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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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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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Want to see stars up a coat sleeve?

It’s been a long time since my Dad has asked me this question but I can assure you it was a common question when I was young. Every time he went to put on a coat, before he’d put his

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It’s beginning to look a lot like fall

The fall colors are here and they are beautiful. DNR News Release For Immediate Release: Sept. 7, 2017 Expect a near perfect fall leaf season in Minnesota state parks and trails The Fall Color Finder goes live Sept. 7    Adequate

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Improving Water Quality 25% by 2025

Here’s some information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency about water quality in Minnesota. How’s the water? Minnesota has a very unusual geographic position. We sit atop a triple, continental-scale water divide. Almost all of our water arrives as rain

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Bears and Blueberries on the Gunflint Trail

The blueberry crop this year has been disappointing. First the very wet spring was to blame and then too many days of hot sunshine dried out the few berries there were. Combine that with all of the extremely large piles

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Peaceful, Easy Feeling

A picture can tell a thousand words or speak of the silence that exists in the wilderness.

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