Refine your search
These tag channels match your search request. Click the tag for collection of related articles and information.Sam Cook, Outdoors With Sam Cook, Sam Cook column
Articles: 107 results from the past year. For older articles, see advanced options.
Sam Cook’s column will return in this spot next week.
Friday, March, 29, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
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.
Friday, May, 10, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Most of us try to maintain a decent image of ourselves. Just a sense of, “I’m OK. I’m getting by. I’m doing all right today.” I mean, don’t we?
Friday, March, 22, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
My wife, Phyllis, was sitting at the computer the other night when she began laughing. A friend of hers, according to a Facebook post, said her young son had looked out the window and started singing, “Jingle Bells.”
Friday, April, 12, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: Things begin to change at 20 below. Little things.
Friday, January, 25, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: No matter what manner of physical activity you pursue this time of year, you’re looking for trouble.
Friday, May, 03, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: One morning last weekend, I rose early and took my book to the patio. No breeze stirred. The water in the pool was glass. Nobody else was up.
Friday, April, 19, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: The average daily high in Des Moines is about 30 in January, with lows in the teens. Need a good rain in January? Des Moines is your place. And now Duluth.
Friday, January, 11, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: It was the best kind of memorial service, full of tears and laughter and stories. Tragic as the reason for the occasion was, it allowed those of us who had lost a friend to experience the full range of emotions we needed to feel.
Friday, January, 18, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: One moment, she had been sitting in her office at work, staring at her computer screen, bathed in weak fluorescent light. The walls were institutional gray, which is what her countenance had been when I stopped by.
Friday, February, 01, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: Like a lot of other non-Catholics, I suppose, I was fascinated once again this week by the smoke signals from the Sistine Chapel. Black smoke, no new pope yet. White smoke, new pope.
Friday, March, 15, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: I see the two dark forms up ahead, perhaps a half-mile down Round Lake off the Gunflint Trail. They are stationary, like two old anglers hunched over fishing holes on the ice. But that would be an odd place to see a couple of ice anglers, I think.
Friday, February, 22, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: We like to think we choose our own path in life, set our goals and make our way in the world. But sometimes we take for granted those who opened our eyes to new horizons, took a chance on us or provided course corrections along the way.
Friday, March, 08, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: I stepped out of my tent last Friday morning and heard the unmistakable cry of a loon. But the bird wasn’t anywhere near Minnesota.
Friday, April, 05, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: Not again. There we were, once more, excised from our daily lives, punching up the horrific video online, watching the televised replays, tuned to the terrorism experts trying to provide perspective on yet another tale of terror.
Tuesday, April, 16, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK COLUMN: In the pitch black of a November morning, three of us were getting ready to go deer hunting. I was still inside when I heard the unmistakable sound of a rifle report just outside the house.
Sunday, October, 07, 2012 - Duluth News Tribune - Outdoors
SAM COOK: I rode the skis down the gentle drop and coasted out onto the surface of the pond. A weeknight just two days into the new year. A little after 9 p.m. I was alone on the ghostly white saucer of snow at the edge of town.
Friday, January, 04, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: Imagine. No more moose in Minnesota. That possibility seems much more plausible after news on Wednesday that the state’s moose population had dropped an unprecedented 35 percent in one year.
Friday, February, 08, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: Two of us were driving down Homestead Road near Duluth last Saturday when we saw several cars pulled off the road. Warmly dressed people with binoculars and spotting scopes were lined up, facing west.
Friday, February, 15, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: Now comes word, from no less than the New York Times, that drug-testing has come to ice-fishing Let’s idle our jigging rods just long enough to ponder a few things. Mainly, how in the world could performance-enhancing drugs improve your ice fishing? More animated jigging action? Better control of your power auger?
Friday, March, 01, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News