Michael Creger

Michael Creger is a freelance writer from Duluth. He’s worked as a reporter, editor and manager at newspapers across Minnesota, including stints in Duluth and Two Harbors that brought him to the area. You’ll find him on North Shore trails hiking and skiing and off the Gunflint Trail lazing at the family cabin. Originally from southern Minnesota, the recreational opportunities and beauty around Duluth, and the people, have kept him here. Whenever possible, his writing desk is a rock on the shore of Lake Superior.

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Recent Articles by Michael Creger

Wildwoods Wildlife Rehabilitation
posted on Friday, Mar 09, 2018
DULUTH—The raven from Grand Marais was obviously enjoying the roomy suite at Wildwoods earlier this winter. But it was in that “rock star” way. The room was a mess. Tara Smith sighed, knowing it was going to be quite a job to clean the place up after the raven checked out. “He’s leaving soon,” she said, and the raven alighted from his corner branch perch onto another across an expanse that was layered with droppings. To be anthropomorphic, you’d think the bird would have more appreciation. Wildwoods Wildlife Rehabilitation in…

Retiree takes on Santa this season
posted on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017
Duluth—OK, Santa. What’s my name? That was one of many “curveballs” Scott Segee faced during “lap time” with children during a week of learning late this past summer at the Professional Santa Claus School in Denver. “It’s intense,” Segee said. “There’s a lot to learn. It’s difficult to be a good Santa.” Segee, from Duluth, made it through 14-hour days of training and this holiday season will venture into the world of playing a Santa Claus for hire. He’s trained, certified and insured through direction from the school that bills…

Chess on Ice: Curling
posted on Friday, Oct 27, 2017
For a woman who grew up in southern California, the peculiarities of curling provided enough intrigue for her to give it a shot. Margie Nelson of Duluth recalls seeing the sport featured in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and saw the Duluth Curling Club as a way to embrace the new climate she found herself in as a college student in the Twin Ports. “It’s a fun thing to do in the winter,” she said.  She isn’t alone. Activity in curling clubs along the North Shore has seen a definite…

Two Harbors Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast
posted on Monday, Sep 25, 2017
Two Harbors—Those who stay at the Two Harbors Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast write many comments about their experiences there. One thing is common among them: Staying a few nights in a working lighthouse is a unique bucket list item. But it’s the extras around the lighthouse that guests also write about in this Lake Superior harbor city. Aside from a beacon that has flashed over Agate Bay since the lighthouse station opened in 1892, nearby are working iron ore docks with the incoming and outgoing of ships that first necessitated…