What Will You Do With Your Wild And Precious Summer?

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day” There’s something about the change of seasons that makes us take stock of our lives. So since the… Continue Reading

Balancing Over The Mississippi: Hiking Itasca State Park In Winter

European explorers came north to Minnesota to learn what the indigenous people of the Northwoods had known for thousands of years — that the source of the Misi-ziibi (the great river of life in Ojibwe) is a glacial lake in… Continue Reading

Forest Favorites: A Minnesota Fall Color Roundup

My friend and colleague Jack Dura loves fall. On crisp autumn days when he’s not covering a story for The Bismarck Tribune, you’ll find him tromping along the trails in the upper Midwest in search of fall foliage. His passion… Continue Reading