Hmong Times Sports and Outdoors
The Hmong Times Sports and Outdoors section shares information about the great outdoors in Minnesota and delivers coverage of your favorite sports team. Staying involved and active in the outdoors and sharing the excitement of our local teams helps maintain a sense of well being and community.
Whether you are preparing for the next global pandemic, planning an epic National Park adventure or just trying to survive your next family car or river camping trip, this event is for you!
When Alex Watson walks through a state park, he can tell what’s going on over the next hill because of audio cues he hears from birds.
Hundreds of years ago, before there were weather reports or thermometers, Minnesota’s Ojibwe Indians kept an eye on the natural world around them to tell them when Spring was on its way.
Bone-numbing windchills in January. Record-busting snowfalls in February. Is anyone here ready for Winter to be over yet?
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute encourages snow thrower readiness for wintry weather, review safe operating procedures.
Ice fishing is one of the coolest things you can do during the winter months in Minnesota. It’s like having a huge boat made of ice, which allows you to access every single part of the lake (without the expense or hassle of an actual boat). Way cool, if you ask me!
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued its annual ice safety warning for lakes with winter aeration systems.
You ventured out on a candlelight walk in a state park and now want to make your own luminary.
State parks and trails offer more than 30 candlelit events this winter.
Hmong College Prep Academy Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Teams recently kicked off their 2018-19 seasons.
Linda Radimecky holds the key to another world, one that’s accessible only part of the year. Her key has a history that spans thousands of years and two continents. If you’re interested, she’d be happy to share.
You may have seen stories in this paper from Minnesota Parks and Trails about the benefits of walking. But walk where? Consider William O’Brien State Park, which is about an hour north of the Twin Cities and features miles of walking trails along the banks of the St. Croix River.
Register kids ages 6-12 for naturalist-led day camps on no school days throughout the year! Explore outdoors, get messy and learn by doing. Spend days off in nature’s classroom while having fun playing in the park at North Mississippi.
A kind of lull can set in after a holiday celebration. Too much food, too much excitement.
White nose syndrome (WNS) has already killed thousands of Minnesota bats, a fact lost on most people. Why should they care? After all, folklore and popular culture suggests that bats are scary.
The updated 2018 deer season information can be accessed through these links, documents and interactive map on the Minnesota DNR website. Many permit areas across the state have similar or more liberal management designations this year to address growing deer populations.
Nothing can ruin a hunt faster than an accident. Drowning, hypothermia, getting lost, falls from tree stands or just spraining an ankle are among the perils awaiting hunters ill prepared for a trip afield.
If you don’t hunt, you might wonder what’s so appealing about this activity. Why, for example, would anyone sit for hours in a chilly duck blind? Or trudge mile after mile through soggy cattail sloughs?
The humble tennis courts of St. Paul are not often thought of as a breeding ground for premier tennis talent, but such is the story of Vunnisa Vu. Vunnisa, a resident of Roseville and attendee of Roseville Middle School.
Legendary American folksinger Woody Guthrie may not have mentioned Minnesota by name when he penned his classic ode to America’s varied and beautiful landscapes, but he certainly could have, given our state’s wealth of natural beauty and public lands.
Chase The Fall Colors In Minnesota-Explore Minnesota and Minnesota State Parks and Trails Launch Weekly Fall Color Report
To celebrate the season, Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, and Minnesota State Parks and Trails have teamed up to provide a weekly fall color report.
When you look into a clear night sky away from the lights of a city, how much do you recognize? With a flat surface to look from, minimal equipment and a clear night, you can learn the basics of astronomy and eventually may even take pictures of the night sky.
Women can hike to spectacular views of autumn colors and Lake Superior on the horizon during a three-day fall workshop that teaches a variety of outdoor skills through the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
It’s the dreaded mid-summer whine no parent wants to hear, a cross between the sound of a pesky mosquito and a whimpering puppy: “Mom, Dad – I’m bored! What’s there to do?”
Before hitting the water for the first time this spring, boaters should ensure their boats, equipment and safety items are in legal and proper working order, the Department of Natural Resources said.
This weekend’s fishing opener comes with a reminder for Minnesotans to continue to follow the laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
Registration has started for the “I Can!” programs at Minnesota State Parks. Beginners of all ages are encouraged to sign up and learn outdoor skills that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
Consider the lowly catfish. With its whisker-like barbels and flattened face, it might not be the prettiest fish swimming in Minnesota’s waters.
Since the late 1990s, Mille Lacs Lake has become an increasingly popular destination for anglers who want to catch trophy-sized smallmouth bass. Until now, it wasn’t known how many of these fish – prized more for their fight than their fillets – called the lake home.
Duarn Vue didn’t know his life would change the day he walked into a Madison, WI, gym. Then 24, he had just moved to Madison from his childhood home of Sheboygan, where he had spent much of his time hitting bags at a local gym.
When you sit down to your next meal, notice the fruits and vegetables on the table and think of Minnesota’s many bee species. Yes, bees!
It’s a cross between reality TV and something you might see on Animal Planet, a live, as-it-happens close-up on one of America’s most beloved species. And you don’t even have to pay for cable to watch it.
Minnesota state parks and the White Bear Lake library have teamed up to encourage more people to get outdoors. The library shelves are now stocked with 10 “Parks Rx” kits.
It’s Way More Than Play: Why Spending Time Outdoors In Cold Weather Makes You (And The Kids) Healthier
Getting the kids or yourself outside on a brisk winter day may seem counterintuitive. Cold air is to be avoided, right? It’s healthier to hibernate.
If you’ve ever enjoyed the rush of sledding down a steep, snowy hill only to wish the slope went on forever and you didn’t have to walk back up to do it again, you might want to look into snowmobiling, one of Minnesota’s most popular outdoor winter activities.
Now is the time to talk to kids about the dangers of thin ice. As temperatures continue to dip below freezing, ice is forming on many lakes, ponds and rivers. But conditions vary across the state.
We all know the way candlelight softens an indoor winter evening with a soft glow that warms and illuminates. That indoor glow moves outside in the winter months during candlelight walks held at state parks throughout Minnesota.
Consider the mountainous forests of Laos and then consider the forested hills of a Minnesota state park. You may wonder what those two locations have in common, other than the fact that each exists on planet earth.
Climate control accounts for almost half the energy use in a typical U.S. home and is also the largest energy expense for most people, but it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple solutions, you can be friendlier toward…