He saw the cow moose. It saw him. There were 30 yards between them. It was a quiet standoff in the woods southeast of Ely that all too soon was violently broken after the bark of a dog.RELATED CONTENT
Sam Cook column: I slipped into bed the other night, sliding between cool sheets, waiting for body heat to warm my little cocoon of space. It wouldn’t take long, I knew, but in that brief interlude between cold and comfort, something occurred to me.RELATED CONTENT
For the first time since federal courts affirmed the treaty rights of American Indians in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the 1980s, tribal spearing of walleyes may take place on lakes in Northeastern Minnesota.RELATED CONTENT
A snowmobile accident Saturday claimed the life of a 53-year-old Eagan man, the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Nearly 70 competitors from around the world set off from a frozen lake on Sunday to challenge reigning Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey in Alaska’s famed and grueling sled-dog race.RELATED CONTENT
Saw boards out of aspen and stick them on the outside of a house in northern Minnesota and you probably wouldn’t have much in a few years.RELATED CONTENT
In Minnesota, ice fishing shelters must be removed from the ice by Monday south of a line formed by U.S. Highway 10, east along Minnesota Highway 34 to Minnesota Highway 200, east along Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 2, and east along Highway 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.
Barnelopet, a cross-country ski fun run for kids, ages 3-10, 2 p.m. today, Veteran’s Park in Cloquet. Free; limited equipment available. Call Ken at (218) 384-4202.
“When one hunts with a friend, it hardly matters who kills the birds. It hardly matters whether birds are killed at all. One must do right by the birds, by one’s partner, and by the dogs. Hunting is a path, a muddy, brushy, dank, and spoor-written path along which the seeker, if his spirit be right, can truly feel the earth. If he is fortunate, he travels with a true dog and a true friend.” Charles Fergus, “A Rough-Shooting Dog”
It seems the News Tribune’s Feb. 13 editorial (Our View: “Dispel this PolyMet myth”) wanted readers to think recent changes to groundwater model inputs will not substantially change the PolyMet project’s impacts; therefore, the apparent myth that increased hydrology will more adversely affect the groundwater can be dispelled.
The Wild Women Adventure Series in Ashland celebrates the adventures of women in the outdoors. Presentations are from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Spot, 116 N. 14th Ave. E. in Ashland. Call (715) 292-6556 or go to spotwellness.com. In upcoming weeks, presentations will be made by Northland College Adjunct Professor Julie Buckles, author of “Paddling to Winter”; Gail Green of Living Adventure in Red Cliff; mountain climber Lori Schneider of Bayfield; and Northland College Assistant Professor of Outdoor Education Elizabeth Andre.
Monday — In Minnesota, ice fishing houses must be off the ice each night unless attended south of U.S. Highway 10, Minnesota Highways 34 and 200 and U.S. Highway 2.
Volunteers are gearing up to begin feeding deer this coming week across Northeastern Minnesota, officials with the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association say.RELATED CONTENT
FRENCH RIVER — Forrest Overby was a happy guy for a few days this past week. For the first time in three years, ice clinging to the shore of Lake Superior let him fish for Kamloops rainbow trout in the comfort of his fishing shelter.RELATED CONTENT