Outdoors
April 14, 2019
Andy Lang, right, was joined on his property by Jon Schneider of Ducks Unlimited.

Anderson: Landowners in Minnesota - and elsewhere - creating a movement

Some of the conservation efforts involve land purchases by the Fish and Wildlife Service, the DNR or various conservation groups. More commonly, the lands are accessed through easements.
Outdoors
April 13, 2019

Late business mogul Jacobs was a big player in the recreational boating industry

Amid the mourning for the well-known businessman and his philanthropically active wife, Irwin Jacobs is being remembered as an outdoors visionary.
Outdoors
April 13, 2019

Irwin Jacobs: '150 yards ahead of anyone else'

Local businesspersons remember Irwin Jacobs
Outdoors
April 12, 2019
Snow geese and Ross's geese.

Anderson: The splendor of migration captured the attention on road sprint to Montana and back

Trip to buy a fifth-wheel covered Dakota country witnessing that rite of spring.
Outdoors
April 11, 2019
The cabin in the Brainerd area, which the buyers said had to have a sandy beach and face the sunsets, became a perfect retirement anchor.

"Too cold" to see the cottage for sale, so the kids bought it

The place in the Brainerd area was bought for parents looking for a retirement spot.
Outdoors
April 11, 2019

Ice-out on Minnesota lakes is ahead of last year's pace

Metro lakes are three weeks earlier than last year.
Outdoors
April 11, 2019
Luke Jordan, thru-hiker, North Country National Scenic Trail.

Currents: Luke Jordan, North Country, Great Plains thru-hiker

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and more.
Outdoors
April 11, 2019

Birdwatching, bird banding, and landscape photography are among parks programs

Abundance of activity in state and regional parks. But check the weather and check in with the parks in advance.
Outdoors
April 11, 2019

Ice out on state's lakes progressing better than last year

This year's May 11 fishing opener is still four weeks away, and the eight- to 14-day weather outlook is calling for normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.
Outdoors
April 9, 2019
Members of the Wayzata High school trap shooting team practiced with the Plymouth police department in 2016.

Proposed Minnesota gun bill has been modified to ease shooting sports concerns

Originally, the bill's language seemed to apply to all firearms transfers, even exchanges between family members and hunting companions.
Outdoors
April 9, 2019
Minnesota and Wisconsin members of the Kiap-TU-Wish Chapter of Trout Unlimited gathered last Saturday along Parker Creek between Roberts and River Fal

Anderson: Wisconsin group gets to work on state's most popular rivers

In the 100 years that John Phillipps' family has owned land along Parker Creek outside of River Falls, perhaps never have so many unrelated people been on his property
Outdoors
April 9, 2019
Billy King of Pryor, Okla., caught a 13-pound, 9.1-ounce whitefish — a potential new Minnesota state record for the species — his first time ice f

Oklahoma man catches 13-pound-plus whitefish on first ice fishing trip

The broad-backed fish broke Billy King's line, but remained wedged in the hole.
Local
April 8, 2019

Martin Kellogg, businessman who helped create Voyageurs National Park, dies at 88

Martin N. Kellogg, a visionary conservationist whose love for pristine wilderness inspired him to play a leading role in the creation of two iconic Minnesota…
Local
April 6, 2019
Trout fishing in southeast Minnesota is partly dependent on fish raised at the DNR’s Lanesboro hatchery. Trout are known to gather beneath the Lanes

State-owned Lanesboro hatchery getting a $5 million remake

A $5 million project will replace a DNR building that's riddled with problems.
Local
April 5, 2019
Getting in on the Final Four -- outdoors-style

Getting in on the Final Four -- outdoors-style

Let's have a shining moment like college basketball's for what we have had here all along: a diverse, rich landscape that is the essence of who we are and how we live.
Outdoors
April 5, 2019
Bob Janssen, left, and Becca Engdahl looked at shorebirds during a group outing to Koochiching County last October.

Friends rally behind dean of Minnesota birders and his pursuit of an epic list

Birding icon Bob Janssen is close to becoming the first birder to see 225 bird species in every Minnesota county.
Outdoors
April 4, 2019
Converted into a wood-paneled camper on wheels, the 1940-something Ford bus was bought in the 1960s.

Old Ford school bus made perfect camping digs

Cabin Country: Dad and a friend gutted and redid an old Ford bus for camping.
Outdoors
April 4, 2019
Bluebird Recovery Program is in season

Bluebird Recovery Program is in season

Expo will highlight its important work for 41 years.
Outdoors
April 4, 2019
Ed Boggess was Minnesota DNR Fish and Wildlife director from 2011-16.

Hunt is on for new Minnesota fish and wildlife director

Next DNR fish and wildlife boss needs wisdom, experience, passion, savvy, vision, etc.
Outdoors
April 4, 2019
The woodcock has a distinctive courting ritual.

Nature Notes: Woodcock adds special music to spring courtships

The loud, nasally peent sound is uttered every few seconds.