East Metro
November 25

Owner of boat stuck in the frozen St. Croix River still hopeful he can dislodge his craft

A tow truck operator from Willmar has offered to help out Mike Olson, for free. He just hopes the cameras stay away.
East Metro
November 23
Kurt and Lindsey Carpenter live on East Goose Lake. “The boating restrictions feel very heavy-handed,” Lindsey Carpenter said.

Temporary East Goose Lake boating ban advocated by water management scientists

Lakeshore homeowners push back, question plan.
Outdoors
November 22
The Bike Guy is finished, but the topics keep coming

The Bike Guy is finished, but the topics keep coming

The column concludes today, but the issues for attention and discussion are abundant.
Outdoors
November 22
Peter Larson, Assistant Professor in the department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota (left), talks about the resea

Hunting for answers: The spread of CWD in Minnesota's deer population

Traditional deer hunters and deer farmers blame each other for the spread of chronic wasting disease in Minnesota's wild deer population. University of Minnesota researchers are working to find a simple, faster test to uncover CWD in live deer.
Outdoors
November 22
Alex Messenger recounts his intense ordeal.

Book review: Story befits a harrowing encounter with a grizzly in the wild

As one might expect, the pace quickens when the moment arrives.
Outdoors
November 21
Uncovering the secretive lives of Minnesota's North Woods wolves

Uncovering the secretive lives of Minnesota's North Woods wolves

The Voyageurs Wolf Project addresses one of the biggest knowledge gaps in wolf ecology: What do wolves do during the summer?
Outdoors
November 21
High key image of a roughed grouse

Anderson: New virus surfaces in several grouse, and that is a worry

Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis surface amid wonder about West Nile impact.
Outdoors
November 21
May Yang is the career pathways program manager at Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa.

Currents: May Yang, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

What outdoors people are reading, watching, following, and more.
Outdoors
November 21
The property sits on a steep bank — it’s a 59-step climb to the cabin— overlooking Lake Minnewaska.

Almost 100 years on, the property has become an ancestral oasis

Cabin Country: Quite a perch over Lake Minnewaska.
Outdoors
November 21
A ride is fun enough. Under a full moon adds to the magic.

A yearly moonlight bike ride is elixir of timing, place and people

In the metro or out, mid-November ride is a rite for the author and his friends.
Outdoors
November 21

Nature Notes: Browsed twigs and leaves are sure signs of whitetails

Cold and snow would occasionally arrive this time of year, but the deer study activity out of Lowry Nature Center continued just the same with…
National
November 21

Hunters kill 10 elk in Wisconsin's second hunt

Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters killed 10 elk in Wisconsin's second elk season.
Outdoors
November 21
Bud Grant and Pat Smith show off their haul.

At 92, Bud Grant still hits his mark (and has company)

Former Vikings head coach Bud Grant proved his hunting chops haven't wavered. And as this week's deer hunting photos prove there was plenty of success afield.
Variety
November 20

DNR encourages deer hunters to look for feral pigs

Wisconsin wildlife officials are urging deer hunters to keep an eye out for feral pigs.
Variety
November 20

Wisconsin's 9-day gun deer season to begin Saturday

Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season starts Saturday.
Outdoors
November 19

Minnesota firearms deer harvest this year about same as in 2018

A year ago, at the end of the second weekend of hunting, the firearms harvest stood at 155,528 animals. The harvest this year is almost identical, 155,126.
Local
November 19

Sheriff makes plea after many fishing on vast N. Minnesota lake are rescued

Authorities want resort owners to tell anglers not to go on the ice this early in the season.
Outdoors
November 19
A birds-eye view of U.S. Bank Stadium.

Anderson: Study on stadium bird deaths waste of unnatural resources

When considered on a population level, a similar number of these birds would have died anyway, by some other means.
Outdoors
November 19
Following procedure, Brian Beck (left) of Princeton, went over paperwork with DNR biologist Andy Tri (holding clipboard) while checking in two deer at

Deer hunting at a fast pace inside Minnesota's newest CWD zone

The DNR is diligently screening carcasses for chronic wasting disease during an expanded deer hunt.
Outdoors
November 15
On the John Muir Trail: Michelle Schroeder has 25 years of backpacking experience.

Currents: Michelle Schroeder, backpacking instructor and guide

What outdoors people are reading, watching and following.