As a kid, I read about polar explorers and expedition mountain climbers. I wanted to go on extreme adventures like Douglas Mawson and Edmund Hillary did. But I was rooted in the Midwest, and you can only go so far on a banana-seat bike. So, I became an imaginary
There are three certainties in this world: death, taxes and disastrous fishing openers. Guys have the odds stacked against us right from the start because the Minnesota fishing opener always falls on Mother’s Day weekend. I’m not sure how
Generations of children have ridden the wooden carousel horses at Thunder Bay’s Chippewa Park. For many, the memory of riding on a carousel lingers for life. Now, after a century of service, the carved wooden horses of the C.W. Parker carousel have become
All along the North Shore there are people ready at any moment to drop everything to dash to the scene of a car crash or a fire. Who are these folks who answer the page to head out in all kinds of weather to search for a missing person? Who know how to work the powerful jaws-of-life and how to deliver
Ice. Frozen water. It forms, expands and melts. Nothing more, nothing less… right?
Well, that depends on whom you ask.
“Ice cover is an important component of northern freshwater ecosystems,” said Cliff Bentley, a DNR hydrologist for Lake and Cook counties. “It influences