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: Blueberry-picking can be cutthroat business

A prime spot becomes top secret information.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 11:27 PM

Night fishing ban will be lifted on Lake Mille Lacs

A night fishing ban imposed this spring and summer to help conserve the troubled Lake Mille Lacs walleye population will be lifted July 21.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 07:49 AM

DNR says Mille Lacs night fishing ban will be lifted next week

So few anglers have fished the big lake that the 42,900-pound harvest quota imposed this year on sport anglers isn’t likely to be reached. The ban was imposed just after the May walleye and northern pike opener.

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 03:34 PM

Anderson: Mille Lacs anglers, businesses deserve a break

Anglers aren’t showing up because the limit is two walleyes between 18 and 20 inches long, and relatively few fish in the lake are that size. Also, boats must be off the lake by 10 p.m., according to a night fishing ban imposed by the DNR.

Updated: July 13, 2014, - 12:18 PM

Anderson: Sometimes the weather wins

An evening of trout fishing was washed out by Mother Nature.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 08:44 PM

Anderson: Flooding along Minnesota-Ontario border creates issues

Complications from this summer’s flooding will prevail long after water along the border has receded to more normal levels.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 12:55 AM

Anderson: Drifting for smallies along the St. Croix

A river and the urge to fish provide the starting point. The right company and the right boat make it...

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 09:19 AM

Anderson: Saddling up to see who is a cut above

Competition was keen among these cutting horses, and a big test for my gelding, Isaiah.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 11:07 PM

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

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