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May 12, 2010
Minnesota fishing opener: Walleyes should be feeding
Mike Berg was almost beside himself at midweek. On his way to check his minnow traps, he passed some shallow bays on Sea Gull Lake near the tip of the Gunflint Trail. "I know the walleyes are in there," said Berg, a long-time Gunflint Trail guide. "I can feel it." He wanted badly...
May 12, 2010 - 1:48pm
10 Steps to Successful Vegetable Gardening
St. Louis County Extension Educator Bob Olen shared his "10 Tips to Successful Vegetable Gardening" ideas recently. 1. Planning to plant Do it on paper first, Olen advised. Figure out what you want to plant first. Find varieties that are proven to grow well in our region. Consider...
May 12, 2010 - 1:44pm
Minnesota River shows signs of improving quality
MONTEVIDEO -- Drop a baited hook in the Minnesota River and your chances of catching a fish are better than they were 10 years ago. Fish abundance and diversity appear to be on the increase in the river, while turbidity in the river has decreased over the past decade. The level of...
May 12, 2010 - 1:42pm
One animal credited with opening the West
As a species, humans are far-and-away the most capable organisms with reference to the ability to modify the environment. After us, the impact of other organisms falls off pretty fast. Critters, such as locusts, come to mind. Numbering in the billions, these voracious insects can...
May 12, 2010 - 1:40pm
What's all the fuss over those shoreline weeds?
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) growing emphasis on maintaining and improving fish habitat provides a broad framework to guide policies and practices.
May 12, 2010 - 1:37pm
Anglers should see warmer temperatures for walleye fishing opener
After a crummy two weeks of miserable weather, the fishing gods will smile on the Minnesota walleye opener Saturday. "The weather will be moderating," said National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Kaiser.
May 12, 2010 - 1:33pm
April 22, 2010
Campfires, charcoal banned across Minnesota's national forests
Campfires will be banned in Minnesota's national forests starting Friday as conditions continue to be dangerous for wildfires across the northern half of the state. The Superior and Chippewa National Forests are prohibiting all campfires and charcoal fires and grills in all locations...
April 22, 2010 - 7:08am
Isle Royale wolves dwindling; moose holding on
Wolves on Isle Royale declined 21 percent over the past year due in part to "toxic" inbreeding and battles between packs, while moose on the island continue to feel the effects of a warming climate. That's according to a report released Wednesday from the 52nd annual study of the...
April 22, 2010 - 7:06am
April 14, 2010
Lawmakers look into outdoors funding
ST. PAUL -- Seventy-three outdoors projects ranging from producing geologic atlases to restoring wetlands to getting urban children outside would get funds under bills Minnesota senators considered Tuesday. The two measures, from citizen-legislator committee recommendations, would...
news / politics / outdoors
April 14, 2010 - 7:55am
April 13, 2010
Give early-season camping a try
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- It was a dark and quiet night. A really quiet night. A little travel trailer and one small tent were the only camping units occupying any of the 62 campsites at Pattison State Park south of Superior on a recent night. The next night was just as lonely. Most people...
April 13, 2010 - 2:01pm
April 12, 2010
Element Preview Rookie anglers feel the pull of steelhead
The Jaap Hole on Duluth's Lester River was encircled by steelheaders Tuesday afternoon. Several seasoned anglers in weathered vests drifted waxworms and yarn-flies in the pool just below a six-foot waterfall. But sprinkled among those old hands were several anglers who didn't resemble...
April 12, 2010 - 8:34am
Steelhead catch-and-release requirement to stand
Fisheries officials with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have decided to continue a catch-and-release-only policy on steelhead in Lake Superior and its tributaries. The decision was announced Wednesday after the agency had weighed comments from anglers and angling groups. Officials...
April 12, 2010 - 8:33am
Turkey hunts always full of surprises
Dave Steinke was still new to turkey hunting when he was sitting at home one night in the dark. He was alone. All the lights were off. He was listening to a turkey-calling tape, trying to perfect his calling technique. "My wife came home about 9:30," said Steinke, who lives in Duluth's...
April 12, 2010 - 8:32am
April 8, 2010
What's the big stink?
You know spring is here as the smell of skunks begins to fill the air. With the smell comes story after story of those who got a little too close to the varmints and how they got rid of the ghastly odor. Tomato juice has been known as the cure-all for years. "I think that's my...
April 8, 2010 - 9:04am
April 2, 2010
Scientists: Nasty pests get boost from climate change
Nasty species like deer ticks and poison ivy may proliferate inside their current range and spread into new areas as carbon dioxide levels increase and climate change continues into the future. That's the finding of a new report released Thursday by the National Wildlife Federation...
April 2, 2010 - 8:23am