Dining in Style in South Beach

South Beach is famous for its nightlife, ocean views, glitz and glamorous. It also happens to be home to one of the finest dining hotspots in the U.S., at the Ritz-Cartlon, South Beach. The five-star hotel has acquired a supremely talented crew of elite chefs, a wonderfully skilled bartender and a hard-working, diverse support staff who collectively succeed in giving foodies one of the best all-around culinary experiences money can buy.

Pheasant count up 42 percent in South Dakota

August 31
Good news for the thousands of Minnesota pheasant hunters who head west each fall to chase roosters in South Dakota: pheasant numbers there are up.

Running to Survive, and to Honor Those Who Didn’t

August 28
Running to Survive and to Honor Those Who Didn’t
Outdoors
August 28

Fishing in Paradise: Little Palm Island

Giant tarpon are swarming like sharks in the black water, devouring their prey whole. The predators leap out of the water in pursuit of their quarry––each splash so sudden and severe it startles me into flinching. The sun will not rise over the Atlantic Ocean for another two hours, but spotlights under Little Palm Island’s dock illuminate just enough water for me to spot a tarpon cruising for something to kill. I toss my bait out in front of the notoriously finicky fish, and it immediately bolts toward it.
Outdoors
August 28

A Mother's Day Trip Sans Kids

My life got forever better on July 17, 2014, when my son Joseph Mario was born. I’ve never been much of a baby person, but I was amazed how much fuller and happier my already-full and already-happy life became when my wife gave birth to those all-consuming 8-pounds, 13 ounces.
Sports
August 27

S.D. pheasants increase 42 percent

South Dakota will welcome thousands of non-resident hunters again this year.
Sports
August 17

State walk-in hunting program gets federal funding, will expand

A $1.67 million, three-year federal grant that funds the program has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, officials announced Monday.
Outdoors
August 9

Experience the multi-faceted nature of bowfishing

Bowfishing is a challenging style of archery hunting on the water. It improves water quality, provides an organic source of fertilizer, and is the fastest growing sport in the archery world. Give it a try at Game Fair this weekend and next.
Sports
August 5

Time to apply for fall youth hunts is now

Waterfowl, deer and upland hunts are available
Sports
August 4

DNR to allow bass sorting on Mille Lacs to boost tourneys

The Department of Natural Resources announced a change in fishing regulations for Mille Lacs Lake that officials say will help attract more national bass tournaments to the area.
Outdoors
August 3

If I Could Go Back to One Place …

As a travel journalist, people often ask me: “What’s the best place you’ve ever been?” Or, “If you could go back to one place, where would it be?”
Outdoors
August 1

Dining on Paradise Island

“There is a difference between dining and eating. Dining is an art.” – Yuan Mei
Sports
July 28

DNR: More deer, but another "conservative'' season in offing

Mild winter helped boost deer numbers.
Outdoors
July 24

Father’s Day in the Canadian Wild

There is no finer fishing partner than one’s father. In my case, Dad has been not only my lifelong fishing partner but also one of my best friends. I am grateful for this blessing today, yet I also sense that decades from now the time I spent in a boat with Dad will take on even greater meaning.
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Sports
July 21

Mille Lacs walleye harvest could hit quota by end of month

Despite this year’s low walleye population, DNR fishery surveys have shown this year that there may be good news on the horizon.
Outdoors
July 20

Bear hunting expert Mike Antonson presenting at Cabela's Tuesday

Bear hunting expert Mike Antonson with some advice for bear hunters on using scents. Antonson will present about that and much more in a DNR seminar this week at Cabela's in Rogers.
Sports
July 20

Invasive spiny waterfleas found on Lake Vermilion

Not good news for Lake Vermilion: state officials have confirmed the popular northern Minnesota lake is infested with spiny waterfleas.
Outdoors
July 14

Heroes of Benghazi Charity Shooting Event

On the night of September 11, 2012, terrorists attacked the US Embassy and nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, and Information Officer Sean Smith were all killed in the attack.
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.
Outdoors
July 7

R&R at the Ritz

Relax. Restore. Rejuvenate. Spotlights illuminate these three words in glass showcases at the new Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour in Miami. Guests at the 5-star, oceanfront hotel have an easy time following these three cardinal rules, as my wife and I discovered during our visit earlier this summer.
Outdoors
July 6

Fishing in full force!

We've seen some nice catches this summer.
Sports
July 2

Duck bonanza? Federal estimates are at all-time high

Spring continental survey shows 49.5 million ducks
Sports
June 29

Ruffed grouse drumming counts unchanged from last year

The annual spring drumming survey showed no statistical change in all regions of the state, the DNR said Monday.
Sports
June 29

Encouraging news for North Dakota pheasants

Minnesota's pheasant hunters won't get a hint of next fall's pheasant population until after the DNR's August roadside counts, but there's encouraging news in North Dakota.
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