Outdoors

Health & Fitness

Being fit and working out with cancer

It was just before Thanksgiving when 38-year-old Christian Diompy got the most unexpected news. The reason he was having a hard time swallowing and his stomach ached was that he had esophageal cancer. It was Stage 4, and it had spread to his liver and his lungs.

Health & Fitness

Five questions that'll help you find the best workout

Looking for a new workout? The ideal workout plan includes some activity from each of these three categories: aerobic exercise, strength training and flexibility. For example, combining cycling, weight lifting, and yoga classes, in a schedule that works for you. And, sometimes, an activity has elements of all of these.

Outdoors

Brad Dokken: The outdoors from A to Z

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A column idea popped into my head the other day that inspired me to see if I could come up with an alphabetical list of outdoorsy items, issues and events from A to Z that stand to be relevant this year.

Hunting Fishing

Best times for anglers

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Outdoors

National park visits hits record high for 3rd straight year

Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from overcrowded roads and trails and increasing visitor misbehavior.

Outdoors

Looking for an all-around ability snowshoe? Check out Atlas Treeline

Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the outdoors when the snow comes, offering the ability to trek through both serious backcountry or walk through the local forest preserves. Much like skis, you can find a snowshoe designed for specific winter activities and conditions, from sleek racers to bulky shoes for deep and steep terrain. The Atlas Treeline (or the Elektra Treeline for women) is part of the trail series and is a good all-around shoe that can do just about anything.

Videos

How to pick the best top-water lure

The Missouri Department of Conservation wants to use your old Christmas trees to help fishermen and the fish population. This video will show you how to pick the best lures to use in those lakes near St. Clair and Madison County, Illinois.
Michael Pearce The Wichita Eagle
How to pick the best top-water lure 2:06

How to pick the best top-water lure

Bobcat fishing at national park snags a salmon 0:23

Bobcat fishing at national park snags a salmon

Sacramento's problem of unfinished parks and how to fix them 1:10

Sacramento's problem of unfinished parks and how to fix them

What's it like to run the California International Marathon? 1:28

What's it like to run the California International Marathon?