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: Manufacturers warn about ethanol harming engines

Mercury Marine has joined other boat-motor manufacturers in stressing that marine engines should not be powered by E15, which is gasoline that contains 15 percent ethanol.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 11:47 PM

Dennis Anderson: Awash in water and politics

When rivers and lakes cross banks and wash poisons to land, the federal farm program’s weaknesses show.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 12:23 AM

Anderson: Boaters' wakes create problems for homes near high water

Crafts’ wakes add to danger to flood-threatened homes.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 11:42 PM

Anderson: Mankato mom and pop bait shop is thriving

One shop that has survived, even thrived, in the fishing game is the Bobber Shop, in Mankato.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 12:42 AM

Anderson: Dogs have a field day at Kelley Farms

A vast livestock operation, with grass-fed beef as its centerpiece, Kelley Farms is also heaven on earth for sporting dog trainers, perhaps especially retriever trainers.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 01:25 PM

Teaching conservation and outdoor participation

A new after-school program brings kids outdoors in an effort to protect our shared woods, waters and fields.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 12:23 PM

Anderson: Pheasants Forever decides it can't sit idly by

The group has made a pro-active move by establishing an office in precious South Dakota.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 06:56 AM

Anderson: Muskie tourney is a go on Lake Minnetonka

It’s been 10 years since Minnetonka was included among Metro Muskie Tournament lakes.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 12:37 AM

Anderson: High school trapshooting teams are good news

Competitive high school trapshooting now involves more prep students in Minnesota than hockey does and is by far the state’s fastest-growing school sport.

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 11:51 PM

Anderson: If pheasants are to rebound, hunters need a backbone

Pheasant hunters, and all of us, should stand up to the illegal loss of habitat to farming.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 12:49 AM

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