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Bob Timmons

Outdoors Weekend Editor | Newsroom
Phone: 612-673-7899
Location: Minneapolis
Other languages: None

Bob Timmons, editor of the Star Tribune's Outdoors Weekend section, worked previously editing, planning and designing the Sports section. He worked in news at the St. Paul Pioneer Press before joining the Star Tribune in 2005.


Timmons previously was the Page One layout and news editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He's a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Wis.) graduate.
Recent content from Bob Timmons
Patrick Stephenson, organizer of 30 Days of Biking.

Currents: Patrick Stephenson, 30 Days of Biking organizer

What outdoors people are listening to, reading, watching, and more.
Currents: John Richardson, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

Currents: John Richardson, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

What outdoors people are doing, reading, following, and more.
Amy Kay Kerber: "There has been interest at the Legislature and in many communities to expand (outdoor education) opportunities in Minnesota."

Currents: Amy Kay Kerber, state forestry outreach and legislative specialist

What outdoors people are doing, reading, following, and more.
Don Tredinnick has spent time photographing on four continents.

Currents: Don Tredinnick, nature photographer

What outdoors people are doing, reading, watching and more.
Outfitters were upset with the U.S. Forest Service over the new online reservation system, and warned the agency that the first-come, first-served app

Balky BWCA permit reservation system to reopen March 4

New platform has been dark since it crashed on first day of use Jan. 30
Alexandra Wardwell, Audubon Minnesota habitat specialist, has a vocation and interests that keep her outdoors.

Currents: Alexandra Wardwell, Audubon Minnesota habitat specialist

What outdoors people are reading, following, doing, and more.
Bear Paulsen makes camping a year-round endeavor.

Currents: Bear Paulsen, winter camping mentor, Northstar canoe-maker

What outdoors people are doing, reading, following, and more.
David Bowman, in a self-portrait, frequently takes his work outside.

Currents: David Bowman, professional photographer and 'itinerant artist'

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and more.
The permit process switched to a new national website. It was to begin Wednesday morning.

Updated BWCA reservations system opens — and quickly crashes

Outfitters had complained loudly about changes to the system this year and warned supervisors at the U.S. Forest Service about some potential pitfalls.
Jason Zabokrtsky, Ely Outfitting Company

Currents: Jason Zabokrtsky, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness guide and outfitter

What outdoors people are reading, following, doing, and more.
Greg Lais and Wilderness Inquiry just celebrated the organization's 40th birthday.

Currents: Greg Lais, Wilderness Inquiry executive director

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and doing.
2jan19: The path back up the hill to home looks like a little stream. The globe lights on poles are glowing. Dusk is coming, with that angst-y, winter

The same nature walk, and then a new sketch

A south Minneapolis woman opens up her colorful journal — art and observations — from daily walks in Roberts Bird Sanctuary.
John Moriarty, left, and Siah St. Clair have teamed up for a book on a topic they’ve lived and worked in for decades: the native and restored natura

New field guide to the Twin Cities' natural places wants to open new worlds

Author and photographer aim to broaden readers' exploration and grasp of the region.
Lori Naumann of the Nongame Wildlife Program of the Department of Natural Resources.

Currents: Lori Naumann, Nongame Wildlife Program with the Department of Natural Resources

What outdoors people are reading, doing, following, and more.
James Didier summited Mount Elbrus in 2017.

Currents: Mountaineer James Didier of Minnesota

What outdoors people are doing, reading, listening to, and more.
Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever chief executive Howard Vincent

Currents: Howard Vincent, Pheasants Forever chief executive

What outdoors people are doing, reading, following, and more.
Professional photographer Bryan Hansel

Currents: Bryan Hansel, professional landscape photographer

What outdoors people are doing, reading, following and more.
John Storkamp

Currents: John Storkamp, Superior trail races director, ultramarathoner

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and more.
Anna Sharratt, left, got chased by children at Dowling Elementary in Minneapolis during a time of free play worked into their school day.

Currents: Anna Sharratt, Free Forest School executive director

What outdoors people are reading, listening to, following, and more.
Matt Davis, North Country Trail Association, regional coordinator for Minnesota and North Dakota.

