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.
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.
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.
You’ll feel the rush on one of these adventure-packed extreme dates.
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.
Give back to your community while having fun when you volunteer with these outdoor volunteer opportunities.
There’s something for everyone in the great outdoors, whether your preferred landscape is rural, urban or the highway to somewhere else.
Try out these tips from John Gierach, author of “All Fisherman Are Liars,” the next time the fish just aren’t biting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why is the Minnesota Moose population declining?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ron Schara joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News Thursday to talk about wildlife becoming established in our neighborhoods.
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 […]
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.
Mike Max joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Wednesday with information on winter weather conditions
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.
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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.