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National Cherry Festival Airshow - Thursday, June 28, 2018

USCG Air Station Traverse City Open Ramp
National Cherry Festival Airshow

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TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN, —  June 28, 2018  (LSN)  Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City is scheduled to host an ‘Open Ramp’ event, Friday, June 29, 2018, from 5:30 p.m., to 8 p.m., to kick off the 2018 National Cherry Festival Airshow.  

Admission is free and open to the public. 

The Air Station is opening its gates and allowing up-close access to the National Cherry Festival Airshow performers, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, two Air National Guard A10’s, the Royal Canadian Air Force HC-130 Hercules, a vintage B17 Bomber, L39 Albatross training jet, and Air Station Traverse City’s own MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters.

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Experience North c - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Experience North combines everything local and outdoors

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TERRACE BAY , ONTARIO  - June 27, 2018  (LSN) I don’t know about you, but I am passionate about anything outdoors, but especially proud of my backyard on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Allow me to introduce myself, My name is Kendall,  I am the proud new owner of Experience North, in Terrace Bay, ON. Experience North combines everything local and outdoors all into one convenient hub. I would love to share this with you!

  

When you pull into the parking lot you will notice the canoes, kayaks and paddleboards sitting on the rack outside with a rent me sign. There are also Fat bikes, Camping Equipment, Fishing Kits and Day Packs for rent

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Lake Superior Day on Barker’s Island - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Celebrate Lake Superior Day July 15 on Barker’s Island in Superior

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SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN . –   June 27, 2018  (LSN) The community is invited to celebrate Lake Superior Day on Sunday, July 15, at Barker’s Island Festival Park in Superior.

The event will include free family fun with live music, kids’ activities, stand-up paddleboarding, informational booths, and food vendors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., all focused on celebrating and appreciating the greatest Great Lake. 

Prior to the festivities, North Shore SUP will host the inaugural Paddle for the People free recreational paddle race around Barker’s Island. There will be a mandatory check-in from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 10 a.m. Following the event, North Shore SUP will offer free stand-up paddleboarding demonstrations.

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Sault as one of Canada’s friendliest cities - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Expedia ranks the Sault as one of Canada’s friendliest cities

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO - June 19, 2018 (LSN)  Sault Ste. Marie was ranked one of the friendliest cities in Canada by Expedia. In an article released last week, the travel website analyzed more than 750 communities based on visitor reviews. The Sault was rated ninth in the country. 

 

The Expedia article, titled Friendliest Communities (and Towns) in Canada 2018, describes the city as followed: “Located on the banks of the St. Mary’s River, Sault Ste. Marie has always been known for its beauty and easy living. You’ll want to experience the good vibes for yourself.” The report also highlights the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Center and Art Gallery of Algoma. “You’ll see how the lovely area has influenced a wealth of artists,” the article states.

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Take a Kid Fishing Weekend Minnesota - Monday, June 4, 2018

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is June 8-10

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA,  June 4, 2018  (LSN) On Take a Kid Fishing Weekend from Friday, June 8, to Sunday, June 10, Minnesotans can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

“Fishing together with kids can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors and have some memorable experiences,” said Jeff Ledermann, DNR angler recruitment, retention and education supervisor. “We encourage people to give it a try. It’s fairly easy to buy or borrow fishing poles, and one good way to start is by fishing for bluegills with small hooks, bobbers and live bait.”

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DNR invites public to serve on council - Monday, June 4, 2018

DNR invites public to serve on council to help boost hunter, angler numbers

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MINEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA -  June 4, 2018 (LSN) Efforts to increase the number of hunters and anglers in Minnesota will gain new focus with advice from a 15-member council that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is establishing to zero in on hunter and angler recruitment, retention and reactivation.

“Getting more people out in the water, in woods and fields is a significant challenge and worthwhile goal for all Minnesotans,” said James Burnham, DNR hunter and angler recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) coordinator. “The outcome may decide the success of conservation efforts valued by Minnesotans whether or not they hunt and fish. But we need the public’s help and guidance to move the needle.”

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Save Our Carousel - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Save Our Carousel Sneak Peek a Galloping Success

Chippewa Park Carousel.   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   Karen and Ed Fukushima's granddaughter admires the restored horse.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  May 31, 2018  (LSN)  The Save Our Carousel campaign saw a great turnout at their “Sneak Peek” event on Tuesday, May 29 at in the Sleeping Giant Brewery tap room. The event was held as an opportunity to update the community on the ongoing restoration of the Chippewa Park Carousel.  

 

The event kicked off with Donna Gilhooly, Co-Chair of the carousel restoration project, providing the opening remarks to a full tap room. Jules Tupker, the capital campaign chair, followed and updated the room on the ongoing restoration and how they could get involved.  He reminded the audience that while adopting a horse comes with a $20,000 or $25,000 price tag there are other ways to sponsor or donate with options all the way from 1$ to $25,000.

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Musky Season Opens - Friday, May 25, 2018

Wisconsin’s northern zone musky season opens Memorial Day Weekend

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MADISON, WISCONSIN May 25, 2018  (LSN)  Wisconsin's northern zone musky season opens this Saturday and spring fish assessments are showing anglers won't be disappointed with what they find, with many fish over 40 inches netted and released.

Overall, fishing success was fair along west shore of Green Bay this week. Some anglers were catching good numbers of walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike. Fishing pressure was high Sunday at Oconto for the perch opener. Anglers on the pier were having a lot of success catching perch, northern pike and the occasional walleye. The walleye bite on the east shore was more consistent with many boats at Bayshore catching close to their limit.

