Outdoors

Members of the Lake Minnetonka Sailing School on the water.

The Lake Minnetonka Sailing School offers students a way to learn how to sail and get outside during the summer months.

A frozen puddle

As winter gives way to spring, the season of physics begins.

Sun peeks through the snowy trees on a winter morning.

Writer Anne Marie Ruff Grewal reflects on the daily brilliance of winter.

Christmas trees on a Christmas tree farm

The University of Minnesota Extension’s horticulture experts offer a few tips for picking the perfect Christmas tree this year.

Tracks from someone sliding on the ice in winter boots.

Writer Anne Marie Ruff Grewal gives a fresh perspective on an unpopular month.

Fall colors in Minnesota

In October, the trees are shutting down their solar factories for the winter, and celebrating with a grand show of fall colors.

A thick cluster of the autumn coral root orchid.

The Minnesota state flower, the lady’s slipper, is an orchid. Columnist Anne Marie Ruff Grewal ruminates on another woodland orchid.

The 2019 Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest was held in May at Lord Fletcher’s on Lake Minnetonka. The event raised thousands of dollars for Fishing For Life, offered prizes to anglers, and promoted family-friendly fish fun in the sun. 

An overhead shot of North Shore Marina, which offers boat storage and maintenance on Lake Minnetonka.

The owner of North Shore Marina shares his Lake Minnetonka boating adventures.

A woman bikes during a Minnesota summer.

Minnesotans live for the summer. Every year when the days get longer and sunnier, our spirits begin to lighten, too.

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