Outdoors

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.

Three boys hold a walleye they caught from Lake Minnetonka, thanks to the help of the Westonka Walleye Program.

The Westonka Walleye Program has added thousands of the state’s official fish to Lake Minnetonka since 2012.

Sun-safe bracelets made by Excelsior tanning salon The Glow Lounge.

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and Excelsior resident Mollie Michura, owner of The Glow Lounge, wants to make it easier for you to practice sun safety—not just in May, but all year round.

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