Columnist | Outdoors

Anderson was born in North Dakota, but grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He has an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a master's in journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where his focus was communications law. He and his wife, Jan, along with their Labrador retrievers, live on a small farm in the St. Croix River Valley. As time allows, Anderson competes on cutting horses.


Anderson: Amid pandemic, memories often are glue that connects longtime outdoor friends

Communicating by phone, text or email is a poor substitute for in-person gatherings


Anderson: Want to paddle Quetico this summer? Maybe you'll get to

Owing to COVID's impact, a number of factors will determine how feasible it is for U.S. residents to cross the border into the Canadian wilderness that's a twin to Minnesota's BWCA.


Anderson: While DNR Fish and Wildlife Division reorganizes, jobs go wanting, outposts go dark

A plan that is expected to be complete by spring aims for more efficiency.


Anderson: Minnesota DNR takes baby steps in banning lead ammo for hunting

Responding to a petition, lead will be outlawed in some Minnesota state parks and scientific and natural areas.


Anderson: Morris, Minn., is still there — and the pheasants, too

A December hunt chills to the bone, with birds flying.


Anderson: An outdoor life, now passed, was more than just the hunt

Steve Grooms was an outdoor writer, a description that for him was too confining. He could have written about anything. But nature was the lens through which he saw the world.


Anderson: Readers agree: NE Minnesota deer are scarce — or worse

Habitat is changing, but wolves get most of the blame for whitetail losses


Anderson: Why deer numbers in the northeast remain low

There are no quick fixes, but ongoing research might show a path forward.


Anderson: A sportsman's life, Minnesota style

Jay Johnson has shared in the state's bounty, and helped replenish it, too.


Minnesota deer harvest lags last year; license sales flat

Wisconsin opening weekend kill is down 14%.