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Good Seamanship is the Key To a Safe Boating - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Good Seamanship is the Key To a Safe Boating Season on the Great Lakes

Lake Carrier Assoc   Lake Superior News
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CLEVELAND.OHIO –  May 23, 2018  (LSN)  The Great Lakes are one of America’s busiest waterways.  Each year U.S., Canadian and vessels from throughout the world move upwards of 160 million tons of cargos that drive the North American economy.  The largest vessels, the U.S.-flag 1,000-footers, are almost as long as modern-day aircraft carriers and their power plants are capable of generating nearly 20,000 horsepower.

The Memorial Day Weekend is also traditionally the start of the summer boating season on the Lakes.  Commercial and recreational vessels can co-exist safely, but to do so will require good seamanship by all involved. 

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Drummond Island Reporting Station - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Drummond Island Reporting Station
Opening for Memorial Day Weekend

Drummond Island Reporting Station Michigan  Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN —  May 22, 2018  (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations today announced the opening dates of the Drummond Island reporting station at Yacht Haven for Memorial Day Weekend: the reporting station will be opening May 25 through May 28 from 09:00 am to 5:00 pm. only. Future dates for full time service are still to be determined.

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native plant species sale - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

EcoSuperior native plant species sale in support of biodiversity

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#LSN_Outdoors    Blue flax

Thunder Bay, ONTARIO — May 22, 2018  (LSN) EcoSuperior is hosting a one-day fundraiser to boost native plant biodiversity. The event will have dozens of varieties of locally-grown perennial wildflowers, grasses, and herbs for sale to the general public on Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to noon, hosted behind EcoSuperior’s office at 562 Red River Rd at the corner of Hill St.

“These plants play an important role in urban greenspaces by supporting biodiversity, pollinators and native habitat,” says Julia Prinselaar, program coordinator at EcoSuperior. She added that the plants are locally grown at Paulusma’s Greenhouses, a family-operated plant nursery in Thunder Bay.

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Application for Small Boat Reporting - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Application for Small Boat Reporting
the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence River from Buffalo to Ogdensburg

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BUFFALO, NEW YORK  – May 22, 2018   (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations has added the Buffalo Field Office to the list of locations now using the new Reporting Offsite Arrival-Mobile (ROAM) application for small boat reporting.

The new application replaces the current system of utilizing one of sixteen Outlying Area Reporting Stations (OARS), which were outdated and challenging to access.  Small boaters in the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence regions will now be able to complete their inspection with a CBP officer through an application on their personal smart phone device, or at one of the new ROAM reporting locations, which will have the reporting application loaded onto an iPad.

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file a float plan - Monday, May 21, 2018

Coast Guard urges boaters file a float plan

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CLEVELAND, OHIO  —  May 21, 2018  (LSN)  The Coast Guard reminds boaters to plan ahead before venturing out on the water by filing a float plan with someone on land and by downloading the Coast Guard Boating Safety social media app.

No one plans to get lost out on the water. No one plans to have their boat break down far away from land. No one plans to have an accident on the water. And unfortunately, not many people plan ahead to make it easier to be found by the Coast Guard.

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West Nile virus monitoring in ruffed grouse - Monday, May 21, 2018

Great Lakes states to collaborate on West Nile virus monitoring in ruffed grouse

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MADISON, WISCONSIN  -  May 21, 2019  (LSN)  A region-wide effort to better understand West Nile virus in ruffed grouse is getting underway in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

 

“In the Great Lakes Region, West Nile virus has been found in a small number of grouse with no known population-level effects at this point,” said Charlotte Roy, grouse project leader with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Still, we want to let hunters know we’re in the first steps of monitoring the virus, and we’re planning to do some limited testing of birds this fall.”

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Help manage elk Minnesota populations - Monday, May 14, 2018

Apply to hunt elk in Minnesota

Apply to hunt elk in Minnesota  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   DNR  Help manage elk populations

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - May 14, 2018  (LSN)  Hunters have through Friday, June 15, to apply for one of 22 elk licenses offered this year by the Department of Natural Resources. Elk hunting is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Minnesota residents.

“A number of antlerless-only elk licenses are being offered this year for the Kittson-Central herd to reduce that population,” said Erik Thorson, DNR acting big game program leader. “Our latest survey counted 75 elk in this herd, which is above the population goal of 50 to 60 identified in the elk management plan.”

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Bird Festival at Horicon Marsh - Monday, May 7, 2018

21st annual Bird Festival at Horicon Marsh

Black-throated Green Warbler  Lake Superior News
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HORICON, WISCONSIN  - May 7, 2018  (LSN)   Bird enthusiasts can experience the sights, sounds and natural beauty of birds in peak spring migration as the Horicon Marsh Bird Club hosts the 21st annual Bird Festival at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center May 10-14.

From the backyard birder to the world traveler, four days of adventure await by foot, boat, bus and bicycle at Horicon Marsh, one of the largest freshwater marshes in the United States. The Horicon Marsh Bird Festival is the oldest bird festival in Wisconsin.

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DNR Grants available - Monday, May 7, 2018

DNR Grants available for groups
that help more people hunt and fish

Women Bird Hunting   Lake Superior News
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 MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA,  May 7, 2018  (LSN)  Grants are available for groups that help more people hunt and fish through a program that, so far, has funded 34 projects ranging from an outdoor adventure club at Roseville Area High School to classes for the Fairmont community that get friends and family fishing together.  

