Minnesota Outdoors

Dennis Anderson, Tony Kennedy and Bob Timmons stay on top of everything going on outdoors.


Surge in Minnesota fishing has slowed

The 2020 spike in fishing license sales has sagged, but it's still boom time on Minnesota lakes


Young eagle that grew up on Minnesota's EagleCam killed in flight

Young eagle that grew up on Minnesota's EagleCam killed in flight

Caretakers of the popular wildlife feature report young chick hit powerline.


North Dakota breeding duck numbers increase

North Dakota breeding duck numbers increase

Moisture pushed count ahead 18 percent from last year.


Hermantown ultramarathoner, 69, got his Superior trail speed mark. Sleep, not so much.

Hermantown ultramarathoner, 69, got his Superior trail speed mark. Sleep, not so much.

Michael Koppy set the new record, with support, for covering the trail.


Fish, wildlife groups to urge anglers and hunters to buy licenses

Fish, wildlife groups to urge anglers and hunters to buy licenses

Without license revenue, loss to DNR Game and Fish Fund could be significant.


Birds of every sort are on the move in Minnesota. Here is a great tool to follow along

Arriving, increasing, peaking -- BirdCast from Cornell Lab of Ornithology covers a lot of ground.


Outdoors mailbag: The fate of hunting and fishing seasons

Outdoors mailbag: The fate of hunting and fishing seasons

Gov. Tim Walz has been reminded by legislators that hunting and fishing, unlike other outdoor activities, are protected under the state Constitution.


Minnesota turkey hunting camp takes learning indoors

Minnesota turkey hunting camp takes learning indoors

Modern Carnivore is prepping hunters with free webinars.


Grandma's Marathon cancellation hits hard at Minnesota running legend

Grandma's Marathon cancellation hits hard at Minnesota running legend

The move is especially acute for Dick Beardsley, whose marathon course record set in 1981 stood for 33 years.


State park and rec area campgrounds and lodging closed, too

Minnesota state parks such as Blue Mounds in southwest Minnesota will remain open during the coronavirus pandemic, but campgrounds and other lodgings

Parks remain open, but DNR made the move ahead of stay-at-home order.


What are your outdoors questions?

What do you want to know about the Minnesota outdoors in light of the coronavirus?


Superior Hiking Trail will lose a champion

Association executive director will depart with a legacy of ideas and progress.


Minnesota moose population stable, newest survey shows

Minnesota’s moose population, in state researchers' words, is no better or worse than last year, judging from the Department of Natural Resources’

While downward trend began in 2006, news matches recent reports.


Get out there, Minnesota: the Great Backyard Bird Count project is back

Thel Great Backyard Bird Count begins Friday and continues through Monday.

In its 23rd year, the count is the first online citizen-science project of its kind.


From Grand (Canyon) to simple, readers share their #2020outdoors plans

From Grand (Canyon) to simple, readers share their #2020outdoors plans

We asked for readers to weigh in on their outdoors plans in the new year. They ranged from grand to simple to surprising.


Minnesotan in 'Impossible Row' recalls fear and fury near Antarctica

Minnesotan in 'Impossible Row' recalls fear and fury near Antarctica

Minneapolis man was member of six-person team on ocean adventure.


Tell us your outdoors plans for the new year

Tell us your outdoors plans for the new year

Adventuring, serving, learning -- all of it -- add your voice for an upcoming feature.


After Everest, Minneapolis man plans next extreme adventure: 'The Impossible Row'

After Everest, Minneapolis man plans next extreme adventure: 'The Impossible Row'

Andrew Towne joins a crew planning to row from the tip of South America to Antarctica through the treacherous 600-mile Drake Passage.


Golden Valley man is the No. 2 lumberjack in the world

Cassidy Scheer competed in the cutting event called the single buck (saw) during the world championships Nov. 2 in Prague.

Cassidy Scheer of Golden Valley talks about coming within a slice of winning the title at the world championships in Prague.


No barrier too big: Minneapolis ultrarunner sets women's mark for Superior trail

Alex Elizabeth, ultrarunner and holder of FKT, supported, for women on the Superior Hiking Trail

Alex Elizabeth puts down fastest known time.