The Gunflint Trail

"60 mile garage and yard sale" this Saturday

The First Annual Gunflint Trail Trash & Treasure Day is this Saturday, May 29. 

Mallard ducklings

Magnetic North: Wisdom from the beaks of birds

Welcome back to Magnetic North, a place that people who absolutely, positively HATE hot call the best place on earth...usually.  This past week, temperatures inch

Rhubarb pie

Of Woods and Words: A Tale of Two Pies

When in the kitchen, many people strive to get their recipes tasting just as good as Grandma’s.

Aspen stand

Wildersmith May 27

The woods are in the midst of the “full flower” moon as May winds down.


Points North: Latest Game and Fish bill sets new low

When I was a kid growing up in Duluth, we often went fishing at Fish Lake, a Minnesota Power reservoir located just outside of town.

Grand Marais City Hall

City takes another hit in Local Government Aid

Grand Marais city counselors held a work session prior to their regular meeting Wednesday, and the news wasn’t good.

Common loon - adult and immature

Volunteers needed for loon count

The Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program is seeking volunteers to count loons on lakes in Cook and Lake Counties, and across the state.

Homeless family

Wilder study finds overall number of homeless up sharply

After leveling off in the mid-2000s the number of homeless people in Minnesota has dramatically increased according to initial findings from Wilder Research’s triennial statewide homelessne

Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department vehicle

Evacuation drill in Greenwood Lake area Tuesday evening

Once a year the Gunflint Trail Fire Department conducts an evacuation training drill, and on the evening of Tuesday, May 25, there will be a mock evacuation in the Gre


Significant archaeological find at Grand Portage

Dave Cooper, chief of resource management at Grand Portage National Monument, stopped by May 21 to talk about the recent, amazing archaeological find offshore from the monument.

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