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April 20, 2015
Red Lake Falls nature trails to see big changes
April 20, 2015 - 9:07pm
April 9, 2015
First of its kind group camp to open at Lake Bemidji State Park
April 9, 2015 - 10:15pm
April 5, 2015
The BioLite Camp Stove taps energy from the combustion process to charge mobile devices with a USB port.
GET YOUR GEAR ON: BioLite Camp Stove
April 5, 2015 - 7:45am
January 10, 2015
Bison graze at Blue Mounds State Park near Luverne. Jesse Trelstad/Daily Globe
Southwest Minnesota state park suffers numerous setbacks
January 10, 2015 - 11:00am
January 6, 2015
Plans approved for Elkhorn Ranch gravel pit in the Badlands
January 6, 2015 - 7:53pm
December 21, 2014
Jeff Bothun of East Grand Forks bought an 8x17 Ice Castle wheeled fish house and plans to have it on Lake of the Woods most weekends between now and March. The ice house has all the amenities of home, including a stove, fridge, microwave and even the kitchen sink. (Brad Dokken photo)
Some ice houses are more like mobile mansions with amazing amenities
December 21, 2014 - 5:00am
August 18, 2014
Mike Geister of New London, Minn., has turned his love of camping with simplicity and luxury into a business by designing and making retro-style teardrop campers. (Carolyn Lange/West Central Tribune)
Minnesota man carves out business niche with custom-built teardrop campers
August 18, 2014 - 9:00am
August 3, 2014
The Bison Airlighter jets a 4-inch flame to instantly ignite charcoal and wood.
GET YOUR GEAR ON: The Bison Airlighter
August 3, 2014 - 11:15am
Curt Oien of the Minnesota Dragonfly Society uses a magnifying glass to examine a dragonfly he captured July 27, 2014, in Beltrami Island State Forest. Oien is part of a small crew sampling dragonflies in the forest and adjacent Red Lake WMA as part of a three-year study to gather more baseline data on the insects. (Brad Dokken photo)
Of bogs and blueberries
August 3, 2014 - 5:45am
July 13, 2014
Sam Cook
SAM COOK: Good things happen when you’re in harmony with the land
July 13, 2014 - 9:00am
Bert Taylor sits in an early prototype of his Vistabule camper in a warehouse in Minneapolis, Minn on June 17, 2014. Large windows are the design's signature. "I wanted to take the cave on wheels and turn it into an observatory on wheels," he says. (Pioneer Press: Dave Orrick)
Vistabule is a new take on vintage camper trailer
July 13, 2014 - 7:00am
July 6, 2014
Various plants, ornaments and furniture decorate the yard of summer-long campers Rita and Robert Robinson at the Larimore Dam Recreation Area campground. 
Photo by Kile Brewer/Grand Forks Herald
At Larimore Dam campground, RVs put down roots with patios, pools, landscaping
July 6, 2014 - 9:15am
June 8, 2014
Caroline Von Haden of Caledonia, Minn., turned the bumper of her 1968 Trailblazer into a mobile bar forglamping that includes an ice chest, wine cooler, outlet for a blender and LED lights.
Glamping: Enjoying the outdoors with all the comforts of home
June 8, 2014 - 1:15pm
One of the newest additions to the Minnesota State Park System, LaSalle State Recreation Area near Bagley, Minn., offers deep, clear water -- at 213 feet, LaSalle lake is Minnesota's deepest inland lake -- surrounded by undeveloped shorelines. The park has 39 drive-to campsites, including 26 that can be reserved. (Minnesota DNR photo)
10 destinations in North Dakota, Minnesota to make that next camping trip
June 8, 2014 - 9:50am
March 9, 2014
The Minnesota-made SlatGrate is a  lightweight cookware support system that fits in a backpack pocket and can be assembled in seconds to support cookware over a stove or cook-fire.
Minnesota-made SlatGrate: Lightweight cookware that fits in a backpack pocket
March 9, 2014 - 11:20am