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

Koochiching County Sheriff's Department authorities are still filling in details in the bizarre break-ins and fatal shooting that took place along a rural section of Minnesota Highway 53. (07/28/2014)
Nick Painovich hangs up the day's catch.
Changing tastes, higher taxes, property values and overhead sunk many resorts, but Lake of the Woods resorts are holding strong. (07/27/2014)
Common tern nests flooded this spring
It wasn't a great year for the shoreline wildlife of Lake of the Woods. Flood waters from the saturated Rainy River watershed poured into the lake starting in June. (07/27/2014)
Scientists don't yet know exactly how much blooms have expanded, but early findings suggest the algae is getting thicker, likely due to a combination of climate change and decades-old pollution. (07/27/2014)
A night fishing ban intended to protect the walleye population on Mille Lacs Lake will be lifted a month early. (07/14/2014)
A Bemidji School District maintenance truck took an over-eager right onto Paul Bunyan Avenue Friday morning, prematurely dumping 25 gallons of latex pavement marking paint in a 100 yard yellow smear. (07/11/2014)
Environmental regulations begun in the 1960s have helped restore the Rainy River sturgeon and the 10-year count is meant to keep it that way. (07/11/2014)
The Fourth of July weekend marks the start of peak camping season. While Minnesota's state parks weren't immune from recent heavy rains, reservation numbers predict a very busy weekend. (07/03/2014)
Minnesota is about as waterlogged as it's ever been but flooding could be much worse. Record rainfalls have not caused devastating flooding in some of the places traditionally most at risk. (07/01/2014)
The former White Earth tribal chairman and self-proclaimed "Super Chief" left a complicated history behind when he died Tuesday at 75. (06/25/2014)
Some structures have already been lost, and as waters rise more over the next week, more will need sandbagging. (06/20/2014)
As waters rise in Rainy Lake, resort owners watch docks wash away and Boise paper mill workers stack sandbags around generators in their flooding powerhouse, there's one industry on Minnesota's northern border that's not affected: houseboat rentals. (06/19/2014)
Minnesotans across the state woke up to thunder and torrential rain Thursday that triggered flash flooding and dangerous driving conditions in some places. (06/19/2014)
Minnesota's northern border lakes and rivers are at record levels, and with more rain in the forecast, dam engineers are contemplating an unusual move to help protect the Boise paper mill. (06/18/2014)
Farm fields became ponds and roads flowed like rivers this week as downpours in Minnesota soaked saturated ground, damaging crops and threatening homes from the Iowa border to International Falls. (06/17/2014)