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Gunflint residents foster friendships with neighborhood foxes this week

Wildersmith November 11

The season that north country folk anticipate at this time of year continues AWOE (absent without explanation).

Poplar River Valley

DNR issues ski hill permit to draw water from slowing Poplar River

After a review of more than 600 comments from the public, DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr issued a permit to Lutsen Mountains Ski Hill to take water from the Poplar River for snowmaking despite the stre


Mountains 2 Montreal: 4,500-km. paddle across Canada in a 22-foot canoe

Buck spoke Nov. 4 with Dana Fountain & Peter Gorman, two of the members of the Mountains 2 Montreal Expedition team. They recently paddled 4,500 km. from near Jasper, Alberta to Montreal in 22-foot canoe. They listened to WTIP in the Quetico, and traveled by boat and car to Grand Marais to pledge their support of the station.

Hunter with his dog

Points North: It’s All About the Dog

Back in the early 1980s, a Minnesota outdoor writer named Steve Grooms wrote a book with the somewhat presumptuous title of “Modern Pheasant Hunting.” While Midwesterners had been hunting

Whiskey Jack

Wildersmith November 4

The 20th anniversary of the northland’s great Halloween snowstorm was celebrated quietly with no repeat.

"Many Minnesotans own canoes, but rare is the canoeist who paddles a birch bark canoe"

Points North: Young Canoe Builder Completes His Task

Many Minnesotans own canoes, but rare is the canoeist who paddles a birch bark canoe. Rare still are bark canoe builders.

The moon, accompanied by Mars (the tiny dot to the right)

Northern Sky: Full Moons & Mars

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

"How's that for warm and cuddly?"

Wildersmith October 28

Who would believe that October has come and almost gone? There she goes on the flurry of wings things headed south.

Night Sky

Star light, star bright: Duluth's Astro Bob talks meteor showers & astronomy

Ann Possis chatted with 'Astro Bob' (Bob King) of the Duluth News Tribune Oct. 21 about the Orionid meteor showers and how to look at the stars.

It's amazing how quickly the scenery changes this time of year

Wildersmith October 21

A big atmospheric turnabout has happened along the upper Trail.