Currents: Matt Davis, North Country Trail Association coordinator

Outdoors people and what they are reading, following, listening to, and more.
Women's 3/4 winner Veronica Hudacek after finishing the The Fulton Star Cross at Lions Valley Place Park Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Crystal, MN.] DAVID

Cyclocross in Minnesota is the right mix: Challenges, cut with good times.

Part of a weekend series of races, the Fulton Star Cross in Crystal delivered.
Gretchen Hansen, assistant professor of fisheries ecology at the University of Minnesota.

Currents: Gretchen Hansen, University of Minnesota fisheries ecologist, professor

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and more.
Peter Marshall. with his son, Konrad.

Currents: Peter Marshall, communications director, Friends of the Boundary Waters

What outdoors people are doing, reading, following, and more.
A maple ridge blazed in early October in the Lutsen area.

Don't fret: Minnesota's fall still is something to marvel

We may have had an ugly stretch of weather, but fall colors abound.
Kris Larson

Currents: Kris Larson, executive director of Minnesota Land Trust

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to and more.
Day-17 - With over 200 miles behind her, Melanie McManus celebrates at the top Pincushion Mountain near Grand Marais. The outcrop rewards the hiker wi

Currents: Hiker and freelance writer Melanie Radzicki McManus

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and more.
Charles Youel with one of his loyal steeds in his Northeast studio, shown in 2017.

Currents: Charles Youel, ARTCRANK creator

What outdoors people are reading, listening to, following, and more
Stan Tekiela for Outdoors Weekend

Currents: Stan Tekiela, nature photographer and author

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and more.
Ajay Pickett of Woodbury, who claimed the Fastest Known Time in an unsupported hike of the Superior Hiking Trail.

Woodbury man sets speed record for covering the Superior Hiking Trail

He bests "fastest known time" set in 2016, finishing in less than 8 days.
Chris Clayton, editor of Minnesota Conservation Volunteer.

Currents: Chris Clayton, Minnesota Conservation Volunteer editor

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and more.
"Into Nature: A Creative Field Guide and Journal"

Recent outdoors titles: Simple books for harried times

Tie knots, get connected to nature, learn a thing or two about national parks.
Sarena Selbo, manager at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, came from a Fish and Wildlife Service position based in Anchorage, Alaska.

Currents: Sarena Selbo, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge manager

What outdoors people are reading, listening to, following, and more.
Currents: Mark Norquist of Modern Carnivore

Currents: Mark Norquist of Modern Carnivore

Outdoors people and what they are watching, listening to, following and more.
Feeling Superior: People, groups, initiatives focused on future of Superior Hiking Trail

Feeling Superior: People, groups, initiatives focused on future of Superior Hiking Trail

From trail workers to nonprofits, the focus is helping the trail endure.
Denny Caneff, executive director of the Superior Hiking Trail Association: “Hiking is a very benign outdoor activity. Yet, we damage the resource. I

Feeling Superior: Trail association has ambitious plan to shore up areas

Trail Renewal Program is underway with support from state grant.
In a photo provided by Brent Cizek, dozens of common merganser ducklings follow a single hen on Lake Bemidji in Bemidji, Minn. Some birds, including c

Mother-of-all ducklings photo from Lake Bemidji has wild interest

The picture of a mother duck and dozens of ducklings in tow captures the internet, bringing calls and emails around the world to a Minnesota photographer.
Feeling Superior: Footprints of hiking's popularity are everywhere.

Feeling Superior: Footprints of hiking's popularity are everywhere.

The numbers and word of mouth back it up: More people are hitting the paths.
Day-16 - With heavy rain falling for the third day in a row and and no let-up in sight, Melanie McManus navigates through tall ferns along the trail n

Baptism on the Superior Hiking Trail: 16-plus miles in hypothermic conditions

From the sky, at the feet, water was the theme from the start of a thru-hike of the Superior Hiking Trail.

