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.

Finding Minnesota hunting mentors is the goal

April 18
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers chapter hosts program in Minneapolis.

Bluebird Recovery Program is in season

April 4
Expo will highlight its important work for 41 years.
Outdoors
March 29

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
'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
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
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
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
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
Outdoors
February 6
Crashed BWCA permit system won't re-open until at least Feb. 19

Crashed BWCA permit system won't re-open until at least Feb. 19

The permit system on the national website recreation.gov quickly crashed after it went live Jan. 30, shutting out an untold number of users and creating questions for those who managed to snag permits.
Outdoors
February 4
DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen

DNR chief fills most of her leadership team

Sarah Strommen retains many from previous regime; Fish and Wildlife leader Jim Leach to retire.
Outdoors
February 1
Rally to draw attention to safeguarding Minnesota's public lands

Rally to draw attention to safeguarding Minnesota's public lands

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has organized another event at state Capitol.
Outdoors
January 9
Wolf-moose survey brought to halt by shutdown

Wolf-moose survey brought to halt by shutdown

Researchers' Facebook post suggests tracking work is in limbo.
Outdoors
January 7
DNR hires new big game supervisor

DNR hires new big game supervisor

Barbara Keller formerly headed up Missouri deer program.
Outdoors
December 26, 2018

Words that advance nature a day at a time

New book: "A Year with Nature" is quirky, enlightening almanac.
Outdoors
December 20, 2018
BWCA essay contest returns to get teens into the wild

BWCA essay contest returns to get teens into the wild

Ely outfitter sent in Minnetonka teen and her friends earlier this year.
Outdoors
December 18, 2018
Dupre to try for another first in Denali National Park

Dupre to try for another first in Denali National Park

Mountain climber wants winter solo summit of Mt. Hunter
Outdoors
December 14, 2018

Waiting on the great grays at Sax-Zim Bog

Visitors to the bog in the last weeks of December 2017 had numerous sightings.
Outdoors
November 30, 2018
DNR to intensify fight against CWD in southeastern Minn.

DNR to intensify fight against CWD in southeastern Minn.

More deer testing positive for the disease.
Outdoors
November 1, 2018
After 20 years, Alice the Great Horned Owl is retiring

After 20 years, Alice the Great Horned Owl is retiring

She has been the International Owl Center's ambassador bird and has appeared on Animal Planet shows.
Blogs
October 30, 2018

Gains noted in Mille Lacs walleye population

DNR officials announced a one-walleye limit for the upcoming winter fishing season on Mille Lacs. Agency leaders are encouraged by increased walleye population estimates for the lake.
Outdoors
October 9, 2018

Marathoners reflect: Feeling the burn and feeling the elation

Catching up with runners profiled in advance of the Twin Cities Marathon.
Outdoors
October 4, 2018

Relive an epic rock climbing adventure; documentary screens Oct. 8

"The Dawn Wall' chronicles unprecedented free-climb on El Capitan in 2015.