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Great Afternoon for a Cross-Country Ski

It was a beautiful afternoon for a ski. The trees flocked with snow, temperature in the teens, warm sun and all was perfect.

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Holy Ships!

I made the drive down the shore yesterday to attend a cross-country ski meet in Duluth. The temperature was hovering around zero, give or take a few degrees, and the sea smoke on Lake Superior was impressive. As I rounded

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New Northern Pike Regulations

New northern pike fishing regulations coming in spring 2018, why? Watch the video to find out the reasons and then read on to find the new regulations. In the Northeast we are previously allowed to keep 3 northern pike and

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Golden Grand Marais

The holiday tree lighting ceremony in Grand Marais had the perfect backdrop for photography last night. A spectacular sunset for folks to watch before the parade followed by more beauty in the sky in the form of fireworks.

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Canoeist Struck by Turkey?

That isn’t a headline I can say I have seen before.  Near Ely, MN, a wild turkey flew out of the woods and struck a vehicle with a canoe on top of it. The windshield broke and the man thought

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Prescribed Burn to Wildfire in the BWCA

A wildfire is burning near Burntside Lake outside of Ely, Minnesota. It began as a prescribed burn conducted by the USFS that turned into a wildfire because it jumped the lines. Dry conditions, warm weather, wind and low humidity have

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Grand Marais is Cool and the North Shore is Hot

That was the case last Friday, May 6th when Two Harbors and Silver Bay both hit 90 degrees around 11am.  They were the hottest temperatures in the country for awhile that day and it was very unusual since it rarely

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Got Ice?

While my driveway and steps have plenty of ice on them the lakes in the northland aren’t quite as lucky. Since the new year began the temperatures haven’t dipped below the teens. According to locals last year at this time

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Gorgeous Grand Marais Morning

While we were waking up in Eagle River, Wisconsin for a hockey tournament back in Grand Marais, Minnesota they were treated to a beautiful sunrise on Lake Superior. Thank you David Johnson for always getting great photos of the beautiful

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A Boat in the Harbor

It’s not very often I walk down to Artist Point in Grand Marais. It’s a beautiful place but it’s nearly impossible to go there and not see a dozen or more people. I’d prefer to enjoy the lake by myself

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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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