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Anderson: As sales surge, bearing arms means bearing responsibility
Gun ownership requires mental as well as physical skills, both of which require practice. Even so, most hunters, if they're honest, have encountered potentially catastrophic gun situations of their own in the field.
What says spring more than a sunning turtle?
The painted turtle, aka the mud turtle, is the most common of Minnesota's eight turtle species.
Across a channel and escape to the family place is complete
Cabin Country: Madeline Island escape is part of home.
Anderson: A Pandemic turkey hunt, the sequel
The new turkey season opens Wednesday on the heels of increased license sales in 2020.
Nearly 30 invasive carp pulled from Mississippi River in herding operation
State and federal agencies hunted the carp for first time in Minnesota waters.
Judge approves MPCA changes to water quality standards
The revisions target nearly a dozen pollutants — chloride, salts, sulfate, nitrate and more — in surface water used for industry and agriculture, and for wildlife.
Anderson: Just a wave? Friendly gestures on the road are affirming.
The time-honored slight wave of a hand or fingers over the top of a steering vehicle, acknowledge to the driver or rider of an oncoming vehicle that things are all right.
Minnesota running race organizers join to have a say in their future
The pandemic resulted in groups coalescing to help state officials help them.
Senate panel again tries to alter wildlife habitat projects with constitutional backing
2019 projects tied to lottery proceeds are cut and lumped into bill.
Ice-out is so common, yet still a fascinating transition
Ice-out is a wonderful spring sign, and as ice is leaving, common loons, great blue herons and ducks and other waterfowl return or stop off on their migration routes.
Bringing a bit of Jersey to cabin country
Maybe Paul Bunyan would be scratching his head (or a mosquito bite), but Bruce Springsteen, from Asbury Park, N.J., would feel right at home.
Watch: Stunt snowmobiler Levi LaVallee makes Duluth his 'playground'
The X Games gold medalist filmed stunts at iconic Duluth sites, including one that accidentally landed him in Lake Superior.
Anderson: Aggressive logging in Minn. bluff country threatens wildlife
In recent years, a new DNR management scheme has been implemented that in some cases places wildlife benefits secondary to Whitewater Wildlife Management Area's timber production.
Anderson: Latest proposed changes to waterfowl season don't add up
Say what you will about Minnesota waterfowl managers, they're not shy about revealing their belief that the primary reason ducks exist in Minnesota is to get shot.
DNR pushes for new respect of Minnesota's rough fish
Agency wants to reverse culture of disrespect with targeted new campaign.
By any metric, Minnesota is at the center of bald eagles' rebound
The bald eagle population in Minnesota is soaring, benefiting from conservation measures.
Thinking of bird flight, wind, and where kites fit into equation
In Minnesota we often build or buy (and fly) kites to celebrate the return of spring, but it's really a sport for all seasons.
Arriving from many miles away to the Gull Lake spot
Cabin Country: This family has trekked north from Kansas every summer to escape the heat and to bask in the view.
Share your fishing stories ahead of the Minnesota opener
For many Minnesotans, the May walleye Opener is a keeper, and this year, the Star Tribune will celebrate your favorite Opening Day stories. Tell us…
Supreme Court affirms conviction of drunk snowmobiler in boy's death
Snowmobiler Eric Coleman struck and killed 8-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter in 2018.
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Anderson: Lakes stocked, anglers stoked for fishing opener
Through the 1970s and on, Nisswa bait shop was epicenter of opener
Stretch of Upper Mississippi seeing bigger fish numbers, and bigger fish
Minnesota paddlers report breaking record for fastest trip down Mississippi
Anderson: Opener wisdom. Walleyes can be finicky, but they're not smart
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