Adventure/Sports

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Opening the Door to Wilderness

Why are the terms “explore,” “conquer,” and “discover” so prevalent when we talk about the outdoors? These terms are callbacks to colonialism and the so-called Age of Discovery.

  • 09/22/2020
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What Neighbors Do

I began to question the value of the individual to the community instead of the other way around.

  • 07/24/2020
Boundary-Waters-P1010545 Photo Sarah Whiting

Into the Wild

Last summer, our Girl Scout troop went on a three-day trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. None of

  • 12/23/2019
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The Big Lake Effect

I grew up in a small northern Minnesota town that was rough around the edges. Even in the 1960s, in

  • 08/01/2019
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Protecting Wilderness

The Boundary Waters is a vast, interconnected system of waterways, with no capacity to buffer acids, heavy metals, and sulfates — all signatures of copper-nickel mine waste.

  • 08/01/2019
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A Cycling Journey of Firsts

In late 2017, with my 30th birthday around the corner, I was hungry for adventure. I craved slow travel and

  • 06/01/2019
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What Our Parks Need

I grew up in Homewood, a planned neighborhood located in the Willards Hay area of North Minneapolis, which is about

  • 05/01/2019
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Being Outdoorsy

Back when I had started at my first job in the outdoors, before I knew this kind of career was

  • 05/01/2019
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Wave Rider

The first time Jenny Schwietz hit the cold water of Lake Superior north of Duluth with a surfboard, she caught

  • 05/01/2019
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Setting New Goals

LGBTQ+ content is made possible by Ellie Krug Stuhr’s mom signed the permission slip, but they still had to sit down

  • 05/01/2019