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.


A Minnesotan whose love of rivers and lakes ran as deep as his advocacy

Darby Nelson was a teacher, legislator, author and relentless defender of Minnesota's waterways.


Minnesota's chill doesn't extend to the boating world

The Minneapolis Boat Show is back, reflecting an industry awash in sales for water-toy sellers and supporting outfits.


Fatbiking leaves mountains to bring racing festival to western Wisconsin

Fat Bike World Championships, billed as a celebration of the sport, will roll in New Richmond and be led by local riders.


Get outdoors — and do some good for Minnesota habitats at the same time

Three Rivers Park District is battling a nasty invasive vine and could use trackers this winter to help the fight.


Minnesota's outdoors year was active with people, issues and places

The ups, downs and in-betweens from the year that was on Minnesota's vast outdoors landscape.


Holiday on the wing: It's time to look, listen, crunch avian numbers

The annual Christmas Bird Count, ongoing until Jan. 5, is longstanding work in Minnesota and across the world. It's arguably as vital as ever.


From ice fishing's ramp-up to marking the solstice, a list of winter tales

Ice fishing, the winter solstice and a last chance for hunters who are up for braving the December chill make are among the outdoor themes as 2021 winds down.


A glide through Minnesota's deep Nordic skiing history is full of grit and moxie

Through people and place, a new book courses through an activity that has had a profound influence.


Trail cam captures 'fat' bear up North — and the imagination of viewers

The sighting of an oversized bear in far northern Minnesota is generating outsized interest on social media.


They lost seasons, too, but now sport shows are back

Ice fishing's popularity is reflected in the big annual events. The annual St. Paul show opens Friday, with a good vibe all around.