Watch Water Fall

With spring run-off in full force, rivers are running wild and fast. This is a great time to check out some waterfalls. Here are a few you might want to consider: r Try Big Manitou Falls, at 165 feet, the highest waterfall in Wisconsin. Its on the Black River that flows through Pattison State Park,…
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Rude!

   Photo courtesy of Jerry and Katie Mensen    We live in the North. We have come to expect this from April. One day, 50 degrees and sunny. The next, up to two feet of snow gets dumped on us. That’s what happened, of course, this past weekend. And that’s why that plumped-up robin in the photo above…
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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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