“We’re excited about being able to continue this grant program that aims to help groups get more people hunting and fishing, and ultimately supporting conservation,” said Jeff Ledermann, education and skills team supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 

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McKellar Island Bird Observatory - Saturday, May 5, 2018

McKellar Island Bird Observatory
on 30 acres of land on McKellar Island

McKellar Bird Observatory John, Noah and his dad studying birds   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  May 5, 2018  (LSN)  McKellar Island Bird Observatory (MIBO) is a place where people can connect with nature and see an outstanding example of ‘citizen science’. The observatory was established in 2014 by John & Maureen Woodcock on 30 acres of land on McKellar Island in Thunder Bay leased from Husky Energy

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Hook a catfish and get hooked on fun - Monday, April 30, 2018

Hook a catfish and get hooked on fun

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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA - April 30, 2018  (LSN)  Consider the lowly catfish. With its long, whisker-like barbels and flattened face, it might not be the prettiest fish swimming in Minnesota’s waters. But more and more anglers around the state are finding it an attractive species, both for sport and for the frying pan.

“Catfish are hard fighters, and they’re widely considered fine table fare,” said Mario Travaline, a fisheries biologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN) program. “Usually, if you can find one, you’ll find several. And they can be fished with simple tackle and a variety of baits.”

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Still Winter in Northern Wisconsin - Saturday, April 21, 2018

Still Winter in Northern Wisconsin

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#LSN_Outdoors NOAA about noon April 19 shows snow cover across almost all of Wisconsin

The weather kept many fishermen inside this week, but warm weather this week should bring out lots of anglers. Walleye fishing was picking up on the Oconto, Peshtigo, Menominee and Wolf rivers prior to the snow, but then water temperatures dropped dramatically. There have still been hundreds of shore anglers and boaters out on the Fox River to catch a trophy walleye. Sturgeon are in the Wolf River, but with cold water it will be at least a week or longer before spawning will occur.

Most Door County ramps and access points are blocked with snow. Before the storm fishing was fairly productive. Boats launching at Sturgeon Bay were trolling for browns. Steelhead fishing was good before the storm with numbers of fish showing up in creeks.

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Moose Tag Allocations cut Northwest Region - Thursday, April 19, 2018

NOSA responds to Moose Tag Allocations cut Northwest Region Wildlife Management Unit

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  April 19, 2018  (LSN) The office of the Northwester Ontario Sportsmen's Alliance(NOSA) is citing inconsistent moose management policy as one of the key reasons for yet another large cut to moose tags for the region. NOSA Executive Director John Kaplanis is blaming the Northwest Regional office of OMNRF for signing off on the decisions to cut tags in this manner.

NOSA is citing OMNRF's over estimated harvest calculations in the formula as one of the primary contributors to seeing tags reduced so drastically in many wildlife management units(WMU's), therefore as a "fail safe" measure OMNRF is simply knocking back the adult moose tag allocations to a level that basically brings moose hunting to a near stand still in many WMU's. For example in WMU 13 around the city of Thunder Bay, only one resident bull archery tag is being allocated for the 2018 fall moose hunting season. NOSA believes that tag reductions such as this are simply a demonstration on the part of OMNRF to "punish" moose hunters for not participating in a voluntary moose hunter "post card survey" in recent years.

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Spring Turkey Hunt - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Focus on safety Wisconsin Spring Turkey Hunt

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MADISON WISCONSIN  --  April 17, 2018  (LSN)  Approximately 80,000 hunters will be heading to the field for the 2018 spring turkey hunting season, with the first period starting April 18.

DNR statistics show 80 percent of accidents during turkey hunting seasons involve hunters mistaking other hunters for game, or hunters failing to positively identify their target. The other 20 percent of accidents are self-inflicted, usually the result of violating one of the four firearm safety rules.

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$7.4 million in value to DNR - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Volunteers add $7.4 million in value to DNR

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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA -  April 15, 2018  (LSN) Nearly 23,000 citizens donated services valued at $7.4 million during 2017 to assist the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in accomplishing its conservation mission through a variety of projects and programs, according to the new 2017 Annual DNR Volunteer Report released today. That’s the equivalent of an extra 135 full-time staff.

DNR managers, professionals and technicians work alongside volunteers to help manage the state’s diverse natural resources.

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Bill C-71: Target Legal Firearms Owners - Friday, April 13, 2018

Bill C-71: Trudeau Liberals
Target Legal Firearms Owners

Bill C-71: Target Legal Firearms Owners  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  April 13, 2018  (LSN) When Justin Trudeau's Liberals were running in the last federal election in Canada, they promised Canadians would enjoy legalized marijuana. Simultaneously, Justin Trudeau promised firearms owners that a newly elected Liberal government would not resurrect the federal long gun registry that was scrapped by the Conservatives under Steven Harper. So what do these two issues even remotely have in common? If you are a firearms owner who thought Trudeau was going to be the coolest Prime Minister ever, because of his promise to legalize pot, then let's talk about Bill C-71. 

   Over two weeks ago the federal government tabled Bill C-71 with the stated goal of introducing federal firearms controls in the name of "reducing crime" and "making it harder for criminals to commit gun violence." The Bill was introduced in a timely manner. It's as though the Liberals were sitting on it and just waiting for what they believed would be the perfect moment to drop this little bomb on firearms owners. Therefore, in the wake of a recent mass shooting at a Florida highschool, and with an ever present gun control lobby effort right here in Canada, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the Federal Liberals were eager to pounce on some low hanging fruit, so to speak.

