It's more than just a popular activity in the Northland. For some, it's a right-of-passage. It's not odd for area children to learn how to ride on an all-terrain vehicle before they jump behind the handle bars of a bicycle. These machines can be dangerous for Northland youngsters, but area volunteers are doing to make them safer.
Team Rubicon - a veteran-based disaster relief organization - is helping out a local facility in need of assistance. Members of the organization spent the weekend at the Veterans on the Lake Resort in Ely for clean up and disaster training.