CROSBY, Minn. — "It's been 50 years, it's time to move on," said Rep. Dale Lueck last year, when arguing for state funding for the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Mountain Bicycling Trails. That's roughly five decades since Crosby, an iron ore mining town, lost its mining business in the '60s and fell into a mire of stagnation as deep as the craters dotting the neighboring hill country.
BRAINERD, Minn.—The National Weather Service, based out of Duluth, sent out a warning Wednesday, Nov. 29, of increased risk of fire in the region. According to the news release, counties and townships across Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin are subject to gusty and dry weather conditions, with winds gusts between 20-30 mph and an afternoon relative humidity lowering between 25-30 percent. Residents are advised to avoid burning and to use caution when discarding burned material.