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Minnesota Outdoors

Dennis Anderson, Tony Kennedy and Bob Timmons stay on top of everything going on outdoors.

Conditions set up well for this year's golden eagle survey

National Eagle Center looks forward to adding to knowledge of the elusive raptor.

Week to week, Minnesota fatbike ride calendar is filled

Rides and races abound this winter; Penn Cycle series is one of the originals.

A birder's tale: If you don't see it, try, try again

Great gray owl at Sax-Zim Bog makes photographer work to find it.

Get in on the Christmas Bird Count across Minnesota

Annual census is the longest-running bird count. It began in 1900.

Fatbikers get access to North Shore ski trail on trial run

Norpine Trail system board agrees to let them roll on 16-mile trail between Lutsen, Cascade Lodge

DNR: People not using common sense fishing on unsafe lake ice

Among its recommendations for assessing ice, the DNR suggests calling local bait shops and resorts to find out about ice conditions.

Film speaks to the adventure of rock climbing in the wild north

Jeff's World climbing area is known for its granite outcroppings.

"Jeff's World" documents climber's dream of playground, screens Thursday in Minneapolis.

Chronic wasting disease spreading in Minnesota deer

Seven more cases of CWD have been detected in wild deer in a section of southeastern Minnesota where an outbreak of the disease was first detected last year.

Thousands of sandhill cranes on display at Sherburne refuge

Refuge visitors are urged to bring binoculars and watch cranes from their vehicles. Observers can pull off refuge roads. But if they get out of their vehicles, the birds will fly away.

Opening weekend deer harvest about same as last year in Minnesota

The Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday that firearms hunters registered 70,724 deer the first two days of deer season. Zone 1 was kill up; harvest in Zones 2 and 3 were down.

One-walleye limit again for winter anglers on Mille Lacs

Bumped from 18-20 inches to 20-22 this season.

Erik Thorson named DNR acting big game leader

The DNR has named its Park Rapids acting area wildlife supervisor, Erik Thorson, as interim leader of the agency's while-tailed deer and other big game programs.

Hunting questions for the DNR? Phone bank hours are extended

Information center will field calls later on weekdays, Saturday.

Duluth artist wins walleye stamp contest

Duluth artist Dean Kegler has won the Minnesota Walleye Stamp contest — his third state contest win.

This is the third stamp win for Dean Kegler.

Edina native Richardson has another role in extreme-skiing film

Kayla Richardson from "Line of Descent."

Warren Miller film, always billed as the official start of winter, drops in again at State Theatre.

DNR issues optimistic regional deer hunting forecast

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Monday morning issued a region-by-region deer report.

DNR's weekly waterfowl report: Spotty hunting success

Success by hunters spotty; no big flights arriving from up north yet.

High school mountain bike state tournament expects 1,000 racers

Claire Dirnberger of Hopkins High school raced in the junior varsity girls division of the Minnesota High School Cycling League during a 2014 race at Mount Kato.

The Minnesota High School Cycling League, which continues to make more mountain bike racers of young people across the state, has its upcoming state meet in Mankato.

Dawn of South Dakota's pheasant opener 25 years ago

A look back to the "excellent" conditions points to the stark contrast to the troubles for ringnecks.

Wildlife area to be dedicated in southwestern Minnesota this weekend

Ceremony part of Dayton's pheasant opener.