Sled dogs will eat as much as 12,000 calories a day during races.

Beargrease mushers know their teams – and what makes them go

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, beginning Sunday in Duluth, demands a lot from its human and canine participants.

Anderson: DNR event misses chance to take up critical issues of the day

Microphone on boom stand ready for the meeting ,blurred background group of people sitting around table. Microphone on stage in conference hall.
Having hoped the roundtable this year, finally, would offer weightier matters for discussion, many in attendance will shrug, albeit politely.

Resurrected cabin once helped bootleggers on the run

Outside and in, the cabin was not much to look at in October 1987. Still, the history of the place made it worth the effort of salvaging it.
Cabin Country: Hearing rich history maybe saved North Shore place from teardown.
Sled dog essentials: From harnessing to feeding, what it takes to run them

Sled dog essentials: From harnessing to feeding, what it takes to run them

Beargrease champion mushers Blake Freking and Ryan Anderson go behind the scenes.
Mark Helmer groomed the ski trails Jan. 3. Sometimes he’ll get out several times in a day.

Korkki ski trails near Two Harbors are proudly old-school

Landowner shaped 10 kilometers of trails himself in the 1950s.

Even if the festival is off this year, it's the eelpout's time

Nature Notes: They are most active in winter, their spawning period.
Kurt Stafki keeps things light, but he's serious about his cycling life.

Currents: Kurt Stafki, Otso Cycles

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Fire, light, snow and stars: Parks programs say, 'winter'

Snow science, hikes on candlelit trails, ski races and more this weekend.
January 22
Signs on a Minnesota snowmobile trail in 2008.

Wis. sheriff wants charges against men who damaged snowmobile trail signs

The vandals damaged about 70 signs near Rock Creek and Spring Brook townships in Dunn County.
January 22

DNR board to gauge reaction to deer hunt changes

Wisconsin wildlife officials agreed Wednesday to ask gun deer hunters this spring whether they would support wholesale changes to the sport, including tacking another 10 days onto the state's traditional nine-day season in November.
January 21
Boatload of boats: Alumacraft boats, above, will be among the more than 700 on display at the Minnapolis Boat Show. The four-day event attracts plenty

Minnesota boating's time to shine rolls around with four-day Boat Show

The four-day event has 700+ boats, 230 exhibitors and draws 38,000 to Convention Center
January 21

BWCA permit reservation opens soon

Permit reservations for spring and summer trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area go up for grabs next Wednesday.
January 21

Minneapolis Boat Show schedule

The event kicks off at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
January 21

DNR: Total 2019 Wisconsin deer kill down 14%

Hunters in Wisconsin killed nearly 50,000 fewer deer last year than in 2018, according to a report state Department of Natural Resources officials planned to submit to their board Tuesday.
January 19
Until 2018, when he cut back his on-air roles, Ron Schara was the longtime host of the Minnesota Bound outdoors TV show, as well as other broadcasts.

Anderson: Hunting and fishing TV shows are still changing

As many Minnesotans settle in for a long winter of more "watching" than "doing," they'll see changes among hunting and fishing shows.
January 18

DNR roundtable to cut broad swath on outdoors

Impacts of climate change will be among the topics.
Home & Garden
January 17

Bull-noser: Camera records moose trapping Alaska man in shed

An Alaska man carrying garbage to his shed had to take cover inside when a curious bull moose decided to join him.
January 17
Joe Strang, of Cascade, Iowa, let guests pet his Labrador retriever Sully as he walked in the Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic dog parade in 2017 at th

Anderson: Pheasants Forever works to keep the base fired up

The annual festival comes to the Twin Cities again this year. While it will arrive amid tough news for birds and habitat, the group stays on point.
January 17
Travis Peterson pulled a water hose out of a man-made blizzard at the top of Big Moe run Jan. 7 at Hyland Hills Ski Area. The snowmaking operation ran

A snow event to be sure at Hyland Hills

Crews in the Three Rivers Parks District extend the season with snowmaking all-nighters like the recent one.
January 17
Erich Nell of Minneapolis watched as his stepsons Sullivan Maland, 6, and Harrison Maland, 9, tried fishing during a free event Jan. 11 at Fort Snelli

Bringing ice fishing to kids' level is goal again this winter

Weekend events are geared to getting young people into the action.
West Metro
January 16
Wolsfeld Woods Scientific and Natural Area is a remnant of a Big Woods ecoystem that once flourished in parts of Minnesota

West metro area has a special place in natural history – and in winter hearts

The Big Woods once covered millions of acres in Minnesota. Wolsfeld Woods is one of the best examples.
January 16
Minnesotan in 'Impossible Row' recalls fear and fury near Antarctica

Minnesotan in 'Impossible Row' recalls fear and fury near Antarctica

Minneapolis man was member of six-person team on ocean adventure.
January 16

Gallery: A blizzard of activity at Hyland Hills

Conditions were perfect for a blizzard Jan. 7 at Hyland Hills Ski Area. The plunging temperature brought the snowmaking squad and a long night of work.