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LAKE VERMILION— Volunteer loon counters reported a sizable uptick in the loon population here, with a total of 241 loons counted during the one-day survey of the 40,557-acre lake. Adult loons … more
REGIONAL— Watch for rocks. That’s the best advice area marina operators can give right now as water levels have plunged in recent weeks to levels not seen in several years. It’s … more
REGIONAL— The U.S. Forest Service has closed a significant portion of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness due to the threat posed by a half dozen wildfires burning in Quetico Provincial … more
ORR- Folks might have given a skeptical look to Brett and Alaine Brodeen last year upon discovering that the couple was looking seriously into buying a lake resort, right as a global pandemic began … more
The sharp slap of a beaver tail against the water told me that my clamber through a tangle of recently-felled aspen had not gone undetected. I was making my way to one of my favorite spots, a rock … more
REGIONAL— Minnesota won’t have a wolf hunt this fall, as state officials work to update their management plan in the wake of a federal Fish and Wildlife Service decision, last October, … more
ELY– The U.S. Forest Service reported several fires in the Ely area late last week due to extremely dry conditions and a lightning storm on July 4. Hot shot crews continued to battle the … more
COOK- An open house at the Cook Community Center on July 7 for people to review and comment on an updated and revised master plan for the David Dill/Arrowhead State Trail drew about a dozen people, … more
A primeval sound has returned with a vengeance to the North Country this year. Sandhill cranes, which had once bordered on extirpation in Minnesota and had been rare for a time throughout their … more
REGIONAL— For more than 20 years, the Mesabi Trail has been a work in progress, a goal with a completion date far off in the future. But barring an unforeseen roadblock, all 135 miles of paved … more
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