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Wading carefully into the Namekagon River, I was grateful for the cool water that swirled around my wader-clad legs. On shore, and above water, the neoprene chest waders were stiflingly hot in the bright morning sun, but below the surface they hugged my legs soothingly. The day was warm enou…

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Throughout the region, teams are getting ready for the new fall sports seasons. Besides football, here is a look at what is coming up …

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SPOONER– The 30th annual Indianhead Rifle & Pistol Club and Safari Club International Family Range Day will be held at the IRPC Range from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18.

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SPOONER– The Spooner Cardinals will play in the 2019 Wisconsin Baseball Association State Finals. They are seeded #2 and open at 9:30 p.m. against Eau Claire on Friday, Aug. 16, in Menomonie.

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Bam! Click. Whirrrrr. Giggle. All spring and summer, Museum staff and visitors have been enjoying the sound of our mechanical flying squirrel being launched on her zip line across the new Curiosity Center kids’ area. Created by the talented engineers at KidZibits in St. Paul, Minnesota, the …

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SPOONER– Gabrielle “Gabby” Skidmore, the daughter of Bill and Shannon Skidmore of Spooner, won the Junior Women’s Freestyle National Wrestling Championship in Fargo, North Dakota.

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[Special Note: This article from Emily’s 2018 summer in Alaska recently won an Excellence in Craft Award from the Outdoor Writers Association of America.]

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More than 120 lumberjacks and lumberjills from across the United States, Canada, and several other countries have converged on Hayward’s historic Lumberjack Bowl through Saturday for the 60th annual Lumberjack World Championships (LWC), also known as “The Olympics of the Forest.”

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Hot sun beat down on the back of my neck, and a mosquito pricked at my elbow. Still, I held my breath and clicked the camera’s shutter-release button twice more before straightening up out of my crouch and swatting the mosquito. The tiny wasp I’d been trying to catch in the act of nectaring …

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SPOONER– The Spooner Cardinals put together another weekend sweep, beating both teams from Haugen.

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SHELL LAKE– The seventh annual Shell Lake Lions Triathlon, hosted by the Shell Lake Lions Club, is set for 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Shell Lake beach. Timing services are provided by Duluth Timing and Events.

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The hook rattled as I slipped it up out of the metal eye and opened the small, yellow door. This cabinet was well-stocked with provisions, but it looked nothing like my pantry. Instead of shelves lined with boxes of food, there were routered grooves filled with little green caterpillars and …

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SPOONER– An informative and exciting clinic that will teach the basics of safely fishing from a kayak will be taught from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 3, on the Yellow River Flowage near Spooner Veterans Memorial Park in Spooner, across from Tony’s Riverside.