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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Skiing For Life

    I watched the Minnesota state high school cross-country skiing championships on Feb. 15 at Giants Ridge near Biwabik. It was brisk, to say the least. The day’s high temperature may have hit 2 degrees above zero. The skiers had to ski a 5-kilometer freestyle (skate) race in the morning and a 5-kilometer classic…
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Flccking To Toivola-Meadowlands

About 150 birders flocked to the Toivola-Meadowlands area for the first-ever Sax-Zim Bog Winter Birding Festival Friday through Sunday (Feb. 15-17). Birding festivals are getting more and more popular, but most of them are held in spring, summer and fall. Duluth birder Sparky Stensaas thinks this may be the only mid-winter birding festival in in…
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I’ll Believe It When I See It

      Twice today I was stopped by people who wanted to know what I thought about the snow forecast for tonight into tomorrow. What do I think about it? I want it.    Two to four inches? Sure. Three to six? Fine. Four to seven? Sign me up.       But I’ll admit, I feel like…
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