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July 16

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
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
North Dakota breeding duck numbers increase

North Dakota breeding duck numbers increase

Moisture pushed count ahead 18 percent from last year.
Outdoors
June 11
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.
Outdoors
April 14
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

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
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
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
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
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

What are your outdoors questions?

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

Superior Hiking Trail will lose a champion

Association executive director will depart with a legacy of ideas and progress.
Outdoors
March 12
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
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
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
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
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.
Outdoors
November 7, 2019
Cassidy Scheer competed in the cutting event called the single buck (saw) during the world championships Nov. 2 in Prague.

Golden Valley man is the No. 2 lumberjack in the world

Cassidy Scheer of Golden Valley talks about coming within a slice of winning the title at the world championships in Prague.
Outdoors
October 30, 2019
Alex Elizabeth, ultrarunner and holder of FKT, supported, for women on the Superior Hiking Trail

No barrier too big: Minneapolis ultrarunner sets women's mark for Superior trail

Alex Elizabeth puts down fastest known time.
Duluth
October 3, 2019
Rory Anderson after successfully hitting the fastest known time on the Superior Trail.

Speed record set on Superior Hiking Trail for third time this year

For the third time since July, a hiker has claimed a speed record on the Superior Hiking Trail.
Outdoors
September 5, 2019
Superior Hiking Trail becomes path to another speed record

Superior Hiking Trail becomes path to another speed record

Ultra-distance runner sets new 'fastest known time' for supported attempt.
Outdoors
August 1, 2019

Poison ivy is the only thing slowing down her down

Update: Retiree-turned-hiker marches on
Duluth
July 25, 2019
Cameron Schaefer of Mound records the fastest known time for completing the 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail.

Speed record set for completing 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail

A former Minnesotan who has thru-hiked some of the gems of the U.S. trail system moved back to the Midwest and promptly established a speed record covering the Superior Hiking Trail
Outdoors
July 3, 2019
Former Minnesotans show mettle at ultra running's biggest race

Former Minnesotans show mettle at ultra running's biggest race

At Western States 100, Brittany Peterson comes in second. Courtney Dauwalter led through 80 miles.