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GRAND MARAIS – Considering how often a just-peeking sunrise is captured in Bryan Hansel's photographs, usually over Lake Superior, you'd just assume he was a morning person.
Lake Superior declined about 3 inches in December, a little less than it usually does for the month. The International Lake Superior Board of Control reported Thursday that the big lake now sits 11 inches above its Jan. 1 long-term average but 2 inches below the level at this time last year. Lakes Michigan-Huron dropped an inch over December, less than the normal 2-inch drop. The lakes now sit 20 inches above average and 3 inches above the level at Jan. 1, 2018.
The first thing you notice is that there is no brake.
Already the majority owner of the facility, ArcelorMittal USA on Wednesday, Dec. 26, said it will take over day-to-day management of Hibbing Taconite in 2019 after Cleveland-Cliffs leaves the job.
When they aren't identifying record large trees in the forest, Thomas Gable and Austin Homkes' day job is wolf research, trying to untangle the complex, mostly unknown relationship between wolves and beaver in Voyageurs National Park.
Jack pine often don't get much respect.
The call came over their patrol truck radio just before 4 p.m. There was a deer in a house. In a basement, to be exact, and the owners were panicking over what to do. “We sort of laughed at first. Then we started getting other officers coming on the radio offering advice, while laughing of course, telling us to make sure to get video,’’ said Minnesota Conservation Officer Kipp Duncan.
Twin Metals Minnesota released new details May 24 for its underground copper-nickel mine planned near Ely, including a new location for its proposed processing plant.
While his home state has been basking in 80- and 90-degree heat in recent days, Ely explorer Will Steger managed to find real winter hanging on in northern Canada.
Rick Horton of Grand Rapids was just back from a spring turkey when he noticed the ticks, about a dozen of them, dug into his skin.