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The "beehive" star cluster - Mars is the bright object in the top right corner

Northern Sky: Mars, Beehive Cluster & Full Moon Legends

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She writes the monthly Minnesota Starwatch column.


Meet Ann Raiho & Natalie Warren, first women to paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay

Ann Possis and Matthew Brown welcomed Ann Raiho and Natalie Warren of the Hudson Bay Bound Expedition to the studio Sept. 9. They just became the first women to paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, re-creating the journey made by Eric Sevareid and Walter Port, and documented in the classic book "Canoeing with the Cree."

Campfire /Photo by Greg Seitz

Pagami Creek Fire Update BWCAW Campfire Restrictions in effect

The Pagami Creek fire continued to move south and east in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on Sunday.

"On either side of the mountains, Montana is a good place to be."

Points North: In Montana, a Fishing Reunion with an Old Friend

On a recent trip to the northern Rockies, Vikki and I made an overnight stop in Helena, Montana, to visit our friend Tom Dickson and his partner in life, Lisa, who moved there from the Twin Cities nea

Wildersmith spotted evidence in places along the Gunflint where a few young birches are dropping leaves

Wildersmith September 9

My how time flies! The first week of our month of the wild rice/harvest moon has slipped away.


Lake Superior Binational Forum to hold public meeting in Grand Marais Sept. 9--all are invited

Buck spoke Sept. 2 with Lissa Radke, U.S. Coordinator of the Lake Superior Binational Forum, which focuses on water quality and environmental health in the Lake Superior basin. They're holding a public meeting titled “Improving Water Quality and Sustainable Economies on the Minnesota North Shore ” in Grand Marais Friday, Sept. 9, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the ACA.

The summer star triangle: Vega, Deneb and Altair

Northern Sky: Harvest Moon, Asterisms & More

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She writes the monthly Minnesota Starwatch column.

Cattails have matured in roadside swamps up the Gunflint Trail

Wildersmith September 2

September has come a-calling in our north woods. Everything about autumn is for real now!

A View of the Lake

Points North: On Superior, A Lake Trout Makes The Day

Rich Patterson believed Lake Superior was devoid of fish. After all, he’d spent two days fruitlessly casting into the lake near is campsite at the mouth of the Cross River in Schroeder.

Thousands of people venture into grizzly country daily and the vast majority are unarmed

Points North: Aware of Bears, But Not Afraid

Sometimes you ask a question and get an unexpected answer. Looking for information about trout fishing in the Canadian Rockies, I emailed a friend of a friend who lives in Alberta.