Star Tribune Vikings reporter Ben Goessling competes in the Hot Dash 10K on March 23 in Minneapolis. He will run his first Boston Marathon on Monday.

Training for Boston Marathon during a never-ending Vikings season

Interviews, free-agent signings and NFL injuries interrupted Vikings reporter Ben Goessling's training to prepare for the race. So how did he prepare to run in today's race?

Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma wins Boston Marathon in runaway. Kenya's Hellen Obiri repeats in women's race

April 15
Sisay Lemma scorched the first half of the Boston Marathon course on Monday, setting a record pace to build a lead of more than half of a mile.

Emma Bates, a top US contender in the Boston Marathon, will try to beat Kenyans and dodge potholes

April 14
Emma Bates should be extra weary of the Boston Marathon course on Monday when she tries to improve upon last year's fifth-place finish.
April 15
The Brown's Creek State Trail is among those that could get enhancements with the new funding.

Legislation directs millions toward dozens of Minnesota outdoors projects

The executive director of the commission responsible for choosing the projects said acceptance at the Capitol arrived earlier than ever before.
April 13
No Mille Lacs walleye, small or large, may be harvested this summer before mid-August.

Anderson: Anglers protesting tough new Mille Lacs rules are wrong

Any attempt to muscle the DNR or the governor's office to overturn this year's walleye fishing restrictions not only is a bad look for anglers, but it could backfire and shut the lake down this summer.
April 11
Federal officials could interfere with sturgeon fishing in Minnesota if they list the giant fish under the Endangered Species Act.

Drama on a federal level encircles a fish thriving in Minnesota

Sturgeon numbers here are strong, but anglers, guides, resorts and the DNR are still bracing for a possible endangered species listing.
April 6
Carolyn Wharton left , John Whaley, Annette Whaley and Lauren Whaley join hundreds of other people to watch a partial eclipse at the Science Museum of

Minnesotans traveling to see Monday's solar eclipse hope to catch 'cosmic dance'

Many Minnesotans are embarking on road trips across the country to witness three or four minutes of a total solar eclipse on Monday.
April 5
Big Ten deer hunting rankings? Minnesota isn't power you'd expect.

Big Ten deer hunting rankings? Minnesota isn't power you'd expect.

When it comes to deer hunting, there are four other states that have Big Ten schools and outshine Minnesota when you look at the data.
April 4

Minnesota bike shops, individuals now have dates to apply for e-bike rebate program

Bike retailers need to apply for eligibility to receive certificates for $2 million e-bike rebate program. Individuals can begin applying June 5.
April 4
Hikers and visitors move through a pine plantation along the trail to the King's Bluff overlook at Great River Bluffs State Park, southeast of Winona,

Find a spring hike that fits: Here are seven good ones around the state

Few things heighten the anticipation for the outdoors months to come like an early spring hike. Here's a list of prime options from around Minnesota to get you started.
April 2
Lloyd Greer, left, talked with customer and Indian motorcycle owner Tony Hines who stopped by to purchase some parts and to view the showroom offering

Indian Motorcycle gets a refresh as it's riding its biggest success

Polaris Industries is rebooting its most popular model. The success of the Indian Scout helped Polaris turn its first annual profit on motorcycles.
March 29
The view from the fire tower of Big Bog State Recreation Area toward Upper Red Lake.

Anderson: Courts, not politicians, should rule on Red Lake, White Earth lands

Look to the Mille Lacs case for an example of treaty claims correctly decided by courts, not the Minnesota Legislature.
March 28
It was a lost season for Minnesota's active snowmobiling community.

Weather doesn't change message to Minnesota snowmobilers: Season is over

Late snow raises idea of late-season riding, but state group and DNR say safety, impact and trail rules take precedent.
March 27
Fisheries specialists prepare nets near La Crosse, Wis., in 2022 in an effort to catch silver carp that are migrating upriver.

Minnesota outdoors council approves $12 million for invasive carp deterrent

Lessard-Sams council's expenditure will be a late-add to its other recommendations before legislature.
March 23
This sheep nicknamed Montana Mountain King was part of unlawful scheme to create large, hybrid species of wild sheep for sale to hunting preserves in

Montana rancher illegally created giant hybrid sheep to sell for thousands

He cloned embryos made and sold them to people in Texas and Minnesota.
March 22
Payton Del Rosario and her mom, Melissa, strain evaporated syrup at the community sap boil at King Park on March 16 in Minneapolis. The Urban Sap Tap

Tapping into neighborhood power to make maple syrup in a Minneapolis sugarbush

This winter was the first time the Park Board allowed the Urban Sap Tap project, a dedicated group of King Field hobby syrupers, to tap maples in King Park.
March 22
The DNR rounded up this silver carp among more than 300 other invasive carp in December in Pool 6 of the Mississippi River.

Anderson: Multimillion windfall gets invasive carp deterrent moving

A university invasive carp expert has warned that not taking action means that, sooner or later, breeding populations of the fish will reach the St. Croix River and other Minnesota waters.
East Metro
March 22
At the Lake Elmo Park Preserve swimming beach, hundreds of people enjoyed the weather on Memorial day .], ORG XMIT: MI

Washington County sets public hearing on new park rules about marijuana, mushroom hunts and e-bikes

A public hearing will be held April 23 on the new rules, which were reviewed by the county Parks and Open Space Commission but still need approval of the County Board.
North Metro
March 22
Outdoor exercise equipment that will be installed at Northwood Park in New Hope.

Coming to New Hope's Northwood Park: fitness equipment for all

The park will be the first in the north metro suburb to have workout equipment for visitors.
March 22
Boat launches across Minnesota are due for major overhauls with a new investment of $35 million from last legislative session.

Dozens of state boat launches to get major upgrades. Where are they?

The DNR is moving with new urgency on a backlog to rebuild the neediest of dozens of public water accesses used by boat-happy Minnesotans.
March 21
A young whitetail deer searches for food as another blanket of snow coats the arrowhead. ] Minnesota -State of Wonders, Arrowhead in Winter BRIAN PETE

Anderson: In NE Minnesota, DNR staff, habitat and deer all decline

A retired DNR wildlife manager says the agency's efforts that encouraged region's whitetails have ended. Read his Q&A with Dennis Anderson about why.
March 20
Upper Red Lake is one of Minnesota's hottest walleye fisheries and it attracts anglers from all over the Upper Midwest.

Legislation would give state land to Red Lake Nation

Local residents say they were blindsided by the Upper Red Lake proposal; DNR said it was not consulted about bills.
March 20
Runners ran past spectators as they approached mile eight during the 2019 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, October 6,

Half marathon added to Twin Cities Marathon Weekend events

The 13.1-mile TC Half Marathon for More will cost $ 135 to enter, plus a $365 tax deductible donation.