Remembering A Past Life — And An Old Friend

Well before I started this job, the Northland Outdoors content plan already was firmly in place: Cover everything outdoors … that doesn’t include a ball. Perfect. I had worked as a golf journalist much earlier in my career, but that was well behind me, the outdoors being my focus for many years now. And, unlike…
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A Celebration, Not Conference, Of NCT, Hiking

I brought my fat bike, just in case. And while many stretches of this segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail in north-central Minnesota definitely could lend themselves to mountain biking, recent storms had brought down a few trees on and around the trail, making it difficult to navigate with a bike. So I…
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Going To The Dogs — And Bowhunters?

CROSBY, Minn. — If it were waterfowl hunting, especially with a dog, the plan to include hunting in True North Basecamp’s growing mix of outdoors offerings would be even more perfect. But that the camp now allows dogs and wants to include hunting — possibly providing a sanctuary of sorts for bowhunters during the firearms…
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Wolf Numbers Not Adding Up — Again

Numbers-wise, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports that little has changed with the state’s wolf population in the last year. And so, nothing has changed with the wolf situation as a whole here in the last year. Absolutely nothing. Just weeks after I started at Northland Outdoors in August of last year, the DNR released…
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The Great Minnesota Fish Get-Together

It had an eerie sort of start. Like something out of “Jaws.” Ever so gradually, I could make out a figure, slowly moving toward me in the glimmering, darkish waters — or at least toward the camera. Then, before I knew it, a good-sized musky was on top of us. And so, for me, the Minnesota State…
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