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Snowshoe Day at Voyageur

It was a fabulous day for a snowshoe trek through the woods. The sun was out, the sky was blue and there was barely a breeze in the air. In spite of the single digit temperature we all worked up

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Gunflint Mail Run

The Gunflint Mail Run is coming up this weekend on the Gunflint Trail. It’s a great sled dog race that is comprised of two legs of equal distance with a layover in between.  The 12-dog race is 110 miles long

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How Likely is a White Christmas?

It’s very likely for us on the Gunflint Trail and in Northeastern Minnesota to have a white Christmas. Question of the week Q: Historically speaking, how often do we have a white Christmas in Minnesota? A: Having a white Christmas

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Wild Rice Harvesting

It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since I watched Adam harvest wild rice with Kristi. The only reason I know how long it has been is because I wrote a blog about it in 2010. You can see

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What’s For Dinner?

Thankfully Josh and Mike both had a successful deer hunt this year so we’ll be answering that question with the word, “Venison”.  They hunted on the Gunflint Trail but didn’t even see signs or tracks of a deer. They both

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Sunshine, 61 degrees & Deer Hunting

We’re not in Kansas, we’re in Northeastern Minnesota and it’s the first weekend in November. Can it be true? If I were smart then I would have taken a canoe trip this weekend because it was absolutely gorgeous outside. I

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Water Turning Over

I probably post something about this every fall but since my memory is non-existent I’ll share it again. DNR Question of the week Q: How can I tell when a lake has turned over in the fall, and do most

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Grouse Hunters

As most of you know I like to read the Conservation Officer Reports from our area. The latest one from our neck of the woods had this to say. CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) had another very busy weekend in

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Temps in the Teens

It’s been getting a bit chilly the past few nights and the temperatures dipped down into the teens. The cold weather and wind have done a number on the leaves and there are now more on the ground than in

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Grouse on the Gunflint Trail

It’s almost that time of the year when I can get both my husband and son to go on hikes with me. The deal is they get to bring along a gun in case we see a grouse. Grouse hunting

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