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Juveniles charged in vandalism of former Cloquet school
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Cross-country cyclists ride through Carlton County
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Northland Blitz play tough competitor
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Topwater, underwater drones have come to fishing
Cloquet duo sets fishing tourney record
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
April 20, 2018
Patrols were conducted in area state parks and the Fond du Lac State Forest, where temporary road and trail closures are now in effect. Humphrey presented former Cloquet area firearms safety instructor Bernie Sundeen with a 30-year length of service award. CO Dustie Speldrich (Willow...
April 20, 2018 - 5:27pm
April 1, 2018
DNR highlights Jay Cooke woes
The park's water line was damaged in October, leaving it without running water. But it's not the only repair needed at the park — the shower-and-restroom...
April 1, 2018 - 12:49pm
May 12, 2017
On Friday, billows of grayish white smoke filled the air as firefighters from several local fire departments and agencies worked together to...
May 12, 2017 - 10:07am
April 20, 2017
Spring burning restrictions underway
During spring restrictions, the state will not give out burning permits for burning brush or yard waste. Debris burning is especially dangerous in April and May when most wildfires occur in Minnesota.
April 20, 2017 - 1:22pm
March 22, 2017
Moose population numbers statistically unchanged from last year
The DNR releases an annual moose population estimate each year that can help indicate population trends but cannot predict future population levels. Each year the population estimate is compared to 2006, because the state’s highest moose population estimate of 8,840 occurred that...
March 22, 2017 - 6:05am
March 17, 2017
Anglers should remove ice fishing shelters early
Anglers should also remove any wood blocks, refuse or litter from the lake. After removal dates, shelters may remain on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise only when occupied or attended.
March 17, 2017 - 5:40am
Part II: Two important Minnesota natives call Kettle River home
Last week, readers got to know the Kettle River and its watershed. This week, we'll look at two of the river's more unusual residents: lake sturgeon...
February 17, 2017 - 12:06pm
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
October 25, 2015
DNR urges caution when burning vegetative debris this fall
The Department of Natural Resources reminds Minnesotans to be careful this fall when burning vegetative debris. “In Minnesota, 98 percent of all wildfires are caused by people, and the largest contributor is burning debris like leaves, grass and brush,” said Linda Gormanson,...
October 25, 2015 - 2:26pm
November 14, 2013
Man suffers serious injuries after deer-vehicle accident in Carlton County
A passenger in a car traveling north on Interstate 35 in Carlton County was seriously injured Wednesday morning when the 2000 Subaru Forester hit a deer. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that the deer was forced into the car through the windshield, causing serious injuries to 20-year-old...
November 14, 2013 - 8:48am
April 7, 2013
Jay Cooke State Park's Swinging Bridge should be back open by fall
Visitors to Jay Cooke State Park should be able to walk across the swaying, creaking Swinging Bridge by summer's end, park officials said Saturday. "The...
April 7, 2013 - 7:28am
March 2, 2013
Eh? Owl collection
As we've reported several times, the Northland is seeing an influx of owls from Canada this winter. They've moved south in search of food, such as mice and voles. While many owls are finding good pickings in our area, some owls, inevitably, will perish here. But some good may come...
March 2, 2013 - 12:00am
November 22, 2012
Munger Trail reopens between West Duluth and Carlton
A 14-mile section of the Willard Munger State Trail between Carlton and West Duluth that was damaged during the June flood has reopened, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday. The trail is open and available for walkers and will be open for snowmobilers...
November 22, 2012 - 4:19am
July 4, 2012
Repairs to flood-damaged Willard Munger trail could hit $40 million
Early estimates for the cost of repairing the damaged Willard Munger State Trail between Carlton and Duluth range from $15 million to possibly as high as $40 million, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials said Tuesday. The popular paved hiking and biking trail stretches...
July 4, 2012 - 11:05am
Fixing flood-damaged Swinging Bridge is priority at Jay Cooke (with videos)
THOMSON -- Standing on the precipice of a massive washout along Minnesota Highway 210, and in front of the twisted remains of the landmark Swinging...
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am