Kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders will gather this weekend at the Two Harbors Kayak Festival in Two Harbors.

Two Harbors Kayak Festival Kicks Off Today

The 19th annual Two Harbors Kayak Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. today and runs through 1 p.m. Sunday with kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) races of three distances on Lake Superior, kayak exhibits and try-outs, SUP demos, family tours, kids’ kayaking and more. The family-friendly event is held along the beach on Burlington Bay…
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Minnesota's 2016 deer season framework will allow for a limited harvest of antlerless deer as the herd continues to recover from harsh winters. News Tribune file photo

Minnesota DNR Unveils Deer Season Framework

Minnesota’s firearms deer season framework was unveiled online today, and hunters across Northeastern Minnesota can expect a somewhat more liberal season than in the past two years. Most deer permit areas across the northeast are designated as “lottery” or “hunter’s choice,” meaning that more antlerless deer will be available to hunters. “Things are loosened up…
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A buck in velvet. (Sam Cook photo)

Summertime, And The Deer Are Livin’ Easy

In the past few days, I’ve happened onto a few deer in the woods — all within the city of Duluth. No surprise there. We have lots of deer around. The doe and fawns were in our wooded back yard, the buck at Hartley Park. They’re especially handsome in their summer colors.

Andre Slette of Hawley, Minn., has established the first catch-and-release record for muskie in Minnesota. DNR photo

Minnesota C-and-R Muskie Record Set

Andrew Slette of Hawley, Minn., has set Minnesota’s first catch-and-release state record for muskellunge. He was fishing with a top-water lure on June 25 when he hooked a muskie that measured 56 7/8 inches long with an estimated girth of 25 1/2 inches on Pelican Lake in Otter Tail County. This is the first year…
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Climbers To Hold Mid-Summer Rendezvous

The Duluth Climbers Coalition will hold its Mid-Summer Climbing Rendezvous from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Ely’s Peak in West Duluth. It’s an opportunity for climbers of all ages and skill levels to come together for a day on the rocks. Experienced local climbers will point out trails and climbs, relate…
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