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In Favor of Mining

Have you let the powers that be know your position on mining near the Boundary Waters?  There’s still time to let the DNR know how you feel about the proposal. According to the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy the proposal

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Bald Eagle Eggs in the Nest

From the MN DNR Our EagleCam nest has its first and second eggs!  On Monday, February 19, during a cozy ice storm here in Minnesota, the beloved mother at our EagleCam laid her first egg. The excitement came at about

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There are no breeding pairs of lynx in Minnesota

I’m not sure why I’ve just spent the past couple of hours digging into information about the lynx population in Minnesota over the years. It really doesn’t matter in the long run what people have said about the population over

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Outdoor Etiquette

I love to see Matt Miller’s name when I read the “Ask a Conservation Officer” section in the Duluth News Tribune. Matt worked for us at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters quite a few years ago. This is a good piece about

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About the Birds

I haven’t had time to watch the DNR Eagle Camera lately but I did read an update about it. The eagles have been seen mating so eggs could be laid in as few as 10 days. If you want to

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Volunteer Opportunities

Lake levels, loons or luminaries? These are just a few of the things involved with the plethora of volunteer opportunities with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. You can monitor lake levels, record the number of loons you see on

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Wildlife at the Minnesota State Fair

My favorite part of the Minnesota State Fair, besides the food, has always been the Minnesota DNR area. Why is it my favorite place to hang out at the fair? Read on and you’ll see why.   DNR’s iconic state

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Eagle Eggs Coming Soon

It’s time to start following the eagle camera again. From the MN DNR- We’ve continued to see the two adult eagles around the nest during this past week. Fresh sticks, grasses and sedges have appeared in the nest on several

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White Christmas on the Gunflint Trail

We’ll be having a white Christmas on the Gunflint Trail. Some areas of the Gunflint Trail received over 12″ of snow. Unfortunately we didn’t get that much but we do have a good coating on the trees and on the

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Eaglets in the Nest

I happened to check the eagle cam and noticed something fuzzy beneath the eagle. It looks like the eggs have hatched but I haven’t received an update from the MN DNR since the 1st of March and they hadn’t started

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  • The Boundary Waters is on the top ten list for weekend getaways in Minnesota. I agree, just maybe not this weekend.… t.co/1Fmr2tT9wz

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