Hartley Nature Center Seeking Kickstarter Funds For ‘nature Playscape’

Hartley Nature Center in Duluth has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 for a “nature playscape” at Hartley Park. People can contribute to the campaign through July 3, and it’s an all-or-nothing proposition — the nature center receives either $10,000 or nothing. Already, contributions have topped $3,000. What’s a “nature playscape?” Here’s how the…
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Spirit Mountain Biking Trail A National Finalist — Voting Underway Now

The competition has begun. Duluth is one of three finalists in a national online competition for a $100,000 mountain bike trail grant, courtesy of Bell Helmets. Duluth, representing our nation’s central region, will vie against West Coast finalist Mariposa, Calif., and East Coast finalist Knoxville, Tenn. The Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores — called COGGS…
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Send Us Your Big-fish Photos

Did you catch a big fish already this season? We’d love to put it in the Duluth News Tribune’s outdoors pages. Send it to outdoors@duluthnews.com. Or message me here and attach the photo. Be sure to give us names, places, etc.

COGGS Now A Finalist For $100,000 Trails Grant

The cycling group COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores) has won a semi-final round for a chance at $100,000 for mountain-biking trail construction in Duluth. Now, the group is one of three finalists nationwide for the $100,000 grant offered by Bell Helmets. Voting for in the finals round will take place from May 25 to…
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Good Times At The Governor’s Fishing Opener

I had a great time fishing with Dennis Highby and Jim Regas at the Governor’s Fishing Opener on Lake Vermilion on Saturday. Those gentlemen know how to find fish and catch fish. It was a good day on Vermilion, and everyone seemed to be catching fish — including Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina…
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