the outdoors

Boundary Waters/BWCA

All BWCA visitors will now have to watch three 'Leave No Trace' videos

Visitors left an "unacceptably high amount" of damage last year.

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New cabins coming to state park in northeastern Minnesota

Visitors can start booking the cabins at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State on Dec. 28.

The best Black Friday deal? It's Minnesota State Parks again

For the fourth year in a row, state parks will be free on Black Friday.

Sorry, you lost your chance to ride the Super Bowl zip line

Organizers had originally planned to offer some same-day ticket sales – but not anymore.

Gander Outdoors will have 69 stores open by mid-2018, including 5 in Minnesota

The company is planning an aggressive rollout, and not just in Minnesota.

Minnesota man will attempt to climb Canada's third-highest mountain

If successful, he'll be the first person ever to summit Mt. Lucania in the winter.

Cheap New Year's Day fun: A First Day Hike at a Minnesota state park (or cave)

A First Day Hike is being held in the state's longest cave for the first time.

Super Bowl zip line tickets are disappearing fast

Turns out people can't wait to fly over the Mississippi River in the dead of winter.

Target partners with Askov Finlayson for a cozy winter collection

The retailer's next limited-run fashion collection is an ode to Minnesota.

Say what? Zip line over the Mississippi River added to Super Bowl festivities

We're not sure how to feel about this Super Bowl attraction.

Heads up: the Geminid meteor shower will peak tonight

Here's how to watch one of the best meteor showers of the year.

Don't drive like an idiot (and other things to remember when roads are icy)

Here are 4 things you should keep in mind while behind the wheel.

This Black Friday deal is a breath of fresh air – literally

Ditch the shopping frenzy and go to any state park for free.

You'll be able to keep 1 walleye when fishing on Mille Lacs this winter

This is likely welcomed news after a catch-and-release summer.

Go check out the 'genetically rare' bison right here in Minnesota

It's National Bison Day on Nov. 4, and 2 state parks have some special herds.

While you're hiding from the cold, Duluthians are out surfing

Do you know about Minnesota's extreme winter sport?

You can go skiing already at Wild Mountain

Other ski areas could open up soon as we head into a chilly week.

Hop on a Nice Ride before the season is over

The bike sharing service is packing up for winter soon.

Explore Minnesota's state forests with these fancy, high-tech new maps from the DNR

New technology makes it easier than ever to find your way through the woods.