Thick layer of peat smoldering in northern Minnesota.
Updated: October 09, 2012, - 01:08 AM
An early-season storm dumped more than a foot of snow on northwestern Minnesota on Thursday, closing schools, limiting travel, canceling a homecoming parade and snuffing out the danger from wildfires that had destroyed 11 houses in Karlstad two days earlier.
Updated: October 05, 2012, - 07:24 AM
Rain turning to snow helps firefighters get upper hand. Evacuees return, after 11 homes are lost.
Updated: October 03, 2012, - 08:50 PM
A blaze near Karlstad forced evacuations and destroyed six homes in the city. Federal, state and local fire crews may get some help from snow and rain Wednesday.
Updated: October 03, 2012, - 07:08 AM
Beauty overwhelms expectations of drought-induced drabness.
Updated: October 01, 2012, - 09:51 PM
Sometime this fall, probably soon, White Bear Lake will reach its lowest level on record. Groundwater use by cities is wringing it out. Potential fixes: conservation, a pipeline, and "gray water."
Updated: October 01, 2012, - 06:34 AM
Less than half an inch of rain fell on the Twin Cities this month. And the first week of October doesn't promise to be much different.
Updated: September 29, 2012, - 08:52 PM
Autumn forecast - and winter, too - calls for warmer than usual, and for the drought to continue.
Updated: September 20, 2012, - 11:12 PM
The 'heating season' has begun in the Twin Cities.
Updated: September 19, 2012, - 09:07 PM