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A hairy and a hummer
Carolyn Quick, who lives between Ely and Tower, came up with unique photo perspectives on two backyard birds. Let's start with this amazing picture of a hairy woodpecker: Carolyn says she surprised h...
6/19/13 at 11:21 AM Redhead 6/11/13 at 4:49 PM
Frankly scarlet 6/1/13 at 5:07 PM
Wilderness canoeing in Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park
Last week, six of us made an eight-day trip through Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park, starting at Nym Lake, just north of the park, and paddling to Mudro Lake near Ely. We caught walleyes, lake tro...
6/18/13 at 2:03 PM Another day in the Northland: Fawn falters, then recovers 6/17/13 at 10:36 AM
Captain's Platter fishing contest results 6/17/13 at 10:17 AM
Fishing contest Saturday
The Duluth Sail and Power Squadrons ninth annual Captains Platter Fishing Contest is 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Lake Superior and the St. Louis River basin. Last year's event drew more than 160 part...
6/7/13 at 12:00 AM St. Louis River events rescheduled 5/23/13 at 12:00 AM
Walk for wildflowers 5/22/13 at 12:00 AM
Family pass for The Beach in Cloquet is money well spent
It may not feel like summer swimming weather yet, but it's coming and so is the opening of The Beach swimming pond in Cloquet's beautiful Pinehurst Park. And, at$39 for an individual pass, $69 for...
5/30/13 at 10:45 AM Get 'Warmer by the Lake' Saturday in Duluth 2/11/11 at 2:27 PM
Bentleyville family celebration moved to New Year's Day 12/30/10 at 4:45 PM
Legislative notebook: Farmers want clarification
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey Farmers are not sure how much more they will be taxed after the Democratic-controlled Legislature adopted a $2 billion tax increase. It appears that farmers will pay ...
5/21/13 at 1:12 AM Legacy funding debate splits urban and rural senators 5/15/13 at 8:26 PM
Legislative notebook: Monday deadline ready to fall 4/28/12 at 10:47 PM
Bug market, big returns
Sure, you could listen to the experts about what the stock market will do. But how reliable is that? The return of the cicadas this summer -- now that's something you can bank on. These locusts mak...
5/8/13 at 12:30 PM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Winter Visitor...
12/28/12 at 7:41 AM
A local reason to follow the Olympics
Some sports fans find it difficult to generate interest in an event unless they have some sort of connection. For those having trouble sparking an interest in the 2012 Olympics, heres a reason for you...
8/2/12 at 2:31 PM
Areavoices Digest #81 - Tatted Lace and more
Happy soon-to-be 4th of July everyone! When you're not out barbecuing or watching fireworks, be sure to check out some of our newest and hottest blogs on Areavoices, including a brand-new-to-our-plat...
7/3/12 at 9:58 AM Areavoices Digest #62 - What exactly is "Geek Culture" anyway? 2/1/12 at 4:16 PM
Areavoices Digest #61 1/25/12 at 3:26 PM
Things North Dakotans Like
I never realized how marketable an upbringing from North Dakota can be. Until very recently, I thought that my whole life, no matter where I go, I'd be plagued with having to say, "I'm from North Dako...
6/2/11 at 2:11 PM Apocalypse with a View 5/29/11 at 11:53 AM
Now, to convince Adam to keep his digging to the sandbox....
My good parenting is done for the day - I FINALLY gardened with my kids. I am always hesitant to put the first seeds into the ground, since North Dakota is famous for late spring blizzards. My mom ta...
5/20/11 at 6:15 PM
The glory days of smelting in Duluth
A crowd of about 400 smelters gathers for a small run at the mouth of the Lester River on April 25, 1986. (Steve Stearns / News-Tribune) Up until the 1980s, one of the biggest gatherings in Duluth ea...
4/19/11 at 11:42 PM Saving a dog named Scooter at Gooseberry Falls 10/21/10 at 7:45 PM
July 4 BWCAW blowdown 7/3/09 at 4:00 AM
For 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential ...
9/10/10 at 6:16 PM