A pontoon that expands on the water. Will it fly at the Boat Show?

A pontoon that expands on the water. Will it fly at the Boat Show?

From a backyard workshop in Oakdale comes a pontoon boat that is the standard width of 8.5 feet on a trailer, but when it's on the water it unfolds to 11.5 feet.

Special SE Minnesota deer hunt to expand after sixth CWD discovery

January 17
Special SE Minnesota deer hunt to expand after sixth CWD discovery
With six positive CWD hits among 640 adult deer tested, DNR lead wildlife researcher Lou Cornicelli said some larger number of deer will need to be killed to determine how widespread, or limited, the disease is.

Dayton signs $500 million deal to protect rural waters

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Dayton signs $500 million deal to protect rural waters
The highly anticipated state-federal deal will provide $350 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and $150 million in state funds.
Outdoors
January 16

Anderson: SE Minnesota's rich deer hunting history under attack from chronic wasting disease

The DNR intends to kill at least 900 adult deer in a 371-square-mile region of the southeast in an attempt to gauge whether the disease is limited in scope, or widespread.
Local
January 16

Outdoorsman, journalist and veteran Scott Pengelly dies

Friends and family remember him as a loving husband, father and grandfather who was passionate about telling stories, engaging his community and outdoor adventuring.
Outdoors
January 14

Minnesota looks to tighten fishing rules on beloved crappies, sunnies

Lower DNR limits would be an unpopular next step.
Outdoors
January 13

Beginner or veteran snowshoers, this might be your weekend at the parks

Also, there is a family festival at Minneopa State Park.
Outdoors
January 13

Making 2017 a year for microadventure in Minnesota's outdoors

Thinking small has its own share of inspiring possibilities.
Outdoors
January 12

Anderson: Based on 2016 harvest, state's deer herd growing

Department of Natural Resources wildlife managers had expected the herd to rebound after back-to-back recent tough winters, and preliminary numbers back that up.
Outdoors
January 12

A family on the go makes huskies, dog sled the focus

The Frekings balance demands of everyday life with an all-in passion for sled dogs.
Outdoors
January 12

Get the kids, and tube, skate, explore in the metro

Wonderful spots in the warmth are great for youth in winter, too
Outdoors
January 12

Listen for spring in the northern cardinal's sweet song

The welcome music is a sure sign of the lengthening days.
Outdoors
January 12

Cabin owners found their happy spot near Mille Lacs

Heading to the Garrison, Minn. area was heading back to husband's young life.
Outdoors
January 12

Writer recalls innocent North Shore hike that headed toward serious trouble

The outdoors' unpredictable nature nearly takes an otherwise routine outing down a disastrous path.
Go camp! A guide to all that Minnesota has to offer
Camping 2015 Go camp! A guide to all that Minnesota has to offer
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New to camping or is your second home a Eureka tent? Various parks experts have helped us assemble a guide into the wide possibilities Minnesota has to offer.
Outdoors
January 10

Pro to provide bass fishing tips at Sportsmen's Show

Professional fisherman Dave Csanda will break down different approaches for catching smallmouth versus largemouth bass in live presentations Thursday and Friday
Outdoors
January 10

Minnesota notching up its fight against CWD in wild deer

With two more likely infected deer found, hunt may get bigger.
Local
January 10

2 more deer in SE. Minn. found to have chronic wasting disease

The DNR might seek to have more deer killed in that part of the state in an effort to stem the spread of CWD.
Outdoors
January 10

2 more presumed CWD-infected deer found in SE Minnesota

Wildlife managers have found two more deer suspected of being infected with chronic wasting disease near the southeastern Minnesota town of Preston, raising the number of confirmed and presumptive infected deer found in the area to five.
Outdoors
January 9
A walleye is netted, caught on the Twin Pines Resort boat at sunset We...

DNR looking at cut in 60-year daily limit of six walleye

Minnesota's standard walleye limit of six fish per license holder could shrink for the first time in 60 years under a review that's in its infancy at the state DNR.
East Metro
January 8

Snowmobiler's body pulled from western Wisconsin lake

Searchers recovered from a western Wisconsin lake the body of a snowmobiler who went through the ice, authorities said.Todd Kane, 42, was found by emergency…
Outdoors
January 7

Anderson: Outdoors needs to be cared for by young and diverse state residents, too

Many of the Minnesota's minorities don't share the generations-old traditions of hunting, fishing and other nature-based activities that were common to the state's earliest settlers.
Outdoors
January 7
Rochester, MN 2/3/2003...

Minn. DNR criticized after dumping deer heads, carcasses near public trail

A pile of about 30 dead whitetail deer carcasses and deer heads were found near a trail in the Rochester city limits.
St. Paul
January 5

iCycle's latest Twin Cities rider is a profile in longevity

Longtime bike commuter was happy when the Greenway came to life.