Outdoors
November 2

Trees bear evidence when mating bucks on the prowl leave telltale signs

Rut rubs begin to show up in earnest in mid-October. Typically, they are much more aggressively made and often do more damage to a tree than earlier rubs that accommodated velvet removal.
Outdoors
November 1
Split shot sinkers

Anderson: Sinker-maker's troubles are reminder of the deep roots of lead

Water Gremlin's closure read closely by Minnesota anglers.
TV & Media
November 1

A new hope for Star Wars on Disney Plus in 'The Mandalorian'

Never heard of a Mandalorian? You're not alone.
Duluth
November 1
FILE-The start of the 2017 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

Thief steals straw bedding for Beargrease sled dogs

The contest, the largest sled dog race in the Lower 48, is a qualifier for Alaska's famous Iditarod.
Outdoors
October 31
Watch it: Timbersports world is power and speed

Watch it: Timbersports world is power and speed

Cassidy Scheer trains in his backyard in Golden Valley, prepping for the worlds in Prague.
Outdoors
October 31
Cassidy Scheer worked through buck saw practice, one of several competitive lumberjack disciplines, at his home in Golden Valley. The saws go for $2,5

Life of the modern lumberjack is a relentless quest to stay a cut above

Golden Valley's Cassidy Scheer shows off a different kind of athletic power and speed.
Outdoors
October 31
The opossum is a true opportunist.

Opossums make surprise visit to naturalist's bird feeder

Nature Notes: They are the ultimate opportunists in the wild.
Outdoors
October 31
bison isolated on white background

Parks go for geocaching, National Bison Day to start November

Range of programs at state and regional parks.
Outdoors
October 31
The current cabin has seen considerable change and upgrade through the years.

The cabin in Aitkin, Minn., proved worth another look

We stopped to look at a log cabin on a lovely lake with a sandy shore near Aitkin, Minn. It was an extremely hot day…
Outdoors
October 31
Presta, left, and Schrader valves.

The Bike Guy column: Presta has nothing on the Schrader valve

It's not quite the wheel, but the invention by the Schraders has lasting beauty and utility.
Outdoors
October 31
Alison Heebsh, president of Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club.

Currents: Alison Heebsh, Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club president

What outdoors people are doing, reading, following, and more.
Outdoors
October 31
Winter scene with moon

'Never so terrified': A night in Sturgeon Narrows

Former Camp Widjiwagan camper recounts a night unlike another other in the Quetico.
Local
October 30
A dumpster for deer carcasses in Rochester. Waste Management pulled out of a plan to provide containers for disposal.

Minnesota scrambling after deer disposal plan falls apart

Waste Management, the expected to provide most of the dumpsters in central and southern Minnesota, told the state recently that it won't offer the service.
Outdoors
October 30
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.
Outdoors
October 30

West Nile virus impact on state's ruffed grouse still uncertain after study

At least some grouse across the three states are being exposed to the virus, meaning a fraction of killed grouse submitted last year by hunters carried antibodies consistent with West Nile exposure.
Outdoors
October 29
Are white-tailed deer susceptible to carrying a common farmland chemical in their systems? Research says it’s possible.

DNR study seeks farm chemical levels in wild deer

A DNR study, relying on hunters, will ascertain those rates in wild deer across the state
Duluth
October 29
Chris Aepelbacher and Mary Krull walked along a trail in Duluth’s Lester Park with Krull’s dog, Laila. The engaged couple both bought homes to liv

Duluth's recreational trails are helping city remake its image

The pathways have become real estate selling points, a sign that Duluth's investments in rebranding itself as an outdoors haven are paying off.
Variety
October 29

DNR: 5,700 hunters bag deer during youth season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says there was a strong response to the first statewide season for young deer hunters.
Local
October 28
A wounded deer lay in the road after being hit by a car near Freeport, Maine. Collisions with wildlife occur most frequently in the fall, and the risk

See a deer on the road? Resist the urge to swerve

Minnesota ranks sixth highest in the nation for roadway animal crashes between September and November.
Duluth
October 26
Ever-fewer hunters are finding fewer ducks, despite waterfowl managers reports of plentiful numbers of mallards and other waterfowl.

Anderson: More ducks than ever? Yeah, right

The spring numbers are not all they are cracked up to be.