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Spring Thaw

The St. Louis River opens in Jay Cooke State Park as warm temperatures visit the Northland in this photo taken late in the day Friday, March 5 by local photographer and retired doctor Dana Malkovich. "We're lucky to have such a nice park so close to home," Malkovich said, adding that the park is a great place to go for a hike on a warm afternoon. "The trails, however, can be icy. It would be wise to have some kind of traction like spikes on your boots," he cautioned....