Game Fair always goes to the dogs. Here are some memorable ones

Game Fair always goes to the dogs. Here are some memorable ones

Few places epitomize owner-dog love like the annual gathering. Here are six groups from opening day.

Boat built, couple head down big river in their element

August 26
Boat built, couple head down big river in their element
Having built a Norse-inspired vessel, the two are testing it -- and themselves -- with a journey down the Mississippi River.

Love of canoeing was sealed with trip Up North

August 26
Love of canoeing was sealed with trip Up North
First Person: Star Tribune reader recalls trip to youth camp that altered her life.
St. Paul
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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, left, joined Wilderness Inquiry and members of the nonprofit Outdoor Afro on a canoe ride along the Mississippi for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Mississippi River canoe trip marks 100 years of Park Service

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell paddled a canoe Friday off St. Paul to highlight the Twin Cities' urban park, lauded as a national treasure.
Outdoors
August 25

Weekend at parks includes hiking festival at Itasca

There also is cultural gathering at Jay Cooke with members of Fond du Lac band.
Outdoors
August 25

A portal species that rules a pond in Edina

My Portal Species:‚ÄČEgret has quite a presence at an Edina pond.
Outdoors
August 25

Nature Notes: Some moths have roles as pollinators, too

White-lined sphinx moth has been mistaken for hummingbird at times.
Outdoors
August 25

One-room cabin was the start of long family story

Father and his dad slept in the car around cabin build in McGregor
Local
August 24
A walleye is netted, caught on the Twin Pines Resort boat at sunset We...

Lake Mille Lacs catch-and-release walleye season will end Sept. 6

Local Ojibwe bands had expressed displeasure with Dayton's decision earlier this month to allow the season to continue even though a quota had been surpassed.
Outdoors
August 23

Minnesota fishing secrets bubble up inside club

Secrets are freely shared at the longtime Apple Valley group that has been expanding by about six anglers a year.
Outdoors
August 23

Trophy Tales: Trolling for walleye

A look at this week's big catches, and information on how yours could be included in future weeks.
Outdoors
August 23

Minnesota fishing report

Where the fish are biting across the state.
Outdoors
August 20

Minnesota scrambles to rekindle outdoors participation

Minnesota wants to turn the tide in the battle to get youths involved in the outdoors
Outdoors
August 20

More info: DNR Angler and hunter recruitment and retention summit

The event begins Friday.
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.
South Metro
August 20

Hooks fly as Northfield debates downtown fishing ban

Pub owner wants to limit casting from Riverwalk; anglers push back
Outdoors
August 20

Bear decline in Chippewa National Forest brings out DNR researchers

Migration, breeding and habitat are among factors examined in project.
Outdoors
August 19

National Park Service rangers give voice to Minnesota's rich story

In the year of the Park Service's centennial, we tip a flat hat to Minnesota's park rangers and others who represent the state's six units.
Outdoors
August 18

Boundary Waters Journal keeps to a simple strategy

Covering the region with originality for 29 years.
Outdoors
August 18

Aerial marvels, chimney swifts do almost everything on the wing

The birds are staging for migration by using chimney roosts.
Outdoors
August 18

Do This Now: Tag and release monarch butterflies this weekend

Programs at state and regional parks also include other insects, raptors.
Outdoors
August 18

Separate families breathed life into old Wisconsin lodge

The original cabins were eventually torn down, and the property was subdivided.
Outdoors
August 17

Aug. 17: Mille Lacs Band ponders suit over walleye decision

At issue is Gov. Mark Dayton's move last week to break this year's joint management agreement governing the annual walleye harvest by band members and state-licensed anglers.
Outdoors
August 17

Trophy Tales: Working without a net

A look at this week's top fish, and information on how your next big catch could be included in our weekly feature.