Duluth has won Outside Magazine’s online contest for Best Town, outpolling fellow finalist Provo, Utah in a social-media driven competition. Read more →
Duluth has made the final two in an on-line vote to be named Outside Magazine’s Best Town, something Mayor Don Ness said could help bolster the city’s reputatation as an outdoor recreation hub and attract talented entrepreneurs and professionals. Read more →
Grand Marais, Minn., couple paddled, dog sledded, and hiked 11,647 miles across North America. Read more →
(Prairie Pothole Region outlined in blue. Courtesy U.S. Geological Survey.) Land use in the Prairie Pothole Region of the upper Midwest has been shifting at an extraordinary rate in recent years, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. Land enrolled in the Federal Conservation Reserve Program continues to decline at a rapid Read more →
Every Wednesday during the summer, a downtown Nisswa, Minn. parking lot transforms into a race track and the streets fill with families. For 50 years, turtle racing has been a highlight for the Crow Wing County community and today third-generation racers compete for the title of grand champion. Read more →
A robust frog and toad population is a good indicator of the health of our environment but their survival is constantly threatened by weather, habitat loss and disease. Read more →
Opening the cabin for the summer in Minnesota means work — and more memories — for Ely photographer Steve Foss.
Ten years ago this spring, Minnesota kayaking guru and author Jim Rada died of a heart attack while descending Upper Michigan’s Presque Isle River. This May a group of kayakers raced the river in his honor, sprinkling his ashes so he could ride with them one more time.
The 66th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener set for this weekend in Park Rapids may be one for the record books. Many lakes in the area still have lots of ice, enough so that even a couple of days of warm temperatures are unlikely to make it disappear in time for Saturday’s walleye opener.
Dozens of loons have been rescued in northern Wisconsin from roadsides, parking lots and fields, after record spring snowstorms interrupted their migration northward.