Check The Geminid Shower

No, they’re not aliens. But they do come from out there in space. The annual Geminid meteor shower occurs Thursday evening in the eastern sky. You can start looking for these meteors, which appear as shooting stars, about 8 p.m. The show just gets better as the night goes on, meaning you see more meteors…
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The Scent Of Balsam Fir

    We put up our Christmas tree over the weekend. When you step back and think about it, that custom is kind of crazy. A bunch of us who enjoy trees — which has to be most of us — are nevertheless willing to pony up close to $40 to have someone cut one…
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Nice Moment On The Ski Trail

    The sun was low in the west as my 17-year-old son and I slid along the cross-country ski trails at Duluth’s Hartley Park Saturday afternoon. The day was cold, but the skiing on these classic-style tracks was superb. Unquestioned kick and decent glide.      My son was leading when he rounded a corner…
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Drive A Dog Team

    Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to spend a number of days on the trail with dogsledders from Duluth and Northeastern Minnesota. I’ve always thought it’s one of the most satisfying ways to engage a northern Minnesota winter. The magic is in the dogs, of course. These are Alaskan huskies — a cross…
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Slush Issues

     A loosely connected group of anglers who frequent the Web site "www.fishingminnesota.com" will gather on Fish Lake north of Duluth Saturday to catch a few walleyes, northern pike and crappies. They’ll also likely encounter some slush on the lake that will make their travels interesting.      I was out on the lake Wednesday…
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