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Morel Mushroom Hunting

I love to spend time looking for treasures. Whether I’m on a beach looking for shells, scouring a lake shore for agates, digging in an abandoned dump for old glass bottles or searching for blueberries it doesn’t seem to matter

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DNR Approves PolyMet Mine Plan

The Minnesota DNR approved the final environmental review for PolyMet Mine in Northern Minnesota. I find it incredulous the DNR believes PolyMet will do no harm to the environment. The DNR is supposed to protect our natural resources but they

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When it’s Time to Change

Am I the only person who gets depressed when it comes to our disappearing winter? Check out this map that shows just how little snow is left in Minnesota right now. It’s enough to make a winter lover like me

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Moose Population on the Gunflint Trail

Not too many years ago we would see a minimum of 4-5 moose on a trip to Grand Marais from the end of the Gunflint Trail. Our maximum number of moose sighted was 17 in one trip. This weekend while

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Thank you Minnesota Conservation Corps

We are incredibly lucky to have the Minnesota Conservation Corps working in our state. They do a ton of work and we often see them or their vehicles parked at various trail heads in our neck of the woods. No

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Ham Run Makes the Top 50 List

What an honor to have the Ham Run Half-Marathon on the Gunflint Trail recognized as “the” race in Minnesota. It was recently named as one of the 50 Best Races in America! Congratulations Cook County YMCA. If you haven’t ran

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Oh Deer

It’s getting closer. It is the Minnesota deer hunting opener. It isn’t until November but that is soon enough to start dragging out boxes of hunting gear. My rule is fishing stuff needs to be put away before hunting stuff

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Wolves Doing Fine in Minnesota

According to a recent release by the Minnesota DNR the wolf population in Minnesota is good. I’m not sure everyone would be in agreement but here is the report. DNR NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            Aug. 10, 2015 Minnesota’s wolf

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Good News for Gatherers

While the blueberry picking this year has been mediocre at best there is good news for those who wish to harvest wild rice in Minnesota. DNR NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                Aug. 10, 2015 Ripe wild rice harvesting allowed in

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Mining Mess in Minnesota?

It would be a shame if an environmental disaster happened in Minnesota because of mining. It certainly made a huge mess in Canada. Mining Truth thinks it could happen in Minnesota if mines are allowed to be opened here and

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