If you’re contemplating your first BWCA trip — or just haven’t been there for a while — here are some tips the Star Tribune's Doug Smith learned over 40 years of paddling canoe country.
Updated: May 23, 2014, - 12:41 PM
The law says take them out. Now a device is available to help boaters remember to put them back in.
Updated: May 17, 2014, - 03:54 PM
The long, cold winter refused to release its grip on some northern lakes in time for Saturday’s fishing opener.
Updated: May 14, 2014, - 02:04 AM
When Gov. Mark Dayton fishes Gull Lake on Saturday, he’ll become part of the lake’s renowned history, which includes Indian chiefs, gangsters, gamblers and resort visionaries.
Updated: May 07, 2014, - 12:53 AM
Many of the biggest lakes should be open soon.
Updated: May 03, 2014, - 11:36 PM
Tax revenue windfall must be spent on wildlife projects and hunter education.
Updated: April 26, 2014, - 04:55 PM
A hunting blind can provide comfort and improve your chances of bagging a turkey. Some, however, still prefer the thrill of being in the wide open.
Updated: April 23, 2014, - 12:17 AM
Conservationists still in school make it their way to give back to nature.
Updated: April 21, 2014, - 08:20 PM
When Andy Fronek went sturgeon fishing on the Rainy River for the first time last weekend, he thought it would be cool to catch a fish bigger than his kids, ages 9 and 11. Instead, he landed a fish bigger than him.
Updated: April 16, 2014, - 12:36 PM