Columnist | Outdoors

Anderson was born in North Dakota, but grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He has an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a master's in journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where his focus was communications law. He and his wife, Jan, along with their Labrador retrievers, live on a small farm in the St. Croix River Valley. As time allows, Anderson competes on cutting horses.


Anderson: Flush with vegetation, restored Marsh Lake will welcome migrating ducks this fall

The huge, multi-year project adds to habitat in Lac qui Parle area of western Minnesota.


Anderson: Dogs make friends the world over, as the Queen could attest

Corgis were house pals of the late Queen Elizabeth II, but in the field — as with many Minnesota waterfowlers — Labradors were her favorites.


Appeal of dogs and the joy they bring is universal

The loss of 'Millie,' former President and Mrs. Bush's springer spaniel, left a void that needed to be filled.


Anderson: Grouse hunting on foot too valuable to be lost to ATV proliferation

Did ATVs, traps contribute to falloff in participation?


Anderson: Lake Superior's lore and legend — and fish — live on

Mysterious to novices, the big lake's fishing methods are gained from experience — and helpful advice.


U.S. hunters in Canada can bring fowl home, with certain provisions

Government agency changes its mind again around bird flu threat.


Remembering Queen Elizabeth II: Holidays at her majesty's estate

A capable equestrian and dog handler, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II regularly hosts the British National Retriever Championship at her Sandringham estate, where she walks amid sugar beets and bracken, judging for herself which is the top dog.


Anderson: Are biologists counting ducks that aren't there? Maybe

Hunter numbers have fallen as autumn skies have grown emptier.


Anderson: Minnesota growing more diverse, and so are its hunters

First-generation Muslims chase ducks, pheasants and deer, enjoying Minnesota outdoors pastimes that date to statehood.


Anderson: Sigurd Olson's wilderness philosophy still resonates at his retreat

Listening Point, the Burntside Lake respite, was intended to be simple, a place for reflection and inspiration.