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.


At 69, Minnesota man chasing record for trail run of 310 miles

Michael Koppy intends to cover 310 miles in fewer than four days, from the north end of the Superior Hiking Trail at the Canadian border down to the southern terminus at the Wisconsin border near Jay Cooke State Park.


Everyone is outdoors because of the pandemic; here's a way to share space safely

With everyone outdoors during the pandemic, it'll take common sense and respect to coexist.


Some Minnesota state parks are packed. But normalcy? Not yet

The DNR acknowledges the importance of keeping the parks accessible as a place of sanctuary, but concedes future park operations are in limbo because of the pandemic.


Minnesota cyclists of every sort see rides, races upended

Normally the Minnesota Cycling Federation would be buzzing about the popular, decades-old criterium racing series Tuesday nights at Machinery Hill. But all will be dark next week.


Currents: Jessie Diggins, World Cup skier and Olympic gold medalist

What outdoors people are reading, listening to, following, and more.


Currents: Lonnie Dupre, Minnesota adventurer and explorer

What outdoors people are doing, reading, following, and more.


Currents: Keith Myrmel, map-maker and hiker

What outdoors people are doing, reading, listening to, and more.


For mind and body, add time in Minnesota's outdoors to your virus prevention kit

In the middle of last week, I took a long-planned camping trip with three of my college kids. We settled in at a small but…


Parks and trails remain open, even as facilities close and activities are canceled

State parks, campgrounds and other natural places will remain open for now, but expect some changes upon visiting because of safety measures related to the coronavirus.


Currents: Meredith Cornett, director of science and climate strategy, Nature Conservancy

What outdoors people are reading, following, listening to, and more.