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Tiny chorus frogs begin spring songs
Birds taking small steps into spring
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Cold water can be a killer: DNR urges opening-day anglers to be prepared
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Tiny chorus frogs begin spring songs
Northern pike added to state's catch-and-release record program
September 30, 2016
MDA confirms second EAB find in Duluth, issues emergency quarantine for portion of St. Louis County
Emerald ash borer larvae kill ash trees by tunneling under the bark and feeding on the part of the tree that moves nutrients up and down the...
September 30, 2016 - 3:03pm
September 26, 2016
Magic in the night sky
Despite the lull in the solar cycle, night owls continue to be treated to the occasional aurora display here in northern Minnesota. With darkness...
September 26, 2016 - 7:17am
September 19, 2016
Northland Nature: Now is the time to find red mushrooms on the forest floor
This morning in the yard, I watched a brown creeper, a flicker and a blue jay, likely all are migrants too. A wood peewee along with a couple...
September 19, 2016 - 4:31pm
September 12, 2016
Buckthorn: Once a good thing, now gone bad
"You can treat buckthorn all day long, but if neighboring lands aren't also treated,” added Nelson, “you'll be on the treatment treadmill...
September 12, 2016 - 11:22am
August 9, 2016
Deer numbers on the rise as hunters look forward to deer season
In 67 deer permit areas, hunters must be chosen in a lottery to harvest an antlerless deer (down from 70 areas last season). Only bucks can be hunted in five areas (down from 14 areas). In 32 areas, hunters have the choice of harvesting a doe or a buck (up from 29 areas). Bonus permits...
August 9, 2016 - 10:59am
August 8, 2016
First new bat species discovered in Minnesota in more than a century
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with Central Lakes College, has discovered a bat species new to Minnesota, the evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis).
August 8, 2016 - 1:57pm
July 9, 2016
The Kettle gets a check-up
“If we find a water body is not as healthy as it should be, we will look at applying for grants to help address any problems,” Bomier said....
July 9, 2016 - 2:23pm
June 23, 2016
Mother Nature blows through
The severe storms on Sunday also spawned at least three tornadoes. One touched down near Jacobson — along the Aitkin-Itasca County line about...
June 23, 2016 - 4:00pm
June 18, 2016
Northland Nature: Look for veery songs and nests in Northland forests
While many of its relative thrushes are spotted on the chest and belly, the veery is only lightly spotted. We may see them when they come out...
June 18, 2016 - 3:22pm
May 14, 2016
Deer fawns are being born; leave them alone, urges DNR
Fawns do not attempt to evade predators during their first few weeks of life. Instead, fawns remain still to avoid being seen, their white spots serving as camouflage. During these times fawns are learning critical survival skills from their mothers. Bringing fawns into human environments...
May 14, 2016 - 6:55am
Severe weather awareness week will highlight safety
“In five of the last 15 years Minnesota has been in the top three states for the amount of catastrophe losses due to severe weather events,” said Insurance Federation of Minnesota President Bob Johnson. “Because of this, it is now more important than ever before for Minnesotans...
April 14, 2016 - 1:05pm
April 1, 2016
Disease that has killed millions of bats has now reached the West Coast
The fungus grows on the faces and wings of hibernating bats, repeatedly rousing them from hibernation and causing them to burn through their...
April 1, 2016 - 12:53pm
March 25, 2016
White-nose syndrome disease confirmed in northeastern Minnesota
Although the disease is transmitted primarily from bat to bat, people can inadvertently carry fungal spores to other caves on clothing and caving...
March 25, 2016 - 10:50am
March 7, 2016
Tracks and trails indicates visits from weasel family members
I found tracks of all of the local canines — wolf, coyote, red fox and gray fox (apparently they are becoming more common in the Northland)....
March 7, 2016 - 6:11am
February 8, 2016
Finifrock family conserves land under Big Louie's gaze
The forested hills and rolling uplands surrounding Bear Lake are peppered with pines planted and nurtured by the Finifrock family. These woods...
February 8, 2016 - 2:51pm