Wilderness is deeper than pristine beauty, writer says. At its core is human history.

Wilderness is deeper than pristine beauty, writer says. At its core is human history.

First Person: Seeing the wild in a different way produces immense humility and the understanding that we are all a part of nature even when we choose to stand apart from it.

Most Minnesotan race ever? A canoe portaging division in Ely half marathon

September 21
Most Minnesotan race ever? A canoe portaging division in Ely half marathon
Six people have registered for Saturday's event, and more are welcome to sign up during registration on Friday.

Anderson: Minnesota duck hunters always are ready for one more flight

8:43am
Anderson: Minnesota duck hunters always are ready for one more flight
Duck hunting is on hard times, but traditions at the shacks are steadfast.
Local
13 minutes ago
The Vista Star, on the left, and the Vista Queen, right, were unmoored and unmanned in Duluth Harbor about 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police arrest man after Vista Fleet tour boats are released into Duluth harbor

Calm, clear morning allowed safe recapture of boats by owner, U.S. Coast Guard.
Variety
43 minutes ago

Officials optimistic ahead of Minnesota duck opener Saturday

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Ducks Unlimited are optimistic about the waterfowl season in Minnesota, which starts a half-hour before sunrise Saturday.
Variety
1:01pm

Drought affects duck hunting wetlands in the Northern Plains

When duck hunters in the Northern Plains take to the field this fall, they will find fewer wetlands where they can set up their blinds and float their decoys following a summer of devastating drought.
Outdoors
11:38am

Welcome, fall: A guide to taking in the beauty in Minnesota

With the year's most-colorful scenery, most-crisp weather and last gasps of pre-mittens outdoor fun, fall offers a little of everything.
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 3 hours 45 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.
South Metro
9:35am
In a photo taken from video, Robert Kniefel, 61, of Lakeville, was rescued via a State Patrol helicopter early Thursday after spending nearly three days in a boggy section of the Nemadji Forest north

Hunter rescued after nearly 3 days in forest north of Twin Cities

Robert Kniefel, 61, of Lakeville, built a fire to warm himself and endured heavy rains in the Nemadji Forest.
South Metro
September 21

Zebra mussels found in Minneapolis, Lakeville lakes

A single mussel was found in Lake Harriet on a boat recovered from the bottom. Five were found in Lake Marion.
Local
September 21

Boat driver suspected of being drunk when passenger thrown to his death in Voyageurs

The boat hit a wake, sending the victim overboard, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Outdoors
September 21

Kayaking, hiking, festivals: It's a fall weekend at Minnesota state and regional parks

It's a full slate at the parks as fall officially arrives.
Outdoors
September 21

The 'craze for wheeling' in Minneapolis is always there, as these dates prove

Two underappreciated dates bracket, in a curious way, the grand sweep of Minneapolis bicycling history.
Outdoors
September 21

Cabin has been 'amateur carpenter,' but it all works

They bought a lot on Lake O'Brien in Crow Wing County in 1968, built the cabin in a series of weekends, and have been tinkering with it ever since.
Outdoors
September 21

Fall officially arrives and, with it, less daylight

Today, Sept. 22, at 3:02 p.m. is the autumnal equinox, marking the beginning of astronomical fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
Outdoors
September 21

Lake Mille Lacs muskie guide is innovator, character rolled in one

Gene Miller brings the bravado, but no one can argue with the results.
Outdoors
September 20

Anderson: Skilled hands of technicians keep major fishing tournaments afloat

With their pickups and trailers stuffed with tools, and their mechanical prowess on a par with NASCAR'S best pit bosses, they play a vital role in the success of big-time fishing tournaments.
Outdoors
September 19

Hunting bluebills still thrilling despite their scarcity

But veterans of the pursuit lament the shortage of birds in Minnesota — 'It's just a shame'
Outdoors
September 19

Grouse leverage greenery to their advantage in hunting season opener

Game wardens across Minnesota's grouse-hunting range witnessed a decent effort but scant success last weekend during the season opener for ruffed grouse, spruce grouse and Northwest Zone sharptailed grouse.
Outdoors
September 19

Palaniuk wins BASS tournament on Mille Lacs

Brandon Palaniuk found bass worth $100,000.
Variety
September 18

Minnesota duck season opens Saturday; Good hunting expected

Officials are expecting duck hunting to be good when Minnesota's regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise Saturday.
West Metro
September 17

Hautman wins again: Minnesotans keep up duck stamp dominance

Bob Hautman painted a pair mallards to win his third contest.
East Metro
September 17
After years of planning, the Point Douglas Regional Trail, sonn will b...

New regional trail opens in southern Washington County

Point Douglas Trail will connect to Hastings bridge next June.
Local
September 16
This moose drew a crowd to Lake Bemidji on Saturday before it left the water about 3:30 p.m.

Of moose and Minn.: Lake Bemidji visitor draws crowd, fires up social media

A massive moose's swim across Lake Bemidji drew crowds and many social media posts Saturday.