Anderson: The road out west beckons, just as it always has

Anderson: The road out west beckons, just as it always has

Open country and its treasures call to the west, as they did even back when driving was work.

Scouting is key to mourning dove hunts

August 29
Scouting is key to mourning dove hunts
With Tuesday’s mourning dove opener approaching, finding the birds’ necessities will help.

Lion trophies just a drop in vast exotic species trade

August 29
Lion trophies just a drop in vast exotic species trade
Vulnerable but coveted, animals and plants at risk of being endangered are traded into the U.S. every year, and it’s completely legal.
Local
August 29
A native plant, Chara, is at left, compared with the starry stonewort, at right.

Newest invasive species on Minn. lakes puts squeeze on plants, fish

Starry stonewort, found in two lakes, chokes out even Eurasian milfoil.
Local
August 28

DNR issues citations after treaty rights challenge on Gull Lake

A treaty rights challenge by tribal members regarding wild rice harvesting broadened into a confrontation over netting on nearby Gull Lake, where two band members were issued citations.
Local
August 28

Gallery: DNR and Indian protesters standoff at Gull Lake

As several canoes gathered wild rice nearby, DNR stopped two tribal members from netting fish on Gull Lake.
Outdoors
August 28

Rebuilding Minn. bear population remains the goal

The Minnesota DNR continues to intentionally limit the hunt under a strategy to increase bears’ numbers.
Local
August 27

Wild rice protest defused Thursday, may be revived Friday

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources defused a confrontation with Chippewa band members Thursday by issuing an unrequested one-day, special permit to harvest wild rice. But band members said the temporary move won't settle the treaty rights issue.
Local
August 27

Minnesota DNR proposes changes for people and fish at Lake Mille Lacs

Strategy includes hatchery, predation control and new panel.
Outdoors
August 27

Fitness, pride is potent combination for indigenous women's group

KWESTRONG triathlon is a centerpiece event, drawing many from tribes across the Midwest.
Outdoors
August 27

Cabin Country: With marriage comes a cabin

Dwelling in North Woods of Wisconsin and family welcomed Twin Cities woman into the fold.
Outdoors
August 27

How I got this photo: Get to know Canada geese routines

They are slaves to the same feeding and resting habits, making Canada geese easier to track.
Outdoors
August 27

Do This Now: Owl walks, kayaking basics, prairie hike, green fitness

Owl walk Afton State Park 8-9 p.m. Friday The full moon is the perfect setting to look for owls. Join a naturalist on this moonlit…
Outdoors
August 27

Dispatch: Volunteers encouraged to count chimney swifts

Audubon Minnesota continues with data collection this weekend, enlists volunteers.
Trophy Tales
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Variety
August 26

Swim at your own risk as Minnesota lakes turn green

Yes, there’s icky stuff growing in the lakes this time of year. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t dive in.
Outdoors
August 25

Trophy tales: Quite the catch from a kayak

This week's fishing stories.
Outdoors
August 25

DNR's big sturgeon is still a star attraction at State Fair fish pond

Fairgoers can gawk at around 45 state fish species, ranging from trout, panfish and walleyes to more unusual finned critters like paddlefish, gar and sturgeon.
Outdoors
August 25

State fishing report

Reports from area lakes.
Go camp! A guide to all that Minnesota has to offer
Camping 2015 Go camp! A guide to all that Minnesota has to offer
updated 15 hours 34 mins. ago
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
August 25

Gear Alert: Storing your rod and reel before winter

Whenever you hang up your rods and reels for the season, inspection and cleaning of the gear is important.
August 25
A map of the Boundary Waters.

BWCA land swap sparks major environmental review

The federal government has decided to undertake a comprehensive environmental review on how to swap about 50 square miles of state-owned land inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area with U.S. Forest Service land outside, a plan that has generated thousands of comments.
Outdoors
August 24

Mpls.-based Wilderness Inquiry treats city kids to paddling adventures

The Minneapolis-based nonprofit has been finding ways to get everyone outdoors, especially those least likely to do so, since 1978.
West Metro
August 22

Lake Minnetonka marina owner fights constant battle for lakes

Former Orono Mayor Gabriel Jabbour speaks out in effort to keep waters healthy.
Outdoors
August 22

Anderson: Casting a line for muskies is a unique challenge

Getting prized muskies to respond requires an ability to read the water, and plenty of patience.
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