Bears Dead On I-35

If you’ve traveled to the Twin Cities recently, you may have noticed dead bears along Interstate 35. Diego Hogan of Duluth counted six of them between Pine City and Mahtowa on Wednesday, he said. "There was one near Pine City, then five from about Sandstone to Mahtowa," Hogan said. "Two were up on the hilltop…
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Dave Schad Visits Duluth

   About 30 people turned out to hear Dave Schad, director of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Division, at the meeting of the Duluth chapter of the Izaak Walton League. He had been invited to speak about the roles of science and social issues in setting fishing and hunting rules in the…
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It’s Happenin’

    Clint Austin, a News Tribune photographer, and I were walking a road along Wisconsin’s Brule River on Saturday (March 29) when I saw a bird in a popple tree. I realized I hadn’t seen a bird of that size and shape for a long time. It was the most common of birds, an American…
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Timing Is Everything

   This time of year, you have to time your outdoor activities to take advantage of optimum conditions. With the sun higher in the sky and packing more wallop, conditions change rapidly.     I went for a trail run this morning in some maple woods near my home. The trail has been run and hiked…
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Fresh Spring Doughnuts

    They’re already starting to appear — right in your neighborhood and perhaps right in your yard. I call them tree doughnuts. They’re the circles of thawing that appear around the bases of deciduous trees every year about this time.     The dark bark of the trees absorbs the increasing heat of the sun’s rays…
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