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DWI deaths down in Minnesota, but progress slowing
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When abortion was illegal: A 1966 series revealed how women got them anyway
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Destination Downtown Launch Party set June 20
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11 Minnesota nursing homes on federal 'secret' list of troubled facilities
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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
Softball: Over 50 league looking for players
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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too?
Trolling for the Troops thanks veterans for their service
What's Up Outdoors: Great to see young anglers take up sport fishing
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Fostering fatherhood: Need for foster parents growing in Minnesota
Baxter veteran helps Deerwood veteran by bicycling in fundraiser
Fielding Questions: Hope for a burning bush, a noxious flower and a new hedge
Why America is embracing the widening world of non-wheat pastas
Bursack: Caregiver frustrated by mom who doesn't want physical therapy
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Commentary: Stores like Barnes & Noble used to be the bad guys, but now I'm nostalgic for them
Arctic marathoner donates amputated toes for hotel's infamous cocktail
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Library adds painting classes for art contest
Young female vocalist Lauren Alaina to make trek to Lakes Jam 2019
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UPDATE: Deerwood man dies in head-on crash with semitrailer
May 28, 2019
Inside the Outdoors: Who should pay to preserve deer hunt tradition?
Although we're far outside the normal time when deer hunters are obsessed with the state's favorite big game animal, these are far from normal...
May 28, 2019 - 6:00am
May 18, 2019
Inside the Outdoors: Common, but far from ordinary
It's not exactly flattering to be called "common." In the millennia-long history of England and its empire, if you were not royalty, you were...
May 18, 2019 - 3:00am
March 15, 2019
Inside the Outdoors: Snow deepens, plot thickens for Minnesota deer
As much as we may complain about the extremes of Minnesota winter weather, the impact of cold and deepening snow is more an inconvenience than...
March 15, 2019 - 8:00am
February 6, 2019
Inside the Outdoors: WSI is a game of inches and days
If you asked a stranger on the street what a "winter severity index" might measure, the answers could be pretty creative. Perhaps it would measure...
February 6, 2019 - 6:00am
January 27, 2019
Inside the Outdoors: Minnesota elk plan deserves thought and care
My first sighting of a live Minnesota elk was at least a quarter-century ago. This timeline is linked to the days when my hunting partner and...
January 27, 2019 - 8:00am
January 12, 2019
Inside the Outdoors: New DNR Commissioner faces tough assignment
Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz is now the top state office-holder, and has named most of the lieutenants who will serve under him in leading...
January 12, 2019 - 8:00am
January 3, 2019
Inside the Outdoors: Solstice bonfires bring hopeful light to the winter darkness
It seems a great irony that the first day of winter—December 21—marks the point when the amount of sunlight each day will actually...
January 3, 2019 - 6:00am
January 1, 2019
Inside the Outdoors: Safe ice is anything but a sure thing
One of the constants of my workday is receiving a flood of incoming emails, as well as those "instant messages"—innocently referred to...
January 1, 2019 - 6:00am
Inside the outdoors: Is it time to stop pussy-footing around captive deer farms?
During the week or so leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, state news carried the story of more disease-infected captive deer on a farm in...
December 1, 2018 - 8:00am
November 24, 2018
Inside the Outdoors: Sooner or later, ice wins out
The annual victory of freeze-up over open water is as old as time in the Northern Hemisphere. Or at least, since the Earth ceased to be tropical,...
November 24, 2018 - 6:00am
November 2, 2018
Inside the Outdoors: Deer hunters, too, are asked to get the lead out
The sight could easily have been missed. We were leaving our duck hunting destination, heading homeward on a county road that leads away from...
November 2, 2018 - 8:00am