Multiple Choice

This photo was taken Tuesday morning: (a) on Wisconsin’s Brule River (b) on the Poplar River near Lutsen (c) on the Nenana Flats in Alaska (d) on Amity Creek in east Duluth Correct answer: Overlooking Amity Creek along Seven Bridges Road in east Duluth. Nice place to live, eh?

Fiddleheads In The Woods

Fiddlehead ferns are unfurling in the woods near Duluth now. Aptly named, they look like the heads of bass fiddles. They unfurl rapidly, changing day to day. I think they’re among the coolest looking forms of new growth in the woods. We saw the fiddleheads above near a trail just off Seven Bridges Road in…
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Check It Out

    Grand Portage photographer Travis Novitsky sent a link for his most recent photo journal today. I’d urge you to check it out. Travis is a talented young man, with both camera and pen. He has some nice images of a very cooperative ruffed grouse drumming, as well as other scenics from the region.     …
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How Cold Was It?

    A friend and his group of seven others just returned from their annual fishing-opener trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. They were to have been out for six days but called it off after five. Of the five days they were in the woods, they were able to fish for about one…
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The Opener And Beyond

     PHOTO BY CLINT AUSTIN / NEWS TRIBUNE   Dave Schaeffer of Tower holds one of the five walleyes he caught Saturday on Lake Vermilion.     The weather was challenging across Northeastern Minnesota on Saturday and Sunday, opening weekend of fishing in Minnesota. Temperatures were in the high 30s to mid-40s, with wind, some rain…
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