DL News Staff
There's nothing like a "hex hatch" to get a couple dozen avid trout anglers rushing to a premier trout stream mid-day to do some habitat improvement work. At least, that was the logic of John Sorenson, Straight River Trust Committee member and Headwaters Trout Unlimited Chapter president. A large-scale habitat improvement project nearly five years in the making was brought to fruition June 16. "We figured we'd get a bunch of our members out to work during the day if they could stick around for the evening hex hatch," said Sorenson.
On Lake of the Woods, various locations are producing excellent numbers of large fish. Two hot spots are the Light House Gap, and in 20-30 feet of water around Pine Island. For the most fish, try anchoring and jigging using leeches and nightcrawlers. The Rainy River is giving up excellent numbers of eating-size walleyes, especially at the Clementson Rapids, and in roughly 12 feet of water where the inlets enter the river.
The Minnesota State Trap Shoot will be held at Alexandria, beginning Tuesday and continuing through Sunday. The first two days are preliminary events for persons needing to register targets. The Becker County Sportsmen's Club is sending its two junior teams, Bobble Heads and Hammer Heads, to the state meet.
Northeast Minnesota's moose population held steady this year according results of an annual aerial survey completed in January. Wildlife researchers estimate there are 7,300 moose in northeast Minnesota, statistically similar to last year's survey that estimated 6,500 moose, said Mark Lenarz, a researcher with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The Fond du Lac band, 1854 Authority and the U.S. Geological Survey also participated in the study. "It appears that reproduction is balancing out the mortality rate," Lenarz said. "The situation has not changed significantly.
It might be better, this fall. Grouse counts are up in all areas of Minnesota. Grouse counts are made by the research biologists of the Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources, and. these counts are a reliable indication of populations. The biologists tour 10-mile routes, stopping each mile, listening for four minutes for male grouse on their drumming logs. During the ringneck "census" they listen for male pheasant crows. Biologists believe the mysterious decade-long cycle of grouse highs and lows may be in its fourth year on the up side.
I grew up with the torment of Garrison Keillor and his so-called "companion" of a radio show. Even as a little kid, I can remember dancing around to the weird folksy music and the fake commercials for "be-bop-a-re-bop rhubarb pie." Ritualistically, my parents would tune in on each week. By default, so would I. Then they took my sisters and I to the show at the Fitzgerald Theatre, right after we moved to Minnesota. I was 11 or so and pretty embarrassed to be there. I remember a clever sound effects guy, a bad accordion player... and the shock of seeing Garrison in person.
It has been nearly five years since the World Trade Center were attacked and met their demise along with over 2,000 men and women. Our country had a reawakening and clung together, as united as ever. We began a huge revamp, becoming patriotic and proud. The popularity of patriotism has decreased throughout our country since.
The Family Stone (PG-13) Movie: ****(out of 5) DVD Experience: **** (out of 5) Starring Claire Danes as Julie Morton Diane Keaton as Sybil Stone Rachel McAdams as Amy Stone Dermot Mulroney as Everett Stone Craig T. Nelson as Kelly Stone Sarah Jessica Parker as Meredith Morton Luke Wilson as Ben Stone Studio: Fox 2000 Pictures Directed by: Thomas Bezucha By KEVIN CARR "The Family Stone" is an incredibly well-crafted film that walks the fine line between love and dysfunction.
Graduation has come and gone. It's all up to you now. How will you support yourself in an uncertain, ever-more-expensive world? Your financial anxiety is understandable. We all share it. But while you may feel overwhelmed, Michael Masterson reminds you that your age actually gives you an economic advantage over the rest of us. "Most young people simply have no concept of how simple it is to build wealth," says Masterson. "I didn't say easy, because hard work and self-discipline are required, but simple.
Carrying everything from vintage postcards to classic colored glass, Hummels to old milk cans, Sue Peterson's SuLaines Antique Mall has been steadily adding inventory and customers for over two and a half years in the lakes area. Morphing her nickname "Sue" with her mother's name "Elaine," Peterson has become a master of mixing things together to keep her business fresh and moving. Continuing to combine things, Peterson recently added original artworks to her endless selection of antiques and collectibles -- opening Stillwaters Gallery at SuLaines. "I always have wanted to add art and th