Spirit Mountain says it needs $235,000 from the City of Duluth in order to keep the hills open beyond next Friday. Executive Director Brandy Ream told city councilors that Spirit Mountain lost $235,000 in revenue when the Amsoil Snocross races had to be canceled during the blizzard.
An environmental group says it plans to sue the Minnesota DNR for failing to protect Canada lynx from trappers. The group says state and federal agencies have documented captures of 16 lynx over the past decade in traps.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have found microplastics in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Researchers say they found microplastics - particularly fibers - in water, soil and worms collected this summer.