Virginia’s Hill Named Snowmobile Volunteer Instructor Of The Year

Duane (Marv) Hill of Virginia has been named the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Snowmobile Volunteer Instructor of the Year for 2016. Hill has been the lead instructor for a snowmobile safety class taught at the Mesabi Sno Voyageurs snowmobile club for 47 years. It is estimated that Hill has instructed and assisted teaching more…
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Still Time To Share Your Thoughts On Minnesota’s Deer Plan

  Just a reminder that you have until this Sunday to offer your thoughts about how the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources ought to manage deer. The DNR is in the process of putting together a deer plan with the help of a 20-member advisory committee. You can offer your thoughts on deer management by…
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Minnesota Moose Population Remains Low, But Relatively Steady

Minnesota’s moose population remained relatively steady at an estimated 3,710, according to aerial surveys by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The 2017 aerial moose survey estimate is statistically unchanged from last year’s estimate of 4,020, according to the agency. Statistically, the DNR is 90 percent certain that the population estimate is between 3,010 and…
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DXC To Hold Free Ski Day At Spirit Mountain Cross-Country Trails Saturday

The Duluth Cross-Country Ski Club (duluthxc.com) holds its Winter Trails Day this Saturday (Feb. 4) at the Spirit Mountain Nordic Ski Trails. Skiers should find excellent skiing after Duluth’s recent snow. You can ski one of Duluth’s finest trails free from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include: Beginner classic cross-country ski lessons at 10…
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How Do You Feel About Minnesota’s Proposed Fishing, Hunting Fee Increases?

I’m seeking feedback on Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposals to raise fees for fishing licenses, hunting licenses, boat registrations, etc. If you’d like to share your opinion, on the record, email me at scook@duluthnews.com. I’ll need your name and the town where you live. I’ll be doing a story on that topic soon. Or, call me at…
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