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  • Farewell Apprentices

    Story by Kayden Nordquist. Photos by John Ratzloff. “One of the best groups to ever come”~ Will Steger They say time flies when you are having [...]
  • Blowin’ a Hoolie

    Story and Photos by John Ratzloff Mark Sealy, the great meteorologist with MPR and the University of Minnesota, has a rag-bag of interesting and [...]
  • Life Off the Grid Energy Conference

    Story by Scott Stowell. Photos by Melanie Waite-Altringer. To reach a bunch of students start with teaching the teachers. Such was the guiding [...]
  • Piecing Together Stone, Wisdom and Dreams

    Story by Scott Stowell. Photos by John Ratzloff Smoke billowed from old coffee cans, smudging the work site at the Steger Wilderness Center where [...]
  • Mike DeBoer

    Mike DeBoer lives in Stark, Minnesota, when his summer residency as a master carpenter at the Steger Wilderness Center is over. When in Stark, [...]

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