Anderson: Ducks scarce at Minnesota River hunting reunion

Anderson: Ducks scarce at Minnesota River hunting reunion

Season's first duck hunt meant venturing back to west-central town with decades of fond memories

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

September 21
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.
Outdoors
September 23

For luring walleyes, try lead core fishing lines

Fall fishing with lead-core line proves a worthy alternative.
East Metro
September 23
The Straight River meanders through a forested area south of Park Rapids, Minn. The Straight River is a tributary of the Mississippi threatened by an increase of agricultural pollution.

White Bear Lake court ruling could ripple across the state

In a sharp rebuke to the state DNR, Judge Margaret Marrinan said the state has failed to protect White Bear Lake from excessive groundwater pumping and ordered the agency to limit water use in the surrounding communities. The state, she ruled, has a broad duty to protect the lake and the groundwater as a public trust — in essence recognizing that Minnesota doesn't have an endless supply.
West Metro
September 23
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 Excelsior man after Vista Fleet tour boats released in Duluth

Questions remain about how the boats were released.
Variety
September 22

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.
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 21 hours 6 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
September 22

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
September 22

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.
South Metro
September 22
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.
Outdoors
September 22

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

Duck hunting is on hard times, but traditions at the shacks are steadfast.
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.