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April 23, 2009
Black bear approaches Bayfield around 5:30 p.m. April 12, with the Madeline Island ferry Island Queen in the background. Photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson
Adrift for hours on Lake Superior ice floe, bear finally floats to safety
April 23, 2009 - 8:08am
April 10, 2009
A healthy pine siskin (left) and a healthy common redpoll feed on a thistle feeder Thursday afternoon at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth. There have been reports in Northeastern Minnesota of diseased pine siskins and redpolls this spring. (Clint Austin /
Are dirty feeders killing the Northland's birds?
April 10, 2009 - 9:56am
March 6, 2009
Goldfinches are becoming more yellow as the days grow longer and warmer. Submitted photo
Goldfinches put on yellow coat as the season moves into spring
March 6, 2009 - 2:49pm
February 18, 2009
Mercury rising in Minnesota fish
February 18, 2009 - 8:24am
February 9, 2009
Anglers may be shuttled to their icehouses in bombardier vehicles, like this one. This custom-made job hauls about seven people and includes an emergency bladder that fills with air in the unlikely event of an ice breakthrough.
Lake of the Woods: Chillin' in Lunkerland
February 9, 2009 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
Randy Carlson, coordinator of UMD'S RSOP snow kiting program, does a trick on a snowboard at Island Lake. Submitted photo
Snow kiting: Hoping for a strong chilly wind
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
Patricia Lindahl went out for a snowshoe hike--and then found herself lost in sub-zero cold. After writing about her experience, she learned the identities of the three men who saved her from almost certain death.
Lost, freezing, alone ... until three heroes appeared
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
January 26, 2009
Mike Keyport, great-grandson of John Beargrease, reads a short eulogy about Beargrease at his gravesite in Beaver Bay as mushers Matt Rossi (center) of Herbster, Wis., and Matt Carstens from Whitefield, N.H., listen and pay homage. Photo by Bob King
Mushers honor Beargrease after completing marathon's first leg
January 26, 2009 - 12:00am
January 5, 2009
With help from Michelle Malecha, Anthony Teskey, 6, of Duluth jigs a minnow Wednesday while ice fishing on Fish Lake. This was the first time ice fishing for Teskey. Clint Austin/
New angles on Northland ice-fishing traditions
January 5, 2009 - 12:00am
December 26, 2008
Sam Cook: Sad news makes love of life more poignant
December 26, 2008 - 12:00am
December 15, 2008
Tradition warms the heart on a cold bird hunt
December 15, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
DNR to allow special deer hunting season starting Dec. 27
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
December 8, 2008
Minnesota trying to save its moose
December 8, 2008 - 12:00am
November 24, 2008
Fisheries workers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources use electro-fishing equipment in a North Shore stream to sample coaster brook trout, fish that spend part of their year in streams and part in Lake Superior. From left are Matt Ward, anadromous fisheries specialist for the DNR at French River; Chris Palvere, fisheries technician at French River; and Phil Kunze, creel clerk at Grand Marais. Submitted photo by Paul Sundberg
Coaster brook trout show encouraging growth on North Shore
November 24, 2008 - 12:00am
November 17, 2008
Brothers (from left) Charlie Dufner, 73, Duffy Dufner, 77, and Dennis Dufner, 76, wash dishes at a table inside their 24-by-16-foot canvas tent, which they've pitched near Togo during deer season for years. This was the final year they hunted from the tent. They'll pass it on to their sons, a nephew, and another generation of Dufners. Sam Cook / News Tribune
The Dufner brothers' last pitch
November 17, 2008 - 12:00am