Big Lake Travel

    While ice fishing on Lake Superior near Bayfield Tuesday, our group encountered the usual ice and snow conditions that occur on big bodies of water. The snow was wind-drifted and hard-packed in places. The snow was soft and blowing in some places. The ice was bare in other places. That always makes travel interesting.…
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Lovely

     What a difference a couple of days makes. Saturday’s temperatures hit 32, some 50 degrees warmer than it had been just two or three days earlier in northern Minnesota. And people who love the outdoors wasted no time in taking advantage of it. I was at Gooseberry Falls State park between Two Harbors…
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Brookies For Supper?

     I’m headed up north for some brook trout fishing today. You won’t read about this trip in the paper. It’s just my son and me, off for a low-key day on our own. We’re bound for a lake in the Finland area, and there are plenty of stocked trout lakes up there. We…
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About The Eclipse

I hope you got a chance to watch the total lunar eclipse on Wednesday night. The sky was perfectly clear here in Duluth, and the eclipse unfolded as advertised. I happened to be home alone for most of the evening and stepped outside with binoculars several times to watch the shadow of the Earth engulf…
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What Goes In…

     A funny thing happened on my recent dogsledding trip to Knife Lake, near Ely, with John and Robin Fisher of Cook and Ed Dallas of Deerwood, Minn.  On our way back, we were running three teams across Ensign Lake when we noticed something small and dark on the snow ahead. The dogs always…
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