Polly Nelson sat at the Circle Pines Bar and Grill in Gordon last October when she heard the sound of approaching ATVs.
A large group of women, all dressed in pink, came rolling down the trail near the bar. They called themselves the Pink Ribbon Riders, and they were riding that day to help raise money for breast cancer research.
This spring, the Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters spearheaded an effort to get more kids outdoors to enjoy nature. The group founded a new program called Canoes on Wheels (COW), which provides eight canoes along with life vests, paddles and a canoe trailer for schools and youth groups to use at no cost.
Now the COW program is among the finalists to earn one of five $20,000 awards.
Much to many Northlander’s delight, summer seems to be hanging on a little longer, giving people more time to soak up the sun, schedule one more camping trip, get out on the water or visit the cabin one last time before the cooler weather sets in.
Mary Shaw is a dragon boat veteran.
For three years, the administrator of St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior and Duluth Clinic-Superior dipped her paddle to the beat of the drum as part of the health organization’s team during the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival.
With some give, some take and a couple tweaks, 14 segments of county highway connecting existing routes and trails moved closer to opening for ATV traffic during a Douglas County Highway Committee meeting Wednesday.
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