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Hunters and Other Recreationists Asked to Report Bear Den Locations in Select Areas

The Minnesota DNR is requesting that hunters and other recreationists spending time outdoors this fall to report the locations of occupied bear dens they encounter in and around the Chippewa National Forest, north of Grand Rapids. Bear researchers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are starting a new bear study in the summer of 2016 and hope to fit a number of bears with GPS tracking collars.

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UPDATE: Tipping Of The Roses at the Rose Garden in Duluth Tomorrow CANCELLED

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the tipping of the roses last Tuesday.  A second volunteer session was scheduled for tomorrow, however the wet weather has changed those plans with the City of Duluth.

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autumn
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Weather Cooperates To Produce Eye-Popping Northland Fall Color Burst

We wait for it every Autumn, the changing colors of our leaves to brilliant reds, deep oranges and bright yellows.   Locals know that the change has been delayed a bit by our continued summer-like temps, but with the cooler nights predicted this week, we are nearing the peak of perfection.

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Minnesota DNR Asks Bear Hunters Not to Shoot Radio-Collared Bears

With Bear hunting season underway, the Department of Natural Resources asks hunters participating in Minnesota’s bear season to avoid shooting radio-collared research bears. The animals are marked with colorful ear tags.

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Cathy Kates Kayaking
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Hour Long Kayak Trip Turns Into A 6.5 Hour Test Of Stamina [Cathy Kates Vacation Series Video]

Here's another edition of my vacation series in Brimson.  It was a beautiful day and we had decided to go kayaking.  Our plan was an hour tour down the Little Cloquet River.  We had parked one truck at a bridge and another at the Pequaywan Inn.  What transpired that day was exhausting and had us thinking we may have to spend the night on the river.

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4 Ways To Celebrate National Trails Day in Duluth

June 6 is National Trails Day and the City of Duluth has many ways for you to participate!  Why shouldn't we celebrate our local trails, we're known for them.  Whether it's running, biking or hiking our trails are award-winning and growing more and more popular.  We have over 180 miles of trails to explore, get out and enjoy!

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"Hello DNR?  We have a bear, and this one seems smarter than the average bear." - Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images
"Hello DNR? We have a bear, and this one seems smarter than the average bear." - Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images
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It’s the Time Of The Year For Bears, But You Can Prevent Them From Invading Your Yard

It's that time of the year when bears are out of hibernation and there isn't a lot of food for them yet out in the woods.  Until they get the food they want in their natural habitat, they will wander and could very well end up in a tree at Duluth's City Hall or in your yard.

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Shawna Hayes
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Who Caught The Bigger Bass? My Wife or Me? [PHOTOS]

We finally got some time to go fishing this weekend, and my wife caught a huge bass.  I told her it was the second biggest bass I've ever seen caught, next to the one I caught last summer.   Now we are comparing photos and trying to see which is bigger!

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Homie and the Turkey Vulture
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Watch Cathy Kates’ Husband’s Daring, Yet Humorous Turkey Vulture Rescue [VIDEO]

The breeding season of a turkey vulture starts in March and continues into June. One local turkey vulture decided our garage looked alluring and ended up injuring itself to the point it couldn't fly.  We decided to get him help from a local wildlife rehab center.  Watch the hilarious and daring capture and transport here.

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Mother's Day Bracelet
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Cathy Kates’ Unusual And Inspirational Mother’s Day Gift From Kylee

I had a wonderful Mother's Day, not only am I going to be attending the Def Leppard and Foreigner concert but I also received a very inspirational gift from my daughter Kylee.  Have you ever heard of a lokai?

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Cathy Kates’ Daughter Is Being Stalked By A Bird, Can You Explain?

I'm not kidding!  She was over for Mother's Day and started to tell us of a crazy robin that is stalking her.  I immediately thought about when birds eat berries and get drunk, but we're too early in the season for that.  Wait till you read this, THEN, tell me what you make of it!

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Justin Moore
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Why Is Justin Moore Covering A Popular Louis Armstong Song [VIDEOS]

I like Justin Moore songs, I like Louis Armstrong, but I NEVER thought I'd hear Justin cover one of Louis' songs!  I think it would be an honor to be asked to cover one of Louis' songs, but Justin had even more at stake this time.

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