Thel Great Backyard Bird Count begins Friday and continues through Monday.

Get out there, Minnesota: the Great Backyard Bird Count project is back

In its 23rd year, the count is the first online citizen-science project of its kind.

From Grand (Canyon) to simple, readers share their #2020outdoors plans

January 30
From Grand (Canyon) to simple, readers share their #2020outdoors plans
We asked for readers to weigh in on their outdoors plans in the new year. They ranged from grand to simple to surprising.
Outdoors

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

January 16
Minnesotan in 'Impossible Row' recalls fear and fury near Antarctica
Minneapolis man was member of six-person team on ocean adventure.
Outdoors
January 3
Tell us your outdoors plans for the new year

Tell us your outdoors plans for the new year

Adventuring, serving, learning -- all of it -- add your voice for an upcoming feature.
Outdoors
December 5, 2019
After Everest, Minneapolis man plans next extreme adventure: 'The Impossible Row'

After Everest, Minneapolis man plans next extreme adventure: 'The Impossible Row'

Andrew Towne joins a crew planning to row from the tip of South America to Antarctica through the treacherous 600-mile Drake Passage.
Outdoors
November 7, 2019
Cassidy Scheer competed in the cutting event called the single buck (saw) during the world championships Nov. 2 in Prague.

Golden Valley man is the No. 2 lumberjack in the world

Cassidy Scheer of Golden Valley talks about coming within a slice of winning the title at the world championships in Prague.
Outdoors
October 30, 2019
Alex Elizabeth, ultrarunner and holder of FKT, supported, for women on the Superior Hiking Trail

No barrier too big: Minneapolis ultrarunner sets women's mark for Superior trail

Alex Elizabeth puts down fastest known time.
Tony Jones baptized his 14-year old son, Aidan, as a neophyte voyageur at the completion of the Height of Land Portage in the BWCA. ] Aaron Lavinsky �
Special Series: Boundary Water Passage Father, son launch epic canoe journey in Boundary Waters
updated 9 hours 21 mins. ago
Part 1: A rainy start and sore shoulders foreshadowed the adventure to come for a father and son on the lakes near the Minnesota-Canada border.
Duluth
October 3, 2019
Rory Anderson after successfully hitting the fastest known time on the Superior Trail.

Speed record set on Superior Hiking Trail for third time this year

For the third time since July, a hiker has claimed a speed record on the Superior Hiking Trail.
Outdoors
September 5, 2019
Superior Hiking Trail becomes path to another speed record

Superior Hiking Trail becomes path to another speed record

Ultra-distance runner sets new 'fastest known time' for supported attempt.
Outdoors
August 1, 2019

Poison ivy is the only thing slowing down her down

Update: Retiree-turned-hiker marches on
Duluth
July 25, 2019
Cameron Schaefer of Mound records the fastest known time for completing the 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail.

Speed record set for completing 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail

A former Minnesotan who has thru-hiked some of the gems of the U.S. trail system moved back to the Midwest and promptly established a speed record covering the Superior Hiking Trail
Outdoors
July 3, 2019
Former Minnesotans show mettle at ultra running's biggest race

Former Minnesotans show mettle at ultra running's biggest race

At Western States 100, Brittany Peterson comes in second. Courtney Dauwalter led through 80 miles.
Outdoors
June 20, 2019

Event is all about connecting to outdoors activities

St. Paul Parks & Rec lowers barriers with day to try archery, cycling and more.
Duluth
May 30, 2019
Marking the 'Arrowhead Reroute' of the North Country Trail

Marking the 'Arrowhead Reroute' of the North Country Trail

Events in Duluth will officially launch effort to come.
Outdoors
May 20, 2019
Groups plan rally at Capitol to defend BWCA

Groups plan rally at Capitol to defend BWCA

Interior Department officially renewed mineral leases last week for copper mining near wilderness.
Outdoors
April 18, 2019

Finding Minnesota hunting mentors is the goal

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers chapter hosts program in Minneapolis.
Outdoors
April 4, 2019
Bluebird Recovery Program is in season

Bluebird Recovery Program is in season

Expo will highlight its important work for 41 years.
Outdoors
March 29, 2019

Tracking migrating birds, and the webcams that follow them

Raptor Resource Project is almost a year into new Mississippi River Flyway Cam
Outdoors
March 22, 2019
'Europe comes here': E-bikes get center stage at weekend fair

'Europe comes here': E-bikes get center stage at weekend fair

E-Bike Challenge at the Minneapolis Convention Center speaks to state's bike-centric community.
Outdoors
March 21, 2019
Dupre, with company, adds another summit to his collection

Dupre, with company, adds another summit to his collection

Grand Marais adventurer and Canadian climber scaled one of Canada's highest peaks
Local
March 5, 2019
Former DNR chief Tom Landwehr to lead 'save BWCA' group

Former DNR chief Tom Landwehr to lead 'save BWCA' group

Mines threaten wilderness area, Landwehr says
Outdoors
March 1, 2019
Minnesota's outdoors scene will come to life on screen

Minnesota's outdoors scene will come to life on screen

Stories of Minnesota's vibrant and varied outdoors scene will be told on screen this month, and throughout the year, at a new film festival that opens March 21 in Minneapolis.
Outdoors
February 8, 2019
Feb. 27 is new tentative date for acquiring BWCA permits

Feb. 27 is new tentative date for acquiring BWCA permits

Forest Service announces news in wake of system rollout crash