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Ontario Travel Information Services Conference - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ontario Travel Information
Services Conference

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  April 11, 2018  (LSN) More than 200 travel and tourism industry representatives from around the province are making a voyage to Sault Ste. Marie this fall. The community has been selected to host the 2018 Ontario Travel Information Services Conference. Taking place October 16 to 18, this is the first time the forum is being held in Northern Ontario. The annual event is facilitated by Destination Ontario.

 

The Ontario Travel Information Services Conference brings together travel industry staff, government officials and destination marketing agencies. Delegates learn latest trends, share best practices and engage with partners.

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Preserving the tugboat Edna G - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Preserving the tugboat Edna G
Two Harbors 

tugboat Edna G  Lake Superior News
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TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA  -  April 4, 2018  (LSN)  The tugboat Edna G is a retired, hand-fired coal burning tug, home ported in Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA. She was built by Cleveland Shipbuilding, in Cleveland, Ohio in 1896. Originally powered at 700 horsepower, she was re-boilered for 1000 horsepower in 1949. She spent her working years in Two Harbors, moving assorted types of iron ore carriers and other vessels into and out of the Lake Superior port in Agate Bay, except for the two year USA involvement in World War 1, when the government requisitioned her for service on the East Coast, moving military goods into and out of port.

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DNR lists tips for avoiding conflicts  - Monday, April 2, 2018

Be aware of bears this spring

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#LSN_Outdoors   DNR lists tips for avoiding conflicts 

MINNEAPOLIS , MINNESOTA  April 2, 2018  (LSN)  Anyone living near bear habitat is reminded to be aware of bears this spring and check their property for food sources that could attract bears.

“Bears are roaming around now with the lack of snow and warmer weather so interactions with people are going to start in central Minnesota which includes the southern part of the bear range,” said Eric Nelson, wildlife animal damage program supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  

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Trowbridge Island Lightstation. - Monday, March 26, 2018

Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior 
Receives $25,000. Grant from
 Great Lakes Community Guardian Fund

Trowbridge Island Lightstation Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - March 26, 2018  (LSN) Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior (CLLS) is pleased to announce that the Great Lakes Community Guardian Fund has awarded the non-profit organization with $25,000.

The Project will restore the shoreline, septic areas, and docking station of the Trowbridge Island Lightstation. The Project will entail underwater clean up around Trowbridge Island, garbage pickup at the old garbage dump on Trowbridge Island, and a shoreline clean-up upon the island.

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Bill C-71 on lawful firearms users - Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bill C-71 on lawful firearms users
Rather than alarming trends in firearms-related crime

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH)   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - March 24, 2018  (LSN)  OFAH supports firearms legislation measures that increase the public safety of Canadians, as long as it doesn’t implement further unnecessary restrictions or barriers on law-abiding firearms users.

The government’s stated intention of Bill C-71 is to prioritize public safety and respond to increasing trends in gun crime and violence, yet it would seem that the majority of the proposals are focused on lawful firearms users.

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Duluth Park Series - Saturday, March 24, 2018

Duluth Park Series

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DULUTH, MINNESOTA – March 24, 2018  (LSN)  The Duluth Park Series presented by Duluth Running Co. is a collaboration project with Duluth Running Co., DLH Clothing, and Hoops Brewing designed to bring awareness and make focused investments in Duluth Parks.

In 2018, Duluth Running Co. is throwing a launch party for four different parks around the
area: Chester, Lester, Hartley, and the Lakewalk. Each launch party will include the release
of a limited production shirt collaborated on by Duluth Running Co. and DLH Clothing,
alongside the release of a limited production specialty “Park” brew by Hoops Brewing.

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Warning to Dog Owners: Cannabis  - Sunday, March 11, 2018

Warning to Dog Owners: Cannabis 

Warning to Dog Owners: Cannabis   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - March 11, 2018  (LSN)  Today we were camping in Kootenay National Park. Carl had just come back from hiking down to photograph Marble Canyon and I sent Manny, our French bulldog, out to join him for a quick walk. Carl came back furious at Manny for eating something he found on the trail, but I wasn't really concerned because he often tries to get away with eating wild animal scat. I fed him his dinner and then we sat down to eat ours. 

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Sawtooth Bluff Steering Committee - Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sawtooth Bluff Steering Committee Public Input session

Grand Marais, Sawtooth Bluff   Lake Superior News
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GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA – March 10, 2018  (LSN)  The Sawtooth Bluff Steering Committee has developed a draft master plan for the 640-acre publicly-owned site, outlining their vision for the site as a park of regional significance and proposing the development of facilities consistent with that vision.

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Cask Beer Festival - Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Thunder Bay’s FIRST EVER Cask Beer Festival

Brew Ha  Caskfest 2018  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 6, 2018   (LSN) What is one of the most common sentiments from visitors to our fine city? “We love your culinary scene!” We think there is one restaurant for every five people ...we all know that Tbay-ers love to go out to eat. Our food scene is advanced and diverse. Does that mean we have refined palettes in need of creative culinary adventures? YES, yes it does.

Well, here’s a pairing adventure for your elite taste buds: Cask Beer. This is to beer affectionados what a culinary tasting night is to foodies. Cask beer is beer that has been conditioned in a cask. This is done to bring out unique characteristics from that beer and/or add some additional flavours like fruit, herbs, wood, and about a thousand other combinations.  Letting these flavours marry creates a smooth, usually lower carbonated, flavourful beer with a roller coaster experience from one cask beer to the next.

