A Minnesota invention, the pontoon boat is redefining modern boating

A Minnesota invention, the pontoon boat is redefining modern boating

64 years in the making, pontoon boats are faster, more versatile and more popular than ever

Three cases where Minnesota bike tourism is trending well

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Three cases where Minnesota bike tourism is trending well
Viewed through data and anecdote, bike tourism has been a boon outstate.

Cabin Country: Effort started with the first steps

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Cabin Country: Effort started with the first steps
Just getting to the property near Pequot Lakes took work. But it was well worth it.

Bill Marchel: An inviting night for fishing, but would the bass arrive?

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It was about 7 at night when I donned a pair of waders and tromped into a central Minnesota lake, fishing rod and reel in hand.

Dispatch: Minnesota DNR encourages hunter safety signup

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Classroom and online options available; check DNR's class list.

Do This Now: Log roll, paddleboard, chase fireflies

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A look at events scheduled over the weekend in and around the Twin Cities.

Go camp! A guide to all that Minnesota has to offer

June 24
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
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Duck breeding estimate similar to last year's numbers

This spring’s estimated continental breeding duck population — a record- high 49.5 million — is similar to last year’s estimate of 49.2 million.
Outdoors
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Map out a trip on Minnesota's bike trails

Consider Minnesota "The Land of 10,000 Spokes." Across the state, more than 1,500 miles of bike trails — some paved, some natural, all off highway — line abandoned railroad beds and cross public lands. Pedal along one for a close-up experience of a unique landscape. Here is a guide to some of the best.
Sports
4:11pm

Duck bonanza? Federal estimates are at all-time high

Spring continental survey shows 49.5 million ducks
Outdoors
3:17pm

Map: Where to fish along the Gunflint Trail

Here are a dozen lakes that offer lake trout, smallmouth bass, walleyes and northern pike.
Outdoors
2:57pm

Nature Notes: A little bird with a sizable job

We have a summer resident in Minnesota worth introducing again. Banding records tell us that the ruby-throated hummingbird — the only one of its species…
Outdoors
July 1

Apparent decline in Minnesota's perch has officials concerned

A recently published study showed a significant decline since 1970 of yellow perch caught in DNR nets.
Outdoors
July 1

Trophy tales: A first-time muskie for Father's Day

This week's stories from Minnesota waters.
Outdoors
July 1

Anderson: Fishing is fine in Minnesota's state parks

Minnesota’s parks have plenty to offer, whether near or far from the Twin Cities.
Outdoors
June 30

Minnesota fishing report

Where the fish are biting across the state.
Outdoors
June 30

Gear alert: Videos will show how to cast those lures

This week's look at the latest in outdoors gear.
Sports
June 29

Ruffed grouse drumming counts unchanged from last year

The annual spring drumming survey showed no statistical change in all regions of the state, the DNR said Monday.
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Sports
June 29

Encouraging news for North Dakota pheasants

Minnesota's pheasant hunters won't get a hint of next fall's pheasant population until after the DNR's August roadside counts, but there's encouraging news in North Dakota.
Outdoors
June 27
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Anderson: For fishing expert, the cat's in the bag

Brian Klawitter found a second career as a specialist at catching catfish.
Outdoors
June 27

Minnesota pheasant action plan seeks to boost ringneck and hunter numbers

Recommendations stem from last year’s pheasant summit.
Outdoors
June 26

Anderson: A 10,000-mile trek ends on a gear and a prayer

Described as “the greatest adventure in the world,” the occasion was a 10,000-mile road rally that lets participants “take any car, as long as it’s crap.”
Outdoors
June 26

An outdoor life built on running and pushing back depression

Minnesota man's journey by foot across the state in early May meant to inspire others and 'Break the Stigma'
Outdoors
June 25

Do This Now: Hikes, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding

A list of upcoming outdoors events in and around the metro area.
Outdoors
June 25

Sharing economy finds traction in outdoor recreation

Todd Cook of Eagan bought a $45,000 luxury pontoon a few years ago — no trivial expense for Minnesota’s short boating season.
Outdoors
June 25

Nice Ride Minnesota geared up for record use Saturday

Event is Saturday in collaboration with Minneapolis Foundation
Outdoors
June 25

Cabin Country: Opportunity came to have one of their own

Simple words were enough: 'Your kids love it out here. Why don't you buy it?'
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