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Simplify your gift giving

Looking for some good gift giving ideas that don’t require boxes or wrapping paper? The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is encouraging folks to give the gift of an experience in place of a material gift. Material gifts don’t bring lasting

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Got Snow. Find out how much

If you’re wondering how much snow we have up in our neck of the woods, or anywhere in Minnesota for that matter, you can find out online. NOAA has an interactive site for up to date information on snow depth

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Border Crossing Woes

If you’ve ever been turned away at the Canadian Border or haven’t been granted a Remote Area Border Crossing Permit there may be something you can do. By Mark Fischenich mfischenich@mankatofreepress.com Q: I recently had a friend who was driving

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Sensational Sunsets and Sunrises

We’re treated to so many gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, I thought I’d share a sunset from the other night.

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U-turns allowed for a 1000 foot freighter

What happens when the lift bridge quits lifting? A fast u-turn!

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Supermoon Coming Soon

The supermoon of December is the only full moon supermoon of the year and it will appear on December 3rd. A supermoon happens when the moon is full or new when it’s at it’s closest point to the Earth in

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DNR Warns about Ice

From the MN DNR Early ice is not safe, wear life jackets on cold water early ice With daytime temperatures still climbing above freezing even in the northern parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding

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Christmas Trees!

We have our Christmas Tree, do you have yours? Come up north and cut your own! How to harvest the perfect Christmas tree in the Superior National Forest Have you ever harvested your own Christmas tree from the forest? If

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Giving Green Gifts

DNR News Release For Immediate Release: Nov. 27, 2017 Questions? The DNR Information Center now answers your calls from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday and offers interpreter services. Call 888-646-6367 or email info.dnr@state.mn.us

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Not Skating on Thin Ice

I’ve been lucky so far because I have never fallen through ice. I’m pretty careful but I can’t say I love this time of the year. I’d prefer we had more snow for the cross-country ski trails or less snow

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