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Finland area lake management plans - Monday, March 5, 2018

DNR seeks comments on Finland area lake

and stream management plans

Finland area lake and stream management
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  March 5, 2-18  (LSN)   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Finland area fisheries staff are seeking comments through Friday, March 23 on management plans for a number of Lake and Cook county lakes. This annual process includes several waters located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

Management plans describe the past, present and desired future conditions of the waters. The plans identify specific management activities planned for that lake or stream in the next five to 20 years.

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Chippewa Park Carousel - Thursday, March 1, 2018

Capital Campaign Launched
for Chippewa Park Carousel

Capital Campaign Launched for Chippewa Park Carousel  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  March 1, 2018  -  (LSN)  The Friends of Chippewa Park Carousel Restoration Committee gathered with the public to unveil its capital campaign to save the 103 year-old Chippewa Park carousel, including a website with online donation capabilities and the announcement of the first horse sponsorship. The campaign is the next step to return the designated heritage structure to its original luster, thanks to initial grants from the City of Thunder Bay and Canada 150.

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maple syrup making at Minnesota - Thursday, March 1, 2018

From tree to breakfast table: maple syrup making
at Minnesota state parks 

White Water Maple Syrup  Lake Superior News
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WINONA, MINNESOTA - March 1, 2018  (LSN)  How often do we think of a maple tree? State parks are home to thousands of maple trees from which pure maple syrup is made. Attend a free program at a state park and learn about tapping maple trees while using tools found in the kitchen.

Programs start on March 3 at Whitewater State Park (near Winona). Attend the 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. program or the 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. program.

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HAF 13th Annual - Sunday, February 25, 2018

2018 the Hovland Arts Festival will be 
Celebrating it's 13th year

Hovland Arts Festival  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism  Between Grand Marais and the Canadian Border 

COOK COUNTY,  HOVLAND, MINNESOTA,  February 25, 2018  (LSN) This Summer the Hovland Art Festival will be celebrating it's 13th years. July 7 & 8th. 

Because this is a very family oriented event our local children are encouraged to participate in all areas of interest.  Vendor booths are free up to a certain age for youth.  Some of our youth, through the years, have graced all with their musical abilities, artisan craft items and also much appreciated refreshments such as lemonade and other goodies.  For a few years one of our youth sold rhubarb punch.  That was a hit.

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fly-fishing weekend ​ youth-adult pairs - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Register for beginner fly-fishing weekend
​ youth-adult pairs

DNR Fly Fishing Youth   Lake Superior News
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LANESBORO, MINNESOTA,  February 20, 2018,  (LSN)  A youth paired with an adult can join other youth-adult pairs to learn the basics of fly fishing from experienced instructors from evening on Friday, April 27, to afternoon on Sunday, April 29, near Lanesboro.

“Youth and adults in these classes are both beginners so they can learn to fly fish together,” said Deb Groebner, a regional specialist with MinnAqua, an educational program of the Department of Natural Resources. “When they finish the weekend, they’ll be ready to take on more fishing adventures for a variety of species.”

 

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Moose population remains low but stable - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Moose population remains low but stable for a seventh year 

Moose North Eastern Minnesota  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism statistically unchanged from last year’s estimate

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA  --  February 15, 2018  (LSN)  Results of the 2018 moose survey indicate the moose population in northeastern Minnesota remains stable but relatively low for the seventh year in a row, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

“While the population appears stable, low numbers of moose are still a major concern for the DNR,” said DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr. “We continue to pursue the best science, research and management tools available to us to help Minnesota’s moose.”

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Fourth Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally - Friday, February 9, 2018

Lake Bemidji State Park to sponsor Fourth Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally 

Fat Bike Rally  Lake Bemidji State Park  Lake Superior News
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BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA,   February 9, 2018   (LSN)  Riders can gear up and get ready for the Fourth Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally at Lake Bemidji State Park on Saturday, March 3.

The main event begins at 11 a.m. with a mass start on Lake Bemidji and then heads into Lake Bemidji State Park and up the Rocky Point Trail. Riders can choose from a 10K or 28K route.

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free beekeeping workshop - Tuesday, February 6, 2018

UW-Superior holding free beekeeping workshop

Dr. Edward Burkett, UW-Superior, tending to a hive.  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors Dr. Edward Burkett, UW-Superior biology professor and apiary manager, tending to a hive. 

SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN  –   February 6, 2018  (LSN)  For those interested in becoming a beekeeper, the University of Wisconsin-Superior will hold a free Beekeeping 101 workshop on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon in Swenson Hall Room 1013.

Designed specifically for those with no experience in beekeeping, Dr. Edward Burkett, UW-Superior biology professor and apiary manager, will provide general knowledge that beginning beekeepers need to succeed.

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Forest Pest Detector - Sunday, February 4, 2018

Register for Forest Pest First Detector Program

Minnesota Forest Pest First Detector Program
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GRAND MARAIS, COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  February 4, 2018,   (LSN)  The Minnesota Forest Pest First Detector training program is designed to help identify the occurrence of invasive forest pests in Minnesota, including emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, Japanese barberry and Oriental bittersweet.

