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.


Waterfowl, game birds have proven adaptable, but how much can they take?

Conservationists insist creating and protecting habitat is the best climate-mitigating strategy.


A life ruled by seasons, former Split Rock Lighthouse keeper writes of fall

Lee Radzak has done a lot and observed a lot as the caretaker of one of Minnesota's most popular and recognizable landmarks.


Scrambling outfitters wonder what's lost, what's ahead as fires close wilderness

A solid, busy season appears now to be ending early with the wilderness closed and fires threatening. "Economically, it is a big hit for us," one outfitter said.


Could a Burnsville man's ride change a life? That's his hope

Thomas Drayton has untreatable cancer and couldn't find a benefit ride, so he opted for DIY.


Growth in state's new mountain biking trails goes for a different mix

Three systems, and some with expansion plans, reflect diversity of riding possibilities.


Wildly popular Minnesota rec area, neighbors prepare for 'Cuyuna 2.0'

Moving there, playing there, buying there: Communities rally around the recreation area's wild success and could be creating a model for other Iron Range towns.


Before Minnesota's Cuyuna was a mountain biking destination, it was all about the iron

Step into the past to learn the region's origin.


'It was a life-changing thing': Moving, connecting and living in Cuyuna Country

Voices: Like more people, Derrick Justin is energized by his connection to the area.


An expert's tips for biking Minnesota's Cuyuna Country, regardless of your level

Mari Kivisto of Deerwood guides all-comers, and she has some advice for places to start on a visit.


Minnesotan Seth Feider is king of the bass world

Seth Feider nailed down the prestigious Bassmaster Angler of the Year championship on Friday.