Mark Schneider of Maplewood caught this 46-inch muskie while guided by his son, Dominic.

Anderson: Benefits of having a son as a guide

Taking kids fishing could lead, years later, to landing a big muskie. Just ask Mark Schneider.

Trophy Tales: Late night on the Mississippi ends with monster catfish

August 14
Derek Kamnikar
A look at this week's memorable fish catches.

Dentist, self-taught painter wins second Minnesota trout and salmon stamp contest

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Richard Goodkind painted this brook trout to win the contest.
Richard Goodkind's acrylic painting of an idle brook trout submerged under a fallen tree won out over nine submissions
Outdoors
August 14

Sufix Advance mono offers abrasion resistant line for anglers

This week's Gear Alert
Outdoors
August 14

Minnesota fishing report

A look at where the fish are biting around the state.
East Metro
August 14
Jennifer Berg, her son Miles, 18 months, and her mother, Catherine Ellefson, walked hand-in-hand Friday into White Bear Lake from Memorial Beach. With

White Bear Lake water levels back to normal, but locals brace for next drop

With water levels back to normal, locals are smiling more often.
Outdoors
August 13

Multimedia: Virtual reality video and more

Videos and photos from a thru-hike adventure on the Superior Hiking Trail.
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
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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.
Local
August 12
Scott Benolken paused along what would be part of the “Border-to-Border Touring Route” across northern Minnesota recreational areas.

Proposed back-road route hits bumps in northern Minnesota

A deep divide over motorized vehicles in the wilderness is erupting anew over the proposed "Border-to-Border Touring Route."
West Metro
August 11
Volunteers surveyed Dakota County lakes in August 2017 for starry stonewort.

Starry stonewort infests Wright County lake

This is the second new infestation found this year. Earlier this month, the DNR identified the invasive algae in Medicine Lake in Plymouth.
Outdoors
August 11

There's even stuff for humans to do at Game Fair

Retrieving and other games are staged for the canines, while their accompanying humans partake in shooting games.
Outdoors
August 11
All five leading candidates for governor - Republicans Tim Pawlenty and Jeff Johnson, and DFLers Tim Walz, Lori Swanson and Erin Murphy - shared a sta

Anderson: Gubernatorial candidates should be forced to bone up on conservation

Farmers want gubernatorial hopefuls to listen and address conservation topics.
Outdoors
August 10

Feeling Superior: Trail beauty abounds

The restorative power of connecting with the wild.
Outdoors
August 10
Feeling Superior: The power of time in nature is unmistakable

Feeling Superior: The power of time in nature is unmistakable

Awe can be defined as the sense of wonder we feel when we're in the midst of something vast and impressive. Deep in a thru-hike, transcendent moments keep coming.
Outdoors
August 10
A fly angler worked the canyons of the Kadunce River on the North Shore.

Feeling Superior: Researching the nature effect

There are studies -- and studies of studies -- that show time in the wild is good for well-being.
Outdoors
August 9

In the spirit of the National Trails Act — act to reclaim abandoned rail land

Rails-to-trails property rights are a battleground.
Outdoors
August 9
Frank Addington Jr. has been trick-shooting for more than 30 years.

Anderson: Texas trick-shooting archer locks in on his target ­­— and his message

Frank Addington Jr. is in town for performances at Game Fair in Ramsey.
Outdoors
August 9
A ruby-throated hummingbird hovered over a pink fruit tree blossom.

August is a busy month for Minnesota's hummingbirds

Nature Notes: Now is the time to set up feeders.
Outdoors
August 9

Wonders of night sky are centered at McCarthy and William O'Brien

State and regional parks have events for fans of dark skies.
Outdoors
August 9
A retired shop teacher loved the challenge of renovating a log cabin and building a bunkhouse.

The cabin near Lake Superior is a nice option when sailing isn't one

10 years later, the cabin has been renovated.
St. Paul
August 8
Railroad workers prepare to try and get a Union Pacific train engine back on the tracks at the Hoffman Bridge after it derailed and a fuel car spilled

Derailed train dumps 3,200 gallons of fuel into Mississippi

The derailment happened on a railroad bridge linking two rail yards near the St. Paul Downtown Airport, downstream from downtown St. Paul. Boaters were advised to avoid the area.
Outdoors
August 8

Researching the nature effect

researching the nature effectStudies — and studies of studies — support what many health care professionals, scientists, outdoors people and others believe: Time in nature…
Outdoors
August 8
Christy Smith.

Trophy tales: First walleye is foremost, too

An avid angler, Christy Smith had never caught a walleye before this beauty.
Outdoors
August 8

Minnesota fishing report

Updates on fishing conditions from around the state.