Minnesota’s environmental community received an early Christmas gift regarding the copper mining controversy, when the Obama administration announced on December 15 that the Interior and Agriculture departments denied an application for renewal of two hard rock mineral leases from Twin Metals
Sometimes the truth hurts. In a recent conversation, someone pointed out that I have long been a purveyor of fake news. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the term fake news many times in recent weeks. Perhaps it can be most easily described as the crazy stories that pop up on
Drive across Minnesota and you’ll pass through communities you may have never heard of: Castle Danger, Esko, Tamarack, Barrows, Swanville, Westport, Long Beach, Cyrus, Johnson, Beardsley. Doing so, you’ll also cross a remarkably diverse landscape: the rocky hills rising from Lake Superior’s
In America exists a people who believe a box store is simply a box with nothing inside of it. They are a simple people who pay off their credit card bills monthly and are satisfied with last year’s model…even when it is 10 years old. These are my people.
I was in Duluth for the Thanksgiving
It’s not surprising that northern Ontario has some of the same problems in its forests as northern Minnesota. The moose population is in decline. Commercial timber harvest is down, but the risk of uncontrolled wildfire is up. Bats are battling the deadly white nose fungus. Et cetera, et cetera.
It seems fair to say the 2016 firearm deer season was a grind for northern Minnesota hunters. Unseasonably warm November weather may have been a comfort to hunters in stands, but it was good for whitetails, too. During the heat of the day, deer movement was minimal.
We didn’t see a deer on opening