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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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This Land is Our Land

A celebration in Ely, Minnesota happening on July 27th! Enjoy an afternoon paddle & picnic at Moose Lake & Celebrate America’s Public Lands Legacy Join Ely’s participation in the July 27 “This Land is Our Land” national event WHEN: Thur

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Summer Savings

If you were hoping for a summer deal on a canoe trip then I’m sorry for misleading you. This post is actually about saving energy and maybe some money while you are away on your summer vacation.  Of course we

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Please Pick the Lupines

There are invasive wildflowers all over but none receive as much hatred from me as the lupine. Why does this extremely destructive invasive bother me so much? I think it is because so many people love lupines. If I didn’t

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What is Wrong With People?

I realize there are a number of things wrong with people but today’s blog is about the ones who can’t follow rules/regulations/laws regarding our natural resources. Some people can plead ignorance about fishing regulations but it’s astonishing to me how

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Moccasin Flowers on the Gunflint Trail

These beautiful flowers can be found in abundance in the woods of the Gunflint Trail. It’s always a treat to spot these very close relatives of the Minnesota Sate Wildflower.   Cypripedium acaule – Pink Ladyslipper, Moccasin Flower . This

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Migrating Bald Eagles

Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota Spring migration 1-2 weeks ahead of historical dates Bald eagles are migrating back to Minnesota and may be seen in large numbers across parts of the state over the next few weeks, according to

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