Groundhog facts

Follow this link to read in 22 sentences everything you didn’t know about the groundhog. By the way, Punxsutawney Phil, the rodent prognosticator of spring, saw his shadow Monday morning. And that, as most of the U.S. fears, means six more weeks of winter. For those of us who live in the Northland, that’s an early spring. Bring it on.


Iron Range hockey team flexes its muscle thanks partly to yoga

Practicing yoga has helped the Greenway of Coleraine boys high school hockey team flex some muscle into a competitive resurgence in northern Minnesota.

The players and coach claim yoga has led to more flexibility, strength, skating balance and fewer injuries on the ice and injuries are almost nonexistent.



MPR series links climate change
to state’s challenges and action

Minnesota is warming faster than the nation as a whole, science says, and residents are taking steps to deal with climate change.

“While the argument rages globally over how to reduce the pollution that has generated climate change, individuals and communities have quietly begun embarking upon the practical business of dealing with it, whether or not they call it climate change.”

Read the first series installment at:






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