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Re: 2014 Ice Out Contest & Poll

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by PaddlerJimmy
Tue May 20, 2014 11:52 pm
 
Global announcement: 2014 Ice Out Contest & Poll
Replies: 1047
Views: 64372

Re: William Kent Krueger books

St. Paul's William Kent Krueger wins mystery writers prize By Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press, 05/02/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT William Kent Krueger's "Ordinary Grace" has won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for best novel. This is the St. Paul author's second honor of the year; in...
by PaddlerJimmy
Fri May 02, 2014 11:57 am
 
Forum: Great Reads
Topic: William Kent Krueger books
Replies: 13
Views: 2576

Mosquitos and Doughnuts

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by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:54 pm
 
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Mosquitos and Doughnuts
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: Ex-Babbitt Fire Chief sentenced for arson

Pyromania diagnosed in ex-fire chief who set fires in Superior National Forest Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune Updated: March 4, 2014 - 11:46 PM The former fire chief of Babbitt, Minn., who is awaiting sentencing for setting a series of fires in the Superior National Forest, has been diagnos...
by PaddlerJimmy
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:57 am
 
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Ex-Babbitt Fire Chief sentenced for arson
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Ex-Babbitt Fire Chief sentenced for arson

Ex-Babbitt Fire Chief sentenced for arson-related charges April 10, 2014 Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- The former Babbitt Fire Chief, who pleaded guilty to arson-related charges for setting multiple fires in the Superior National Forest, will spend the next five years behind bars. 30-year-old Ryan Scha...
by PaddlerJimmy
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:55 am
 
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Ex-Babbitt Fire Chief sentenced for arson
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Bug Protection

I found this online: Here is a homemade trap to help keep you and the kiddos from being a blood donor!!! HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP: Items needed: 1 cup of water 1/4 cup of brown sugar 1 gram of yeast 1 2-liter bottle mosquito.jpg HOW: 1. Cut the plastic bottle in half. 2. Mix brown sugar with hot water...
by PaddlerJimmy
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:12 am
 
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Bug Protection
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Bug Protection

Depending on when you go and how sensitive you are to the bugs would determine what you might need. If you go in August or later, you have little to worry about. Late May - July, a different story. [*]Ultrathon or DEET based repellent for mosquitos http://tinyurl.com/ultrathon [*]Lemongrass based re...
by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Bug Protection
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Mallard Island and Beyond

Are you open to other areas, such as BWCA trips out of Ely or Gunflint Trail / Grand Marais? It will be a lot easier to find groups if you are.
by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Crane Lake & Voyageurs National Park
Topic: Mallard Island and Beyond
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

And a happy one to you as well.

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by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Terrorism on Basswood

Ringleader of group that terrorized Boundary Waters campers in 2007 arrested again By: John Myers, Duluth News Tribune, 1/17/14 The ringleader of a drunken, gun-shooting, fireworks-lighting trip on Basswood Lake in 2007 has been arrested again, this time accused of leading officers on a high speed ...
by PaddlerJimmy
Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:19 am
 
Forum: Misc - Controversies
Topic: Terrorism on Basswood
Replies: 28
Views: 26760

Solar Panels

Anyone ever use the mini solar panels? How did they work for you? I was looking at an old Outdoor Life (7/2013) and it listed the Joos Orange as their "Editor's Choice" and the Brunton Explorer2 as their "Great Buy".
by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:54 am
 
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Solar Panels
Replies: 0
Views: 337

Re: Tettegouche State Park

Tettegouche featured in Star Tribune article 12/19/13 by Doug Smith: The North Shore is one of the state’s most popular winter getaways, for good reason. It has everything — miles of ski and snowmobile trails, plus spectacular Lake Superior. Besides the rustic cabins and views, Tettegouche’s 9,500 a...
by PaddlerJimmy
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:05 am
 
Forum: Cross Country Skiing
Topic: Tettegouche State Park
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

Re: South Fowl snowmobile trail project still held up in cou

Environmentalists fight plan for snowmobile route near Boundary Waters Randy Furst, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 12/2/13 For some residents of Cook County, the 2-mile snowmobile route proposed by the U.S. Forest Service is a no-brainer — a safe, direct link for cabin owners on McFarland Lake to the fi...
by PaddlerJimmy
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:20 pm
 
Forum: McFarland/Fowl Snowmobile Route
Topic: South Fowl snowmobile trail project still held up in court
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Re: Root Beer Lady

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by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:46 pm
 
Forum: Historical Sites & Characters
Topic: Root Beer Lady
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Root Beer Lady

Remembering the 'Root Beer Lady' of Knife Lake by Dan Kraker, Minnesota Public Radio September 4, 2013 ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, telling the story of the last, full-time resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. For mo...
by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Historical Sites & Characters
Topic: Root Beer Lady
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Ely Bear Research Permit Yanked

From the Wildlife Research Institute: Many tears yesterday. We couldn’t get our thoughts together properly in time for an update last night. We had spent the day driving around looking for June’s telemetry signal after discovering she had not sent a GPS location since 7:41 PM the previous evening (F...
by PaddlerJimmy
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:32 pm
 
Forum: Misc - Controversies
Topic: Ely Bear Research Permit Yanked
Replies: 15
Views: 3123

The Race to Save the Moose

Minnesota’s moose are dying. Sophisticated technology and an unprecedented research effort aim to find out why. by Greg Breining, University of Minnesota Alumni Association Down a narrow trail through thickets of balsam fir, field biologist Tom Enright (B.S. ’12) carries a pump-action 12-gauge load...
by PaddlerJimmy
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:15 am
 
