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

Construction of Parkland Place Apartments
Apartments in the city of 2,600 are such a rare commodity that there is often a waiting months-long waiting list for those that do come available. (09/17/2014)
Minnesota Orchestra brass quintet in Bemidji.
With a 16-month lockout behind them, musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra are taking their instruments across the state. (09/16/2014)
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New state rules will allow hunters over 60 to use crossbows for deer. DNR officials hope the change will lure older hunters back to the field. (09/12/2014)
Officials now say the water in Brainerd, Minn., is safe to drink without boiling. The news comes after test results showed no bacteria in the municipal water supply. (09/10/2014)
In the face of an ongoing boil order, a Minnesota community wrestles with questions about using chlorine in its municipal water system. (09/09/2014)
Residents of Brainerd remain under an order to boil their water -- four days after a thunderstorm brought down the city's water system. (09/08/2014)
Of the town's four successful eating establishments, two were set ablaze, likely by a lighting strike. (09/04/2014)
Storm clusters will also take aim at Minnesota's Arrowhead and northern Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. (09/04/2014)
Roger's Resort owner has withdrawn his application to the Beltrami County Board for a liquor license near Minnesota's only dry reservation. Tribal leaders feared a new liquor store nearby could harm efforts to combat alcoholism. (09/02/2014)
A proposal from Roger's Resort to sell beer and hard liquor seemed to be headed for approval, but then leaders of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe stepped forward with objections. (08/29/2014)
A tornado downed trees, broke windows and lifted the roof off a barn in Benton County Sunday. (08/25/2014)
The rice hustle is about as simple as hustles come. For Doug Brown, the wild rice tradition has become a fairly lucrative side hustle. (08/24/2014)
At first glance, the small town doesn't seem like a natural choice for an interfaith picnic. (08/22/2014)
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn visited Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig, the small tribal school east of Cass Lake, discussing a laundry list of problems. (08/20/2014)
Richard Selheim's side hustle started in 1987 when he tried to get a loan to build the house in Warroad where he still lives. The loan officer happened to love trapping, and hate skinning. Selheim got the loan and his very first customer. (08/19/2014)