Environment

Mushers wrap up 2010 Beargrease

Mushers wrap up 2010 Beargrease

Nathan Schroeder of Chisholm was the first to cross the finish line of the 27th John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.


David Eckel of Grand Marais found a dead wolf, apparently killed by other wolves, at Pincushion while skiing.

Wolf kill discovered on Pincushion ski trail

David Eckel of Grand Marais was skiing the Ole Hyvaa loop on the Pincushion trail system on Saturday when he came on a bloody scene and a dead wolf.


The proposed site of the PolyMet mine

Grand Portage unites with other northern tribes in concern over PolyMet mine proposal

Tribal governments are coming together in concern over the PolyMet mine proposal.  There’s been a flurry of interest recently by companies that want to mine copper, nickel and other prec


Blake Freking's dog team takes off from start of the Beargrease

An exciting start to the Beargrease

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states. It attracts mushers from around the world and covers nearly 400miles of difficult terrain.


Cook County Board of Commissioners

County Board votes to support Environmental Impact Study on Polymet mine

Cook County Commissioners are sending a support letter to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


 

Lakeshore septic inspections continue as county puts ordinance on hold

Recent changes in Minnesota Pollution Control Agency rules have put a halt to Cook County’s efforts to revise the septic system ordinance.


Fresh snow on Pike Lake Road

Weekend Outdoors

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Planning Director Tim Nelson

County to stall septic ordinance progress for now

Cook County Commissioners are not going forward with revisions to the septic system ordinance until they know where the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency stands.


Anatomy of a Holiday Ice Candle

January thaw has ups and downs for area wildlife

Song birds are out foraging for fallen tree seeds dotting the snow. But not all critters benefit from the thaw.


Asian Carp

High court rejects request to keep out carp

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday refused to order immediate closure of shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes.