Minnesota Outdoors

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


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.


Speed record set on Superior Hiking Trail for third time this year

Rory Anderson after successfully hitting the fastest known time on the Superior Trail.

For the third time since July, a hiker has claimed a speed record on the Superior Hiking Trail.


Superior Hiking Trail becomes path to another speed record

Superior Hiking Trail becomes path to another speed record

Ultra-distance runner sets new 'fastest known time' for supported attempt.


Poison ivy is the only thing slowing down her down

Update: Retiree-turned-hiker marches on


Speed record set for completing 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail

Cameron Schaefer of Mound records the fastest known time for completing the 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail.

A former Minnesotan who has thru-hiked some of the gems of the U.S. trail system moved back to the Midwest and promptly established a speed record covering the Superior Hiking Trail


Former Minnesotans show mettle at ultra running's biggest race

Former Minnesotans show mettle at ultra running's biggest race

At Western States 100, Brittany Peterson comes in second. Courtney Dauwalter led through 80 miles.


Event is all about connecting to outdoors activities

St. Paul Parks & Rec lowers barriers with day to try archery, cycling and more.