Speaking For A Quiet Place

ELY- To speak for a quiet place, Amy and Dave Freeman spent a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. They visited over 500 lakes, rivers and streams while traveling by canoe and by dogsled to 100 different campsites. When they were not paddling, portaging or mushing dogs on the trail, they took on…
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Bull Moose Wanders (Safely) Through Chippewa County During Deer Firearm Season

Firearm hunters waiting to spot the big one in parts of western Minnesota may have missed the biggest one of all. A bull moose has been on the loose in portions of Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, and Chippewa counties and possibly neighboring Swift and Pope counties for the last month. And at least as…
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Prairie Woods ELC Protects A Special Place

SPICER – Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center can now boast of having its own island destination. A five-acre site, long-known as Geer Island, was added this fall to the 500 acres comprising this already special destination in Kandiyohi County. The “island” is really a peninsula, but being surrounded almost entirely by water and cattails marsh,…
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Chippewa County’s New Park Is A Long Ways In Coming

WEGDAHL – The last time the tiny, Minnesota River community of Wegdahl could be called a destination dates to the days when a dance hall and speakeasy known as Skunk Hollow sold bootleg whiskey and there were stories galore about fights and shady card games. The crowd that showed up Thursday found a much different…
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Voice For The Rivers: ‘Waterway Jay’ Quit His Job To Paddle State’s Water Trails, All 4,500 Miles

Jay Gustafson quit the job he loved and hit the trail. We should say trails, as in Minnesota’s water trails.  He intends to paddle all 34 of them, a total of 4,500 miles. “This is the thing I love more than anything,’’ said Gustafson. “I love to canoe. I love to be on our rivers.…
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