John Enger

John Enger

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
jenger@mpr.org


John Enger is a reporter for MPR News in Bemidji. Enger is a Minnesota native, born and raised near Aitkin and a graduate of MSU-Moorhead. Hes spent the past few years reporting for the Schenectady Gazette in upstate New York.

John Enger Feature Archive

Rachel Downer was babysitting her 6-year-old cousin when she allegedly left the girl in a parking lot on a February night. (07/22/2015)
A legal battle over zoning rights between the city and township of Bemidji will continue thanks to a judge's ruling. (07/22/2015)
Tony Styx holds a cut of meat from a buck.
Tony Styx used to cut up deer as a side hustle but now it's a family business. (07/22/2015)
Less than two weeks after a Minnesota boy died from an infection contracted from the waters of Lake Minnewaska, the annual Glenwood, Minn., festival could take a hit. (07/21/2015)
Five days after one of the worst storms in years, Brainerd Lakes area resorts are starting to open for business, but more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the Brainerd Lakes area remain without power. (07/17/2015)
For one weekend every five years the small northern city swells to nearly half again its normal size. Hotels are booked up, restaurants filled and the streets bursting with visitors. (07/17/2015)
The paper mill and power company running the International Falls dam plan to replace the decades-old wooden gates that hold back Rainy Lake. (07/14/2015)
The Center of Biological Diversity and Honor the Earth have filed a legal petition for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. (07/09/2015)
Tourists will have a hard time getting photos with Bemidji's Paul and Babe statues this holiday weekend, thanks to a fight over the park plaza's redesign. (07/01/2015)
The city of Bemidji is unveiling a new bronze statue of Ojibwe leader Shaynowishkung, known as Chief Bemidji. The effort to honor him nearly stalled over references to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. (06/06/2015)
In an age of backhoes and precise holes, he finds peace preparing resting places by hand. (06/03/2015)
Three days after a bridge fire south of International Falls, trains are rolling again over a temporary structure. (06/01/2015)
Investigators believe a mechanical failure triggered the fire that destroyed a rail bridge south of International Falls. Crews are working quickly to rebuild the U.S.-Canada freight link. (05/28/2015)
No one was hurt in the bridge collapse, which sent three rail cars into a northern Minnesota river. (05/27/2015)
In small-town Minnesota and across the nation, volunteer firefighters are an aging breed, and the next generation may not be eager to sign up. (05/22/2015)