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Rain and snow, snow and rain

Spring is here and on the Gunflint Trail that means, “Mud Season” Of course the snow doesn’t magically disappear overnight replaced by bone dry ground come morning. If only it would be that easy. Instead the shovels remain propped against

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Minnesota Moose Population

From MN DNR Northeastern Minnesota moose population remains low but stable 8th consecutive year of stability means the overall number of moose aren’t declining Results of the 2019 moose survey indicate northeastern Minnesota’s moose population remains stable but relatively low

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Moose Licking Car on the Gunflint Trail

Only on the Gunfint Trail! Had I known there was a car wash happening I would have gotten mine washed too. You can listen to another person’s account online at WTIP. Richard Hoeg shared this post on Facebook.  If all

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Ice and slush on the lakes

Snow and high winds made for dangerous conditions on Sunday afternoon.  That didn’t prevent some people from heading outside to fish or snowmobile. One group of anglers on the Gunflint Trail had to be rescued from Greenwood Lake when their

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New date to reserve BWCA permits

NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release Contact: Lisa Radosevich-Craig, Superior National Forest P: (218) 626-4336 Lisa.Radosevich-Craig@usda.gov Boundary Waters Permit Reservations Available March 4, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. (February 21, 2019) Beginning Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9 am CST, the USDA Forest

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Benefits of twenty degrees below zero actual temperatures

Besides the fun tricks you can do with boiling water when it’s -20 degrees outside there are a couple of other benefits. One big benefit the forest might see is a die off of the Emerald Ash Borer. According to

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Boundary Waters Permit System to Open February 27

Forest Service announces tentative date for reopening Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness permit process DULUTH, Minn.  (February 7, 2019) The USDA Forest Service anticipates reopening the process to reserve Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness quota permits on February 27, 2019.

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Boundary Waters permit reservation news

There has been a flurry of emails along with all of the snow flurries we have been experiencing in the northland. The emails are about what is going on with the permit reservation system for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

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Boundary Waters Permit Information

At long last, a Press Release from the USFS regarding the BWCA permit reservation system… BOUNDARY WATERS PRESS RELEASE “The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, located on the Superior National Forest in Minnesota, opened a quota permit sale to the

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Boundary Waters Permit System, FROZEN?

We’re blaming the Polar Vortex on a number of things going on right now so we may as well blame the epic failure of the BWCA permit reservation system on it too. It’s really not a funny situation but sometimes

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