Lutsen Mountains says snow sport enthusiasts just getting tartedFeb 24, 2014
One of Minnesota’s coldest Januarys in decades caused many residents to start off the year in hibernation. With fresh snow, warmer temperatures and longer days, snow sports enthusiasts are now entering the peak season.
Lutsen kicked off the 2013-2014 season with record-breaking advanced sales after announcing $20 million worth of upgrades including a new high-speed chair lift that completely transformed the Lutsen experience. The resort has since recorded over 100 inches of snowfall, setting up their prime season with ideal conditions.
The bitter cold of January reduced skier visits by about 10 percent for the month. But longer days and school vacations combined with a reputation for reliable snow well into April, fans of Lutsen know the best skiing is late February through March.
Volunteers wanted for "Best in Snow" skijor event on March 1Feb 23, 2014
Go Dog North Shore's Best in Snow Skijor event will be held Saturday, March 1st at the George Washington Pines Ski Trail outside of Grand Marais. Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties including dog handling, parking attendants and trail monitoring.
Four national conservation organizations team up for conservationFeb 23, 2014
Four of the nation’s largest wild bird conservation organizations have joined forces to ensure that wild bird habitat conservation and our shared hunting heritage remain strong for generations to come. Ducks Unlimited (DU), the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the goal of furthering sporting traditions across North America.
“By entering into this unique partnership, we will be able to reach more than 1 million conservation supporters throughout North America,” said DU CEO Dale Hall. “This MOU is the first step to ensuring our hunting heritage remains strong. I look forward to working with each organization and I know that together we can accomplish great things.”
"Forest Pest Detector" training offered in Grand Marais March 12Feb 15, 2014
With the upcoming gypsy moth quarantine, and emerald ash borer as close as Superior, Wis., invasive species are an increasingly important issue in Cook County.
To help develop an informed and alerted citizen base, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and University of Minnesota Extension will host Forest Pest First Detector trainings in different communities across the state.
On March 12, experts will be coming to the Cook County Higher Education North Shore Campus in Grand Marais.
Nominations for environmental awards soughtFeb 13, 2014
The Lake Superior Binational Forum is seeking nominations for its 11th Annual Environmental Stewardship Awards Program. This award honors extraordinary achievements in six categories in the U.S. and Canada.
Nominations can be made on behalf of a person, group, governmental agency or tribe. The deadline for all nominations is April 11, 2014.
The six categories for nominations include Youth, Adult Individual, Business, Industry, Municipality/Governmental Agency or Tribe/First Nations, and Organization.