John Enger Feature Archive

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Roger's Resort owner has withdrawn his application to the Beltrami County Board for a liquor license near Minnesota's only dry reservation.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)
After nearly two weeks on the lam in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, all but four of the bison have been recaptured or are at rest in the local meat locker. (08/15/2014)
In general, lakes from Bemidji to the Canadian border will yield only a quarter of the wild rice they did last year. (08/12/2014)
A communications safety net has been spreading across the 2.5 million acre wilderness for a decade. That net is enabling more rescues but officials warn it should not give people false confidence they can explore the wilderness area without proper preparation. (08/01/2014)