Grouse Hunters Working For Birds

      This week’s conservation-officer reports are out from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and officers report poor to modest grouse-hunting success among hunters with whom they spoke over the past week. The bleakest reports came from the Grand Marais and Hovland area, where few hunters had birds. Across the rest of Northeastern Minnesota, hunters…
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Bayfield Couple Finishing Lake Superior Paddle

Sam Cook / News Tribune Brian Castillo (left) and Alissa Weitz, both from the Bayfield area, paddle through the Duluth harbor Monday morning on their way to Bayfield. They’re completing the final leg of their circumnavigation of Lake Superior by sea kayak.   Brian Castillo and Alissa Weitz are 83 miles from reeling in a dream.…
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On The Superior Hiking Trail

Sam Cook / News Tribune Aspen leaves looked good against the sky Sunday afternoon along the Superior Hiking Trail near Two Harbors. A couple of us hiked a new segment of the Superior Hiking Trail Sunday afternoon, going west from the Lake County Demonstration Forest toward the Rossini Road. We hiked about 2 1/2 miles of…
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More On The Way

I took the photo above in our garden this morning. We’ve picked quite a few ripe tomatoes from the garden, and it looks as if we’ll have more to enjoy soon. That is, if the deer don’t get them first. We share a garden with our neighbors and their extended family. The space is surrounded…
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Geese Before Dawn

    Canada geese fly off Hartley Pond in Duluth before sunrise on Thursday morning. EARLY WALK I headed to Hartley Pond before sunrise this morning to get a sense of calm before plunging into the work day. I figured I’d find Canada geese on the pond, and I did. Two bunches of about 20…
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