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Dennis Anderson

Columnist | Outdoors
Phone: 612-673-4424

Outdoors columnist and editor Dennis Anderson joined the Star Tribune in 1993 after serving in the same positions at the St. Paul Pioneer Press for 13 years. His column topics vary widely, and include canoeing, fishing, hunting, adventure travel and conservation of the environment.


Anderson was born in North Dakota, but grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He has an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a master's in journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where his focus was communications law. He and his wife, Jan, along with their Labrador retrievers, live on a small farm in the St. Croix River Valley. As time allows, Anderson competes on cutting horses.
Recent content from Dennis Anderson
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking duck hunters to weigh in on a series of proposed regulation changes. The goal is to make hunti

Anderson: DNR's proposed duck rule changes run afoul of reality

Recent waterfowling regulation changes the DNR is offering for hunter consideration seem less an effort to ensure the future of waterfowling in Minnesota than an attempt to shoot our way to more ducks.
Pheasant hunter and former head of the Minnesota DNR Tom Landwehr points out that “multiple forces guide the DNR commissioner.”

Anderson: Time is right to rethink stewardship, embrace again the land

As our world changes, we must restore relationships with land.
Last winter Mille Lacs registered more than 3 million angler hours of pressure, a record, according to Department of Natural Resources estimates.

Anderson: Winter angling places pressure on productive walleye lakes

Last winter, Mille Lacs registered more than 3 million angler hours of pressure, a record, according to DNR estimates.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen

Anderson: Q&A with DNR Commissioner Strommen

Sarah Strommen discusses the effect of the pandemic on her agency's operations, the DNR's method of advocating for conservation of wetlands and roadsides, and state management of wolves, among other topics.
From left: Loral I Delaney, Doug Sutherland, Pud Hilgenberg, Sherry Delaney, Godfrey Zaunbrecher, Roy Winston Jr., Roy Winston, Nate Wright, David Hil

Anderson: Pheasants, not football, once drew Vikings together in Iowa

Legendary coach Bud Grant and his players recall special days away from football and hunting pheasants together.