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MN Iron Range Bedrock May Contain Gold

According to a new report just out “Tests indicate Minnesota Iron Range bedrock could contain gold” . . . Tests conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources indicate there could be gold in bedrock . . . independent tests are ongoing by groups such as local Vermillion Gold. FULL STORY . . .

Good Luck, Mushers! BearGrease Today!

Today an annual historic Minnesota event takes place up north. “It’s the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states. World class-mushers including Susan Butcher, Jamie Nelson, John and Jason Baron have competed in the nearly 400 mile event,” according to the race page. This is the Bear Grease Sled Dog Race. Some of […]

Wolf Predation on Moose Still Controversial in MN

New study concludes wolf predation is factor of moose decline, despite long disputes to such generalized claims. —Minnesota Moose: “Researchers” Reveal What’s Causing Population Declines MN Nature post on Minnesota Moose in the news May 2015 “Wolves & Minnesota’s Moose” per Howling for Wolves, an independent organization in Minnesota: “There are many factors involved in […]

Importing Elk into MN

Elk have had a hard go of life up north, from poaching to cattle farmers and perhaps even climate change but this new plan seeks to stabilize and bring back elk herds. —”Minnesota considers importing more elk”

Final EIS Posted for NorthMet Mining Project and Land Exchange

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have jointly prepared the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the NorthMet Mining Project and Land Exchange. NorthMet Project Proposed Action: • Construction would last for approximately 18 months and would include land clearing, building […]