Feeling Superior: A region carved by upheaval

Two major geographical events millions of years ago shaped the North Shore.
Bryan Wood, director of Audubon Center of the North Woods

Currents: Bryan Wood, Audubon Center of the North Woods

What outdoors people are doing, reading, following, and more.
At the Lebanon 10K trail race held at Lebanon Hills Park, the participants are off and running on the scenic trail by Jensen Lake .] Richard Tsong-Taa

10-plus things to do this summer in the Minnesota outdoors

This isn't the "best" list or "most-original," but it's meant to be a good barometer of the breadth of possibilities.
Ann Schinas

Currents: Ann Schinas, Three Rivers Parks recreation coordinator

What outdoors people are doing, following, reading and more.
@matt.benz.weather, for Outdoors Weekend

Sending off the season with #Stribspring images

Readers tagged hundreds of photos and shared them on social media.
Michael Koppy, trail runner.

Currents: Michael Koppy, ultramarathon runner from Duluth

What outdoors people are doing, listening to, following, reading and more.
Jamie Lowe, trails and volunteer coordinator, U.S. Forest Service, Kawawishi River District.

Currents: Jamie Lowe, U.S. Forest Service, trails and volunteer coordinator

Today: Jamie Lowe of Ely, a trails and volunteer coordinator with the U.S. Forest Service. Lowe was recently recognized with the Friend of the Trail…
Suzanne Trapp worked with students, a regular role as urban programs outreach coordinator for the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Currents: Suzanne Trapp, urban program manager, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

What outdoors people are reading, doing, listening to, and more.
Stephen Scott, co-leader of Minnesota Outdoor Afro, for Outdoors Weekend.

Currents: Stephen Scott, co-leader of Outdoors Afro Minnesota

What outdoors people are doing, reading, listening to, and more.
"The Big Cloud," spring release 2018.

A trove of new outdoors books with fire, water, earth and sky

Several spring releases, from a Minnesota wildflower guidebook to stunning photo book.
Author Cary J. Griffith, who has a new book "Gunflint Burning" out in May.

Currents: Cary J. Griffith, Minnesota author of new book "Gunflint Burning"

What outdoors people are doing, listening to, reading, following.
Tom Yuska, of St. Paul, stopped on an exercise ride before work, was traveling west on Summit Avenue near Macalester College in St. Paul. Yuska said h

iCycle: Working cycling into his personal and work lives

Summer youth cycling program is reaching kids in mobile home communities.
Peta Barrett, Women's Wilderness Discovery

Currents: Peta Barrett, North Woods wilderness guide

What outdoors people are doing, listening to, reading and more.
Andy Harris, Adventure Camp director at The Loppet Foundation

Currents: Andy Harris, Loppet adventure camps director

On working with Minneapolis' disadvantaged youth, his currents reads, "Dear Sugars," and pulling out his skis again.
Carrol Henderson, supervisor of the state's Nongame Wildlife Program, has been immersed in the study of the health of MInnesota loons in wake of the D

Currents: Carrol Henderson, supervisor of Minnesota's Nongame Wildlife Program

Henderson, on reparations from the Deepwater oil spill and what it means for Minnesota's loons, on his birding trips abroad, and on his love of photography.
Make room on your bucket list: New book names 'Fifty Places' to lace 'em up

Make room on your bucket list: New book names 'Fifty Places' to lace 'em up

'Fifty Places to Run Before You Die' will appeal to veterans and newbies.
Get in Gear is a Twin Cities running tradition.

Ideas for getting out and embracing a Minnesota spring in the outdoors

From fly fishing lessons to bird festivals to chipping in to clear hiking trails (while getting your backpacking fix), we've got you covered.
Cory Netland

Currents: Cory Netland, wildlife specialist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

What outdoors people are reading, writing, listening to, following, doing.
Jo Swanson, trail development director, Superior Hiking Trail Association.

Currents: Jo Swanson, trail development director, Superior Hiking Trail Association

Outdoors people and their current interests: reading, listening, following, doing.
Cliff Jacobson, paddler and wilderness guide, for Outdoors Weekend.

A new Currents: Cliff Jacobson, camping and paddling guru

What outdoors people are reading, listening to, following, doing. Jacobson is just back from a paddle along the Texas-Mexico border, and anticipating more times in the wild.
Stephen Regenold, editor of GearJunkie.com, is active in the scenes he so often writes about.

