Outdoors

  • Protesters voice opinions on new law keeping them off GTAC mine site

    To some people, the proposed G–TAC taconite mine near Mellen, Wisconsin would be the state's largest ever project and would employ hundreds if not thousands of people. Others fear that thousands of acres of public forest would be eaten by the mine and pollute the whole region. On Sunday, opponents of the mine gathered on the property to promote activism and to test a new law keeping them away from the mine site.

  • Tourism campaign will tout Minnesota to out of state visitors

    Explore Minnesota is the name of the organization that promotes tourism in the state. Tourism is a 12–billion dollar industry statewide and Explore Minnesota wants to make it even bigger. Dave Anderson tells us how the group hopes to get the job done in 2014.

  • Twig pastor snowmobiling 1500 miles for new church

    Sunday morning, a Northland pastor left his pulpit to high tail it down a snowmobile trail. Not for a short run, but for a trip that may take a whole month. Dave Anderson tells us why.

  • Lake Superior's ice will change upcoming seasons

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The big lake has a lot of ice forming on it daily. What does this mean as far as lake levels go and how are Spring and Summer will be for towns next to Superior?

  • Latest details of dead body found in snow bank in Chisholm

    Iron Range, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The body of a man was found in a snow bank in Chisholm early Wednesday morning.

  • Nature Matters: Shipwrecks provide habitat for Lake Superior fish

    It's estimated that there are between six and 25–thousand shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth has picked one to study in order to find out what happens to a wreck over time. In this week's Nature Matters, Dave Anderson tells us the evidence points to a boost for fish at the expense of humans.

  • Two Harbors musher wins Beargrease mid distance race

    The 30th annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon began Sunday. The mid distance part of that race series ended Monday morning. As Dave Anderson explains, the shorter race is as serious an undertaking as the full marathon.

  • 30th Beargrease race begins with good mushing weather

    Several years of poor winter weather has sometimes pushed back or even cancelled the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. This year, though, the weather is perfect. Dave Anderson takes us to the start of the 30th annual running of the dogs.

  • Quarantine proposed in Lake and Cook counties for gypsy moths

    St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is proposing a quarantine of gypsy moth for Lake and Cook counties in hopes of stopping the spread of this tree pest.

  • Nature Matters: Snowy owls thrill bird watchers

    Most of our weather has come from the arctic this winter and it seems a winged arctic visitor has come along with the cold. Snowy owls are wintering here in fairly large numbers. In this week's Nature Matters, Dave Anderson has tips on where to find the large white birds.

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