Forum: Wildlife / Bird Watching
Topic: Moose Survey
Replies: 9
Views: 3419

Re: Knife Lake Fire

Final BWCA wildfire declared 100 percent contained Monday, September 02, 2013 7:15 a.m. CDT ELY, Minn. (AP) -- U.S. forestry officials say the last remaining wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has been declared 100 percent contained. The 188-acre Knife Lake fire will be declared ...
by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Fire Danger
Topic: Knife Lake Fire
Replies: 23
Views: 1894

Re: Denver Man Dies Cliff Jumping in BWCA

Chase Alan Winkey, age 29, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Ames, died in a diving accident on Makwa Lake BWCA on Aug. 7, 2013. A gathering of friends and family will be 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Oakwood Road Church, 2400 Oakwood Road, Ames, Iowa, with a 3 p.m. Tuesday funeral service. Chase wa...
by PaddlerJimmy
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Gunflint Trail / Grand Marais
Topic: Denver Man Dies Cliff Jumping in BWCA
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Re: Man Missing on Gunflint Trail

Citizen Search Group Locates Body of Missing Grand Marais Man August 11, 2013 Grand Marais, MN (Northland News Center)-- Family members of a missing Grand Marais man believe a body has been located. 82-year-old Paul Brandt went missing August 1st after he went out berry picking along the Gunflint T...
by PaddlerJimmy
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Gunflint Trail / Grand Marais
Topic: Man Missing on Gunflint Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 4585

Re: Man Missing on Gunflint Trail

Massive search efforts under way to find missing Grand Marais man Cook County News Herald, 08/05/2013 The search continues for a missing Grand Marais man, Paul Brandt, 82. Brandt went blueberry picking up the Gunflint Trail on Thursday afternoon and did not return home. He was picking blueberries i...
by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Gunflint Trail / Grand Marais
Topic: Man Missing on Gunflint Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 4585

Re: Man Missing on Gunflint Trail

Search continues for man lost off the Gunflint Trail Duluth News Tribune, 8/4/13 The search for an elderly man missing off the Gunflint Trail will continue today with additional search crews from the region, Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk said on Saturday. Paul Brandt, 82, who lives on the Gunflint ...
by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Gunflint Trail / Grand Marais
Topic: Man Missing on Gunflint Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 4585

Man Missing on Gunflint Trail

Family of Missing Cook Co. Man Grows Anxious Gabrielle Ware, Northland's News Center 8/2/13 Family members say outdoorsman Paul Brandt went blueberry picking on Gunflint trail like he has done so many times before, but Thursday night, he didn't return home. "When he didn't come home by eight o...
by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Gunflint Trail / Grand Marais
Topic: Man Missing on Gunflint Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 4585

Re: Missing Dog

West St. Paul dog survives two weeks lost in BWCA Joseph Lindberg, 7/31/13, Pioneer Press On Tuesday, Nicole Paradise and husband Greg Rohleder, looked out over Sawbill Lake. Dark clouds were rolling in, and hundreds of miles of Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness spread out before them. Their do...
by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:53 pm
 
Forum: Sawbill Trail / Lutsen - Tofte
Topic: Missing Dog
Replies: 8
Views: 2927

Ely Bear Research Permit Yanked

DNR yanks research permit from Ely bear expert Lynn Rogers CURT BROWN , Star Tribune Updated: June 28, 2013 - 9:29 PM He hand-fed wild black bears to get up close in his research, collaring his subjects for satellite tracking. He posted live Internet video feeds from their dens, attracting more tha...
by PaddlerJimmy
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:30 pm
 
Forum: Misc - Controversies
Topic: Ely Bear Research Permit Yanked
Replies: 15
Views: 3123

Re: Fines for Motor Usage?

BWCA rescue may lead to ticket Ely Echo staff report, 6/15/2013 A rescue operation in the BWCA that was assisted by someone who had a remote control radio helicopter may create some legal problems and perhaps a wilderness violation and ticket. On Monday, June 10 Vicky Gray, of Florida, was camping ...
by PaddlerJimmy
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:58 am
 
Forum: Motors, Limited Motors, or No Motors?
Topic: Fines for Motor Usage?
Replies: 7
Views: 6813

America's Wilderness vs. Homeland Security

America's wilderness vs. Homeland Security Article by: KEVIN PROESCHOLDT and GEORGE NICKAS Updated: March 27, 2013 - 9:00 PM Yes, they can coexist, but not in the way they’re being managed now. Imagine you’re three days into that wilderness trip you’ve been dreaming about all winter. Deep solitude....
by PaddlerJimmy
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:51 pm
 
Forum: Border Crossing
Topic: America's Wilderness vs. Homeland Security
Replies: 0
Views: 1823

Poll: Which industry is more important? Mining or Tourism?

Both sides have a point in debate over mining impacts Marshall Helmberger, 3/22/13, TimberJay At last week’s forum on mining and its effects on the Lake Superior basin, both pro and con, two people on opposite sides of the mining question offered up perspectives that I took to be two sides of the s...
by PaddlerJimmy
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:46 pm
 
Forum: Mining In or Near the BWCA
Topic: Poll: Which industry is more important? Mining or Tourism?
Replies: 24
Views: 3659

Re: Moose Survey

State moose population dives by a third in annual count Article by: JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY , Star Tribune Updated: February 7, 2013 - 6:48 AM Alarmed, the DNR suspends hunts indefinitely as researchers scramble to learn what is decimating the animals. The number of moose in Minnesota plummeted by one t...
by PaddlerJimmy
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:44 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife / Bird Watching
Topic: Moose Survey
Replies: 9
Views: 3419

Re: Zups Resort

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by PaddlerJimmy
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Motors, Limited Motors, or No Motors?
Topic: Zups Resort
Replies: 10
Views: 2058
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