Lyz’s Climate Story

Lyz is an artist, educator, and member of Fond du Lac band of Lake Superior Ojibwe My Indian name is “the lady who knows how to sing.” I am from Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, of the Eagle Clan.   We live on the reservation at Fond Du Lac. My dad is […]

Kristin’s Climate Story

Iron Filings: The Iron Range Conundrum Minnesota’s Iron Range is my acquired home, mine and my husband’s. Its beauty and magnetism are an acquired taste as well. Pockmarked by mine pits, the horizon silhouetted by the broad grassy anvils of reclaimed mine dumps, with flat expanses previously logged but now scrubbed by spruce and aspen, […]

Siri’s Climate Story

Some of the best memories I have from growing up are from playing pond hockey. I used to spend hours and hours of my evenings as a kid playing with my friends and family at the neighborhood rink near my school. I practically lived there from the time the ice was ready in December until […]

Terry’s Climate Story

Guys’ Ski Trips One of the things that many Minnesotans of a certain age may identify with is the development of cross country skiing. In the early 70s it consisted of tramping through the woods on wide wooden skis, stopping occasionally to apply wax and take a swig from a leather wineskin. There were few […]

Anna’s Climate Story

What We Have to Lose I’m a very lucky person, and not just because I belong to a beautiful family, but because I was born in Minnesota, a state with amazing access to Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in North America, and our own personal collection of just absolutely amazing untouched woods and water. […]

Paul & Susan Schurke’s Climate Story

This week as we mark the 30th anniversary of our 1986 North Pole expedition, Will Steger has noted that global warming has disintegrated the Canadian ice shelf from which we launched out across the Arctic Ocean: human-induced climate change has eliminated our route.  While that may only impact a few extreme adventurers like us, here […]

Hannah’s Climate Story

My climate story starts in Alexandria, MN. When I was young, I spent my summers at our family cabin. My mom and dad would work hard all day building our cabin and improving our yard. That left my brothers and I to play in the lake, fish, and catch frogs all day. In the evening […]

Mike’s Climate Story

Minnesota has a great diversity of quality fishing opportunities throughout the state but nowhere more evident than here in the north central part of the state.  Fishing is an important part of our cultural identity and a significant contributor to our local economies.  Fishing tourism in Minnesota generates over $2.8 billion in economic activity, $640 million in tax […]