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In snow and solitude Winter camping isn't for everyone, which is just fine. Solitude is, for me, one of the attractions of snowshoeing across frozen lakes to set up camp in the snow. Areas that might contain several canoe parties during the summer may be yours alone during the winter. And there are no bugs to contend with. Photos by Steve Kuchera / email@example.com
One of my favorite work assignments is going up in a light plane to photograph a subject from an eagle's prospective. Earlier this month, I was in the air over Duluth to get photos of several different buildings. Each location required at least two passes to ensure I captured the images I needed. As we looped around to line up for the next pass, we flew over either the lake or the harbor. The different views of ice and water beneath the plane caught my eye, and I couldn't resist blowing through a lot of pixels to capture the sight.
The Beargrease Cutest Puppy Contest was Saturday at Fitger's Brewery Complex in Duluth. Gus, an easy-going Alaskan malamute, took first place 37 dogs entered.
In this land of hockey, many young players first take the ice on outdoor rinks run by volunteers. There are numerous outdoor ice rinks around the Northland, but the ones I notice most are a few blocks from my home in Morgan Park, three hockey and one pleasure rink maintained by Gary Morgan Park Hockey. With temperatures dropping, volunteers from the organization recently began the process of turning bare ground into good ice, putting in long hours in the cold.
Like a lot of people, I enjoy touring Bentleyville each year. The lights, the music, the sight of young children roasting marshmallows or sitting on Santa’s lap, they’re all part of the magic of the season.
The Apostle Islands — picturesque lighthouses, gentle sand beaches, rugged sandstone cliffs and sea caves, brilliant sunrises and sunsets across the big lake. But there other facets to the islands — fleeting moments of sublime beauty, seasonal appearances by plants and animals, the interplay of lake and shore on a small scale, and the relics of history.
Residents of Duluth and surrounding communities brought food, water and other items to the Denfeld High School parking lot on Thursday, to be collected and transported to the flood zone in Texas.