Become part of the award-winning Minnesota Forest Pest First Detector volunteer program to help the public find new invasive species affecting Minnesota’s trees and forest

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Alexdander Henry’s Fundraising Dinner - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Alexander Henry’s Homecoming Fundraising Dinner

Alexander Henry Home comming Dinner   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 28, 2018   (LSN) The homecoming of Thunder Bay-built Alexander Henry as a museum ship on Thunder
Bay's waterfront is the theme of the 2nd Annual Dinner of the Lakehead Transportation
Museum Society (LTMS), taking place on Friday, February 2.

The guest speaker will be Captain Patrick Toomey a retired ice pilot, ice navigation
specialist, author and retired Coast Guard Canada officer who will be “handing over-thewatch”.
Toomey,

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Nine Days on Western Great Lakes  - Saturday, January 27, 2018

MV Victory II Nine Days on Western Great Lakes 

Cruising West Great Lakes   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_Tourism Cruise the Western Great Lakes

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 27, 2018   (LSN)  A bold exploration from the Industrial Heartland to the Northwoods.  Join us as we set sail into the North American heartlands on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. Experience the Victorian splendors of the American Gilded Age at Mackinac Island. Witness the rise of American Industry and Transport at Green Bay. Explore the maritime heritage of the Great Lakes at Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy the arts and culture of blue collar Brew City at Milwaukee. Victory Cruise Lines invites you to the endless wilderness of the Western Great Lakes.
Outbound from Thunder Bay to Detroit
Midwest Majesty & Archipelagos of Georgian Bay 

A wonderful survey of the beautiful coastlines of Lake Superior and Lake Huron from Thunder Bay, Ontario to Detroit, Michigan. Price includes airfare from Toronto to Thunder Bay. 

 

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Crank The Shield cycling race - Monday, January 22, 2018

Sault hosting Crank The Shield cycling race

Crank The Shield cycling race Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism  #LSN_Sports  Tourism Sault Ste. Marie

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  -   January 22, 2018 (LSN)  Hundreds of mountain bike racers and enthusiasts from across North America will be peddling in and around Sault Ste. Marie this summer. The community has been selected to host Crank The Shield, a multi-day cycling odyssey. Taking place August 17 to 19, the event was secured by Tourism Sault Ste. Marie.

“Our team is always looking to bring in new sports tournaments, conferences and special events, and we’re very excited to have secured Crank The Shield for the summer of 2018,” said Ian McMillan, Executive Director of Tourism Sault Ste. Marie. “We look forward to working with organizers on delivering a top-notch, memorable event, one that fills a ton of hotel rooms and leaves a significant economic impact on our city.”

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Utah Bear Management Plan Hugely Successful - Monday, January 22, 2018

Utah Bear Management Plan Hugely Successful, Number of Permits to Increase This Year

Utah Bear  Lake Superior News
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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -  January 22, 2018  (LSN)  Utah’s black bear population is growing rapidly. The state will be issuing more permits this year to meet hunter demand and keep the bears in check.

Darren DeBloois, game mammals coordinator for the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources, is enthused about the state’s black bear population. “The state’s bear population is doing really well,” DeBloois said. “We’re excited about that.”

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Minnesota Walking Hunting Atlas - Monday, January 22, 2018

Minnesota Walk-In Access generates revenue for landowners

Minnesota Walk-In Access generates revenue for landowners Lake Superior News
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ST PAUL,  COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  January 22, 2018   (LSN)  Landowners can generate revenue by allowing public hunting on their private land in 46 Minnesota counties through the Department of Natural Resources Walk-In Access Program. Sign-ups are Monday, Jan. 22, to Friday, April 27.

“This program is a win-win for landowners and hunters,” said Scott Roemhildt, DNR Walk-In Access coordinator. “And what’s more, by signing up for three years, landowners can qualify for habitat enhancement on their Walk-In Access acres.”

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Fly Fishing Film Tour - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

North Shore Steelhead Association Presents
4th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour

North Shore Steelhead Assoc Fly Fishing Film Tour
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  January 17, 2018  (LSN)       The North Shore Steelhead Association will present the 4th annual FLY FISHING FILM TOUR 2018, at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Saturday February 17, 2018.

"Come out for a night of fishing films, a vendor fair, symposium and free giveaways. Suitable for all anglers & fly fishing enthusiasts, conservationists, nature lovers, film buffs, and anyone suffering from winter fever.”

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Fur Trappers convention - Sunday, January 14, 2018

Northwestern Fur Trappers convention

Northwestern Fur Trappers Association  Lake Superior News
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The Northwestern Fur Trappers Association would like to invite you to their annual trappers convention  February 23-24. 

Vendors, competitions, Wild Fur Fashion shows, Fur Handling Demonstrations and Competitions demonstrations, information, raffles and auctions. 

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fish free with kids - Monday, January 8, 2018

Minnesotans age 16 or older fish free
with kids Jan. 13-15th

DNR  staff helping child ice fish   Lake Superior News
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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - January 8, 2018   (LSN)  Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 13, through Monday, Jan. 15.

During the weekend, Minnesota residents age 16 or older can fish or dark-house spear without an angling or spearing license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing or spearing.

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Looking for photos and stories  - Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Save our Carousel fundraising campaign
Looking for photos and stories 

Chippewa Carousel   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   Save our Carousel

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - December 26, 2017    (LSN)  Over the next few weeks, the Friends of Chippewa will be launching the Save our Carousel fundraising campaign and we need your help! This restoration is so important to so many people, and we’re looking for YOUR great stories or memories from summers on the Chippewa Park Merry Go Round. This carousel has been around for so many generations so we KNOW there are tons of sentimental/interesting/funny/touching/everyday stories out there. 

