DULUTH — Bill Majewski sat in the garage workshop of his home in Duluth and fired up a small rotary tool sounding so much like a dental drill that it produced involuntary cringes among guests. But instead of fillings and caps, Majewski's work is turning wood into copycats of nature. He calls himself a carver but he’s also a sculptor, grinder, sander, burner and painter. He turns pieces of butternut, basswood, cottonwood, tupelo and other woods into wildly realistic replicas.
DULUTH - The first thing you notice is that there is no brake. But then, after wind fills the sail and you are gliding across the ice, you really don’t care. Rapid acceleration. Freedom. Speed. Quiet. The click-clack of the runners on ice, but little other noise. Then a little panic as the first turn goes a little too fast. But there's nothing much to smash into, except the occasional portable ice fishing shelter or an ice skater. Or shore. Or maybe a fracture in the ice. Or, if you tip, the ice itself. Good idea to have a helmet on.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act list and open them to state hunting and trapping seasons. In the latest act of the ongoing wolf saga, the lame-duck House voted 196 to 180, along heavily partisan lines, to approve H.R. 6784 that would take wolves off the endangered list nationwide and block courts from considering violations of federal law for wolves under the Endangered Species Act.