Outdoors
November 12
Hikers leave Lady Di’s Bed & Breakfast in Damascus, Va., well-rested and fueled.

From Appalachian Trail thru-hiker to innkeeper, she found way back to the path

Dianne Seger left the Twin Cities for a Virginia town to support her trail family with good food, a place to rest, clean laundry — and loaner clothes with Minnesota sports logos.
Outdoors
November 11
Of the 58,370 deer harvested on opening weekend, more than 57 percent were adult bucks. The overall kill was 11% below last year’s harvest on openin

Deer harvest lags on Minnesota's opening weekend

Wildlife managers still hoping to match 2020 harvest of nearly 200,000 whitetails.
Outdoors
November 11
evin Hinrichs, 61, of Bloomington, with the 10-point buck he shot on opening day of the 2021 firearms deer season. He didn’t miss when his opportuni

Adrenaline, reflection mix in Minnesota hunter's big moment

Bloomington's Kevin Hinrichs takes the buck of his lifetime.
Outdoors
November 11
Snowshoe hares are found in the northern half of Minnesota.

Snowshoe hares are changing from the bottom up

The change in their coats helps protect them from predators.
Outdoors
November 6
Jeff Pedersen, center, is flanked by two sons, Karl, left, and Gene. It was Gene, 15, a student at Tartan High School, who harvested the deer early S

Fair skies, antsy bucks greet deer hunters on Opening Day

Youth hunters at Afton State Park saw lots of movement while similar success was fount at CWD checkpoints near Hastings.
Outdoors
November 6
Another hunting season beckons.

Share your Minnesota deer hunting tales

We'll consider publishing it with others who have had trophy moments.
Outdoors
November 5
The Department of Natural Resources is encouraging hunters to have a plan if they are hunting in zones that require testing. Dumpsters are provided at

Deer hunters crucial to Minnesota's fight against chronic wasting disease

Far more deer will be tested on opening weekend than ever before.
Outdoors
November 5
A whitetail doe bounded off to safety while feeding.

It's a mixed landscape ahead of another deer firearms season

There are positive signs of hunter engagement, but will the likely COVID-fueled bump in license sales continue?
Outdoors
November 4
A whitetail buck, using its ability to observe under cover, kept an eye on an approaching photographer from his bed in a small patch of brush and gras

There's a world of research to help deer hunters bag a buck

As deer hunting season gets underway, DNR harvest data reveal areas of high buck harvest rates. Hard-copy maps are available and there's even an app.
Outdoors
November 4
A flying squirrel clings to the side of a tree near a corn feeder on a summer night in eastern Illinois

Gliding from high branches, flying squirrels are a sight

They arrive at feeders in winter soon after sunset.
Outdoors
October 30
A review of Minnesota firearms hunting mishaps speaks to one thing: They can happen in any moment.

Anderson: Gun accidents can happen to anyone, even you

A review of Minnesota firearms hunting mishaps is telling.
Outdoors
October 29
Kelly Straka, originally from Wayzata, will lead the DNR’s wildlife section from her home near Duluth. She’s shown here on a recent woodcock hunt.

Anderson: Q&A with Kelly Straka, DNR's ground-breaking new section manager

Straka grew up in Wayzata before undertaking a circuitous route back to Minnesota that included stops all over the world.
Outdoors
October 29
Ron Schara and Raven in a still image from one of the first “Minnesota Bound” shows.

Hitting 1,000: Ron Schara's 'Minnesota Bound' approaches milestone episode

The former Star Tribune columnist has turned the show into must-viewing for many outdoors enthusiasts throughout Minnesota.
Outdoors
October 28
An October walk on a mild day near the water in Powderhorn Park.

Getting to the origin of 'Indian summer' — hazy and brief like the occurence

Their scattered appearance always is welcomed outdoors.
Outdoors
October 28
A wooden shed replaced the original metal one, which has come to present fun at the lake.

Even through the cold and snow, they could see their cabin future

The lot buyers eventually built a place Up North, dubbed the Treehouse.
Business
October 27
This file photo shows the Twin Metals office in Ely, with a copper-painted front listing the minerals they plan to mine.

Twin Metals appeals rejected permits for mining rights near Boundary Waters

The federal government recently rejected pending lease rights and prospecting permit applications.
Local
October 26
A group of caribou, also known as reindeer, graze in their enclosure Tuesday at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, Minn. GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@s

Minnesota Zoo tests vaccine against spread of emerging deer virus

The virus killed four reindeer last year, as well as dozens of wild white tailed deer.
Outdoors
October 23
Tom Franchino, left, moved to a small North Dakota town (population about 250) 19 years ago for the hunting and fishing. Two years ago his buddy, Jeff

Anderson: Like ducks, these Minnesotans migrated to North Dakota, and love it

North Dakota grew at a 15% clip between 2010 and 2020, fourth fastest in the nation. That was mostly in bigger cities. Most of the state still operates at a slower pace with especially great hunting and fishing.
Duluth
October 23
Lutsen’s proposal calls for seven new chairlifts, 324 new acres of ski terrain, more than 1,200 new parking spots and new access roads and other fac

Bigger is better, Lutsen says, but resort's plans draw pushback

A proposal to double the size of the state's largest ski resort over many years has attracted opposition by those who want the operation to keep operations off the Superior National Forest.
Outdoors
October 21
OHV stands for Off-Highway Vehicle and these lawn signs in Houston, Minn., express local opposition to a high-density, motorized vehicle trail project

DNR scrutinized for its review of a proposed motorized trail complex in southern Minn.

Federal officials want to know if the DNR upheld review standards while shepherding a project meant to attract off-roaders to the blufflands town of Houston.