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


Superior Hiking Trail becomes path to another speed record

Superior Hiking Trail becomes path to another speed record

Ultra-distance runner sets new 'fastest known time' for supported attempt.


Poison ivy is the only thing slowing down her down

Update: Retiree-turned-hiker marches on


Speed record set for completing 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail

Cameron Schaefer of Mound records the fastest known time for completing the 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail.

A former Minnesotan who has thru-hiked some of the gems of the U.S. trail system moved back to the Midwest and promptly established a speed record covering the Superior Hiking Trail


Former Minnesotans show mettle at ultra running's biggest race

Former Minnesotans show mettle at ultra running's biggest race

At Western States 100, Brittany Peterson comes in second. Courtney Dauwalter led through 80 miles.


Event is all about connecting to outdoors activities

St. Paul Parks & Rec lowers barriers with day to try archery, cycling and more.


Marking the 'Arrowhead Reroute' of the North Country Trail

Marking the 'Arrowhead Reroute' of the North Country Trail

Events in Duluth will officially launch effort to come.


Groups plan rally at Capitol to defend BWCA

Groups plan rally at Capitol to defend BWCA

Interior Department officially renewed mineral leases last week for copper mining near wilderness.


Finding Minnesota hunting mentors is the goal

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers chapter hosts program in Minneapolis.


Bluebird Recovery Program is in season

Bluebird Recovery Program is in season

Expo will highlight its important work for 41 years.


Tracking migrating birds, and the webcams that follow them

Raptor Resource Project is almost a year into new Mississippi River Flyway Cam


'Europe comes here': E-bikes get center stage at weekend fair

'Europe comes here': E-bikes get center stage at weekend fair

E-Bike Challenge at the Minneapolis Convention Center speaks to state's bike-centric community.


Dupre, with company, adds another summit to his collection

Dupre, with company, adds another summit to his collection

Grand Marais adventurer and Canadian climber scaled one of Canada's highest peaks


Former DNR chief Tom Landwehr to lead 'save BWCA' group

Former DNR chief Tom Landwehr to lead 'save BWCA' group

Mines threaten wilderness area, Landwehr says


Minnesota's outdoors scene will come to life on screen

Minnesota's outdoors scene will come to life on screen

Stories of Minnesota's vibrant and varied outdoors scene will be told on screen this month, and throughout the year, at a new film festival that opens March 21 in Minneapolis.


Feb. 27 is new tentative date for acquiring BWCA permits

Feb. 27 is new tentative date for acquiring BWCA permits

Forest Service announces news in wake of system rollout crash


Crashed BWCA permit system won't re-open until at least Feb. 19

Crashed BWCA permit system won't re-open until at least Feb. 19

The permit system on the national website recreation.gov quickly crashed after it went live Jan. 30, shutting out an untold number of users and creating questions for those who managed to snag permits.


DNR chief fills most of her leadership team

DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen

Sarah Strommen retains many from previous regime; Fish and Wildlife leader Jim Leach to retire.


Rally to draw attention to safeguarding Minnesota's public lands

Rally to draw attention to safeguarding Minnesota's public lands

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has organized another event at state Capitol.


Wolf-moose survey brought to halt by shutdown

Wolf-moose survey brought to halt by shutdown

Researchers' Facebook post suggests tracking work is in limbo.


DNR hires new big game supervisor

DNR hires new big game supervisor

Barbara Keller formerly headed up Missouri deer program.