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.


Minnesota running race organizers join to have a say in their future

The pandemic resulted in groups coalescing to help state officials help them.


By any metric, Minnesota is at the center of bald eagles' rebound

The bald eagle population in Minnesota is soaring, benefiting from conservation measures.


Duluth woman on thru-hike of the Ice Age Trail in winter: 'Me being me'

Emily Ford accepts the attention on her epic winter thru-hike, even if her intent was modest. "A lot of things in my life appear," she says, "and I just say, yes."


4,000 runners will hit streets in this fall's Twin Cities Marathon

Twin Cities in Motion announced Tuesday that marathon registration will open at 10 a.m. on April 8. The race is set for Oct. 3.


Finding their freedom outdoors

These Minnesotans went into the wild for different reasons, but all have experienced unmistakable awe.


What makes a great trip to the BWCA — from the experts

A trip into the million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for a long weekend is a must. So, too, are gaining some skills and taking on a longer adventure.


Researchers deploy den boxes as possible tool to aid mysterious fishers

Their Minnesota story matches other wildlife: It's one of cycles, and offers clues about the fisher's current struggle.


Freeing your mind outdoors

Tell us about an extended trip into the wilderness and how it affected you.


Task force suggests Minnesota needs a new outdoors office

Group is finalizing report to DNR, Explore Minnesota.


Gunflint Trail's backwoods living is still a draw; so, too, is a fast internet

Of all that has changed over centuries along the Gunflint Trail, the greeting that pines whisper to old-timers and newcomers alike has been constant.