Outdoors

skiing

MN ski areas will be open – but with changes – during 4-week shutdown

Some ski areas have already reopened for the season, others plan to open Thanksgiving weekend.

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Minnesota Zoo launches activities to get people embracing nature

The zoo is hosting a pumpkin scavenger hunt and a "Do the Zoo, Not Zoom Day."

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Two new Sierra stores to open in Twin Cities next week

There had been talk of a third new store opening as well.

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Maplewood Nature Center closing indefinitely, staff laid off

The city said it had to make a "tough financial decision."

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New species of gnats bugging people in the Twin Cities

These black flies have emerged earlier and are different from the ones that the MMCD treats.

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Paddlers, beware: 'Dangerous' bog is blocking Rum River

The Rum River is bogged down by loose chunk of earth.

Nice Ride bikes are back, and will be free on Earth Day

The ride-sharing service will go live this year on Monday.

Girl rescued after getting stuck on MN rock wall for hours

It happened at Robinson Park in Sandstone, Minnesota.

A rare opportunity to ski and golf in MN this weekend

The Lutsen ski resort and Superior National Golf are both open.

Gander Outdoors will open in Eden Prairie after all

It had initially been slated to remain close because of the SW Light Rail project.

Boy's death could bring end to DWI snowmobile loophole

Currently a driving ban doesn't lead to a snowmobile ban.

Are muskies taking over our lakes? 2 lawmakers think so

Proposed bills would curb the expansion of muskies in Minnesota lakes.

Man, 21, died at Eelpout Festival from CO poisoning

Sam Schooley was found unresponsive in a fish house on the final day of the event.

Skiing heaven in Lutsen as storms leave behind record snow base

It's been a great year so far for Minnesota's largest ski resort.

Bear shot dead after attacking 3 men in northern Minnesota

The 200-pound female bear set upon 2 construction workers and a homeowner.

Ice deaths in Minnesota are at highest level in years – and it's only December

Two more deaths over the weekend brought the number up to 5.

It was a deadly weekend for Minnesota outdoor recreation

Three women were killed in northern Minnesota.

The first Gander Outdoors will open in Minnesota

Formerly Gander Mountain, it's been rebranded since being bought by Marcus Lemonis.

Compass saves a hunter who got lost in the woods

He got separated from his hunting party in northern Minnesota.

Compass saves a hunter who got lost in the woods

He got separated from his hunting party in northern Minnesota.