Outdoors Weekend Editor

Bob Timmons, editor of the Star Tribune's Outdoors Weekend section, worked previously editing, planning and designing the Sports section. He worked in news at the St. Paul Pioneer Press before joining the Star Tribune in 2005.

Timmons previously was the Page One layout and news editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He's a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Wis.) graduate.


Fall migration, action at bird centers make August a month to engage

There are a mix of happenings in Minnesota's avian community worth checking out this month (and weeks to come).


Walz cancels Governor's Pheasant Opener because of virus threat

A statement from the governor's office said the 2021 Governor's Pheasant Opener will return to Fairmont, its scheduled host community this year.


As Minnesotans rush outdoors for an escape, bad behavior follows

The surge in ATV use, boating, camping, and other outdoor activities in Minnesota has brought a dark element with it.


Superior trail thru-hiker's message for justice ends at George Floyd's memorial

Atlanta woman completes 24 days on trail, then visits George Floyd memorial.


Crow-Hassan's prairie is a mosaic of wild things and built to last

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve's 50-year-old prairie covers 1,200 acres in a 2,600-acre park where nature flourishes northwest of the Twin Cities near St. Michael.


As newcomers increase in Boundary Waters, so do calls for help

Volunteer rescue squads warn that their resources to help are limited.


Atlanta woman sends message one step at a time on Superior Trail

Crystal Gail Welcome, a Black social activist, is more than a third of the way done with her 310-mile trek.


Minnesota's state parks remain hot properties, but crowds represent challenges

About 85% of the sites and lodges can be used now, but more are opening.


Birdie save: Golfers stop to rescue red-tailed hawk chick in Waconia

Luke Herbert and Noah Kandt were putting on the 12th green at Island View Golf Club when their round ended abruptly and their roles as bird rescuers commenced.


Minnesota man's new book celebrates the rugged beauty of Superior Hiking Trail

"The Superior Hiking Trail Story" is a scrapbook-like collection of stories, photography, and quotes from hikers left at trail registers.