Northeast Minnesota Canada Lynx Research & Status
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6d ago
Canada Lynx research is ongoing in Northeast Minnesota and the Superior National Forest. In this week's Outdoor News Podcast, host Kalli Hawkins speaks with Ron Moen, senior wildlife biologist at UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute about the current status of Canada Lynx ..read more
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Lake Superior Experiences Minimal Ice Formation This Winter
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1w ago
The warmer El Nino temperatures & conditions is influencing lake ice formation on Lake Superior and many of the other Great Lakes. This year, Lake Superior experienced approximately 10 percent ice coverage, compared to an average 30 percent. In this week's Outdoor News Podcast, host Kalli Hawkins speaks with Jay Austin, a professor of physics and astronomy with the Large Lakes Observatory and the University of Minnesota - Duluth about the relationship between warmer air temperatures and Lake Superior ice formation and the resulting ecological and cultural impact ..read more
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BWCA Stairway Portage Project Wins 2023 National Wilderness Award
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2w ago
A 2022 project to replace the Stairway Portage wooden staircase in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has won national recognition. Superior National Forest officials announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24, that the Stairway Portage Replacement project in the BWCA was awarded the 2023 National Wilderness Award for best use of ‘traditional skills and minimal tool leadership.’ The Stairway Portage Replacement project involved replacing the two sets of wooden staircases between Duncan Lake and Rose Lake in the BWCA with stone steps, or ‘rock check dams.’ The project also involved replacing a smalle ..read more
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Winter Unveiled: December 2023 Statistics & Outlook For Remainder of 2024
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1M ago
Minnesotan's love to talk about the weather and this winter has certainly been one for discussion. In this week's Outdoor News Podcast, host Kalli Hawkins talks with Joe Moore, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service based in Duluth about snowfall and temperature data in northeastern Minnesota, El Nino, and the outlook for the remainder of the 2024 winter ..read more
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Awaiting Winters Arrival & John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Canceled
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1M ago
As the 2024 winter season unfolds in northern Minnesota, many organizers of annual winter events, including the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, find themselves facing a difficult decision. Less than four weeks before the anticipated annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon started, the board of directors made the tough call to cancel the event due to a lack of snow. In this week's Outdoor News Podcast episode, host Kalli Hawkins speaks with the President of the John Beargrease, Mike Keyport about the tough decision to cancel the race. Keyport also shares that given the cancelation, mushers ..read more
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Proposed Superior National Forest 'Fernberg Project' Near Ely and BWCA
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2M ago
The Superior National Forest is undergoing a proposed project, called the Fernberg Project, near Ely that entails vegetation management activities, prescribed burning, and harvesting of timber to reduce wildfire risk in the wildland urban interface areas within and surrounding the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). The Fernberg Project includes mixed ownership encompassing approximately 175,000 acres. About 84,000 acres sit inside the BWCA. Approximately 26,000 acres of the identified 84,000 acres within the BWCA are intended for prescribed burning. Superior National Forest officia ..read more
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Sled Dog Racing Season Update & Proposed Outdoor Shooting Range In Cook County
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2M ago
Winter is off to a slow start this year in northern Minnesota. With a lack of snow and comfortable temperatures, the sled dog racing season which is scheduled to kick-off on January 6th with the annual Gunflint Mail Run is leaving many residents and the race organizer uneasy. We share an update on the upcoming annual event in this week's Outdoor News Podcast episode. Also in this week's episode, we share the latest outdoor news from Cook County regarding the proposal of an outdoor shooting & archery range by the Flintlock Range Association ..read more
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Minnesota DNR Seeks Black Spruce Cone Collectors in Northern Minnesota
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2M ago
For individuals looking for a new winter hobby and a way to enjoy an afternoon in the outdoors, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has an interesting and active activity to participate in. The Minnesota DNR is currently seeking individuals to collect black spruce cones this winter across the northern regions of Minnesota. The seeds found inside the black spruce cones are then used by the DNRs State Forest Nursery for various reforestation and harvesting projects throughout Minnesota. In this week's episode, host Kalli Hawkins speaks with Anna Heruth, the silviculture program foreste ..read more
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Cook County Resident Bryan Hansel Bikepacks The Border-To-Border Touring Route
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2M ago
The Border-to-Border Touring Route spans 750 miles, traversing northern Minnesota by utilizing pre-existing roadways, extending from the North Dakota border to the shores of Lake Superior. The border-to-border project was initiated in 2015 and represents a collaborative undertaking involving the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Minnesota 4-Wheel Drive Association. After a lengthy eight year process, the DNR plans to finalize the route and route management plan in the spring of 2024. As it nears completion, a Cook County resident and well-known photographer, Bryan Hansel ..read more
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Cook County Ice Reports & Ice Skating Adventures
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3M ago
A few Cook County residents took to the ice in early Nov. to celebrate the onset of winter. Cook County and other regions across northern Minnesota experienced a short-lived drop in temperatures at the beginning of the month, reaching 17 degrees overnight. The temperatures coincided with the firearm deer season opener, and as many hunters took to their deer stands on Nov. 4, other Cook County residents grabbed their ice skates in pursuit of wild ice. Barb LaVigne, a well-known ice skating enthusiast, was one of these individuals. In this week's episode of the Outdoor News Podcast, host Kalli H ..read more
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