Outdoors
February 6
A state wildlife management area in western Minnesota, October 2006. ORG XMIT: MIN2015101213391220

Money talks for public land retailers at Pheasant Fest

Field Report: The goal is to raise money at Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic to help acquire state land.
Outdoors
February 4

To our readers: Star Tribune midweek Outdoors coverage moves to Friday's section

We are moving all our midweek Outdoors coverage into our weekly Outdoors Weekend section, beginning this Friday.
Music
February 4

No good vibrations for Beach Boys, split by hunting concert

One of the co-founders of The Beach Boys has joined a boycott of his own music to protest it being used by another band member at an animal hunting convention.
Outdoors
February 2
Restoring drained wetlands and plowed grasslands has been a priority for the Outdoor Heritage Fund.

Anderson: Example of good government is found in outdoors council

Keen to its mission, Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council delivers its vital project requests.
Outdoors
February 2
University of Minnesota student Katherine Glodoski is getting early research experience at age 22.

Anderson: Seven young conservationists to watch

Treasured lands find themselves in the best of hands.
Outdoors
January 31
Charles Eastman wrote that nature "is the greatest schoolmistress of all."

Outdoors connection threaded through all for Renaissance man

One of the first Native voices to publish globally, Charles Eastman was informed in every way by nature.
Outdoors
January 30
Ducks, among other wildlife, rely on the small chain of wetlands called prairie potholes in Minnesota and other states.

Film will put light on prairie potholes: 'Cradle of bird life'

Group is bringing IMAX power to value -- and degradation -- of prairie pothole region.
Outdoors
January 30
George Bird Grinnell, 1899.

Book review: Blue blood-to-conservationist was forward-thinking, if flawed

Still, George Bird Grinnell was a remarkable witness to a changing West.
Outdoors
January 30
The cabin became a “priceless gift” to three generations of family. It’s shown in a painting by Kay Wilkins Johnson. She was instrumental in fou

Impulsive act was also courageous – and resulted in cabin

My mother spent the majority of her girlhood in Evansville, Minn., a town of about 400 people in the 1930s, and experienced the Great Depression…
Outdoors
January 30
Charles Eastman

Excerpts from Charle Eastman books

'We see miracles on every hand ... ."
Outdoors
January 30
An ice house on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, MN. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - January 4, 2017, Plymouth, MN, Ice Fishing on Medicine La

Ski, hike, snowshoe – move – at parks programs

Happenings at state and regional parks.
Outdoors
January 30
A great horned owl ignores a red-winged blackbird. credit: Jim Williams

For early nesting activity, start with the great horned owl

Nature Notes: Close to 240 species of birds nest in Minnesota -- the earliest is the great horned owl.
Outdoors
January 30
From Grand (Canyon) to simple, readers share their #2020outdoors plans

From Grand (Canyon) to simple, readers share their #2020outdoors plans

We asked for readers to weigh in on their outdoors plans in the new year. They ranged from grand to simple to surprising.
Outdoors
January 29
Large fish kills can occur in winters when deep snow piles on top of lake ice, reducing the oxygen fish need. DNR fisheries officials are worriedabout

Slush, deep snow creating fish kill worries on shallow lakes

Oxygen-limiting layers covering shallow lakes north of the metro area could cause some fish deaths a third straight year.
Duluth
January 29
Durant and Splint, Keith Aili’s lead dogs, ran along Old Hwy. 61 near Grand Portage, Minn., in the final leg of the John Beargrease sled dog maratho

Alaska musher wins Beargrease for second time in three years

Alaska's Ryan Redington wins Beargrease for the second time in three years
Outdoors
January 28

Study: Invasive species slow walleye growth

The study out of the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center looked at a 35-year data set of first-year walleye growth in nine of Minnesota's best walleye lakes.
Outdoors
January 28
Whitetail deer

Counties strategize to dispose of deer carcasses, but work remains

Dumpsters alone can't ensure CWD containment.
Outdoors
January 27

BWCA permit reservation opens soon

Permit reservations for spring and summer trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area go up for grabs next Wednesday.
Duluth
January 27
Laura Neese high-fived spectators near the starting line as she took off on the John Beargrease sled dog marathon from Billy's Bar in Duluth on Sunday

Dogs unleash pent-up energy at start of Beargrease

Beargrease mushers say they admire the sport, love the dogs
Outdoors
January 26
Todd Stauffer (right), owner of Set The Hook Guide Service and Fish House Rental, took time to visit with tenants Frank Trcka, left, of Washington, Io

Anderson: Lake Minnetonka ice fishing village a hot destination for Iowa regulars

An Iowa family now regulars at a well-outfitted Lake Minnetonka ice house cluster, bunked in a sleeper fish house for three nights — hooking, reeling and smiling, 24/7.