February 21

It’s with a heavy heart that the Smiths return to Gunflint Territory. Followers of this weekly endeavor realize that I have not been at the keyboard over the past month.


Miami, Florida

West End News: February 20

 The Bloodmobile will be back in Tofte on Monday, March 3rd from 2:30 until 6 pm.


Gus and Maggie

Gus' Wild Side - Cache Lake Country

Gus' Wild Side is a regular feature on Lake County Journal, heard on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.


Snowmobile race

West End News: February 13

One of the fun things about surfing the internet is stumbling across a random news story that hits home for one reason or another.  This morning, I was delighted to find a television news feature


Northern Sky looks at what's happening in our night sky this month (John 'K'/Flickr)

Northern Sky: February 10-24

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


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Descending the Mississippi by canoe from Lake Itasca to the Gulf, Paddle in Hand

Dick chatted Jan. 3 with Lucas Will & Natalie Jackson about their Mississippi River adventure, Paddle In Hand, canoeing 2,220 miles over four months. Learn why they did it, what was most challenging, and what they learned through it all. You can also see pictures and video and read more on their Facebook page.


Black bear with cubs/National Park Service

"Out on a Limb" author Ben Kilham on observing & living with black bears

Buck spoke Dec. 27 with bear researcher Ben Kilham, whose work has been compared to that of Jane Goodall's research on chimps, about what he's learned over nearly 20 years of studying and living with bears.  The fact that he struggles with dyslexia makes him uniquely skilled in thinking visually while observing these animals.


Part of LTV's taconite processing plant, which Polymet plans to use for processing copper and other minerals (Joel Dinda/Flickr)

Polymet publishes SDEIS, public comment period opens

On Friday, December 6, Polymet released their Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for public comment.


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: "A thoroughfare for tar sands crude oil shipping?"

Coal. Iron ore. Grain. Limestone. Cement. Salt. Wood pulp. Wind turbine components. Steel coil.