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    Blowin’ a Hoolie

    Mark Sealy, the great meteorologist with MPR and the University of Minnesota, has a rag-bag of interesting and colorful weather terms and names from around the world. One of his favorites is “Blowin’ a Hoolie,” I [...]
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    Life Off the Grid Energy Conference

    To reach a bunch of students start with teaching the teachers. Such was the guiding principle for the first-ever convening of the “Life off the Grid Energy Conference” at the Steger Wilderness Center. A diverse group of [...]
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    Piecing Together Stone, Wisdom and Dreams

    Will, Jim, resident interns and stonemasonry apprentices pose in front of the new stone arch wall.Smoke billowed from old coffee cans, smudging the work site at the Steger Wilderness Center where seven apprentice [...]
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    Farewell Apprentices

    Story by Kayden Nordquist. Photos by John Ratzloff. “One of the best groups to ever come”~ Will StegerThey say time flies when you are having fun. But I can tell you this -- time howls past when you are working [...]
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    Hobo Village — The Mayor Speaks

    It was about five years ago when the area directly below the Steger Wilderness Center on the shore of Picketts Lake revived its’ name from the great master stonemason Jim Sullivan. He called it “Irish Hobo Village” [...]

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