John Enger Feature Archive

After 40 years, Bemidji's American Legion post is closing its bar. When post membership falls, Legion bars are the first to go. (12/31/2014)
A Bemidji-area couple want a house with fixed walls, someday. For now, they enjoy a life of hands-on problem solving in a sort-of tent. (12/29/2014)
Hazards are high and the pay is low, but for a bike enthusiast it's the perfect gig. (12/18/2014)
A coating of freezing rain and snow has much of Minnesota looking more like winter. But the state's cold weather recreation business needs more than a wintry covering. (12/16/2014)
Sandra Lommen, of Bloomington, was found early Wednesday suffering from hypothermia hours after leaving a party. She later died at Sanford Medical Center. (12/11/2014)
As of Thursday night, hunters harvested 35 wolves in northeast Minnesota -- hitting the DNR target harvest for that area in just six days. (12/05/2014)
The Temple is one of only a few buildings left in Minnesota built specifically for Masons, by Masons. It features architectural elements for the group's ceremonies. (12/04/2014)
Karen Noyce tranquilized, studied and fitted 800 bears with radio collars over 33 years. She retired on Tuesday from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. (12/02/2014)
Aiming to halt a slide in enrollment, Northwest Technical College announced a plan that will focus on trades, life experience and flexibility. NTC also will change its name. (12/01/2014)
Hundreds of massive steel pipes parked in a field near Itasca State Park have become a conversation topic in northwest Minnesota. What are they doing there? (11/28/2014)
A lawsuit against the Minnesota DNR alleges that it has mismanaged Mille Lacs Lake and failed to consider a constitutional amendment that aims to preserve fishing heritage. (11/20/2014)
The DNR curbed the hunt to help rebuild the state's herds. It worked as planned. Deer kills were down dramatically this firearms season. (11/18/2014)
The rule changes come following record walleye harvests the past winter and summer from the northwest Minnesota lake, state officials say. (11/17/2014)
The last time skiers braved the slopes at Lutsen Mountains in mid-November was 1998. (11/13/2014)
Deer processing is a pretty reliable seasonal side hustle in northern Minnesota, where a guy in his garage will cut up a deer for $50 to $80. (11/13/2014)