Outdoors Weekend Editor

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.

Minnesota's duck (stamp) dynasty carries on with this year's winner

Artist Chuck Black lives in Montana now, but the latest winner of the prestigious federal duck stamp competition has roots in Stillwater.

Coming together over BWCA challenges. 'Stakeholders' add their voices

Invited by the Superior National Forest, outfitters, government officials, advocates and others weighed in on topics from permits to overcrowding to educating visitors.

Hopkins grad Dauwalter hits another level with 100-mile race win in France

Courtney Dauwalter won the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, a race through the mountains of France, continuing an unprecedented streak of 100-mile race wins this season.

Minnesota conservation officers know a thing or two about 'family law'

A third-generation game warden, Felicia Znajda finds the badge suits her well as she happily follows the path of her father and grandfather.

Words, art and action: Raw materials for an outdoorsman trying to lead

Durrell Smith has modeled his hunting in native Georgia, but he will visit Minnesota twice in the next month to help newcomers see themselves afield too.

Watch for it: Wednesday's super blue moon should be a stunner

The second full moon of August — a phenomenon called a "blue moon'' — also will be of a rare super variety.

Groundwork to start on connecting favored state park to an original rail trail

Years in planning, a tunnel and trail build is the first phase to connect Itasca State Park to the Heartland State Trail in Park Rapids.

New study explores who visits Minnesota state parks, what they want improved

This deep dive into the who, what and where of visitors revealed more people of color are spending time in the parks, while the northeast region and trails continuing to gain in popularity and revenue generated.

Duck! DNR trailcam video shows ducklings rain down by mother hen

As if by magic, the brood builds in size as the young ducklings leap from a nest high enough that the camera couldn't see them at first.

Ask DNR anything: Wildlife experts want all your questions on Aug. 17

The stakes may have never been this high for Minnesota's wildlife, owing to habitat loss and mounting signs of climate's impact. Here's are some topics to think about.