Duluth
May 28
Minnesota conservation officer Sarah Grell was remembered during a funeral service Friday at the Grand Rapids IRA Civic Center. Grell died while on du

DNR officer remembered for her strength, passion

Mother of three children died after a crash while on duty Monday.
Outdoors
May 27
The Minnesota Running Industry Task Force, of which Grandma’s, Twin Cities in Motion and others are members, has supplied state health officials wit

Question of mandatory vaccines touches road running, too

Should races, especially major ones, require all participants be vaccinated? Unsurprisingly the answer is complicated, as the heavyweights of marathoning have learned.
Outdoors
May 27
Through the Minnesota Conservation Federation, students participated in a Canada goose hunt near Byron, Minn., in October 2019. It was a first-time ev

Minnesota's outdoors grants through DNR put to work

Recipients try to empower Minnesotans of different experience levels, colors and ages.
May 27

Trophy Tales: Quite the hook as angler catches two 19-inch fish on one cast

Outdoors
May 27
A pair of wood ducks preened atop a tree branch in Loring Park in Minneapolis.

It's time for wood duck clutches to hatch

Nature notes: Unquestionably, the drake wood duck is the most beautiful of all waterfowl, with the female also being more colorful than the females of other species.
Outdoors
May 27
The cabin began with a land purchase, old railroad land for sale in Itasca County.

Opportunity for hunting land in Itasca County fit a need

Cabin Country: A dream delayed, but worth the wait.
Outdoors
May 27

Minnesota fishing report: Solid walleye action on Lake Bemidji, bass action on Waconia

A look at where the fish are biting.
High Schools
May 27
Ero Wallin of Silver Creek adds an unusual dimension to being a multi-sport athlete.

Minnesota high school slugger leads pack off the field, too

Ero Wallin's statistics for the Silver Bay baseball team show plenty of state-leading power. But his work behind a team of 12 Alaskan huskies truly sets him apart.
Local
May 25
State officials earlier this month confirmed the latest spread of chronic wasting disease has taken the dreaded deer threat as far north as it’s eve

Wildlife officials quarantine new herds in fight against CWD

Investigation expanding as CWD cases grow.
Duluth
May 25
DNR officer Sarah Grell

DNR identifies officer killed while on duty in collision with semi

"The sense of loss we feel right now is indescribable," DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen said.
Outdoors
May 24
Emergency personnel and vehicles wait on standby at the Yellow River Stone Forest tourist site in Baiyin in northwestern China’s Gansu Province

'I owe him my life': Chinese runner describes rescue during deadly race

After 21 runners died when high winds and freezing rain struck an ultramarathon race, one competitor said he survived only because a shepherd carried his unconscious body to shelter.
Outdoors
May 24
The start of the 2019 Boston Marathon

Should marathons and running events require proof of COVID vaccine?

The Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon are making triumphant returns this fall. Neither is requiring vaccination for participants.
Outdoors
May 23
The barely 1 foot of topsoil on Jeff Broberg’s farm in Elba Township could have been addressed and handled by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on

Anderson: Citizen-legislative committee on resources still being steered by politics

The commission's problems stem almost entirely from imbalance. Its membership disparity of 10 legislators and seven citizens too often taints its decisions. It wasn't supposed to be.
Coronavirus
May 21
A scene along the main road, which is gravel, in Angle Inlet, Minn., in the Northwest Angle, in 2015.

Canada ends COVID restrictions on NW. Angle residents' travel

The action ends more than a year's pandemic restrictions that caused significant hardship to residents and businesses.
Outdoors
May 21
McArdle’s Resort om Lake Winnibigoshish will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2025. The resort has been in the same family for 42 years.

Anderson: Resort life is declining; some wouldn't have it any other way

It's a declining industry for family-run resorts, but long-timers are in it for the long haul and are reporting that business is very good.
Outdoors
May 21
The Mississippi Speed Record crew, in an image from its Facebook page.

Minnesota-led canoe team swamps boat nearing Mississippi River speed record

The group that left the headwaters in northern Minnesota was within about 140 miles of finishing when disaster struck and ended its quest.
May 21

Trophy Tales: Opening weekend produces more memories

All spring and summer we'll be featuring weekly fishing photos and stories from Star Tribune readers, send yours to: fishphoto@startribune.com
Outdoors
May 21
The Redhead trail system in Chisholm opened in 2020.

'Ride the Range' networks mountain biking trails on Minnesota's Iron Range

Four northern trail areas have collaborated during a hot time for the activity. The trail systems have diverse and unique back stories.
Outdoors
May 20
An American toad in a small spruce bog.

A naturalist's journal: Toads are trilling; warbers on moving, and spring wildflowers are popping

Soon after emerging from their underground hibernating spots, male American toads head for grassy ponds for breeding.
Outdoors
May 20
An added basement was a big project but opened up possibilities for the dwelling’s use.

This Wisconsin hideout became the makings of a healing place

Cabin country: Celebrating a milestone at a cabin retreat.