Nice May Day In Duluth

Leaving Fitger’s Brewery Complex after lunch today, I had to stop to check out the lake. A Northeaster had some decent waves rolling in along the Lakewalk. I grabbed a few shots before heading back to work. While it was fun to watch the bigger waves breaking on this lump of rock, it was just…
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Its Beak Can Hold More Than Its Belly Can…

That’s right. Pelicans. A bunch of them are hanging out on Perch Lake along Minnesota Highway 23 between Gary-New Duluth and Fond du Lac. Check ’em out if you get a chance. One of the coolest things about pelicans is watching them land on the water. They set their wings on final approach a long…
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Chance Of Rain, 100 Percent

Raindrops hang from the buds of a birch tree on Friday morning.      The rain on the roof sounded good early Friday morning. You could argue that we’ve had enough rain and snow and cool weather lately, but, as they say, it is what it is.      I was talking to some older gentlemen down…
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Loons Assembling

    I received a report from a man who lives on Pike Bay of Lake Vermilion on Tuesday.     "I wish you could see what I’m seeing," he said. "There are 58 loons in one group on Pike Bay."     The bay represented the only significant piece of open water on the lake, the caller said,…
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Fox Trots Free, Finally

     SUBMITTED PHOTO BY BILLY ANDERSON  Four fox kits — of five total — go for a romp through Billy Anderson’s property at the edge of Cloquet.    SUBMITTED PHOTO BY BILLY ANDERSON A fox kit trapped in the split trunk of a tree.  CASE OF THE MISSING FOX KIT  Billy Anderson of Cloquet…
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