National
September 3

Conservation Congress asks DNR for wasting disease changes

A group of influential sportsmen wants Wisconsin wildlife officials to teach people more about chronic wasting disease, do more to help deer hunters dispose of carcasses and make testing for the disease easier.
Local
September 3

Minn. woman survives 80-foot cliff fall in South Dakota state park

Authorities say a Minnesota woman has escaped with minor injuries after falling more than 80 feet from a cliff at a state park in South Dakota.
National
September 3

The Latest: Sportsmen want better CWD education from DNR

The Latest on chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin (all times local):
North Metro
September 3
Sarah Stewart, from left, April Strzelczyk and Elena West sent up a camera to check on a nest of redheaded woodpeckers.

Anoka County oaks may hold clues to saving redheaded woodpeckers

Oak savannas may hold clues to saving the redheaded woodpecker.
Variety
September 3

Discarded geese carcasses found along Minnesota road

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said it is investigating who discarded more than a dozen geese carcasses in a ditch along a busy road near the North Dakota state line.
Outdoors
September 2
Science continues to turn up evidence of preventive care and health benefits owing to time outside.

'Go for a walk and call me in the morning': Prescriptions for outdoors time take root

Some Minnesota doctors will soon be handing out prescriptions for time outdoors amid legitimate science that points to nature's health benefits.
Outdoors
September 2
The yurt in Lac qui Parle County is a place of retreat.

Finding kinship and respite in a yurt in southwestern Minnesota

Cabin Country: "I like to write there, weed the walk, sit on the swing, and look across the fields."
Outdoors
September 1
Alex Robinson, 31, of St. Paul has been named editor-in-chief of Outdoor Life magazine, based in New York City. A University of Minnesota graduate, Ro

Anderson: Robinson, a Minnesotan, is newly in charge of venerable Outdoor Life

In its more than 120-year history, Outdoor Life has published the writings of Hemingway, Grey, Roosevelt and Leopold, as well as Clark Gable, Babe Ruth and Amelia Earhart.
Outdoors
August 31

Federal Ammunition's conservation program jolted by job cut

Ryan Bronson, only the third person since 1935 to lead Federal's conservation program, said Monday on Twitter that the two-man conservation staff at Federal's parent company was "terminated."
West Metro
August 30
Rachel Soukup was surprised to see very few people Friday at Lake Nokomis beach, one of the many in Minneapolis closed because of illness reports.

After summer of beach closings, illnesses, officials look at how to make next year better

Officials are talking about public education, more water testing and limits on boats as keys to curtailing outbreaks next summer.
North Metro
August 30
Granite Peak in Montana.

Witnesses tell of climbing tragedy on Montana mountain

As his horrified son watched, a 65-year-old Circle Pine man lost his footing and fell.
West Metro
August 30
Eden Prairie police released this photo of what appear to be a cougar, toward the left edge. It was spotted Monday afternoon near Purgatory Creek.

Eden Prairie police warn of a possible cougar on the prowl, share a photo

Authorities are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to positively identify the animal.
Outdoors
August 29
Joe Friedrichs is known to know a few good fishing holes.

Currents: Joe Friedrichs, WTIP producer and BWCA podcaster

What outdoors people are doing, reading, following, and more.
August 29

Georgia kayaker chased by 360-pound gator: 'I just paddled'

A Georgia kayaker says he could only think of paddling faster after realizing he wasn't alone in a pond.
Outdoors
August 29
Magnolia warbler credit Jim Williams

All sorts of birds are visiting, passing through this time of summer

Late broods of barn swallow young are fledging, and mourning doves continue nesting. Open flocks of common nighthawks — those dark-colored birds with long, pointed…
Outdoors
August 29
Greta stood her ground before herding sheep to get into position with her handler, Wendy Peters, during the 30th Annual Wisconsin Stock Dog Associatio

Anderson: Sheepdogs will deliver command performances at Hudson event

Herding competition has become more of a sport.
Outdoors
August 29
walleye clip art

Paddle the St. Croix, learn about bats' struggles, tag butterflies

Minnesota state and regional parks' programs run the gamut.
Local
August 29

Sketchbook: Late summer around the water

Nanci Olesen of Minneapolis captured moments in the metro that speak to the everyday in a Minnesota summer: time at, on, and near water. "I wanted to draw what I see each day."
North Metro
August 29
A.J. Klein controlled the race, winning in a “devil takes the hindmost” contest where the last to finish each lap is eliminated.

Blaine velodrome that hosted Olympic trials gets ready to close

One of the only outdoor wooden tracks in the nation and a source of pride for the local bicycling scene, the 250-meter velodrome will be torn down after this race season.
North Metro
August 29
Granite Peak in Montana.

Minnesota man dies climbing highest peak in Montana

Man, 65, and his son were climbing highest points around country.