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Dennis Anderson

Columnist | Outdoors
Phone: 612-673-4424

Outdoors columnist and editor Dennis Anderson joined the Star Tribune in 1993 after serving in the same positions at the St. Paul Pioneer Press for 13 years. His column topics vary widely, and include canoeing, fishing, hunting, adventure travel and conservation of the environment.


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.
Recent content from Dennis Anderson
Anderson: The dawn of mourning dove season arrives

Anderson: The dawn of mourning dove season arrives

The hunt for mourning birds is modest in Minnesota, but the opener proves a good day for being afield again.
Anderson: Northern Minnesota resort owners make it clear: come up and fish

Anderson: Northern Minnesota resort owners make it clear: come up and fish

In the past month, some public officials in northern Minnesota have said visitors aren't welcome, worried metro vacationers might tote the coronavirus with them. But resorts need customers. Or some won't survive.
Fish, wildlife groups to urge anglers and hunters to buy licenses

Fish, wildlife groups to urge anglers and hunters to buy licenses

Without license revenue, loss to DNR Game and Fish Fund could be significant.
Anderson: Early spring activity marks renewal for outdoors, now on hiatus

Anderson: Early spring activity marks renewal for outdoors, now on hiatus

April is known for an annual awakening of nature, a beckon to head outdoors. But not this year.
Anderson: On this stretch of the Mississippi, it's fishing as usual -- for now

Anderson: On this stretch of the Mississippi, it's fishing as usual -- for now

On the banks of the Mississippi near Red Wing, where walleye fishing is allowed year-round, anglers decide for themselves when fishing season begins.
Anderson: Bird watchers come from far away for glimpses at Sax-Zim site

Anderson: Bird watchers come from far away for glimpses at Sax-Zim site

As word spread about unique sightings, northern swampland became a go-to for fowl enthusiasts
Marty Andreasen and his wife, Mary, are resident managers and part owners of Big Rock Resort on Leech Lake. The resort was founded in the 1930s and no

Ownership community keeps Leech Lake's Big Rock Resort thriving

Unique community of 32 owners has a stake in success, future of Big Rock.