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Isle Royale Teen Artist - Saturday, December 23, 2017

Become an Isle Royale Teen Artist

Isle Royale Teen Artist   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_Tourism  Spend a week of Summer 2018 exploring Isle Royale and your art

HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN,  December 23, 2017  (LSN)  The Isle Royale Teen Artist Exploration is geared to all aspiring teen artists who want to develop their art through experiencing wilderness, and is open to all visual and performing artists, writers, and composers ages 13 to 18 at time of participation. Two teen artists will be chosen for 2018.

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On thin ice - Thursday, December 14, 2017

On thin ice – teaching kids the dangers of ice

DNR On Thin Ice Teach Your Children  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   Teach your Children 

St Paul, Minnesota  December 14, 2017  (LSN)  Now is the time to talk to kids about the dangers of thin ice. As temperatures continue to dip below freezing, ice is forming on many lakes, ponds and rivers. But conditions vary across the state.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Hannah Mishler has already responded to multiple ice rescue calls.

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Funding for carousel - Saturday, December 9, 2017

Funding for carousel rehabilitation
 Chippewa Park

carousel rehabilitation  Chippewa Park  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_Tourism  Ruberto, Rusnak, Donna Gilhooly, Co-Chair Carousel Committee and Lorraine Lortie-Krawczuk, President of The Friends of Chippewa Park

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  December 9, 2017   (LSN)  Local families and visitors to the City of Thunder Bay and Fort William First Nation will benefit from the rehabilitation and upgrading of Chippewa Park’s nearly 100-year-old C.W. Parker carousel thanks to an investment of $100,000 from the Government of Canada.

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Economic outreach to visitors - Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Economic outreach to visitors in the air
Delta’s Sky Magazine

Soo Michigan   Sky Magazine   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  Upper Peninsula

Sault Ste. Marie, MIchigan  – This month the Upper Peninsula as a whole has shown off some of its very best, with Sault Ste. Marie getting a very detailed section, not only geared towards bringing in travelers for the 350th celebration, but also to attract new and expanding businesses to the area, in the December issue of the Delta’s Sky Magazine.

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Time Capsule Current River - Monday, November 20, 2017

Time Capsule Buried at Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park 

Time Capsule Buried at Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   Current River

November 20, 2017 – A time capsule containing items contributed by Trans Canada Trail Ontario (TCTO), the City of Thunder Bay, St. Ignatius High School, and numerous other community agencies and partners, was buried today at Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park.

The time capsule project was developed by TCTO to celebrate Canada’s 150th year of Confederation. The time capsule is scheduled to be opened in 25 years, during the year 2042.Time 

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Tug Peninsula - Monday, November 20, 2017

Bring the Tug Peninsula home to Marathon

Peninsula home to Marathon    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors    #LSN_Tourism   Marathon & District Historical Society

The Marathon & District Historical Society proposes to bring the tug home as a symbol of the town, and as a tourist attraction, much like Wawa's goose and Dryden's moose. The D.C. Everest was scrapped before we could obtain memorabilia from her, but we can rescue the Peninsula from the same fate, and preserve a piece of Marathon’s and Canada’s history. Our plan is to sail the tug to Marathon, bring her ashore, and transfer her to the bottom of Stevens Avenue, adjacent to the Everest Hotel site, where she would be in prominent view, overlooking the harbour from which she sailed from 1946 to 1968.

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Gov Christmas Tree - Friday, November 17, 2017

Minnesota  official Christmas tree
for governor’s residence 

Governor’s Christmas Tree   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  from General C.C. Andrews State Forest 

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA --   November 17, 2017  (LSN)  A 30-foot-tall white spruce, selected as the state’s official Christmas tree, was cut down today in the General C.C. Andrews State Forest, near Willow River.

The tree will be set up at the governor’s residence, 1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul, around 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20. The tree will be lit Monday, Nov. 27.

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GATHERING HOLIDAY GREENS  - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

GATHERING HOLIDAY GREENS 

GATHERING HOLIDAY GREENS   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  A FUN OUTING ON SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST 

DULUTH, MN - November 14, 2017  (LSN)  Cutting your own Christmas tree or balsam boughs on the Superior National Forest can be a festive outing during the holidays. The ritual of hiking through the woods with your family and friends to choose your personal tree or boughs can greatly enrich the holiday season. 

Remember to obtain a permit at a Superior National Forest office before you go. A permit to cut one Christmas tree on the Superior National Forest costs $5.00 and may be purchased at any Forest office. Two Christmas tree permits are allowed per household per year. A "personal use" permit for gathering balsam boughs on the Superior National Forest allows for enough boughs to make approximately 5 door-size wreaths and costs $20.00.  If you plan to gather boughs, it’s best to contact the Ranger District office closest to the area where you plan to collect greens.

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ourism Sault Ste. Marie Awards - Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017 Tourism Sault Ste. Marie Award winners announced

Tourism Sault Ste Marie    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_Tourism Bill Durnford, past recipient of the Tourism Award of Excellence

Sault Ste. Marie, ON  November 10, 2017  (LSN)  Tourism Sault Ste. Marie hosted its 15th annual Tourism Awards last night. The evening recognized people, businesses and organizations for their contributions in bolstering the community’s visitor-friendly reputation. Held this year at Delta by Marriott Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel, the 2017 award winners are:

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Cold Water and Ice Warning - Thursday, November 9, 2017

Cold Water and Ice Warning 

#LSN_Outdoors   Thunder Bay Fire Rescue

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - November 9, 2017 (LSN) With the cool winter weather now upon us, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is encouraging parents, guardians and teachers to speak to their children about the dangers of walking on ice-covered bodies of water and the risk of injury or death associated with exposure to freezing cold water. read more...

