Carrol Henderson, who will retire soon from the DNR, was responsible for the largest release ever of trumpeter swans into the wild during his tenure a

Henderson, ecologist who built DNR's non-game wildlife program, was expert collaborator

The retiring DNR supervisor sums up a career he is about to end.
Don't Miss

Feeling Superior: Time for a goodbye embrace of the trail

August 17
Feeling Superior: Time for a goodbye embrace of the trail
The Superior Hiking Trail wasn't going to give up. It was going to be tough every single step of the way. And you know what? That was OK.

Anderson: Muzzleloader marksmen are fascinated by their weaponry

August 19
Iowan Art Fleener sized up an original Rigby muzzleloader used in the first-ever 1,000-yard international shooting match.
Part competitor, part historian, shooters delight in the tools of the trade.
Variety
August 20

Washington judge blocks kill order on wolves to save cattle

A judge in Washington has issued an emergency order blocking the state from killing members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle.
National
August 20

Governor closes state lands to bear hunting

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday ordered the closure of state lands to black bear hunting this year.
Local
August 19
A walleye is netted and caught at sunset.

Wisconsin commercial fishing operations report record numbers

Commercial fishing operations near the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior are reporting record numbers of whitefish and a strong recovery of lake trout since a decline in the early 2000s.
Outdoors
August 19
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.
Here you go, Minnesotans, all you need to know to camp well this year
Camping Guide 2017 Here you go, Minnesotans, all you need to know to camp well this year
updated 7 hours 1 mins. ago
Whether you roll up in a Scamp from out of state in a national park or pitch your Big Agnes tent poles, enjoy a collection of favorite practices, tips and ideas.
Outdoors
August 18
Environmental and recreational issues were the focus Saturday at Game Fair where Minnesota candidates for governor Tim Walz and Jeff Johnson debated.

Tim Walz, Jeff Johnson go deep on guns, copper mining and other outdoor issues

The gubernatorial debate, held at Game Fair in Ramsey, was the third in the last two days.
Inspired
August 17
As part of their exposure to the great outdoors, kids used binoculars during a nature hike at Hidden Falls Regional Park.

Twin Cities Y says 'Get Outdoors' to help cure modern-day maladies

The year-round nature initiative is aimed at all demographics: kids, adults, seniors, city dwellers and suburbanites.
Outdoors
August 17
The place on Turtle Lake near Detroit Lakes is a cherished gift.

Cabin rivals dreams of the Jersey shore

Cabin met two requirements: screened porch and indoor bathroom.
Outdoors
August 17
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.
Outdoors
August 17

Opportunities to paddle, fish, and get close to park bison

Nature’s night lights Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park 8-9 p.m. Friday • Discover some of Forestville’s natural fireworks: the fireflies. (507-352-5111, mndnr.gov) Paddleboard family Cedar…
Outdoors
August 17
Richard Goodkind painted this brook trout to win the contest.

Dentist, self-taught painter wins second Minnesota trout and salmon stamp contest

Richard Goodkind's acrylic painting of an idle brook trout submerged under a fallen tree won out over nine submissions
Outdoors
August 17
Mark Schneider of Maplewood caught this 46-inch muskie while guided by his son, Dominic.

Anderson: Benefits of having a son as a guide

Taking kids fishing could lead, years later, to landing a big muskie. Just ask Mark Schneider.
Outdoors
August 17
Derek Kamnikar

Trophy Tales: Late night on the Mississippi ends with monster catfish

A look at this week's memorable fish catches.
Outdoors
August 17
David Logan of Scotland afield with one of his Labrador retrievers. He will be at Game Fair.

Anderson: Once also-rans, a handler and his Labrador become royalty

Queen Elizabeth II, who knows the world of field trials, was impressed.
Outdoors
August 16

Feeling Superior: Trail people of all sorts

Meet an innkeeper, volunteer and shuttle driver with their own deep connections.
Outdoors
August 16
Melanie Radzicki McManus hiked across the open rock face of Pincushion Mountain near Grand Marais.

Feeling Superior: Experience a thru-hike of the Superior Hiking Trail in special series

Explore the storied beauty of the Superior Hiking Trail in our special series about a 20-day thru-hike from Minnesota to the Canadian border.
Outdoors
August 14

Sufix Advance mono offers abrasion resistant line for anglers

This week's Gear Alert
Outdoors
August 14

Minnesota fishing report

A look at where the fish are biting around the state.
East Metro
August 14
Jennifer Berg, her son Miles, 18 months, and her mother, Catherine Ellefson, walked hand-in-hand Friday into White Bear Lake from Memorial Beach. With

White Bear Lake water levels back to normal, but locals brace for next drop

With water levels back to normal, locals are smiling more often.
Outdoors
August 13

Multimedia: Virtual reality video and more

Videos and photos from a thru-hike adventure on the Superior Hiking Trail.
Local
August 12
Scott Benolken paused along what would be part of the “Border-to-Border Touring Route” across northern Minnesota recreational areas.

Proposed back-road route hits bumps in northern Minnesota

A deep divide over motorized vehicles in the wilderness is erupting anew over the proposed "Border-to-Border Touring Route."