Waiting For Snow

   You’ve probably heard the forecast for Saturday. Snow during the day, snow during the night. Two to four inches possible, they say. And then the forecasters throw out this juicy little addendum — greater amounts in higher elevations along Lake Superior.     Oh, yeah.     Bring it on. For those of us lucky enough…
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Big And Small

    I was out in the woods, on assignment, for about six hours on Monday. It was one of those quintessential November days — sky the color of a ragg wool sock, the spruces and firs looking somber. Nice. A gentle snow fell all day and hardly accumulated.    I was out with a trapper,…
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Waiting For Snow

     Seventy Duluth-area high school students, coaches and parent sponsors returned Saturday afternoon from a week at West Yellowstone, Mont., where they were training for the upcoming cross-country ski season. No snow was on the ground at West Yellowstone when the skiers arrived, so they spent a couple of days roller-skiing, mountain-biking and hiking.…
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Turkey Before Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Jim and Linda Boyd, who live just outside of Carlton, sent me a photo on Wednesday — the day before Thanksgiving — of a wild turkey walking along the railing of their deck. "A wild turkey shows up to greet us good morning while we were eating breakfast," they wrote. "What a coincidence…
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Peak Of The Rut

    The past week must have been the peak of rutting — or mating — activity for whitetails in northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. The rut, as it’s called, is triggered initially by the change in daylight hours (called photoperiod). That spurs hormone production in whitetails, and they begin looking for the right partner…
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