Currents: Stephen Regenold, GearJunkie editor and founder

What outdoors people are listening to, reading, following and doing. The GearJunkie editor on staying on top of the mainstream, the outdoors industry's politicized times, and scaling ice on the Upper Peninsula.
Karla Bloem, with Alice the Great Horned Owl.

Currents: Karla Bloem, executive director, International Owl Center

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, doing.
Enjoying wild game is among the family traditions for Olivia LeDee.

Currents: Olivia LeDee, deputy director of the Northeast Climate Science Center

Outdoors people and their interests. What they are reading, following, listening to, doing.
First-graders at Dowling Environmental Elementary School in Minneapolis made snowy creations Dec. 8 during their weekly Free Forest School outing.

Initiative taps into ever-growing interest to connect little ones (and their parents) to nature

Started by a Minneapolis parent, Free Forest School focuses on kid-led play, and has seen wild popularity.
Kate Coward, left, and Kari Gibbons managed smiles Wednesday as they neared the finish line of the Arrowhead 135.

One 135-mile endurance race wasn't enough; ultramarathoners get their 'Double Arrowhead'

Racers Kate Coward and Kari Gibbons from Minneapolis hoofed 135 miles to the start along the Arrowhead route in northern Minnesota before turning it around. They are the first women to accomplish a double.
Rich Hoeg, birder-blogger-photographer from Duluth, for Outdoors Weekend.

Currents: Richard Hoeg, Duluth photographer, birder, blogger

Outdoors people and their current interests: What they are listening to, reading, following, doing.
Revisited: Catching up with Minnesota outdoorists featured in 2017

Revisited: Catching up with Minnesota outdoorists featured in 2017

We got updates from some of the notable Minnesotans featured in Star Tribune Outdoors in 2017. Also, we asked: What is top of mind for 2018?
The guide leads readers through a variety of projects, even the basics of safely using a penknife.

Love of trees grows into engaging guide to whittling

Author of new book sees nostalgia in his hobby, hoping to ignite interest in the craft and "the elemental simplicity of creating."
Well beyond peak.
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Minnesota, MN 10/31/2017

When the colors fade: Photos of the other autumn

Even in the dryness and darkness of late fall, beauty persists.
Jay Gustafson plans to pick up his river mission next spring.

Minnesota paddler wants to send a message about state's waterways

Minnesota paddler loves the rivers, but not what's happening to them.
JoyRide Magazine includes a feature called #BicycleLoveLetters.

Online magazine devoted to cycling's joy goes for readership, ridership

JoyRide Magazine debuts with style and verve befitting the Minnesota bike scene.
Jack and Maura Marko at the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Young Chanhassen family's adventure meets roadblock at trail

Conditions prove to hard too continue on Border Route Trail, the last leg of the family's Arrowhead Traverse adventure.
"Mindful Running" digs into the science behind the power of mindfulness and running.

New book by Minnesota author channels power of mindfulness and running

"Mindful Running" makes the case that running and mindfulness are hand-in-glove.
Abdi Rahim Abdi of Minneapolis showed off his Mongoose bike Sept. 13 in Minneapolis.

iCycle: Every day is an opportunity to roll around the metro

Minneapolis man is on one of his three bikes most days, all day, across the metro.
Kate Gallagher rides a Synergy, which has internally hubbed gearing.

iCycle: Increasingly seeing opportunities to ride over drive

Minneapolis woman says she now rides, rather than drives, as much as she can.
Michael Johnson of Minneapolis said biking has become a way of life. “I understand this city in a way I never could have if I continued to bus or dr

A new iCycle: Big motivator is having control over his commute

Minneapolis man says using bike has been transformative, deepened his urban knowledge.
A whimsical look at what you'll see at Sunday's Twin Cities Marathon

A whimsical look at what you'll see at Sunday's Twin Cities Marathon

The 36th running of the Twin Cities Marathon (and TC 10 Mile) brings everyone out, from elites to everyday runners to supportive strangers. Sunday is all about encouragement, togetherness, the best of us.
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