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Ancient Water found in the Soudan Underground Mine

Click here for an Article and video on finding the water in the Soudan Mine and what it might mean

Lake Vermilion State Park Snapshot Tour

Some of the most frequent questions we have been getting lately are about the Lake Vermilion State Park. Here is a great “Snapshot Tour” of the new park put together by the Minnesota DNR which will give you a taste of the terrain, geology and lake shore encompassed in the park’s boundaries. Lake Vermilion State… Read more »

Cormorant control on Lake Vermilion

The issue of the booming population of cormorants on Lake Vermilion has been a hot topic for a few years. About a decade ago, a similar phenomenon took place on Leech Lake, which ended up devastating the fishery there for several years before it began to recover. Using the lessons learned on Leech Lake, the… Read more »

We’re Back!

After a long break, we are back to blogging again. Check back for updates! If you are in the Twin Cities this weekend, stop by and visit our booth at the Northwest Sports Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. We are in #1212.

Lake Vermilion Harbor Festival

The annual Lake Vermilion Harbor Festival is taking place this weekend in Tower, next to the Historic Train and Depot and in the Tower Civic Center. There are over 100 crafters with displays, food vendors, entertainment, and demonstrations. Hours are 10-5 on Saturday, June 2 and 10-4 on Sunday, June 3.

Soudan Underground Mine State Park tours resume May 26

The following is a press release from the Minnesota DNR (Released May 21, 2012) Tours of Soudan Underground Mine State Park near Tower are scheduled to resume on May 26, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today. The tours were suspended last season after a March 2011 fire in the mine shaft damaged… Read more »

New Aquatic Invasive Species Rules Decal Required on Watercraft

IMPORTANT UPDATE – On May 8, the Minnesota legislature REPEALED this requirement. The stickers are still available, and they contain valuable information about the laws in Minnesota regarding invasive species if you would like to get one. THE LAW REGARDING INVASIVES DID NOT CHANGE – only the sticker requirement was repealed. A new law passed… Read more »

An Early Start at the Pike River Hatchery

DNR officials got an early start on the walleye egg gathering operation on Pike River on the Tower end of Lake Vermilion Monday, March 26, 2012. This might be the earliest the procedure has ever been started. Each year the DNR harvests eggs from the walleye there for use in Vermilion and other lakes in… Read more »

Vermilion Loons Migration Tracking

This link will take you to the page where you can follow the migration of several loons from Lake Vermilion. ¬†The ones labeled with a V are the Vermilion loons. Click on the loon, then on “play animation” to follow their path from their summer to winter homes. Migration Tracking Visit again in the spring… Read more »

Lake Vermilion Boat Show Donates $700 to the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade

Courtesy of the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade’s blog: Again, this year, the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade was the honorary sponsor for the Antique and Classic Boat Show on Labor Day weekend at The Landing. The Brigade volunteers were there to sell their merchandise and give hands-on tours of the Brigade I. The boat show is… Read more »

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