It's all in the stars: An outdoors frontier goes front and center

It's all in the stars: An outdoors frontier goes front and center

Bell Museum presents a week of events devoted to Minnesota's night skies.

Twin Cities (virtual) Marathoners share their DIY race-day results

November 3, 2020
Twin Cities (virtual) Marathoners share their DIY race-day results
With the Twin Cities Marathon called off by the pandemic, runners were encouraged to run the race on their own. Here are stories from six people who did that.

DNR cuts walleye bag limit for Upper Red Lake

October 26, 2020
A crowded 2020 fishing opener on Upper Red Lake. The walleye bag limit on the lake will be cut from four to three under new regulations announced Mond
Consecutive years of heavy winter fishing pressure prompted a reduction from four walleyes to three.
Outdoors
October 21, 2020
Firearms, bows, trail cams: DNR auction of confiscated gear begins

Firearms, bows, trail cams: DNR auction of confiscated gear begins

Online bidding has started on everything from firearms to bows to trail cams – even a 13-point shoulder mount -- confiscated out in the field by Minnesota conservation officers.
Outdoors
September 8, 2020
A ringnecked pheasant hen flies into a crab apple tree to gain winter nourishment.

Good weather boosts outlook for Minnesota pheasant hunters

Minnesota's pheasant population flourished this year amid favorable weather conditions and increased habitat, a breakthrough that should be noticeable to ringneck hunters.
Outdoors
July 16, 2020

Surge in Minnesota fishing has slowed

The 2020 spike in fishing license sales has sagged, but it's still boom time on Minnesota lakes
Outdoors
July 6, 2020
Young eagle that grew up on Minnesota's EagleCam killed in flight

Young eagle that grew up on Minnesota's EagleCam killed in flight

Caretakers of the popular wildlife feature report young chick hit powerline.
Outdoors
June 15, 2020
North Dakota breeding duck numbers increase

North Dakota breeding duck numbers increase

Moisture pushed count ahead 18 percent from last year.
Outdoors
June 11, 2020
Hermantown ultramarathoner, 69, got his Superior trail speed mark. Sleep, not so much.

Hermantown ultramarathoner, 69, got his Superior trail speed mark. Sleep, not so much.

Michael Koppy set the new record, with support, for covering the trail.
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
April 14, 2020
Fish, wildlife groups to urge anglers and hunters to buy licenses

Fish, wildlife groups to urge anglers and hunters to buy licenses

Without license revenue, loss to DNR Game and Fish Fund could be significant.
Outdoors
April 14, 2020

Birds of every sort are on the move in Minnesota. Here is a great tool to follow along

Arriving, increasing, peaking -- BirdCast from Cornell Lab of Ornithology covers a lot of ground.
Outdoors
April 7, 2020
Outdoors mailbag: The fate of hunting and fishing seasons

Outdoors mailbag: The fate of hunting and fishing seasons

Gov. Tim Walz has been reminded by legislators that hunting and fishing, unlike other outdoor activities, are protected under the state Constitution.
Outdoors
April 7, 2020
Minnesota turkey hunting camp takes learning indoors

Minnesota turkey hunting camp takes learning indoors

Modern Carnivore is prepping hunters with free webinars.
Duluth
March 31, 2020
Grandma's Marathon cancellation hits hard at Minnesota running legend

Grandma's Marathon cancellation hits hard at Minnesota running legend

The move is especially acute for Dick Beardsley, whose marathon course record set in 1981 stood for 33 years.
Outdoors
March 30, 2020
Minnesota state parks such as Blue Mounds in southwest Minnesota will remain open during the coronavirus pandemic, but campgrounds and other lodgings

State park and rec area campgrounds and lodging closed, too

Parks remain open, but DNR made the move ahead of stay-at-home order.
Outdoors
March 25, 2020

What are your outdoors questions?

What do you want to know about the Minnesota outdoors in light of the coronavirus?
Outdoors
March 19, 2020

Superior Hiking Trail will lose a champion

Association executive director will depart with a legacy of ideas and progress.
Outdoors
March 12, 2020
Minnesota’s moose population, in state researchers' words, is no better or worse than last year, judging from the Department of Natural Resources’

Minnesota moose population stable, newest survey shows

While downward trend began in 2006, news matches recent reports.
Outdoors
February 13, 2020
Thel Great Backyard Bird Count begins Friday and continues through Monday.

Get out there, Minnesota: the Great Backyard Bird Count project is back

In its 23rd year, the count is the first online citizen-science project of its kind.
Outdoors
January 30, 2020
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 16, 2020
Minnesotan in 'Impossible Row' recalls fear and fury near Antarctica

Minnesotan in 'Impossible Row' recalls fear and fury near Antarctica

Minneapolis man was member of six-person team on ocean adventure.
Outdoors
January 3, 2020
Tell us your outdoors plans for the new year

Tell us your outdoors plans for the new year

Adventuring, serving, learning -- all of it -- add your voice for an upcoming feature.
Outdoors
December 5, 2019
After Everest, Minneapolis man plans next extreme adventure: 'The Impossible Row'

After Everest, Minneapolis man plans next extreme adventure: 'The Impossible Row'

Andrew Towne joins a crew planning to row from the tip of South America to Antarctica through the treacherous 600-mile Drake Passage.