Monthly Archives: November 2016

Gunflint Mail Run to continue under new leadership

Although the North Shore has had only the briefest of snow flurries, it is time to start thinking of sled dog racing and the Gunflint Mail Run to be held January 7-8, 2016. A new group of people has stepped forward to ensure the Gunflint Mail Run sled dog race continues. Sarah Hamilton will take over as [Continue]

DNR to offer new license plate benefitting parks and trails

A specialty license plate benefitting Minnesota state parks and trails will be available starting Thursday, Dec. 1, at Driver and Vehicle Services offices statewide. The plates provide their owners with unlimited access to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for the year, replacing the need for a vehicle permit (a $25 value). Proceeds [Continue]

DNR expands information center hours

The Information Center at the Department of Natural Resources is piloting a permanent move to longer phone hours and days. Starting Nov. 2, outdoor enthusiasts can call for information in the evenings and Saturdays. The move, which provides better customer service, represents a more than 60 percent increase in availability over the usual weekday business [Continue]

Annual Lake Superior Storm Festival Nov. 11-13

Storm lovers will brave the November gales at the fourth annual Lake Superior Storm Festival to witness the power and beauty of the big lake in Lutsen and Grand Marais, Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13. The family-friendly festival has cool weather events, including a history lesson on shipwrecks on the Big Lake, a [Continue]