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Wildersmith spotted evidence in places along the Gunflint where a few young birches are dropping leaves

Wildersmith September 9

My how time flies! The first week of our month of the wild rice/harvest moon has slipped away.


Lake Superior Binational Forum to hold public meeting in Grand Marais Sept. 9--all are invited

Buck spoke Sept. 2 with Lissa Radke, U.S. Coordinator of the Lake Superior Binational Forum, which focuses on water quality and environmental health in the Lake Superior basin. They're holding a public meeting titled “Improving Water Quality and Sustainable Economies on the Minnesota North Shore ” in Grand Marais Friday, Sept. 9, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the ACA.

The summer star triangle: Vega, Deneb and Altair

Northern Sky: Harvest Moon, Asterisms & More

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She writes the monthly Minnesota Starwatch column.

Cattails have matured in roadside swamps up the Gunflint Trail

Wildersmith September 2

September has come a-calling in our north woods. Everything about autumn is for real now!

A View of the Lake

Points North: On Superior, A Lake Trout Makes The Day

Rich Patterson believed Lake Superior was devoid of fish. After all, he’d spent two days fruitlessly casting into the lake near is campsite at the mouth of the Cross River in Schroeder.

Thousands of people venture into grizzly country daily and the vast majority are unarmed

Points North: Aware of Bears, But Not Afraid

Sometimes you ask a question and get an unexpected answer. Looking for information about trout fishing in the Canadian Rockies, I emailed a friend of a friend who lives in Alberta.


Hudson Bay Bound expedition: Day 78 for first women to re-create 'Canoeing with the Cree' adventure

Buck spoke Aug. 19 by satellite phone with Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho, members of the Hudson Bay Bound expedition. They are re-creating Eric Sevareid's classic journey in 'Canoeing with the Cree' in an attempt to be the first women to do so, and to raise money for YMCA Camp Menogyn as well.

Early fall is making its first appearance up the Gunflint!

Wildersmith August 19

Pre-autumn is evolving steadily throughout the upper Trail territory. New eye-catching observations have added to the items mentioned in last week’s news.

BWCAW scene

Veteran Twin Cities journalist Don Shelby on hardrock sulfide mining proposed for northern Minnesota

Buck spoke Aug. 12 with Don Shelby, veteran journalist and contributor, about the proposed PolyMet mine near Hoyt Lakes, the involvement of former BP CEO Tony Hayward, and what it could mean for the health of the BWCA Wilderness.

Fly Fishing at Sunset

Points North: After 25 Years, Angling Nomad Still Passionate About Fly Fishing

If you’ve spent time fly-fishing on the trout lakes of the Gunflint Trail, maybe you’ve met Reuben Swenson.