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Osprey survives lightning strike
A juvenile osprey displaced from its nest by a lightning-caused fire near Biwabik last week was in "guarded" condition today at a wildlife rehabilitation...
July 21, 2009 - 7:31am
July 8, 2009
Land owners grumble over proposed Red Wing to Hastings bike trail
The public portion of Tuesday night's open house about the proposed trail from Red Wing to Hastings was more of the same, according to Red Wing Planning Director Brian Peterson. Both land owners who would be affected by the trail and citizens questioning the source of funding voiced...
outdoors / sports
July 8, 2009 - 7:33am
June 30, 2009
Conservationists say tax equals green Minnesota
June 30, 2009 - 7:20am
June 25, 2009
Dakota City summer camps are still taking registrations
A few openings remain in Dakota City Heritage Village's second and third sessions of its annual youth day camp, titled 1900 Apprentice. Space is available in the sessions scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, July 6-9 and July 20-23. Each session will include...
outdoors / life
June 25, 2009 - 2:51pm
June 18, 2009
Aquaponics facility may become a cash generator for dairy industry
A rural Baldwin, Wis. commercial property may hold the future for agriculture. Just outside of town is the building site for the new "Future Farm Food and Fuel" facility, a business partner with the Emerald and Baldwin Dairy operations. Steve Meyer, director of operations, has been...
June 18, 2009 - 7:30am
June 2, 2009
Geocaching: High-tech way to be outdoors
ST. PAUL - Minnesota state parks are asking a question of people who like to get outdoors and explore the wildlife and terrain of the 72 state...
June 2, 2009 - 7:17am
May 31, 2009
Snail changes rules for infested lake near Deer River, Minn.
Snail changes rules for infested Winnie near Deer River, Minn. Anglers and boaters must adhere to stricter rules on Lake Winnibigoshish near Deer River because the lake has been designated "infested waters" under state regulations. The infested-waters designation was made May 7...
May 31, 2009 - 4:28pm
May 27, 2009
Duluth angler catches giant trout on Lake Superior
A longtime Lake Superior troller has caught what is believed to be the largest "lean" lake trout taken at the Duluth end of Lake Superior. Fishing...
May 27, 2009 - 8:08am
May 21, 2009
Well, blow me down
news / life
May 21, 2009 - 4:46pm
May 20, 2009
Ash borer closing in
NEW LONDON -- As people started checking in early Friday morning at Sibley State Park for a weekend of camping, the office staff there received...
May 20, 2009 - 8:08am
May 18, 2009
Share your Farmington photos
The Farmington Independent wants to give residents a chance to share their vision of the city where they live. Every week the Independent publishes a feature called Looking Around featuring photos submitted by Farmington residents. Readers can submit scenic photos, family photos...
May 18, 2009 - 8:53am
May 14, 2009
Columns: Get on that bike and ride
May, it turns out, is National Bike Month. That should be good news for me. Anyone who reads this column on a semi-regular basis should have figured out by now I ride my bike more than most people would consider sensible, and now we've got 31 whole days dedicated to making at least...
columns / opinion / outdoors / sports
May 14, 2009 - 3:29pm
Randy Distad: The man who minds the parks
As residents start to come out of their homes to enjoy the warmer weather, many head to Farmington's parks or trail system to enjoy some time outdoors. But how many folks think about what it takes to keep those trails and parks in shape? Probably not too many. But Randy Distad does. As...
news / outdoors
May 14, 2009 - 3:05pm
May 12, 2009
Hooked on the St. Louis River
ON THE ST. LOUIS RIVER, DULUTH -- The dark shape of three human forms loomed in the blackness at Boy Scout Landing shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday....
May 12, 2009 - 8:00am
May 11, 2009
Kabetogama Lake is 2010 fishing opener
WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. - The Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener moves back north in 2010, after seeing its first visit to the metro area this...
May 11, 2009 - 7:02am