Dennis Anderson | Star Tribune
Columnist | Outdoors

Outdoors columnist and editor Dennis Anderson joined the Star Tribune in 1993 after serving in the same positions at the St. Paul Pioneer Press for 13 years. His column topics vary widely, and include canoeing, fishing, hunting, adventure travel and conservation of the environment.

Anderson was born in North Dakota, but grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He has an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a master's in journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where his focus was communications law. He and his wife, Jan, along with their Labrador retrievers, live on a small farm in the St. Croix River Valley. As time allows, Anderson competes on cutting horses.


Anderson: 'What else are you going to do in winter?' Anglers made their point

More appeared to get out fishing — and stay out.


Seasonal change wreaking havoc on Minnesota's outdoors

Wildlife and anglers alike suffer in the deep snow and flood conditions.


Anderson: Younger anglers to offer tips, guidance at Northwest Sportshow

A look at the profiles for four young and kind-of-young Minnesota anglers who will appear at the Northwest Sportshow.


Anderson: Minnesota Trout Unlimited, Great Waters Expo remind us fishing has a message beyond sport

Trout Unlimited and fly fishing expo are platforms for a unifying message.


Anderson: Uber Glove and Tanning continues its rich tradition

The Uber family name has been restored to one of the last businesses of its kind in the United States.


Anderson: Minnesota native has forged reputation with outdoors TV show

Melissa Bachman knew she wanted hunting to be part of her adult life -- and went after it.


Anderson: Environmental education might be solution to making natural resources relevant

Amid societal changes, the focus has to be on meaningful education. And there are efforts out there.


Anderson: Wildlife, water — or more crops? Both sides have their points

The Minnesota DNR and the Lac qui Parle County Board are squabbling over the state agency buying two parcels of farmland


Southern Minnesota pheasants coping well with latest blizzard

A tour of areas surrounding Marshall on Monday revealed "quite a few pheasants coming out of winter cover to feed'' in open areas.


Anderson: Numbers are right to open Mille Lacs walleye harvest

A majority of the lake's current 14-inch-plus walleyes were hatched in 2013, a "year class'' that is old enough now to be "exploited.''