Wildlife photographer Bill Marchel wade fishes for largemouth bass in the Brainerd area.

Anderson: Wade fishing for bass a reprieve from society's turmoil

Rarely undertaken in Minnesota anymore, except on some Twin Cities lakes, and of course by stream-trout fishermen, wade fishing is as old as the hills.

Twin Cities appetites keeping Mississippi River fish market alive

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Vickie Jones led the processing line at Mohn Fish Market on a recent day. Her father, Ralph Mohn, is at the end of the line. The family business was f
At least 85% of the daily catch at Mohn Fish Market is purchased by retailers along University Avenue in St. Paul and in other Asian enclaves in the metro area.

Norwegian-style barn replica delivers 'wow' factor

June 4
Cabin Country: With design help from Dale Mulfinger, Minnesota's "cabinologist," the project got underway.
Outdoors
June 4

Minnesota fishing report

A look at where the fish are biting around the state
Outdoors
June 4

Fishing license sales are way up

Individual resident licenses, for example, are up 36% over 2019, as of the Friday before Memorial Day.
Outdoors
June 4
Honeybees aren’t native to the U.S.

The honeybee's assignment: Keep working

Honeybees are vital pollinators for flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Variety
June 1

Florida Keys reopen to visitors as Miami-area beaches closed

The Florida Keys reopened for visitors Monday after the tourist-dependent island chain was closed for more than two months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Tony Jones baptized his 14-year old son, Aidan, as a neophyte voyageur at the completion of the Height of Land Portage in the BWCA. ] Aaron Lavinsky �
Special Series: Boundary Water Passage Father, son launch epic canoe journey in Boundary Waters
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Part 1: A rainy start and sore shoulders foreshadowed the adventure to come for a father and son on the lakes near the Minnesota-Canada border.
Outdoors
May 30
Jon Stravers listened for cerulean warblers on a backwater of the Mississippi River near his home in McGregor, Iowa. Stravers is a free-sprited, indep

Stravers serves as eyes and ears of the Driftless Area

Researcher "Hawk Daddy" is part of restoration effort near southeast part of state.
Outdoors
May 29
Michael Koppy, shown last June on the Lake Walk section of the Superior Hiking Trail near Grand Marais.

At 69, Minnesota man chasing record for trail run of 310 miles

Michael Koppy intends to cover 310 miles in fewer than four days, from the north end of the Superior Hiking Trail at the Canadian border down to the southern terminus at the Wisconsin border near Jay Cooke State Park.
Outdoors
May 29
Usnea is a lichen that can be used an as antibiotic.

Some regard nature's pharmacy as valuable help if needed in a backcountry emergency

Nature's pharmacy is worth turning to if needed in a backcountry emergency.
Outdoors
May 29
Fishermen competed in the Hmong Bass Fishing Tournament on the St. Croix River. Organizers of the long-held event canceled it this year. That’s the

Fish on: More than 250 tournaments in Minnesota still on as planned

The tournaments are going forward in Minnesota this season despite significant rule changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus
May 28
The beach on Gull Lake at Grand View Lodge sat empty on Monday. "It's really hard to see," Resort Manager Kevin Karau said.

Minnesota resorts reinventing hospitality for COVID-19 era

"Maximum service with a minimum interface" was how one resort's general manager described the way forward with summer about to kick off.
Outdoors
May 28

DNR asks anglers to weigh in on plan to protect bluegills with new bag limits

Minnesotans pull in upward of 16 million bluegills and other sunfish every year.
Outdoors
May 28

Minnesota fishing report

A look at where fish are - and are not - biting around the state.
Outdoors
May 28

White clover is common, but look deeper that all it provides

It's a profusely seeding perennial that establishes itself in pastures and along roadsides. It is also a good lawn plant and holds its own with bluegrass.
Outdoors
May 28
A painting by Uncle Rom’s brother Bob is the only surviving image of the cottage.

Something magical took place at the cabin near Richmond, Minn.

The tale of a simple four-room structure that became a place of magic.
Duluth
May 27
A skier made his way down a Spirit Mountain run at sunset on Dec. 17, 2019.

Spirit Mountain likely needs an extra cash boost from Duluth to open this winter

Closed for the summer, the public ski hill will need cash to start up in November.
Variety
May 27

Wisconsin hunters allowed to kill 10 elk, same as last year

There will be no change in the number of elk that hunters can kill in Wisconsin this year, after the state Department of Natural Resources Board on Wednesday voted to keep the limit at 10.
Local
May 26
Lake Minnetonka is a popular boating spot.

Boaters in Minnesota are nation's safest, according to latest data

Boaters in Minnesota rank as the safest anywhere in the nation, according to the latest data from various federal agencies.
Outdoors
May 26
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Mailbag: Star Tribune sports editors answer your questions this week

Have a question about how and why we do the things we do? The Star Tribune's sports editors will be answering your questions in this week's mailbag.
Variety
May 25

Americans finding ways to stay active while keeping distance

Vicki L. Friedman always wanted to play golf with her adult sons but until this spring couldn't find time to learn the game and practice.Shaun…
Duluth
May 24
These three newly born fawns were rescued from a northwestern Wisconsin highway after a pregnant doe was hit by a car and killed. Credit: Submitted ph

Man rescues 3 newly born fawns after pregnant doe is hit

Babies are recovering at a wildlife rehab center.
Outdoors
May 23
Vacationing and camping in the time of coronavirus: Consideration of other people, their health and surroundings, should be a priority. Wash your hand

Anderson: Vacationers need to be considerate of others; bring a mask

And wear it, especially indoors. It's the right thing to do.