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.
Authorities say they found one man dead, another dying in a home near Walker.
New jobs mean economic growth for Thief River Falls but they may also worsen a long standing housing shortage in northwest Minnesota, officials say.
Minnesota takes drastic actions to protect the state's crown jewel fish, among them using sharpshooters to kill thousands of birds that eat the fish walleye feed on.
Workers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources intentionally lit a slash pile on Nov. 25, triggering a wildfire. It appeared to burn out in a few weeks, but coals buried deep in root clusters smoldered through the winter.
Anthony James Wittner pleaded guilty to felony wildfire arson for setting a fire that burned 76 acres of forest, forcing 10 families from their homes.
The 113-year-old span crossed a swamp north of Blackduck and supported the Blue Ox recreational trail. The fire leaves the town without one of its main attractions.
New DNR safety rules will ground firefighting helicopters and planes when a drone is present, forcing crews to fight the blaze without air support until the drone retreats.
Three members of Congress visited Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School to see how much tribal schools need repairs. A White House report estimates $967 million is needed nationwide.
Hundreds of acres are burning in Aitkin County, but the fire is not threatening structures or people. The fire danger remains high in much of Minnesota.
Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed budget would double the state's wolf depredation fund from $200,000 every two years to $400,000.
Federal regulators Wednesday classified the bats as threatened amid concerns over white-nose syndrome, a disease deadly to the creatures. Minnesota research played a role in protecting the bats.
Minneapolis police are still looking for clues in the disappearance of a college student who has been missing since early Friday morning.
The company is eliminating 1,500 jobs and closing stores in Canada in an effort to streamline branding.
The loss of two animals decimates the Grygla herd.