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Plant a Tree

When’s the last time you planted a tree? It’s been a full year for me but I’m ready to plan some more this spring. If you’re planning to plant then here’s some helpful information from the Minnesota Department of Natural

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Eagle Camera Updates

It’s so neat to be able to watch an eagle’s nest.  I haven’t seen any eagles in our neck of the woods yet and I never get to see anything like this so close up. Update Feb. 17, 2016 Three

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Managing Water

The good news is in Cook County Minnesota we don’t have to worry about not having enough water. We do worry about what type of fish and how many of them are in our lakes. The Minnesota DNR is working

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I’ve Said It Before and I’ll Say it Again

It won’t work if you don’t wear it. I’m referring to a life vest, it’s called a “life” vest for a reason, because it can save your life.  When you’re out on the water you never know what might happen.

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Fire Hazard

Are drones capable of starting a wildfire? Not that I’m aware of but they obviously can get in the way of people who are fighting wildfires. It would seem like common sense to not fly one over a wildfire when

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Waking Up Hungry

You can probably tell by the red leaves in the background of this photo that this picture was not taken this spring. I haven’t seen any bear activity on the Gunflint Trail yet either but I’m sure we’ll see some

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Migrating Bald Eagles

Keep an eye on the sky in the upcoming weeks in search of migrating bald eagles.  Along the shore of Lake Superior is a great place to see bald eagles because there is open water. Once the eagles make their

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Bears in the Burbs, BWCA and Beyond

There’s lots of talk about bears recently. This is the time of the year when the black beauties are most hungry and tend to frequent places they might find an easy meal. One of these such places is Voyageur Canoe

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What Kind of BWCA Bird is That?

You mean the bird that goes, “insert my best whistling here.” “It’s the White Throated Sparrow.”  According to the Cornell Institute it’s song is, “A pretty, thin whistle that sounds like Oh-sweet-canada-canada or Old-Sam-Peabody-Peabody. The whistles are even but typically

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Minnesota’s Endangered Species

There’s new information from the Minnesota DNR about threatened and endangered species.  Some species have been removed while others have been added. These include plants and animals such as toads, turtles, dragonflies, birds, beetles and fish. It’s quite the impressive

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