A Barred Owl

Hooo’s hooting? It’s owl courtship season

If you’re out in the woods these days you may be hearing the sounds of courtship. At least two species of owl are getting romantic for the Valentine season.


Cook County Alpine Ski Team, photo by Stephan Hoglund

Viking girls one of only two non-metro Alpine teams

Molly Rider finished 23rd Wednesday, in the Minnesota State Girls High School Alpine Ski Meet at Giant’s Ridge near Biwabik.


 

Clever Manka

Clever Manka is a Czech/Slovakian tale that immediately made me picture the streets of Prague. The buildings are painted in faded yellows, reds and greens. The roofs are tiled.


Cook County Board of Commissioners

County board to continue Alternative Work Site program

The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to approve an Alternative Work Site (AWS) plan for Public Health and Human Services Director Sue Futterer on Tuesday, Feb. 9.


The Great Lakes

Asian carp issue continues to spawn Great Lakes debate

Navigational locks and gates in Chicago-area waterways crucial for commercial shipping may be opened less frequently than usual in a stepped-up campaign to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the G


Lots of doggie events in the Gunflint Trail neighborhood this time of year

Wildersmith Feb. 10

The blasé approach of Old Man Winter continues at this end of the Trail. Although seasonally cold, the other character of the season remains abysmal.


Snow depths varied widely in the West End after the most recent storm.

West End News Feb. 10

Once again we have a dramatic example of the many micro-climates in Cook County and specifically the West End.


A moose on the road, photographed by Stephan Hoglund

Moose population continues decline in Northeast

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says new data shows the moose population in the northeastern part of the state continues to decline.


Karen DeBoise, photographed by Sue Prom

Organizers gear-up for Mush for a Cure

Mushers and dog teams will be cloaked in pink on the Gunflint Trail next month in a race to raise money for cancer.


 

Community organizer Si Kahn brings his passion to The Roadhouse

Bob spoke with Si Kahn Feb. 5 about his new book, "Creative Community Organizing," and his 50+  year career in community organizing, civil rights, and music. Listen to the interview.


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and North Shore Hospital

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic to use health information exchange

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is participating in HIE-Bridge, a new Health Information Exchange project that uses a secure web-based service to allow health care providers to locate patients’ medi


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