A Weekend Snowmobile Adventure

It’s almost difficult to comprehend, given the lack of snow in the Grand Forks area that has brought snowmobiling and other winter recreation to a screeching halt, but some very good snow conditions remain just a couple of hours to the northeast. A friend and I found that out for ourselves over the weekend when…
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Sharptails Provide Winter Photo Opps

The cold weather that has descended with a vengeance the past few days has wildlife scrambling to consume enough calories to keep warm. That can present some great opportunities for wildlife watchers. Gary and Phyllis Lund of rural Roseau, Minn., have sent me several photos the past couple of days of sharp-tailed grouse in their…
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New Book Tells The Story Of Polaris Racing Team Heydays

A new book about the glory days of snowmobile racing is scheduled to make its debut Aug. 3 with a book signing and vintage snowmobile show in Roseau, Minn., birthplace of Polaris. Titled “Starfire Kids Midnight Blue Express,” the book by author Larry Preston tells the story of the racers who rose to prominence in…
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Great Gray Owls Take Center Stage In Sunday’s Northland Outdoors

If you’re a fan of great gray owls — and it’s hard to not be fascinated by these magnificent birds from the north — you’re going to want to check out Sunday’s section of Northland Outdoors in the Grand Forks Herald or the photo gallery that will appear on the Herald’s website. Tim Driscoll, director…
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DNR’s Dowling: Wolves Will Be Sole Focus Of Roseau Meeting

A town hall meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Roseau, Minn., will focus only on wolf delisting, despite an agenda furnished by the organizer that included several other items. Lori Dowling, regional director for the DNR in Bemidji, brought that to my attention this morning, saying the timing of the meeting comes a day…
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