Dennis Anderson

Columnist | Outdoors
Phone: 612-673-4424
Anderson has been the Star Tribune outdoors columnist since 1993. Before that, for 13 years, he wrote the outdoors column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He and his colleague, outdoors writer Doug Smith, cover hunting, fishing, camping, boating, paddling and other outdoor activities, as well as natural resource conservation.

Recent content from Dennis Anderson

Anderson: Support starts at the top: A Q&A with Gov. Mark Dayton

A Q&A session with Gov. Mark Dayton makes clear — as do his actions — where he stands on the outdoors

Updated: June 09, 2013, - 12:23 AM

Anderson: If you like a challenge, steelhead worth fighting for

Fishing for steelhead on the North Shore is anything but a relaxing day in a calm pool. But if you like a challenge ...

Updated: June 01, 2013, - 11:50 PM

Anderson: Three key meetings coming up to save region's prairies

Conservations and policymakers will meet several times in June on saving grasslands and wetlands in Minnesota and Dakotas. They are being lost quickly.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 12:37 AM

Anderson: Fire singes Bud Grant's dream

Bud Grant spent a half-century enjoying and improving a tract of land that is “all gone now, all burned.”

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 11:28 PM

Anderson: Ice is out, and fish are biting

Anglers during the long weekend should have ample opportunities to make up for the opener’s chilly conditions.

Updated: May 24, 2013, - 12:58 AM

Anderson: Minnesotans are waiting for Dayton's decision

While campaigning, Gov. Mark Dayton said, “I just want everyone to know that if I’m governor, the sportsmen and women of this state are going to have a friend in the governor’s office."

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 01:06 AM

Anderson: Haugstad still putting up a fight

Mel Haugstad, at 82 and having battled cancer since 2006, refuses to give up on fishing or on life.

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 09:20 PM

Anderson: Mille Lacs study of walleye population on thin ice

Because of the late ice on Mille Lacs this spring, a DNR study of its walleye population has tagged only 6,000 fish.

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 12:23 AM

Anderson: Senate, Dayton on same side of Legacy bill

The Minnesota Senate’s Legacy bill is expected to pass off the floor of that chamber Wednesday — a measure whose Outdoor Heritage Fund recommendations virtually mirror those of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council

Updated: May 14, 2013, - 09:05 PM

Anderson: Overcoming ice, cold with hopes of better openers to come

Optimism was the only hope when the fishing season opened Saturday. After a day on the lake, it still is.

Updated: May 12, 2013, - 07:51 AM

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