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Minnesota Steelheader Hats - NOW AVAILABLE!

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Fishing hats and warm double lined fleece skull cap beanies are now available!  Show your support for Minnesota Steelheader and the Steelhead fishery of our North Shore.  All the profits go directly back to help our Steelhead fishery.

All hats are on sale at great prices!
Sales ends 12/31/11

You can find these and all our other merchandise available on our website - click here

Photo Challenge V

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Photo Challenge V - on facebook

Photo challenge V - Name the River only (no trails, roads or landmarks). You must be a "Friend" of our facebook page to play - click on the "like" button if you are not yet a facebook friend.
You will have 24hrs to come up with the correct answer.  One reply per angler.   Winning replies will receive a free window decal.  Check our facebook page on Sunday for the answer... good luck!

Click here to go directly to our facebook page.

DNR will allow Lutsen Mountain to continue drawing water from Poplar River for snowmaking this season

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 (Released November 10, 2011)
Lutsen Mountains Corp. (LMC) will be allowed to continue drawing water from the Poplar River for snowmaking under a permit to be issued by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Lutsen applied for a permit to continue to pump water despite the low water flow conditions in the river that would normally require pumping operations to be discontinued.

The DNR is authorized by statute to allow exceptions to permits under unique circumstances. The 2011 Minnesota Legislature authorized LMC to take up to 150 million gallons of water from the Poplar River for snowmaking this fall, but included a provision that suspends the appropriation if flows fall below 15 cubic feet per second (cfs) for more than five consecutive days. The flow has been at or near that threshold for weeks. A separate statute provision authorizes the DNR to issue a permit beyond what is normally allowed for “just cause.”

The DNR believes there is just cause to issue LMC a permit ba…