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Local Photographer Captures A Spectacular Northern Lights Display
We were told that we had a pretty good chance at viewing the dancing Northern Lights in the Northland.  There were to be very active last evening into the early hours this morning. One local photographer, Tim Mlodozyniec caught the phenomenon beautifully and gave me permission to share with tho…
Did We See A Sundog Near Scanlon Saturday Afternoon?
The picture doesn't do the phenomenon justice.  As we were driving southbound on I-35 to the Carlton VFW to volunteer at the monthly steak fry Saturday afternoon I saw this small rainbow-like light in the sky.  I said it was a sundog and my husband, Homie questioned me on what a sundo…
Why Do The Leaves Of Our Trees Change Color In The Fall?
I was just talking to a friend about the fact that it seems like we haven't had the brilliant fall colored leaves that we're use to.  Some areas have them, but some places that I've enjoyed in previous years still haven't made the change.  I thought it was weird and wondered why.  I also realized (a…
Did You Know You Need an Agate Picking Permit in Carlton County?
As a child growing up in Wrenshall I did a lot of agate picking.  My parents started me out at the young age of three, agate picking in the various gravel pits in our area.  I'm not sure if a permit was needed then, but as I was checking out the Carlton County Transportation website, …

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