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Word came last week that Minnesota deer hunters will have fewer opportunities for doe permits this fall. No surprise, really. As a result of some recent moderate to severe winters, the deer population across much of northern Minnesota is below population goals, in some cases 25 percent below those goals.
Sunday, August, 04, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Outdoors
SAM COOK: Sandra Potter realized, years ago, she wasn’t getting enough time in northern Minnesota’s canoe country. Each summer, she would take a weeklong trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with friends.
Friday, August, 02, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: What is it about these tall ships? What is it about them that swells our little city to twice its size with visitors? What, exactly, gets up inside of us when we see one of those elegant vessels and all of that cloth sliding under our Aerial Lift Bridge?
Friday, July, 26, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
I read Sam Cook’s July 12 column, “Amid grief, life goes on,” two days before the 10-year anniversary of our son’s death. Cook was correct about most of us not knowing grief. I didn’t know or understand the depth of sorrow from the death of a child until our Sam died July 16, 2003, in a U.S. Navy helicopter accident in Sicily.
Saturday, July, 20, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
SAM COOK: A warm July night on the Duluth waterfront. Eighty-three degrees at 8:30 p.m. The air might as well be straight off the Caribbean.
Friday, July, 19, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
“Holy lift bridge!” I exclaimed as I stumbled toward the controversial blue edifice. I had just finished a late-night tour of Canal Park’s finest drinking establishments. It was a fine, warm night and the route back to my car was blocked by the inoperable, upright, unreliable, glorified, Erector-set of a bridge. Frustrated, I paused and hazily contemplated my next move.
Sunday, July, 14, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
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 their e-mails.
Friday, July, 12, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: Up north evening, mama loon sings. Trailing closely, two new loonlings. Bleachers, ump and pint-size batter, Little League night, infield chatter.
Friday, July, 05, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
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.
Sunday, June, 30, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
I stand on Superior Street across from Sir Ben’s, watching the parade of humanity flow past.
Friday, June, 28, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
The night fire burns low in our camp high above the water on Conmee Lake. A few of us are gathered there on this June night, watching the sky fade to a deep blue through the boughs of Norway pines.
Sunday, June, 23, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Outdoors
With Canada geese winging overhead and anglers venturing out to fish, a cluster of public officials gathered along the St. Louis River on Friday morning to announce $3.3 million in grants to help restore the largest tributary on the Great Lakes.
Saturday, June, 22, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
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.
Friday, June, 21, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
The Duluth News Tribune won five first-place awards Tuesday in the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists 2012 Page One contest, including for spot-news coverage of the June 2012 flood.
Wednesday, June, 19, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sunday, June, 16, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
SAM COOK: This is for the one who stands before our kids every morning to unveil the mysteries of multiplication tables or the bicameral legislative system or centrifugal force.
Friday, June, 07, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
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.
Friday, May, 31, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Campsites may be less tidy. Vault toilets at campgrounds might be more aromatic. Rangers will be harder to find. Visitor centers could be closed more often. Those are just a few of the changes that visitors to national parks across the Northland are likely to notice this summer as a result of a federal process called sequestration.
Sunday, May, 26, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: We’re sitting outside a Starbucks on a cool morning in Washington, D.C. The city flows by in all directions.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Do you like to travel? I do and so do countless others, especially with warm-weather season approaching. So why is travel so popular? Just as reading is humankind’s window to the world (a point I made in a previous column), travel is our experiential reality.
Sunday, May, 19, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion