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
Joynes Ben Franklin
Joynes Ben Franklin is a shopper’s delight. You can find almost anything in that store, from notions to beautiful Scandinavian wool sweaters and shoe aisles to die for, plus everything in between.
In fact, owners Rodney and Julie Carlson and Jim Joynes were seriously considering
“He is 150 pounds or more bigger than we thought he would be,” said Misty Schliep as she glances down at the photo in front of her. “He is a Vietnamese pot belly pig, not the teacup kind that you would normally think of. He was only supposed to be about 45 pounds.”
Drew Johnson isn’t a fan of cold weather.
Given his geographic location in northeastern Minnesota, this presents a problem. Opting not to sulk through the winter months, Johnson took the matter into his own hands. So he bought a lizard. And then a snake. And then an enormous frog he named Zigi.
No names. This story isn’t about the people. It’s about the history and connection that modern man has with ice. It’s about the science and technology used to harvest the ice, and it’s about the purpose for pulling the ice.