Along the Shore

Along the Shore

Smallmouth Bass and a Fly Rod will change your Life

Fly fishing on Poplar Lake can be done from ice out until fall using a variety of flies and techniques. | JOE FRIEDRICHS

Walleye. Lake trout. Trophy pike.

Undoubtedly, these are the fish which lure anglers to the waters of the Northern Wilds.

And yet, one fish and one specific means of catching said species remains the hidden gem of the region: fly fishing for smallmouth bass.

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MDH and partners honor rural health workers

Back Row [L to R] Rita Plourde, Jetty St John, Bill Heitzman, Karl Hansen, Dr. Alyssa Hedstrom and John Bottger. Front Row [L to R] Joni Kristenson, Teresa Borak, Paul Nelson, Georgene Daubanton and Bonnie Dalin. | SUBMITTED

At the Minnesota Rural Health Conference in Duluth, some of Minnesota’s most talented public health workers received well-deserved recognition for their service to the state’s rural communities and residents.

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