Outdoors

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State Parks Await Spring-Time Visitors

As the last drops of maple syrup are collected from Fort Snelling State Park, it can mean only one thing — the sights and sounds of spring are coming back. Brent Wennberg has been enjoying Minnesota’s state parks since he was 2.

03/20/2015

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Outdoor Workers Welcome Warmer Weather

In contrast to the past few months, construction worker Josh Miller didn’t have to bundle up against ice, snow and biting wind before starting his outdoor job on Monday.

03/09/2015

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Forget The Catalog! L.L. Bean’s Coming To MOA

We know how much Minnesotans love spending time outdoors, no matter the temperature. And so does a popular retailer that sells clothing and gear fit for active activities. L.L. Bean announced Tuesday that they’re opening their first store in Minnesota.

09/23/2014

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5 Extreme Summertime Dates

You’ll feel the rush on one of these adventure-packed extreme dates.

08/11/2014

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Wander Minnesota: August Festivities

Hard to believe that August is almost here, and the summer is winding down. Never let it be said that Minnesota lets summer go by without a lot of celebration. The number of events around the state reaches a peak this month. There are some biggies, like the Renaissance Festival opening Aug. 16, and, of course, the Minnesota State Fair, opening Aug. 21.

07/29/2014

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Best Outdoor Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to your community while having fun when you volunteer with these outdoor volunteer opportunities.

06/09/2014

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5 Ways To Get Outdoors With Dad On Father’s Day

There’s something for everyone in the great outdoors, whether your preferred landscape is rural, urban or the highway to somewhere else.

06/01/2014

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How to Pass The Time While Fishing

Try out these tips from John Gierach, author of “All Fisherman Are Liars,” the next time the fish just aren’t biting.

05/07/2014

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Climb The Tallest Mountain In The World In 30 Mins

Mount Everest gets all the credit, but Hawaii’s Mauna Kea (an idle volcano that’s been around for, you know, a million years) is technically the world’s tallest mountain. Technically. While it stands 13,800ft above sea level, more than two thirds of the hill is actually submerged underwater, which brings the total height to 33,136ft.

03/28/2014

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Nature Wows At The Wildlife Science Center

It is an unmistakable sound in nature. A chorus of voices we don’t often get to hear up close, let alone see in person. But at the Wildlife Science Center in Columbus, visitors can witness this unique melody while learning at the same time. “Our mission is science education for kids that makes it fun,” said Peggy Callahan, the center’s executive director.

03/15/2014

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9 Professional Tips For Taking Insane Adventure Photographs

Jeremiah Watt captures people dangling off boulders and surfing down mountains, highlining between cliffs and deepwater diving into the abyss. We asked Watt for his top tips for taking amazing adventure photographs, and here’s what he had to say.

03/14/2014

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Hunters Flock To Waterfowl Symposium

An event Saturday afternoon brought hunters, outdoor lovers and natural resource managers to the Mall of America in Bloomington. The Waterfowl Symposium gives hunters and enthusiasts the chance to meet with waterfowl biologists and managers who represent conservation agencies. The focus of this year’s meeting was the blue-winged teal and wild rice, an important food for migrating waterfowl.

02/01/2014

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Supper On The Slopes: 8 New Ski Resort Restaurants

Ski or snowboard into one of these ski resort restaurants and fill up with lamb chops, bison burgers and beef tenderloins before carving up the rest of the mountain.

12/06/2013

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10-25-13 Ron Schara On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is the Minnesota Moose population declining?

10/25/2013

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Love The Outdoors? The DNR Is Looking For 18 Conservation Officers

It’s one of the most desired jobs in law enforcement: being a state conservation officer. Major Roger Tietz has worn the DNR uniform for more than 31 years. After working years in the field, he is now the operations support manager for the Department of Natural Resources.

09/10/2013

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LA’s Best Public Beaches And Reservoirs

From among any other big cities in the entire country, Los Angeles is arguably the most alluring when it comes to enjoying a sensational summer day spent by the sea.

06/25/2013

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Cool Spring Brings Outdoor Swimming Hazards

That incoming warmth may be enough to get some of you and your kids into the water this weekend. You may think you know the ABCs of water safety. But with this year’s unusually frigid water temps, the rules are a bit different.

06/07/2013

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. This weekend is all about getting outside. In fact, Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day. You could get outside and enjoy some free live music in St. Paul.

06/06/2013

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Ron Schara Talks Wildlife In Metro Area

Ron Schara joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News Thursday to talk about wildlife becoming established in our neighborhoods.

05/30/2013

St. Thomas coach John Tauer likens his junior guard Erik Tengwall to Ohio State's Aaron Craft -- both hustle, lead and play unselfishly.
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Beyond Bounds: UST’s Glue Guy Erik Tengwall’s Quite Crafty

Pretty sure Erik Tengwall had a better weekend than you did. The St. Thomas junior’s No. 1-ranked basketball team eked out a 63-62 win at home and advanced to an NCAA D-III Elite Eight match […]

03/21/2013

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Gopher Hockey Ready To Battle Wisconsin … Outside

It’s strange to say “Gopher hockey” and “Soldier Field” in the same sentence, but that’s the backdrop for the Gophers’ game with Wisconsin on Sunday.

02/13/2013

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Mike Max Outdoor News and Sports With Dave Lee

Mike Max joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Wednesday with information on winter weather conditions

01/30/2013

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New Cabela’s Store Coming To Woodbury In Fall 2014

Fans of the outdoors who live in the east metro won’t have to travel too far to get to a Cabela’s come fall 2014.

01/15/2013

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The Picture Worth A Thousand Likes

This photo has been making its way around social media sites. The views are skyrocketing and so are the comments. Check out the story and photo.

08/08/2012

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Movie Blog: 5 Can’t Miss Outdoor Summer Movie Screenings

The cliché of summer and movies is that you go for the air conditioning. But if you ask me, multiplex owners have been taking the expectation to extremes lately. Those places are absolutely freezing. I don’t want to have to bring a hoodie every time I see a flick. Blue fingertips are so NAGL.

06/11/2012

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