Joe Kennedy, wearing a mosquito head net, skips rocks onto Sawbill Lake from a campsite on the lake’s north end. On his first trip ever to the Bound

'I like waking up here': Seeing the BWCA through the eyes of a 12-year-old

On a first-ever trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, chores don't seem like work and simple pleasures don't go unnoticed.

Anderson: Loon center idea gains energy as it moves forward

June 20
The proposed National Loon Center in Crosslake, Minn., continues to clear development hurdles for eventual construction on lakeside property controlle
Private fundraising is the next hurdle in Crosslake.

Check out these four off-the-beaten-track destinations for weekend Minnesota fun

June 21
Clockwise from top: Blue Mounds State Park’s quartzite is a geological wonder; like its bison herd, Minneopa State Park’s waterfalls are a big dra
Work on guidebook confirms: Some of the best ideas aren't always obvious.
Outdoors
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Former Sen. Norm Coleman, who is battling cancer, was thrown from his boat on Lake Ada while fishing on Saturday, June 22. Above, Coleman in 2015.

Fighting cancer, Norm Coleman has close call when his fishing boat is broadsided

The former U.S. senator from Minnesota was fishing on Lake Ada in northern Minnesota on Saturday morning when a boat broadsided his.
Outdoors
June 20
A walleye is netted, caught on the Twin Pines Resort boat in 2015

Early walleye fishing spiked on Mille Lacs this year

Cool water temperatures in May suppressed hooking mortality — the estimated number of walleyes that die after being caught and released.
Outdoors
June 20
Leopard frogs are but a few of the species heard in spring.

Listening in as a surveyor as the suspended world of frogs comes alive

Ears, not eyes, do the work for the frog call survey during spring thaw.
Outdoors
June 20
Female amateur astronomer observing the night sky using a three inch refracting telescope on an equatorial mount.

Parks programs go deep into rivers, stars, and owls' nighttime world

What to do at state and regional parks this weekend, including a summer solstice event.
Outdoors
June 20
Long before the cabin was built, the family took up camping on the property, which has a 100 feet of shoreline.

Life savings were worth this Northwestern Wisconsin cabin

The family camped in tents the first year.
Outdoors
June 20
Strawberries are the subject of yet another custody battle in California agriculture. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1309405

Strawberry is a wild fruit pack with memories for naturalist

As a young teen, one of my first jobs was picking mouthwatering strawberries for a few weeks during the longest days of the year for…
Outdoors
June 20
Chad Zirbel, plant ecologist, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Currents: Chad Zirbel, researcher, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and more.
Outdoors
June 20

Event is all about connecting to outdoors activities

St. Paul Parks & Rec lowers barriers with day to try archery, cycling and more.
Outdoors
June 20
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Gallery: Readers' photos capture the mix of a #Stribspring

Photos tagged #stribspring and posted on social media speak to the breadth of the now-departed season.
Outdoors
June 20
Keith Radel, left, of Faribault, checks on 175 bluebird nest box sites, covering 50 miles in Rice County. “The bluebird program is exciting for me b

Through sweat and devotion, friends of Minnesota bluebirds help the species rebound

Carve out a good patch of open space here, and the setting is almost perfect for young families. Tidy fencing. Mowed grass. Majestic oak trees overhead.
Outdoors
June 19
Michelle Morey.

Trophy Tales: A muskie too big for one person to hold

Check out these memorable moments from around Minnesota waters, including the story of a fishing guide and a friend offering an Orono woman some help with her big catch on Lake Mille Lacs.
Variety
June 19

Fishermen watch as great white shark makes off with bait

Six sport fishermen had some competition as they tried to catch mako sharks for a tournament off the New Jersey shore.
Outdoors
June 18

Minnesota fishing report

A look at where the fish are biting around the state.
Outdoors
June 18

Gear alert: Bass bite on plastics

Bass won't hit these like they will a top-water bait, so developing a feel for a bass "pickup'' of the bait is essential.
North Metro
June 18
Trumpeter swans

Kayaker shot and killed trumpeter swans on Anoka County lake, charges say

A DNR officer saw the man trail one of the birds as it swam and then kill it with a shotgun blast, according to the charges.
Local
June 17

Gallery: Helping bluebirds rebound in Minnesota

Keith Radel of Faribault, Minn., maintains his "bluebird trail" in Rice County, covering 50 miles and 175 nest box sites.
Variety
June 17

Hunters kill 38K turkeys during spring hunt

The state Department of Natural Resources says hunters killed about the same number of turkeys during the spring season as they did last year.
Outdoors
June 16

Minnesota high school anglers take on the nation in Alabama event

Minnesota teams pursue $2 million in scholarships.
Outdoors
June 16
Don Anderson, Dennis Anderson’s dad, on Gunflint Lake in the late 1940s after he returned from World War II.

Anderson: On Father's Day, when I think of my dad, he's fishing

Memories spring, especially from Grandma and Grandpa's place in Frazee.
Outdoors
June 16
Bruce Martens, in his element during an April trip with Loppet Cycle Works in Sedona, Ariz.

Currents: Bruce Martens, director of Loppet's Cycle Works

Martens is a 2012 founding member of the Minnesota High School Cycling League, which today has more than 1,500 riders.