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Summer Solstice on the Gunflint Trail

If you could spend the longest day of the year anywhere you wanted then where would it be? How about the Gunflint Trail? Imagine all of the things you could do with that many hours of daylight.  You could take

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Lightning flashes in the sky

1, 2, 3, 4 BOOM! Thunder rattles in the distance. Is the lightning four miles away? That’s what we used to say. Here’s what Becky Bolinger has to say on Earth Sky’s website. How far away was that lightning? You

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Life Vests only work if you wear them

News Release 06/12/2018 On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 3:41PM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible drowning on Perent Lake, which is in northeast Lake County within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.    The reporting party

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Yes, please!

It would be wonderful to have an option like this for boaters entering the US from Canada on Saganaga Lake. https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/cbp-expands-roam-pilot-project Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile (ROAM) As part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) comprehensive effort to improve

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Get Outside and visit a State Park

Minnesota state parks to offer free admission on June 9 Gov. Mark Dayton is encouraging Minnesotans to get out and enjoy the state’s outstanding outdoor opportunities by proclaiming June 2018 as Great Outdoors Month. The proclamation cites the mental and

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Take a Kid Fishing at Voyageur

From the MN DNR Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is June 8-10 On Take a Kid Fishing Weekend from Friday, June 8, to Sunday, June 10, Minnesotans can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing, according

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Memorial Weekend Heatwave

We had a beautiful Memorial Weekend with plenty of sunshine. The temperature was in the 80’s and the water temperature heated up quickly into the 60’s. I haven’t been swimming on Memorial Weekend except for maybe one other time and

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The ice is gone!

It’s official! Saganaga Lake is ice free! These photos were taken this morning. Yipppeeee!You can see when other lakes in Minnesota became ice free by checking out the MN DNR website.  

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Fire danger very high

According to the Minnesota Incident Command System, “Heads up NE #Minnesota: *Koochiching-St. Louis-Cook-Lake-Itasca-Cass-Itasca-Crow Wing-Aitkin-Carlton-Pine* Dry & breezy conditions N of Hwy 2 mean elevated fire Wx danger where developing fires may spread quickly.

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Saganaga holds onto its ice

An icy opener on Saganaga this year. Not enough to stand on but not enough to push through either. We’ll see what this week brings but we’re guessing it will be gone by next weekend!

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