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The fishing opener is almost here! Are you ready? We sure hope so. SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST CONDITIONS GOOD FOR FISHING OPENER May 11, 2016, Duluth, MN – Conditions across the Superior National Forest are encouraging for the official opening of

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Snowing and Blowing

It’s been cold and windy the past few days and today it snowed. Thankfully it didn’t stick to the ground but it was depressing just the same. The rain we received along with the wind made some of the ice

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Lyrid Meteor Shower

The full and nearly full moon during this year’s Lyrid Meteor Shower will make viewing meteors more difficult than during a black night sky. Normally the Gunflint Trail and BWCA are great places to view meteors because of the lack

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Wacky Winter Weather

It is still winter yet people in central Minnesota are already golfing! Did someone flip the calendar ahead a couple of months? That’s what the temperatures and weather patterns are suggesting. According to MPR there was a lightning strike and

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Pileated Woodpeckers Gunflint Style

I wish I could have measured the wingspan and weight of the two pileated woodpeckers I saw the other day. I was walking on the road when they swooped overhead and landed on a nearby tree. I had a great

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Walk in the Woods on a Windy Day

It’s always a great time to go for a hike but especially so when it’s windy outside. Inside the protection of pine trees the wind is only evident by a slight swaying at the top of the trees. When it’s

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It’s Hot for Here

Some people say it isn’t that hot here because it isn’t that humid. Others say it’s much hotter where they are from. I say, “It’s hot for here.” People who live near the biggest air conditioner(Lake Superior) don’t feel “hot”

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Too Many Adventures, Too Little Time

There are so many possibilities for day trip options on the Gunflint Trail it’s difficult to decide what to do when you have a free day. The obvious choice is to go canoeing but there’s the not so obvious options

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Winter Lake Trout Opener in the Boundary Waters and Elsewhere

Did you know Lake Trout fishing within the Boundary Waters opened on Saturday, January 3rd? I totally missed it. I can never keep the winter fishing seasons straight since they separate the BWCA from the regular Minnesota lake trout ice

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Ice Out on Seagull Lake?

There was still ice on Seagull Lake the last time I looked and on Sag, Gunflint and Poplar yet today. According to the newspaper and the DNR ice out report Seagull Lake is free of ice as of Tuesday.   The

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