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    For The Love Of Islands

    One of the joys of Christmas is time to read and a book which I can enthusiastically recommend to anyone who lives on an island in Lake of the Woods ...
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    Fun with winter perch

    This story has been told before in past columns but as a kid growing up around Lake of the Woods there was not a chance that my Dad or his ...
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    God Bless Christmas

    One of the most beloved Christmas traditions which the Western world celebrates is Charles Dickens’, “A Christmas Carol”, the classic story of a miserly old rascal converted to a passionate ...
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    Tools for the budding naturalist

    “When the bird and the book disagree, believe the bird.” Rich StallcupMornings are dark, evenings are short and getting shorter, the warmth of summer has been leached away, and our ...
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    Fish Inspired Pottery

    Back in July, my wife and my Mother attended the Sioux Narrows Arts Festival, an annual event that attracts the top artists from around the region.
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    Why Does the Water Flow North?

    Have you ever wondered where all the water in Lake of the Woods comes from, where it goes and why it flows in a northerly direction? The answer is in ...
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    At What Price Power?

    Several weeks ago The Economist ran a front cover with Bashar al-Assa, the President of Syria, standing on top of a pile of rubble; the epitome of a man who ...
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    Scouting with Fish On-Line

    Have you ever had a lake that you drive by frequently on the side of the road or the highway and wondered which species of fish live in it, if ...
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    River Otters

    “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” Gary SnyderWho would ever have thought that otters were related to skunks? Officially, otters are part of the weasel family, ...
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    ‘Tis The Season

    The other day I had an annoying telephone call by an individual from one of the organizations I support who was trying to shake me down for more money.
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    Joy of Living

    In 1870, Emily Dickinson wrote, “The mere sense of living is joy enough.”This quote was taken from the last page of this summer’s issue of Lapham’s Quarterly whose theme was ...