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Volunteer Opportunities

Lake levels, loons or luminaries? These are just a few of the things involved with the plethora of volunteer opportunities with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. You can monitor lake levels, record the number of loons you see on

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Who Knew?

You learn something new every day. With the list of “Six Green Alternatives”  for Christmas I learned six new things! The list is from from Green Line Paper Company. Six Green Alternatives Every Christmas season, U.S. consumers purchase tons of

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Largest Land Organism

I would have never guessed the largest land organism is a fungus. But according to an article by Eleanor Imster,  “The largest terrestrial organism on the planet is a fungus called Armillaria solidipes – or honey fungus. The largest honey

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Geminid Meteor Shower

Plan to stay up late or get up early on the 13th and 14th of December when the Gemini Meteor Showers will peak between midnight and 2am. It’s not the best time of the year for watching meteors in Minnesota

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Caribou Herd Dwindling

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is taking matters into their own hands literally when it comes to saving their Lake Superior woodland caribou. The caribou population on two islands in Lake Superior has been nearly decimated since the arrival

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Slippery Sidewalk

Salt used on roadways causes a number of problems. Much of the salt used on roads ends up in lakes or streams or stays in groundwater.  This can affect drinking water for humans and ecosystems for fish. The salt can

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Simplify your gift giving

Looking for some good gift giving ideas that don’t require boxes or wrapping paper? The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is encouraging folks to give the gift of an experience in place of a material gift. Material gifts don’t bring lasting

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Ice Skating Fun in Cook County

What happens when the lakes freeze solidly without wind or snow? Large ice rinks are created all over Cook County and people go ice skating!

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Got Snow. Find out how much

If you’re wondering how much snow we have up in our neck of the woods, or anywhere in Minnesota for that matter, you can find out online. NOAA has an interactive site for up to date information on snow depth

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New Northern Pike Regulations

New northern pike fishing regulations coming in spring 2018, why? Watch the video to find out the reasons and then read on to find the new regulations. In the Northeast we are previously allowed to keep 3 northern pike and

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