DNR commissioner faces a landscape full of challenges

DNR commissioner faces a landscape full of challenges

The DNR is fighting dwindling conservation acreage, aging infrastructure and other hurdles
OUTDOORS

Meet some of the Minnesotans skiing at the Masters World Cup

January 18
Meet some of the Minnesotans skiing at the Masters World Cup
A grand skiing competition for the world's masters arrives in Minnesota; racing begins Saturday.

Skills gleaned from his job inform his approach to ice-fishing glory

January 19
Skills gleaned from his job inform his approach to ice-fishing glory
My Outdoor Life: Joel Nelson has leverage his knowledge about geographic information systems.
Outdoors
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Deer management plan will tackle population size, harvest limits

Deer management in Minnesota is controversial in large part because the number of hunters who target whitetails dwarfs the number that chases any other species.
Outdoors
January 19

Snowshoeing, walks by candlelight, bird-banding fill out weekend at parks

Candlelight walk St. Croix State Park 5-7 p.m. Saturday Hike a mile along candlelit trails. If there is enough snow, skiing or snowshoeing are options.…
Outdoors
January 19

Currents: Richard Hoeg, Duluth photographer, birder, blogger

Outdoors people and their current interests: What they are listening to, reading, following, doing.
Local
January 19

Currents: Cori Mattke, associate director, Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center

Outdoors people and their interests: What they are reading, following, doing.
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 17 hours 59 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.
Variety
January 19

North Dakota issuing 502 nonresident any-deer bow licenses

North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is making 502 any-deer bow licenses available to out-of-state hunters this year.
Outdoors
January 18

Anderson: Let's remember that mining and Ely have a long, tangled history

Early job Up North introduced the depth of the long-standing drama.
Local
January 18

A Minnesotan dreaded winter. Entering her fear was the best solution.

Realizing how much she dreaded the season, she decided the answer was to enter it.
Outdoors
January 18

Snowshoe hares are designed to bound through winter

A great place to learn about snowshoe hare ecology is at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, just inland from Lake Superior near Finland, Minn.I have…
Outdoors
January 18

Century cabin's shiniest moments are in summer

You’ve heard of century farms. Well, here is our century lake cabin. In a couple of years it will turn 100. It sits on Iron…
Outdoors
January 18

Conditions set up well for this year's golden eagle survey

National Eagle Center looks forward to adding to knowledge of the elusive raptor.
Outdoors
January 17

Fishing enthusiasts bait state high school league for bass-fishing event

A pro angler and a fishing coach want the league as a partner in a season-ending bass fishing event.
Outdoors
January 16

Those interested in early turkey season lottery need to apply by Jan. 26

Minnesota's spring turkey hunters have until Friday, Jan. 26, to apply for a lottery permit to bag a tom during the first two weeks of the season when licenses are in greatest demand.
Outdoors
January 16

The Bike Guy column: Shops are full of guys, and not full of women

Mechanic programs bring more women into the fold.
Super Bowl LII
January 16

Prior Lake has a lot to offer Super Bowl visitors, including ice anglers

'What we do here in winter' is on display at Prior Lake, set to be sampled by Super Bowl visitors
Outdoors
January 15

Study: Climate change is altering lakes and streams

Recent study hints at profound effect on species that live in fresh water.
Minneapolis
January 13

Discovery of a lone zebra mussel has stepped up vigilance at Lake Harriet

Minneapolis Park Board enacts plan to prevent spreading in Chain of Lakes.
Local
January 13

Duluth celebrates winter with Cold Front February

Organizers hope the new festival will lure residents outside.
Outdoors
January 12

Currents

“Currents” is a page on outdoorists and their interests: What they are following, listening to, watching, reading and doing.
Outdoors
January 12

Meet Steve, a sky phenomenon coming into its own

Celestial phenomenon that escaped all but some aurora chasers has made a name.
Local
January 12

Judge throws out Minn. proposal aiming to protect wild rice

Environmentalists and industry had opposed sulfate formula as unworkable, costly.