Cory Fechner Posts

Minnesota Deer Hunting Opener 2015

From the stand

No luck yet for me, hunting in Kelsey, but a couple fresh rubs nearby. Anyone else having luck?

You know the feeling. You just sat down on your bucket in your stand, it’s at little after 6 a.m. It’s still dark but you can see a sliver of light starting to climb in the southeastern horizon. Your heart is beating from your walk in and you feel so warm your thinking there is no way it is 28 degrees.

Lake Superior’s North Shore Witch Tree

Lake Superior Witch Tree

“Manido Gizhigans” to the Ojibwe people, the Spirit Little Cedar Tree (known as the “Witch Tree”) has been keeping a keen eye over the shores of Lake Superior in Grand Portage for an estimated 300-400 years.  CBS Minnesota did a “Finding Minnesota” story on the Witch Tree. Travis Novitsky was interviewed for the story and said “You’ve got this tree that’s growing out of the rock for at least 400 or 500 years. And just to stand in the presence of something that’s living, that’s that old, to me is mind-boggling.” Sorry for the brief commercial before the video starts.

See the full story by clicking here.

Copyright for the above photo belongs to Travis Novitsky. www.travisnovitsky.com

North Shore Fall Colors Fly Over

See the stunning autumn leaf colors on Partridge Ridge in this short aerial fly over. Location of aerial drone fly-over was here:  https://goo.gl/maps/CXdaCCbWctn

Minnesota North Shore Fall Colors Report 2015

Minnesota North Shore Fall Colors 2015


With today the first day of fall there is no better time to post the MN Fall Colors map for 2015. We are really starting to see pockets of great colors in Duluth and along the North Shore. You can also use the MN DNR interactive map by clicking here to help track the colors as they change. What are you seeing in your area? Post you favorite tree picture as it changes in the comments.

Temperance River GoPro – Lost & Found in a Beautiful Place

Temperence River GoPro - Lost and Found - Kare11

Two summers ago Kyle Puelston lost his GoPro jumping into Temperance River up the North Shore. He figured it was gone forever. Luckily, a year later, Chris Flores and his brother Kyle Puelston found it while snorkeling at the mouth of the river.

New 360° Video – Minnesota in 360


First 30 seconds is from the North Shore. Click and drag to pan the video line-of-sight.

Lutsen New Gondola

Lutsen Gondoloa

Lutsen Ski Resort began erecting a new $7-million gondola on June 23. It should be operational by the 2015-16 ski season. Above you can see they are sticking with the iconic red for the new eight-passenger gondola, which will speed up the gondola lines.

Trampled by Turtles – “It’s a War” live at Red Rocks


Trampled by Turtles played a killer show Saturday night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. The night was led off by Shakey Graves, then Elephant Revival played a great set before the Turtles took the stage. They closed the show with “It’s a War.”

Trampled by Turtles song featured in Minnesota Twins Community Fund commercial

Video of ceiling collapse at First Avenue in Minneapolis

Below is video of the ceiling collapsing at First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. The incident occurred at the famous music venue around 10:15 p.m. during a set by the band Theory of a Deadman. Early reports say a leaky pipe and vibrations from music may have caused the collapse. No serious injuries are being reported, two people were taken to hospital without life threatening injuries.

Sunflower Drone Flyover


Shot somewhere on a road less traveled in West Central Minnesota.

Lollygagger Pale Ale: Bent Paddle and Loll Designs collaborate on new beer to support local bikers

Bent Paddle Lollygagger Pale AleLoll Designs and Bent Paddle Brewing Company is teaming up to release Lollygagger Pale Ale in the coming weeks. It states on the can that 5 percent of sales will be donated to Cyclists of the Gitchee Gumee Shores, a group with the mission to improve cycling opportunities in the Twin Ports. The contribution will be split between Loll and Bent Paddle. The new can design was a collaboration between Bent Paddle owners and Loll graphic designers. Cheers to drinking beer for a great cause. The beer should hit liquor stores by mid July.

Bent Paddle Lollygagger Pale Ale

Trampled by Turtles – Live at First Avenue

Listen to the Turtles Saturday night show (5/2/15) at First Ave.

01. New Orleans

02. Codeine

Mayor Ness “Potholes Song” – 2015 Homegrown Proclamation

Video credit – Melissa Ginger
See the full Duluth Homegrown Music Festival schedule here –> http://goo.gl/svBlGe

Homegrown Music Fest Hashtag Feed #hgmf15

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