DXC To Hold Free Ski Day At Spirit Mountain Cross-Country Trails Saturday

The Duluth Cross-Country Ski Club (duluthxc.com) holds its Winter Trails Day this Saturday (Feb. 4) at the Spirit Mountain Nordic Ski Trails. Skiers should find excellent skiing after Duluth’s recent snow. You can ski one of Duluth’s finest trails free from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include: Beginner classic cross-country ski lessons at 10…
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How Do You Feel About Minnesota’s Proposed Fishing, Hunting Fee Increases?

I’m seeking feedback on Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposals to raise fees for fishing licenses, hunting licenses, boat registrations, etc. If you’d like to share your opinion, on the record, email me at scook@duluthnews.com. I’ll need your name and the town where you live. I’ll be doing a story on that topic soon. Or, call me at…
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Governor’s Budget Proposal Would Bolster Fish, Game, Park Funds

  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials released more information today about proposed DNR fee increases that are part of Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal. “Without raising these user fees – some of which have not been increased for more than a decade – Minnesotans and visitors will see deteriorating parks and trail facilities and…
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Dayton Proposes License Fee Increases

Increases in fees for hunting and fishing licenses are included in Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal, released today. Among those proposed increases: Resident angling licenses would go from $22 to $25, a 14 percent increase A resident combination angling (married couple angling) license would go from $35 to $40, a 14 percent increase Resident deer…
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Surprised On A Winter Morning

When I went to the door to let the dogs out early this morning, I was amazed at how warm the air felt. I hadn’t looked at the thermometer yet. Though I had on just a light long-sleeved top and jeans, I decided I’d join the dogs in the back yard. It was the first…
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