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St. Croix Crossing rises
Hudson woman hospitalized following erratic-driving incident
Police beat: In which it’s wise to be wary of five-inch boot heels, wiser still to refuse shaking hands after what said hand just did
Area cockfight arrests occurred on vet’s property
Pierce County EDC spotlights business successes, goals
crime and courts
Wild Side: Cedar Key: Where the farmers wear wet suits
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
Who’s breeding in your neighborhood? Citizen participation needed for new bird atlas
Featured photo: Deer
Annual choir concert blends entertainment, philanthropy
Gathering at library talks social justice
Eyewitness to the civil rights movement to speak
ReStore visitors enjoy evening of poetry
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 2/5/15 Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 2/12/15 Plan Commission Meeting / Public Hearing
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 2/3/15 Town Board Meeting
ADJOURNED FORECLOSURE: Wells Fargo v. William M. McMurdo, Case No. 13-CV-650
TOWN OF MARTELL: 2/10/15 Meeting re: Town Shop
Henry J. Hanson, 65
George E. 'Bud' Beardsley, 59
Marion E. Robey, 74
Gilbert H. Lindabaur, 89
Sylvia V. Benson, 76
Days Gone By: First baby of 1975
Days Gone By: 1985 Kulstad Fire
Days Gone By
Featured letter: Even if not hunting, be aware of the seasons
How the Grinch saved my Christmas spirit
Get Out! Deals
Wild Side: A good dog makes hunting a joy
We have been fortunate to have owned a series of great hunting dogs, each one better than the last. Our current dog Badger is a golden retriever...
sports / outdoors
November 29, 2012 - 2:47pm
April 24, 2009
Encouraging signs of spring
Last winter seemed long. It wasn't the coldest or snowiest in recent memory, but it just hung on. When spring officially arrived we had some...
April 24, 2009 - 1:06pm
March 26, 2009
Wild Side: Good old days on the Big River
From the Twin Cities to St. Louis, fishing on the mighty Mississippi is excellent. There are more walleyes and sauger to catch than ever. Navigation Pool 4, from Alma up through Lake Pepin to Lock and Dam 3 above Red Wing, Minn., is a walleye and sauger factory. According to Kevin...
March 26, 2009 - 8:40am
Wild Side: Anticipation is half the fun
It seems we all look forward to something. For me, looking forward to outdoor experiences is both a joy and a motivation. Poring over maps, imagining...
February 26, 2009 - 1:19pm
February 12, 2009
Wild Side: Wiley coyotes
Last week Wednesday night was the last of our recent brutal cold spell. The minus-15 degree cold made the rafters on my house contract. The house...
outdoors / news
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 16, 2009
Woodworking: I forgive fellow columnist for his disdain of lutefisk
The Journal's outdoor columnist Dan Wilcox has for years been one of my favorite reads in this newspaper. Dan has the rare ability to make writing look easy when actually it's very hard, especially if one writes as graphically as Dan. Also, Dan grew up in Ohio, where I spent much...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
Wild Side: All quiet in the marsh
I pass by the marsh on the upper Trimbelle River on my way to and from work almost every day. The marsh is a favorite place to watch the seasons...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
December 4, 2008
Tradition continues at Foster's End deer hunting camp
One of the oldest deer hunting traditions in Wisconsin continues at Foster's End, a camp at the end of Snuss Boulevard at the south end of Mason...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00am
October 9, 2008
Wild Side: A great time of year
Now that the maples are glowing red and yellow, we have plenty of choices for things to do when we aren't working and worrying about politics or the economy. The last of our gardens are coming in. Leeks planted as slender grass-like sprouts in the spring now look like thick green-topped...
October 9, 2008 - 12:00am
September 25, 2008
Wild Side: Cruising on the Big Lake
Lake Superior is special. One of the largest lakes of the world, it holds more water than the rest of the Great Lakes combined. It's clear and cold, an ultra-oligotrophic lake with low nutrients and sparse aquatic life. The water temperature in most of the lake remains about 40?F...
September 25, 2008 - 12:00am
August 28, 2008
Wild Side: Unintended consequences: Trans fats in herring gulls
Unintended consequences result when a simple system tries to regulate a complex system. Governments often operate with limited information, short time horizons, low feedback and questionable incentives. Society and ecosystems in contrast are complex, evolving, with high feedback...
August 28, 2008 - 12:00am
August 14, 2008
Moving water has a fascinating vitality. Like watching fire, flowing water is mesmerizing. The fluid dynamics are constantly changing patterns of turbulence and color and light. We have spiritual attachment to rivers; as well we should because they are life-giving. We also have...
August 14, 2008 - 12:00am
July 3, 2008
Wild Side: Smart use of floodplains
Smartweeds (Polygonum family) are native plants adapted to an amphibious life. There are about 15 species of smartweeds growing in our region in floodplains, shallow marshes, disturbed areas and farm fields. They have a remarkable ability to continue to grow when flooded and to flourish...
July 3, 2008 - 12:00am
February 21, 2008
Wild Side: Contemplating the extreme sport of ice fishing
In 1676, Isaac Walton and his fishing friend Charles Cotton published the fifth edition of Walton's book, "The Complete Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation." Those guys contemplated about angling for grayling and trout in the summer on clear streams in England. They were...
February 21, 2008 - 12:00am