Feeling Superior: Time for a goodbye embrace of the trail

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

August 17
David Logan of Scotland afield with one of his Labrador retrievers. He will be at Game Fair.
Queen Elizabeth II, who knows the world of field trials, was impressed.

Cabin rivals dreams of the Jersey shore

4:29pm
The place on Turtle Lake near Detroit Lakes is a cherished gift.
Cabin met two requirements: screened porch and indoor bathroom.
Inspired
5:50pm
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
12:48pm
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
12:47pm
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.
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…
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 13 hours 37 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 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 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."
West Metro
August 11
Volunteers surveyed Dakota County lakes in August 2017 for starry stonewort.

Starry stonewort infests Wright County lake

This is the second new infestation found this year. Earlier this month, the DNR identified the invasive algae in Medicine Lake in Plymouth.
Outdoors
August 11

There's even stuff for humans to do at Game Fair

Retrieving and other games are staged for the canines, while their accompanying humans partake in shooting games.
Outdoors
August 11
All five leading candidates for governor - Republicans Tim Pawlenty and Jeff Johnson, and DFLers Tim Walz, Lori Swanson and Erin Murphy - shared a sta

Anderson: Gubernatorial candidates should be forced to bone up on conservation

Farmers want gubernatorial hopefuls to listen and address conservation topics.
Outdoors
August 10

Feeling Superior: Trail beauty abounds

The restorative power of connecting with the wild.
Outdoors
August 10
Feeling Superior: The power of time in nature is unmistakable

Feeling Superior: The power of time in nature is unmistakable

Awe can be defined as the sense of wonder we feel when we're in the midst of something vast and impressive. Deep in a thru-hike, transcendent moments keep coming.
Outdoors
August 10
A fly angler worked the canyons of the Kadunce River on the North Shore.

Feeling Superior: Researching the nature effect

There are studies -- and studies of studies -- that show time in the wild is good for well-being.