STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN 'North Minnie fire' update
The North Minnie Fire in Red Lake Wildlife Management Area within Beltrami Island State Forest southwest of Baudette, Minn., was 45 percent contained as of Thursday night and remains at 24,840 acres.
... Posted on 10/12/12 at 8:55 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER New trees replace those burned in 1988 Yellowstone fires
Most Yellowstone National Park visitors appear to be obsessed with seeing and photographing a bear, with a secondary mission to see Old Faithful erupt.
My obsession is seeing recovery from the 1988... Posted on 7/5/12 at 2:33 AM
HEALTHBEAT 'The patient is on fire!'
December 2011: A 29-year-old woman is undergoing minor facial surgery at an outpatient center in Florida when a flash fire erupts. She sustains burns to the face and neck and is airlifted to a burn ce... Posted on 4/3/12 at 9:03 AM
STORM TRACKER Smoke
On several occasions this summer, especially after the passage of a cold front, the sky has appeared hazy and dull. These conditions were particularly noticeable the past two days. These unusual sky c... Posted on 8/20/10 at 7:34 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY The Natives are Restless
You know that is is spring when the pager starts going off during all times of the day and night for grass fires. I am not pointing a finger at any one group, but they seem to be involved more often t... Posted on 4/9/10 at 4:07 AM
People in the Karlstad, Minn., area are starting to get back to their normal routines after a week of fire and snow. The devastating fire there last week was followed by a winter storm that left as much as a foot of snow on the ground in some areas and knocked out power for several days.
A man arrested Sunday in connection with a rash of Dumpster fires in Moorhead’s Romkey Park neighborhood reportedly told police he set them because he likes fires and the excitement that goes with police and firefighters responding, Lt. Tory Jacobson said.
A fire continues to slowly grow in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness northwest of Ely. A spokeswoman for the Superior National Forest said Tuesday the fire is now estimated to have burned across about 40 acres. That's up from an estimated 30 acres Monday.
Authorities lifted evacuation orders for some northwest Nebraska residents whose homes had been threatened by wildfires, but crews on Monday were still battling three blazes that had blackened nearly 290 square miles in Nebraska and neighboring South Dakota.
The U.S. Forest Service has at least temporarily suspended a policy of letting fires burn in the national forest system, in hopes of saving resources spent on fighting infernos that start small but quickly grow out of control.
Gordon Fevig burned some trash in his yard Sunday afternoon and went back inside to escape the sweltering heat.
No more than 15 minutes later, he heard a knock at his door. His neighbor had come with an urgent message.
“Do you realize there’s a fire?”
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