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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - On the afternoon of Jan. 15, 1986, Julie Eckman kissed her daughter goodbye for the last time.

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 5:05pm

By powerfully voicing an opinion, the minority can easily drown out the opinion of the majority. This fact stresses the importance of finding a way to hear everyone's opinion when there are decisions to make that affect the entire community.

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 5:04pm

John Voelker, under the pen name Robert Trever, wrote "Testament of a Fisherman." The now-famous essay contains his reasons for fishing, among which is this: … "because mercifully there are no telephones on trout waters" … That was half a century ago.

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 5:04pm

Stormwater runoff can quickly drain a homeowner's wallet. The flooding erodes yards, soaks basements, pollutes streams and wastes a precious resource.

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 5:03pm

Some of my favorite memories are of being aboard a boat in some quiet, scenic cove, alone but for a friend or two, anchored for the night.

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:27pm

On a recent winter's night one of our Refuge biologists out doing owl surveys in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area witnessed a convoy of cars heading down the icy road. These visitors weren't headed to a special ice fishing trip or campout.

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:27pm

JUNEAU, Alaska - Bill Carter had been planning his bucket-list winter vacation to Alaska for 30 years, and he couldn't have picked a better time to take it. The retired chemist from Jesup, Ga.

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:26pm

Gary Turner got the idea for the Kenai Fishing Academy about 10 years ago from an unlikely source. Golf.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 8:43pm

Extensive defoliation of deciduous shrubs and trees in Southcentral Alaska has received considerable attention over the last couple of years.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 5:10pm

In my lifetime, technological progress has given us television, jet aircraft, computers, cell phones and a spacecraft that's headed for Pluto at 36,000 mph. It has made it possible for us to work less, suffer less and live longer.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 5:10pm


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