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"Sol...exploded over the panorama with an eye-catching bronzy autumn-like sunset"

Wildersmith March 30

As the northland wraps up an unusual March, there has been a lot of speculation and excitement about ice-out on upper trail lakes.

"The use of this land for activities ranging from hiking to hunting to logging is taken for granted"

Points North: Will We Pay for Access to Public Land?

The Minnesota Legislature wants to make more money from the state’s School Trust Lands.

Image Carah Thomas / Graphic Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: A Dangerous, Dangerous Business

Joe Duffy has spent the better part of his 70 some years fishing on the Big Lake.

Mayor Larry Carlson

Mayor Carlson reviews this week's city council meeting

Grand Marais is not blighted and a slum – except on paper. Mayor Larry Carlson elaborates on grant request language as well as zip lines, cable TV and good news from the fire department.

Global land-ocean temperature index

West End News March 29

The ice left Sawbill Lake on Tuesday, March 27. This is the earliest ice-out date since records started being kept back in the 1930s.

Whitetail deer

Interview: DNR to reassess state deer herd

The state Department of Natural Resources will be taking a closer look at deer populations in Minnesota this summer – and they’re asking for input.

Commissioner Sobanja

Commissioner questions fly over photos

Commissioner Fritz Sobanja had Taconite Harbor and high resolution fly-by photos on his mind after this week’s county board meeting.

Do Not Disturb

Lodging tax revenues for February are up and down compared to last year

Lodging tax revenues for the second month of 2012 were down from February of last year county-wide.

Dr. Seth Moore with a radio-collared moose - photo courtesy Grand Portage Trust Lands.

Dr. Seth Moore: moose survey shows sharp decline

March 28, 2012
Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Golden-winged warbler

Study looks at Minnesota's forest-breeding birds

The Ups and Downs of Forest Birds

Two decades of survey data paint a generally positive portrait of Minnesota's forest breeding-bird populations—with a few troubling trends.

Haze over the BWCAW

MPCA delays vote on park haze rules

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Regulators have postponed voting on a plan for reducing haze over the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.

Bull moose

DNR to stage limited moose hunt this fall

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will offer a limited bulls-only moose hunt next fall, and is closing two hunting zones in St.

Sheriff Falk

Sheriff discusses increased medical 911 calls and more

Courthouse security, a new deputy in Grand Portage and dispatchers dealing with medical emergencies.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Mark Falk about these and other public safety is

Early spring scene

Unseasonable weather started spring early this year

March was a warm one. Spring seemed to be in a hurry to get here. As such many birds and plants also started early.

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