DNR rescues Utah kayaker stranded and freezing in the Mississippi headwaters

DNR rescues Utah kayaker stranded and freezing in the Mississippi headwaters

Stuck on a mud flat in a boggy stretch of the Mississippi as darkness was approaching, Michael Stone was in the early throes of freezing to death when he reached for a solar-powered cell phone.

Anderson: New online campsite reservation system a boon for state parks

May 21
Anderson: New online campsite reservation system a boon for state parks
State parks are enjoying new set-up — and success as a whole.

White Bear Lake's rising again, but locals still push for a fix

May 22
White Bear Lake's rising again, but locals still push for a fix
The lake has risen 3 feet from its low point three years ago. But nothing has changed when it comes to the rhetoric and politics at play.
Local
May 23

Fire crews make gains in BWCA

The Foss Lake wildfire on the southeastern edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness continued to burn Monday, but fire officials said "It was a good day," and the fire is 45 percent contained.
Outdoors
May 23

Link to DNR EagleCam

The livestream has a warning: "Natural struggles will occur and some of the feeding or other wild bird behaviors may be difficult to watch."
Outdoors
May 20

Nervous cyclist? Here's a guide to get you rolling

From bike fit to responsibilities on the street, there is a common-sense route to confidently navigating the Twin Cities.
Outdoors
May 20

Anderson: Legislature should fund Chippewa's land purchase

The $2.2 million sought by the band to purchase and conserve land near the Wild Rice River in northern Minnesota would come from the Outdoors Heritage Fund.
Outdoors
May 20

With primitive living up North comes a new value system

Couples leverage the abundance of their North Woods surroundings.
Outdoors
May 20

A Minnesota angler has a bear of a tale of a visit West

Danger can be part of fly fishing out West. How about the truth? Well, sometimes.
Outdoors
May 19

Threat to Minnesota's bats is part of state research, parks programs

Whitewater State Park will highlight one of its main residents and where they roost: the northern long-eared bat.
Outdoors
May 19

Wisconsin lake has prominent role in family's cabin story

Minnetonka woman and her husband bought cabin on the same lake from their youth church gathering.
Outdoors
May 19

Island site in North Woods created challenges for cabin family

Log cabin parts were delivered to island and reassembled on "Pork Chop Island."
Outdoors
May 19

Weekend activities from birding to mushroom hunting to paddleboarding

Even an event around the return of the peregrine falcon to Whitewater.
Outdoors
May 19

Food plots for wildlife: Diversity works well for me

Afield with Bill Marchel: Keep them small and consider a good mix.
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
May 19

Nervous Cyclist guide: Minneapolis mechanic stresses the basics of the bike

Start simple, such as making sure the tires are properly inflated.
Outdoors
May 19

The opener is past, but these boat ramp rules are timeless

In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the follies of boat launching take on epic proportions on three special occasions: fishing opener, Memorial Day weekend and July 4th.
Outdoors
May 18

Popular metro-area summer trail run series kicks off May 25

Endless Summer Trail Run Series opens at Lebanon Hills park in Eagan.
Outdoors
May 18

Catch-and-show off: Trophy tales from the fishing opener

Some of last weekend's best catches from the fishing opener -- as well as instructions for getting your Trophy Tale into the Star Tribune and on startribune.com.
Outdoors
May 17

Anderson: St. Croix offers variety of fish to catch

Trout, catfish and bass are just the beginning of what you might find if you fish the St. Croix
Outdoors
May 17

Despite cold, anglers found fish biting

Conservation officers across the state reported seeing success for many of the traditionalists who showed up.
Outdoors
May 17

Minnesota fishing report

Where the fish were biting opening weekend.
Outdoors
May 15
John Weyrauch showed off a 19-inch walleye caught on Leech Lake.

Anderson: Anglers at Leech Lake are up to task on windy opener

Cold weather doesn't deter mission that ends with a satiating haul.
Outdoors
May 15

Gallery: A windy fish opener

Cold weather doesn't deter mission on Lake Mille Lacs and Leech Lake for the Minnesota fishing opener.