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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Change Of Scene

     By sunset Saturday, with a good eight inches of snow already on the ground and more falling, snowmobiles crawled through our neighborhood headed for the gas station. Presumably, they were headed for the trails after that.       On Sunday, Snowflake Nordic Ski Center was alive with cross-country skiers of all sizes. The trails…
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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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