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  • Nature Matters: MN Deer Opener Slow

    The official tally of hunter success for the deer season opener is still being counted. But, word of mouth among Department of Natural Resources officials and the people that run registration stations is that hunter success is down. In this week's Nature Matters, Dave Anderson tells us why.

  • Healing with birch bark: Research and business taking off in the Northland

    Two Harbors, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The forests of the Northland are loaded with birch trees, but did you know those trees produce chemicals that are used in medicine and cosmetics. Those chemicals are being extracted right here in the Northland for distribution worldwide.

  • Fall Trail Series keeps runners racing on trails

    Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- If you like to run, or even if you don't, chances are good that you've enjoyed a race like Grandma's Marathon or at least a 5k race. Many of those races take place on the road, but there is a series of races that take place exclusively on the trails around the twin ports and guess what? They're free.

  • New fee proposed for visitors to Apostle Islands Ice Caves

    Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The ice caves along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore were free to visit last year, but there is now talk of charging a fee during the Ice Cave event.

  • Nature Matters: Waterfowl Hunting Safety Camp

    The waterfowl hunting season opened throughout much of the Northland this past weekend. While conservation officers look for hunters breaking the rules, conservation clubs want to teach new hunters how to follow those rules. In this week's Nature Matters, Dave Anderson tells us about a camp that teaches safe and ethical hunting tactics to teen–agers.

  • Northlanders enjoy one of Duluth's "hidden treasures" as part of city's revitalization plan

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- More than 550 people seized the opportunity this weekend to enjoy one of Duluth's hidden treasures, more commonly known as Chamber's Grove.

  • Remington Rifle Recall

    A Remington hunting rifle is under a recall notification because of an alleged faulty firing system. Lawsuits are blaming the rifle for several deaths already and they're claiming more people could be killed. Dave Anderson reports.

  • Experts: Fall colors expected to be great this year

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The first visual signs of fall have arrived and many of us here in the Northland have taken notice.

  • Nature Matters: Deer Advisory Councils Let Citizens Speak

    Last year's severe winter hit deer hard in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. To address the problem of a low deer herd, Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources has started Deer Advisory Councils across the state. In this week's Nature Matters, Dave Anderson tells us how we can get involved.