Proposed rule change would protect fish from viral diseaseFeb 23, 2015
The public has until 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, to send written comments on simplifying rules designed to control a contagious fish disease. The rule change would also better protect fish spawning beds and fish preserves.
Part of the rule change proposed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is about control and prevention of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS). Currently, only Lake Superior is designated as being positive for VHS. Much of the rule content deals with commercial bait use, harvest, possession and transportation. Proposed changes would simplify the regulations.
North House Folk School offers "Eating Nose to Tail: Rabbit"Feb 21, 2015
North House Folk School offers a variety of interesting cooking classes. This March, a historical northern cuisine will be offered on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 – 15, 2015. In this course, Chef Scott Graden will show students how to prepare a variety of rabbit dishes in their home kitchens.
Beginning with a butchering demonstration, students will learn to prepare rabbit confit, rabbit roulade, and rabbit prosciutto.
Can’t imagine featuring rabbit on your weekly dinner menu? Not a problem! Many techniques and recipes will be applicable to chicken as well.
Stop invasives Feb. 22-28: How to do your partFeb 21, 2015
A coalition of partners, volunteers and supporters, through the guidance of PlayCleanGo, will be participating in National Invasive Species Awareness Week Feb. 22-28.
PlayCleanGo invites individuals and families to enjoy the beautiful Minnesota trails, parks and recreation sites while doing their part to stop the spread of terrestrial invasive species. Local involvement can help protect some of the state’s environment and most precious resources, while enjoying the beauty and legacy Minnesota has to offer.
Play-Clean-Go Awareness Week is Feb. 22-28Feb 21, 2015
A coalition of partners, volunteers and supporters through the guidance of PlayCleanGo will be participating in National Invasive Species Awareness Week. PlayCleanGo invites individuals and families to enjoy the beautiful Minnesota trails, parks and recreation sites while doing your part to stop the spread of terrestrial invasive species. Your involvement can help protect some of our great state’s environment and most precious resources, while enjoying the beauty and legacy Minnesota has to offer.
Does Cook County need a shooting range?Feb 20, 2015
For as long as North Shore residents can remember area gravel pits have been available for shooting target practice. Due to safety concerns in recent years, the U.S. Forest Service and Minnesota Department of Resources have been closing gravel pits and shooting enthusiasts have been hard pressed to find places to sight weapons and target practice. A group of local residents have banded together to see if it is feasible to develop a shooting range in Cook County. The group, dubbed Flintlock Range, would like your input.
The group is conducting a survey to gauge citizen interest in developing a shooting range. They invite the public to take the survey, as well as to share it with friends and neighbors who may be interested.
Log on to take the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/69C7ZPK