2020-02-28 E-Edition

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Conservation easement helps protect Orr sanctuary for bears

ORR — Standing on the viewing deck at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, conversations suddenly shift to excited whispers as a bear ambles onto the scene. This bear is one of many different black bears that stop by the sanctuary throughout the year … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

This Town documentary tells stories of northern Minnesotan communities

This Town, the newest documentary from WDSE•WRPT, features the seldom-told stories of small towns and the people who live in them across northern Minnesota. The documentary focuses on Grand Portage, Sandstone, Ball Club and Kettle River, with short i… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

“GRACE”

The Minnesota state photograph


The picture Grace, taken around 1920 by photographer Eric Enstrom at his studio in Bovey, was designated Minnesota’s official state photograph in 2002. Photo courtesy of the Itasca County Historical Society.Around 1920, the photographer Eric Enstrom … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Extreme temps beget brilliance in the morning sky

Just another frigid, freezing, subzero morning in Minnesota


Sundogs are colored spots of light that develop due to the refraction of light through ice crystals. They are located approximately 22 degrees either left, right or both, from the sun, depending on where the ice crystals are present. Source: www.weat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

IRTB’s Top 10 for ’20 Exciting 2020 tourism developments



IRON RANGE — Welcome 2020! What are we jazzed about this year? Where do I begin? Here are our top ten exciting developments in tourism (and in general) for the new year: 10. MESABI OUTDOOR ADVENTURES. What will they think of next? This group of outdo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

11 trails projects awarded grants Funds will create or improve area trails

IRON RANGE — The Regional Trails grant program assists with design, engineering and construction of various types of new trails such as snowmobile, bicycle, ski, hiking and ATV. Eleven projects were recently awarded grants that will either create new… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Grants available to support local trail improvement projects

IRON RANGE — The Iron Range Tourism Bureau recently received an Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation “Regional Trails Grant” of $50,000 to help support local trail improvement projects. The funds will be distributed in 2020 through the Northern … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Virginia’s Silver Lake loon

The giant fiberglass sculpture is a tribute to our state bird


The Silver Lake loon rides in a Virginia Jaycees float in the Land of the Loon parade in 1990. The big bird makes an annual appearance at the parade before returning to its natural habitat. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Area Historical Society. V… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Flying with the loons

Tiny transmitters tell researchers more about the state bird

Minnesota’s state bird stretches its wings. Photo by Larry Aho.This article was originally published in the January-February 2013 issue of the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer. The July sun melted below the horizon. This was the signal for U.S. Geol… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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