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Storm Festival  - Monday, November 6, 2017

Lake Superior Storm Festival 

Lake Superior Storm Festival   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   Honors the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA  -  November 6, 2017  (LSN) Lake Superior Storm Festival is held annually along the icy shores of Lake Superior.

There’s nothing quite like a November gale — wind howling, icy waves lashing the rocks, a shiver of awe running down your spine. Treat yourself to a storm-season retreat before the bedlam of the holidays begins. This event honors the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake. 

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Points Unknown Northern Minnesota - Saturday, November 4, 2017

Points Unknown
Traveling silently through the boreal forests



#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism boreal forests of Northeastern Minnesota

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA - November 4, 2017 (LSN) - Traveling silently through the boreal forests of Northeastern Minnesota by dog team, sled runners can be heard swooshing along a narrow, tree-lined trail. The dogs’ breath rises above them in clouds as they quietly pant to the rhythm of their movement. The mild scent of balsam wafts by. The backdrop: a crisp, pristine winter forest filled with white & green. Birch trees arching over the trail, heavy with snow, create a magical entry to the winter wonderland at Points Unknown (www.points-unknown.com) in Hovland, MN. You could be having this *MUSH* fun!

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Cougar DNA Results - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

DNA Results of Cougar found south west of Thunder Bay

Cougar DNA    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  Mandi Weist hand by Cougar Paw

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  November 1, 2017  (LSN)  According Jolanta Kowalski, Sr. Media Relations officer. Ministry of Natural Resources. And Forestry, Toronto, the carcass of a male cougar was found west of Thunder Bay in March 2017.   The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry sent a tissue sample to the United States research station in Montana for analysis.  The station created a genetic profile, or “DNA fingerprint”, similar to the process used to identify individuals in human forensics/paternity cases.

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FAMtastic year for travel media - Monday, October 30, 2017

FAMtastic year for travel media in Sault Ste. Marie

Soo Tourism    Sault Ste Marie    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors    #LSN_Tourism  Writer Gaby Burger and Tourism Sault Ste. Marie’s Lindsey
feature story in Porter Escapes

Sault Ste. Marie, ON (October 30, 2017) – To promote the community, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie hosts travel media from around the world. These familiarization (FAM) tours lead to feature stories and television coverage for the city. With 2017 winding down, it has already been the busiest year ever for local travel media.

Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation, has facilitated 23 FAM tours so far in 2017. This activity led to a number of promotional opportunities, including a travel documentary aired on Japan’s JB-TV, articles featured on Porter Escapes and other blogs, a locally-filmed episode of The Amazing Race Canada, content on the Attractions Ontario website and various travel guides, and stories published in China’s Epoch Times, The Toronto Star, Japan’s AGORA Magazine, Cleveland News-Herald, The U.K. Daily Mirror and MotorHome Magazine.

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Duluth artist - Monday, October 30, 2017

Duluth artist wins walleye stamp contest

Duluth artist Dean Kegler
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DULUTH, MINNESOTA -  October 30, 2017   (LSN) Duluth artist Dean Kegler won the Minnesota Walleye Stamp contest. His painting was selected by judges from among 11 entries for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Kegler’s painting of a walleye about to strike a crankbait will be featured on the 2018 walleye stamp. This is the third stamp contest win for Kegler. He also has won the 2016 trout and salmon and 2009 pheasant stamp contests.

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Rocky Mountain Express Science Museum of Minnesota - Friday, October 27, 2017

Rocky Mountain Express through Canadian wilderness
Seen on Science Museum's Omnitheater

Rocky Mountain Express   Science Museum of Minnesota   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   seen on Omnitheater

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - October 27, 2017   (LSN) Rocky Mountain Express giant screen film in the Science Museum's Omnitheater. It opened earlier this month and runs through January 4. (It will remain onscreen as one of five films included in Omnifest 2018, which runs from January 5 - March 1.)

Opened on Friday, October 13 in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Omnitheater, Rocky Mountain Express tells the epic story of a seemingly-impossible task: the construction of a transcontinental railway through the wild and forbidding Canadian wilderness. Viewers will witness this monumental engineering project on the Omnitheater’s 90-foot domed screen — the only screen large enough to capture its scale.

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Marshall wraps up successful weekend Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener - Saturday, October 14, 2017

Marshall wraps up successful weekend as host of Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener

Brad Strootman of Marshall presents a Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener shirt to Lt. Gov. Tina Smith    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  Brad Strootman of Marshall presents a Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener shirt to Lt. Gov. Tina Smith

LUVERNE, MINNESOTA,   October 14, 2017  (LSN) Hunters reported birds but few good opportunities in the Marshall area during the seventh annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunt today.  The Marshall area, known for its pheasant habitat and hunter and dog-friendly lodging, hosted Gov. Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and hundreds of guests.

153 hunters harvested 28 roosters during the morning hunt.  Gov. Dayton’s hunting party did not take any pheasants. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith was part of the women’s hunt Saturday morning, and did not take any pheasants.

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NOSA Billboard Project - Thursday, October 12, 2017

NOSA Billboard Projec