Comment On Proposed ATV Route

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through June 17 on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) that was prepared for an ATV/OHM trail project proposed in Itasca and Aitkin counties. Itasca County proposes to create a managed, continuous right-of-way Grant-in-Aid Trail authorized for Class I and Class II all-terrain-vehicle and off-highway motorcycle use.…
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Lori Schneider At Camp 4 On Everest

Bayfield’s Lori Schneider and her climbing companions have made it to Camp 4, about 3,000 feet from the 29,035-foot summit of Mount Everest, according to an e-mail update from the team today.  “We’re going to take a rest day [Friday],” Jeffrey James Justman wrote on the Alpine Ascents International Web site. “The weather is good. Please knock on…
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Boreal Birding Festival Coming Up

Birders and students will flock to Grand Marais June 4-7 for the Boreal Birding and Northern Landscape Festival at the North House Folk School campus.  The festival opens with a presentation scheduled at the U.S. Forest Service Gunflint Ranger Station titled “The Remarkable Gray Jay: Ecology, Forestry, Research” at 7 p.m. June 4.  The Friday (June…
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Leave Those Fawns Alone

The Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Natural Resources are reminding people who find fawns and other baby animals "orphaned’ in the woods in the next few weeks to leave them alone. Deer across the Northland will start to have their fawns in coming days and while they may appear to be abandoned, the doe is…
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Fishing, Hunting Rule Changes Coming

     Here’s a brief summary of changes to hunting and fishing rules and related provisions in the Omnibus Game, Fish and Forestry bill passed on the final day of the Minnesota Legislature: Hunters will be permitted to carry uncased rifles, shotguns and bows in vehicles while on their way to or from a hunting site,…
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