LInda Fryer, Ely Chamber of Commerce director, spoke May 7 with Bob about wacky tourism promotions and the coolest small town contest.
Grand Marais resident Eric Larsen spoke with Buck May 7 about his Save the Poles Expedition to the world's last great frozen places.
Gunflint Greenup is this weekend, and here's a photo to prove spring is here despite the cold temps and reports of snow. The photo was taken by Cathy Quinn.
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Maybe it was the mountain lions.
Moose hold a special place in the hearts of most Minnesotans. To many, they represent wilderness and the north woods like no other animal. Native Americans in the region have long had a sacred connection to moose, and the name itself means “eater of twigs” in Ojibwe. But moose aren’t doing well in Minnesota. In the northwestern part of the state, the population has collapsed, dropping from over 4,000 animals in the mid-1980s to less than 100 today. The focus now is on the herd in northeastern Minnesota, which is also on the decline. The 2010 aerial moose survey estimates the population at about 5,500 animals, down from last year's estimate of 7,500. Teams of researchers, concerned individuals, institutions, and agencies are trying to understand what's happening to the moose, and why.