Star Tribune | New Minnesota North Shore book: beauty, mystery, history

By Doug Smith
Star Tribune

North Shore by Chel Anderson and Adelheid FischerMinnesota’s magical North Shore can have a powerful influence on visitors.

“For me, the place changed my life,’’ said Adelheid Fischer.

For Chel Anderson, the Lake Superior region is her life, a place she’s called home for more than 40 years.

“We both have such a deep attachment and love for the North Shore — we were claimed by it,’’ Anderson said.

Fascinated by the area’s unique plants, wildlife, geology and human history, Fischer, a writer, and Anderson, an ecologist and botonist, wondered aloud why there wasn’t a book that connected those strands to give a clearer picture and sharpened understanding of a region considered by many to be Minnesota’s crown jewel.

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