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.


Speaking of the season: Minnesota outdoors advocates weigh in on their flight in autumn

The outdoors is a place of action – and reflection and release – this autumn.


Wrapped in a running adventure, a message that outdoors is for everyone

Mikah Meyer, who brought gay pride to the outdoors in a national parks odyssey, is on to another big idea.


See your same old neighborhood in a new way with an 'awe walk'

Maybe you've heard about awe walks? You keep to the usual routine but slow down. Take time to observe the surroundings in a new way. Embrace nature's mysteries. And reap the emotional benefits.


Runners make do with DIY Twin Cities Marathons this year

This would have been Twin Cities Marathon weekend. Like most events, it's now all-virtual in 2020. But from honoring family to reflecting our health crisis, marathoners are filling the void.


Play this fall: Ideas for where to hike, roll, run, camp, and more

Minnesotans barreled into the outdoors in spring and summer during the throes of COVID-19. Don't expect that to slow in autumn, with its inviting weather and scene.


Minnesota kayaker makes marathon solo crossing across Lake Michigan

Prior Lake man has paddled 5,000 miles in his Quest in the five years since he took up the sport, and he's not done yet.


As bike sales and repairs climb, so does the backlog

So many Minnesotans eager to get rolling and beat the quarantine blues have created unprecedented demand on cycle shops and suppliers.


Pandemic revives allure of the Boundary Waters

Some families are using these pandemic days as motivation to return to the BWCA after many years, and, in some cases, introduce the wilderness to their own families.


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.