Photos In The Cold

    A few of us were talking the other day about taking pictures outdoors in winter. I thought I’d pass on a couple of tips. One thing I have seen video and still photographers do is to tape one of those chemical hand warmers (the little packets often used by deer hunters and ice…
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The Boat Show

    Duluth’s annual Boat, Sports and Travel Show opens in a week (Feb. 13) at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. I’ll be there opening night to check out the action and write a story for the following day’s paper. If you’re there, say hello.     It’s almost surprising to me that in the era of…
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Back From The Woods

    Just back from three days of winter camping and lake trout fishing by dog team out of Ely. Mushers now have trails established all the way to Ottertrack Lake from the Moose Lake public landing and from Snowbank Lake into Thomas Lake. That will be good news for those who want to get…
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…know When To Fold ’em

     We should have known, I suppose. After an evening of rain and two days of sub-zero cold and brutal wind chills, my 17-year-old son and I headed out to cross-country ski at Hartley Park. The trails have been groomed impeccably all winter on city trails, but we knew were pushing it. A quick…
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Wind

    As I sit here this evening, I can hear the wind roaring outside. A flick over to the National Weather Service site tells me the wind is blowing 29 miles per hour with gusts up to 40. I’m glad I’m not in a tent tonight.     Wind is just one more weather condition, one…
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