Undate photo: Old Pigeon River border crossing

Enhanced driver’s licenses becomes law

An enhanced Minnesota driver's license will work like a U.S. passport, allowing state residents to re-enter the United States from Canada. Minnesota Gov.

Woodchuck

Of Woods and Words: Fences Make Good Neighbors

Like any recent college grad worth their share of student loans in a floundering economy, I spend a fair amount of time at my parents’ place.  Coincidentally, I often pop around near sup


Wild Turkey

Points North: Wild Turkeys Evade Hunters; Mountain Lions Not to Blame

When you are hunting in new country, it’s wise to tag along with a local hunter to learn the lay of the land.


Black Bear/photo from HBarrison on flickr

Wildersmith May 13

Just when March and April got us all enthused about warm weather things, along comes May with her normal unpredictability, and we are brought back to northern reality.


Speed control sign

City council discusses traffic safety and speed signs

The Grand Marais City Council was brought up to speed on speed limits at Wednesday’s meeting.

Director Bill Tormondsen and the Cook County High School Band rehearse for their upcoming concert, May 19

CCHS Band great at State

The Cook County High School Band made another successful trip to the State Music Competition in Virginia, Minnesota on April 30, earning high scores from the judges an

Fishing boat

Coast Guard announces new license requirements for commercial operators

The U.S. Coast Guard is promising new licensing options and more exam dates in northern Minnesota to help diffuse a controversy over fish guiding-license rules it began enforcing last year.

Campfires still restricted

Burning restrictions to ease today, but not here

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced that as of today, May 12, open burning restrictions will be lifted in many counties and normal spring burning practices may resume.

Assorted objects uncovered while replacing the dock at the Grand Portage National Monument.

Large archaeological find unearthed offshore in Grand Portage

Last week in Grand Portage an unexpected archaeological find occurred in Lake Superior just offshore from the historic national monument.


Primary election candidates filing

Filing deadline for candidates facing primary approaches

Because the Minnesota primary election date has been moved to the second Tuesday in August – the 10th – filing dates have also been moved up.

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