Nathaniel Minor Feature Archive

The cities of Fargo, N.D. and Moorhead, Minn. have purchased and removed hundreds of flood-prone homes along the Red River since the record flood of 2009. As a result, the cities require fewer sandbags and less manpower when fighting floods now. The region is gearing up for another major flood this year. (04/10/2013)
Volunteers in Fargo, N.D., started filling sandbags Wednesday in preparation for flooding along the Red River expected later this month. The city will fill enough sandbags to be prepared for a record flood, but will need only about half the sandbags it used in 2009 because of permanent flood measures installed since then. (04/03/2013)
Kramarczuk's, an Eastern European deli and restaurant in northeast Minneapolis, has won a James Beard American Classic Award. (02/28/2013)
Timbuktu is back in Mali's hands, thanks to help from the French and other Western powers. It was ruled by Islamist militants since early last year. I made the trip to Mali, a land-locked country in West Africa, in January 2009 as part of a team working on a USDA-sponsored sustainable agriculture project. (01/29/2013)
Sugar beet farmers in the Red River Valley are busy harvesting a bumper crop this fall, the second harvest since American Crystal Sugar locked 1,300 union workers out of its five factories in a labor dispute. (10/16/2012)
A wildfire destroyed at least six structures as it skirted the small city of about 700 people near the Canadian border. The local nursing home, school, assisted living center and a group home, all in the southern portion of the city, were evacuated. (10/02/2012)
Ice fishing and beer drinking are two closely intertwined traditions in Minnesota's winter months. Two enterprising business people in northwestern Minnesota figured out a novel way to capitalize on both. (02/06/2012)
Photos of the burn area in the Boundary Waters before the Pagami Creek fire started. (09/15/2011)
This map shows the perimeter of the fire currently burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, as well as closed entry points. (09/14/2011)
Compare photographs of the Red River in Fargo and Moorhead taken before and during flooding. (04/08/2011)
About 200 Fargo residents gathered Wednesday evening to learn more about the city's plan to prepare for this year's expected spring flooding. (02/10/2011)
A group of about 75 people welcomed Mike Link and Katie Crowley in Duluth Saturday afternoon as the couple completed the final stage of a 1,550-mile hike around Lake Superior. (09/18/2010)
Every Labor Day weekend, thousands of people come to the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in the tiny northwestern Minnesota town of Rollag. Dozens of antique steam engines are shown that were once used to thresh -- to separate grain from the stalk. (09/09/2010)
The Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, Minn. puts on a big show every July that attracts hundreds to the small town in the heart of dairy farm country. (07/19/2010)
Scenes from Spring in the Boundary Waters in far northeastern Minnesota. (06/01/2010)