Ann Arbor Miller
With just 3,558 residents, or six people per square mile, Travis County along the South Dakota border is Minnesota's least populated -- and it fits most common definitions of frontier. It can be lonely, so people have come to rely on a far-flung network of agencies and collaborators to serve a population that's also one of the oldest in the state. We looked at how the county copes these challenges as part of our Forced To Choose series.
July is typically a busy month for bees, and peak time for honey production in Minnesota. It's also a busy time for beekeeper Jeff Anderson, who keeps a close eye on his hives - not just to watch for honey, but also for disease.
A dying craft is being preserved in a small northern Minnesota town. Black Swan barrels is one of only a few remaining wooden barrel makers in the country. Tucked away inside a nondescript industrial building in the tiny town of Osage, the shop floor of this family-run business is a busy, noisy place.
Nearly half the golden-winged warblers in the world are in northern Minnesota right now for the summer breeding season, and the tiny birds have become the subjects of a two-year research project that could help determine whether they should be listed as a threatened or endangered species.
The water has reached record levels north of Fargo-Moorhead and dozens of roads are under water making travel nearly impossible. MPR News sent photojournalist Ann Arbor Miller to get an aerial view of the flooding in the Red River Valley.
Volunteers and homeowners are building sandbag dikes to ready themselves for the expected rise of the Red River at Fargo-Moorhead to between 39 and 41 feet by late this weekend.
The rising Red River is expected to reach 39 to 41 feet this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The cities of Fargo and Moorhead are delivering sandbags to neighborhoods to construct temporary dikes.
Minnesota black bears are on the move in northwest Minnesota. Bears are expanding their range out of forested areas, into farmland. Researchers are trying to learn more about how and why these bears are adapting to a new habitat where bears traditionally did not live.
Efforts are underway in Fargo, N.D., to fill 3 million sandbags by mid-March in anticipation of the area's third consecutive major spring flood.