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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Muskie Anglers Score Big Win

 Muskie tournament fishermen Ross Korpela and John Adkins, both of Carlton, have scored again. The pair won the Professional Muskie Tournament Trail contest Sept. 13-14 on the Detroit River at Detroit, Mich., and took home just under $10,000.     Last fall, they took third place in the PMTT’s championship event, and in 2004 they took…
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Sharptails On The Prairies

Tom Bell (foreground) of Duluth and Dick Adams of Superior hunt sharptail grouse along a treeline in North Dakota this past week. Bell has been making the trip to western North Dakota for many years. SHARPTAIL HUNT Five of us camped on the prairie and hunted sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge for five days this…
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The Pull Of North Dakota

  Several of my friends are now in North Dakota, chasing sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge. And I’ll be leaving soon for the same purpose. I can’t wait. The photo above is from my last North Dakota hunt, two or three years ago, with the Francisco family of Duluth. It was a fine trip, full…
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Mom And The Kids

I stopped along Woodland Avenue on my way to work this morning to grab this photo of a doe and her fawns feeding on fallen crabapples on the lawn of Corncordia Lutheran Church. They are regulars at the tree and are frequently seen by motorists on Woodland Avenue. They may glance up at traffic, but,…
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