SAM COOK: Classy, Don. And classy, Laura. That was the reaction that a lot of folks had when Duluth Mayor Don Ness, with his wife, Laura, at his side, announced at a news conference Tuesday that he would not accept the nearly $20,000 pay raise that the City Council had approved Monday night.RELATED CONTENT
The 2013 spring steelhead run on Wisconsin’s Brule River was the second-highest on record, according to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fisheries officials.RELATED CONTENT
Minnesota hunters’ success during the first nine days of Minnesota’s firearms deer season was down compared to last year, especially in the northeastern part of the state. The hunt ends today in Northeastern Minnesota.
BRULE — On a Wisconsin gun deer opener that dawned with a 5-degree chill, Harvey Roden of Iron River appeared to have it made. Roden, 86, sat in an elaborate enclosed deer stand near Lake Nebagamon on Saturday morning. He was ensconced in a swivel chair behind sliding glass windows. The floor was carpeted.RELATED CONTENT
Kimberly Beesley of Oulu knows what it takes to shoot a buck during Wisconsin’s gun deer season, which opened Saturday.
Paul Sersha remembers when he shot his first deer as a kid growing up in the Great Depression. He must have been 16 or 18, the Virginia hunter figures. That would have been about 1935.RELATED CONTENT
Kimberly Beesley of Oulu knows what it takes to shoot a buck during Wisconsin’s gun deer season, which opened Saturday. “You gotta paint your toenails orange. That’s the trick,” Beesley said.RELATED CONTENT
SAM COOK: They move among us, going about their daily routines, carrying burdens that most of us cannot see. They show up for work, do their reports, make their sales, send theirRELATED CONTENT
SAM COOK COLUMN: Already today, Rogenald J. Keller has reeled in a 19-pound lake trout while taking part in an annual vets’ fishing day on Lake Superior. Keller is 98.RELATED CONTENT
I stand on Superior Street across from Sir Ben’s, watching the parade of humanity flow past.RELATED CONTENT
I can see the merry-go-round spinning over there, and I do not want to get back on it. I have been there before, and I know what it’s like.RELATED CONTENT
SAM COOK: I miss Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris and Van Morrison. I miss the sound of a mallard quacking, telling me I’m getting a call from a friend. Yep. I’m operating untethered this week.RELATED CONTENT
Sam Cook column: Up along a river on the North Shore, the steelhead angler said something that seemed to transcend the simple act of fishing. He said he didn’t know how much longer he’d be able to fish like this. He is at that place where most of us will get one day.RELATED CONTENT
Maybe Minnesota’s moms are behind this late ice-out scenario. Maybe they just got a little weary of sharing their Mother’s Day weekend with the opening weekend of Minnesota’s fishing season.RELATED CONTENT
SAM COOK: No matter what manner of physical activity you pursue this time of year, you’re looking for trouble.RELATED CONTENT
Sam Cook column: It was hard to tell where this call was going. “I unfortunately met you on the Lakewalk yesterday,” a woman’s voice was saying.RELATED CONTENT