Gunflint Pines Resort Loses A Good Friend

I received this note from Shari Baker at Gunflint Pines Resort on the Gunflint Trail north of Grand Marais today about the loss of their family dog: “With heavy heart, we must report that we lost Sota early this morning. We will miss her greatly. She was a major part of our life here at…
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On The Trail In Kenya

I was fortunate to be able to spend about 10 days over the holidays in Kenya, where our daughter and son-in-law live. They had arranged travels that included a visit to the Mara Explorers Camp at the Maasai Mara National Reserve. We spent three days on game drives there, watching animals and looking at the…
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DNR Names Rodmen To Head Enforcement Division

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today that Lt. Col. Rodmen Smith, assistant director and 19-year veteran of the department, will be the next director of the agency’s Enforcement Division. “Rodmen brings a wealth of on-the-job knowledge and experience to the position, and understands first-hand the challenges facing natural resources law enforcement,” said DNR…
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DNR Names Big-game Program Leader

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has hired Adam Murkowski as big game program leader for the agency, starting Jan. 11. Murkowski will oversee deer, elk and moose populations and hunting seasons for deer and elk. Murkowski worked in a similar position, deer project leader, in Vermont from 2012 to 2015. Since March 2015, he has…
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Caution Urged For Riders On C.J. Ramstad North Shore State Trail

Snowmobile riders on the C.J. Ramstad North Shore State Trail should be aware that, despite snow depths of 4 to 12 inches, the trail is in early-season condition, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Some wetlands may not be frozen beneath the snow, and riders should use caution, said Joe Russell, DNR Parks…
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