It is not often that state natural resource management is scrutinized by an academic publication such as the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR). There, a May 1 headline reads: “After censoring stories, Gov. Scott Walker wants to kill off self-funded outdoors magazine.” The story reports
Spring backpedaled into winter last week with a weather event that delivered three layers of precipitation to the North Shore. First came freezing rain that coated everything with a half inch or more of ice. This was followed by a couple of inches of ice pellets that formed a frozen crust over the
Dan Johnson of Oakdale is all smiles with his first North Shore steelhead. | SHAWN PERICH
This is a modern fishing story, because it starts on Facebook. A picture of a fish led to a conversation between a couple of fishermen. That conversation became an invitation to go fishing; to be precise, steelhead fishing. That’s why Dan Johnson showed up at my Grand Marais office early one morning
“I don’t understand why folks look for shed antlers,” said a friend during a recent telephone conversation. “Do you look for antlers?”
“Yes,” was my reply.
My friend spends lots of time outdoors with his two yellow Labs. Most of his daily hikes take place in a populated area where there
Last week, a fed-up Minnesota lawmaker made the news when she announced on the House floor that it was time for her colleagues to break up their card game in the “Retiring Room” and get to work. Her blunt statement was so revealing of the way our legislators “work” that it made national news.
The dead of winter is a time for scheming and dreaming. In the midst of snow and subzero temperatures, I hatched a plan. Wouldn’t it be great, come April, to load up the dogs and a fishing rod, then head out to the Dakotas to see what I might find? This wouldn’t be a fishing trip per se, just