Respect the ice: Here are signs that ice might not be safe

Respect the ice: Here are signs that ice might not be safe

Tips can help you return home safe and dry.

Anderson: Market sees greater interest, just in time for Twin Cities RV show

February 12
Anderson: Market sees greater interest, just in time for Twin Cities RV show
With gas prices falling below $1.50 a gallon in some parts of the metro, dealers at the 48th Minneapolis/St. Paul RV, Vacation and Camping Show smiled Thursday when doors to the Minneapolis Convention Center opened .
Outdoors

Will Steger's 'Ice Ball' is North Woods party with a purpose

February 12
Will Steger's 'Ice Ball' is North Woods party with a purpose
Steger's focus on renewable energy is the subtext for the winter gathering north of Ely.
South Metro
February 12

Hastings man killed in snowmobile accident on Taconite Trail

A 53-year-old man from Hastings was killed Wednesday night while snowmobiling in northeastern Minnesota. Steven Rahman was driving his snowmobile eastbound on the Taconite State…
Outdoors
February 11

What's it going to take to get you outdoors?

In novel and timely ways, an array of agencies try to bring in the next generation.
Outdoors
February 11

Dispatch: Bald eagles' reality show is back on DNR's EagleCam

Parents are busy incubating three eggs at nest in the metro area.
Outdoors
February 11

Nature Notes: Greenhouse showed signs of spring awakening

Action at Traverse des Sioux Garden Center was marker of how the season is changing.
Outdoors
February 11

Cabin Country: Chisholm-area dwelling has a lot of sweat equity

Second-floor deck, shower house, separate garage were all added.
Outdoors
February 11

Photographing a cottontail on the run? Start with a plan

To get cottontails on the move took a plan, starting with watching them.
Outdoors
February 11

Do This Now: Out in Minnesota's outdoors by many modes

Candlelit events on Gateway Trail, at Wild River State Park.
Outdoors
February 11

Birkie voices: From skier to skier, stories of deep roots

The family, the all-season athlete, the coach and competitor ... everyone has a Birkebeiner story.
Outdoors
February 11

Striding and gliding toward a big Birkie weekend

Conditions set up well for another another chapter in a long Nordic ski marathon story.
Local
February 10

Hungry wolf kills off-leash dog on walk with owner on Duluth trail

A hungry wolf roamed into Duluth and killed a family's beloved dog that its owner had taken on its usual off-leash walk along a popular trail. Such attacks are "rare but getting more common," a DNR official said.
Outdoors
February 9

Winter survival outlook for deer, pheasants looks good

The mild winter, so far, should help more deer and pheasants survive. But it could still turn nasty.
Trophy Tales
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Outdoors
February 9

Coyote hunting interest rising in Minnesota, except up north

"The sport is definitely growing in popularity," DNR Conservation Officer Thor Nelson said.
Outdoors
February 9
Minnesota Zoo veterinarian Tiffany Wolf, left, and research biologist Mark Keech work with an 800-pound cow moose, fitting her with a radio collar and taking samples that will help researchers study the cause of increased mortality.

Quest to save Minnesota moose has breakthroughs, hard choices

When a moose goes down, scientists haul it out, seeking clues to the steep decline of a beloved North Woods beast. They've shown that saving it will require hard tradeoffs.
Outdoors
February 9

Poor ice conditions lead to Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby's cancellation

The ice fishing contest fell through after ice was found to be too thin on the lake.
Local
February 9

Hunting mishap in Meeker County clouded by secrecy

Dale Fenrich keeps a shotgun slug on the desk of his insurance office in Litchfield, Minn. It’s the one doctors took out of his upper…
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.
Local
February 9

Dec. 4, 2015: DNR tweaks strategy to boost elk population, retain hunting

Three herds in northwestern Minnesota total about 130 elk; hunting has been allowed under tight restrictions.
Local
February 9

New elk research project to start next week in Minnesota

Demand for hunting licenses exceeds supply.
Outdoors
February 7

What's killing Minnesota's moose?

Follow DNR researchers as they retrieve a 900-pound moose carcass near Tower, Minn.
Local
February 6
Two Lake of the Woods ice fishermen took a midday break at the Igloo Bar, a licensed cocktail lounge constructed each year on Zippel Bay.

Stopping for a 'cold one' takes on new meaning on Lake of the Woods

Anglers in the lobby of Zippel Bay Resort want to know where walleyes are biting — and whether the Igloo Bar is for real. The answer lies nearly 2 miles from shore on Lake of the Woods.
Outdoors
February 6

Anderson: Brainerd ice fishing extravaganza blends fishing, fun and prizes

Many trek to Brainerd Jaycees contest to win, but the party welcomes all comers.
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