Tag: Cook County

Firewise demonstration day June 24

Interested in learning how to protect your home and neighborhood against wildfire? A free Firewise demonstration day will be held June 24 at two locations in Cook County. The presenter will be Jeffery Jackson, NE Region Firewise specialist. The first demonstration will begin at 10 a.m. at 40 Moose Ridge Road (off Gunflint Trail on [Continue]

Tips for successful catch and release

Anglers can boost the odds of fish surviving catch and release with methods that avoid internal damage to fish, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Fish can be injured by hooks, stress and being pulled from deep water,” said Brad Parsons, central region fisheries manager with the DNR. “As we head into the [Continue]

Everyone invited to a Memorial weekend trail cleanup day

You are invited to join the Cook County ATV Club for a spring trail clean up! The heavy, wet, snow and ice this winter took down a lot of trees on the Hovland Woods ATV trail — come help get the trail open. Meet at the trail head on Jackson Lake Road at 10 a.m., [Continue]

Grand Marais in the running for best beach town

Picking the contestants for our sixth annual Best Town Ever contest in OUTSIDE magazine wasn’t easy. The magazine looked for places with great access to trails and public lands, thriving restaurants and neighborhoods, and, of course, a good beer scene—all while excluding the winners and runners-up from the past three years to make room for hidden gems, [Continue]

Catch and release properly to help fish survival

Looking ahead to fishing opener, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shares these tips for anglers:   Anglers can boost the odds of fish surviving catch and release with methods that avoid internal damage to fish.   “Fish can be injured by hooks, stress and being pulled from deep water,” said Brad Parsons, central region [Continue]

Wildfire Prevention Week is April 17-23

Wildfire Prevention Week is April 17-23 Every year in Minnesota, wildfires cause property losses, injuries and threaten the lives of fire fighters. To raise awareness of this danger, April 17-23 is Wildfire Prevention Week in Minnesota. Most Minnesota wildfires happen in the spring between the time snow has melted and plants and grasses have greened [Continue]

Will climate change affect tourism on the North Shore?

Will warmer summers, shorter winters and possible changes in the types of plants, animals and birds found in the Northland affect visitors coming to Cook County? And will an increase in risk of heat waves and wild fires throughout the region slow tourism to the North Shore? These were some of the questions posed to [Continue]

DNR seeks applications for advisory committee on natural heritage

Minnesotans with a strong interest in the state’s native prairies, forests, and wetlands and the plants and animals living in them are invited by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to apply by Nov. 16 for a seat on a key advisory board. The DNR is seeking people to fill three vacancies on the Commissioner’s [Continue]

18th Annual Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium is Feb. 7

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with the Minnesota Waterfowl Association and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invite you to join them when they host the 18th Annual Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium, February 7, at the Mall of America Ramada, 2300 East American Boulevard, in Bloomington. The one-day conference is from 9 a.m. – [Continue]

Congressman Rick Nolan visiting Cook County

U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan will visiting with the public at the Cook County Higher Education North Shore Campus tomorrow, August 5 from noon to 1 p.m. The gathering is hosted by the Cook County DFL. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served. On August 4, Nolan held a roundtable with local veterans [Continue]