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Torn Between Two Worlds

There is a book called, “A Life in Two Worlds,” actually when I googled it there are two but the one I’m referring to is about Betty Powell-Skoog. She tells of her life in two worlds, the first part of

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Oh Deer on the Gunflint

We’ve been seeing a little buck around Voyageur at the end of the Gunflint Trail lately. We haven’t seen many deer in the past few years and many of us think that is a good thing. When the deer population

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Wildlife Wonders of the Canoe Country

I sometimes wonder about wildlife in the canoe country. In July our family paddled across the Quetico Park from Beaverhouse Lake to Cache Bay, under 100 miles but pretty close. You would think in that vast area of wilderness there

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Colors Changing on the Gunflint Trail

We’re beginning to see some color changes on the Gunflint Trail. Maybe it was the hot, dry spell we had that started the transformation of colors? Whatever the reason we’re not ready for summer to be over quite yet. There’s

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Changes Quickly and Slowly

If you’re waiting for a person to get rid of a bad habit or start a new healthy habit it seems to take forever. Compare that slow change to how quickly things in nature sometimes change. Wildflowers and plants in

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Common Sense Blueberry Picking

It is that time of the year and there are blueberrie pickers on the Gunflint Trail. While the picking isn’t ideal there are blueberries to be found. There are some blue, quite a few green and even some places where

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Wildlife Watching on the Gunflint Trail

I have found the secret to viewing wildlife on the Gunflint Trail. All I have to do is leave my camera and phone at home and I’ll see plenty of wildlife. Just the other day I spotted a cow moose

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Voyageur Crew at the Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

The Voyageur Crew competed in the 40th Anniversary of the Gunflint Trail Canoe Races on Wednesday, August 19th. The annual races are a fundraiser for the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department. Each year there are fun canoe races for all

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All Aboard for a trip to Chik-Wauk Museum

There’s a special presentation happening today at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. Dave Battistel has spent years exploring and documenting the history of the railroad around the Gunflint Trail and north.  You’re sure to enjoy his presentation but if you

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Biggest Blueberry on the Gunflint Trail

There’s a contest this summer on the Gunflint Trail and it involves one of my favorite passtimes- picking blueberries. While the berries are starting to turn blue there are still way more green berries on the bushes than there are

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