Alligators At The Beach? Scientists Say Get Used To Predators Invading Odd PlacesAlligators on a beach? Killer whales in a river? Mountain lions in the open plains? It may sound like a mismatch, but a new study is warning that humans should get used to seeing more large predators in unexpected places.
Wis. Park, Trail Fees To See Price Hike On Jan. 1Hikers, cyclists, cross-country skiers and other outdoor lovers will have to pay more to get into Wisconsin state parks and use state trails in the new year.
Report: Minneapolis Named 'Least Comfortable' Major City In Lower 48Minnesota's moody weather often draws the national spotlight -- from brutal cold and blizzards to flooding and searing heat.
Minnesota State Parks Seek Fee Bump To Maintain ServicesThe Department of Natural Resources is asking the Minnesota Legislature to raise entrance fees at state parks so it can maintain services at existing levels. Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposes to bump the current $5 daily vehicle fee by $1 to $6, and the current 12-month $25 vehicle fee by $5 to $30.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Place To Snowshoe In Minn.What started thousands of years ago as a mode of transportation has evolved into something that lets us enjoy the outdoors, even in winter. Snowshoeing makes hiking through the snow simple. So we went looking for the best place to do it in Minnesota, and ended up in Collegeville for a visit at St. John's Abbey Arboretum.
9 Professional Tips For Taking Insane Adventure PhotographsJeremiah 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.
The World's 10 Coolest Treehouse HotelsLooking for a vacation with an edge? Instead of traveling to a city, take your next trip to nature and hang out at these treehouse hotels.
The Most Epically Remote Places On EarthNeed a cool vacation idea? Why not visit some of the most epically remote places on earth? Check out our list of favorites provided by Thrillist.
News Study Paints Sweltering Picture Of Future ClimateOn the Stone Arch Bridge spanning the Mississippi River, environmental studies students basked Thursday under a warm October sun. And for instructor Jean Unzicker, no topic was more controversial than debate over the science of climate change.
Symposium On Wolves Draws Opposing Views To DuluthWolf experts from 19 nations will meet in Duluth for a major symposium this weekend focused on the future of the animal and its interactions with people.
What Do The Animals Think Of Our Early Spring?Another record-setting weather day and one has to ask, "what are the animals thinking?"
Harsh Winter Taking Toll On Minnesota WildlifeWhite-tailed deer have retreated to the conifers. Mangy wolves near Grand Marais are stealing suet balls put out for birds in residential neighborhoods. Snow is piling up thigh-deep in some parts of the Northland.
Finding Minnesota: Through The Lens Of PhotographyMany of you probably took lots of pictures over the weekend or maybe even received a new digital camera as a Christmas gift. Instead of taking lots of picture of your family members and friends, consider stepping outside and taking some photos of nature.
Legacy Revenue To Energize Minn. State ParksThink of it as thinking outside the park. To get more people interested in nature and outdoor recreation, state parks are going to accelerate not only what is done inside parks but also outside park boundaries.
Conservation Program Awards $3.6M To 35 ProjectsMinnesota has announced the award of $3.6 million in 35 grants through the new Conservation Partners Legacy grant program.