Some structures have already been lost, and as waters rise more over the next week, more will need sandbagging.
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.
Minnesotans across the state woke up to thunder and torrential rain Thursday that triggered flash flooding and dangerous driving conditions in some places.
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.
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.
Reservoir dams there control the water level on the river and a number of lakes, and even with the dam gates fully open there's been so much rain in the region that the Rainy Lake levels continue to rise.
The Rainy, Kabetogoma, Namakan Lakes and others in the Rainy River watershed are swallowing docks and threatening homes, cabins and resorts.
Organizers of the annual Judy Garland festival hope there were so many people in "Wizard of Oz" costumes that the judges from the Guinness Book of World Records take notice.
Four suspected members of a sophisticated methamphetamine trafficking organization were arrested Tuesday according to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Department.
Paul Bunyan and Nik Nerburn have a complicated relationship. As a punk documentarian, Nerburn hopes to challenge racism, capitalism and patriarchy. "To me," he said, "Paul sort of stands for all those things."
The insect known as the "friendly fly" may have saved Minnesotans this year from a plague-sized hatch of tent caterpillars.
American Indian communities are culturally different than western society as a whole -- so improving the health of those communities requires specialized research and possibly different medical treatments, said researchers at the second annual summit on Native American health.
The races for District 1 representative and secretary-treasurer were too close to call in earlier rounds of voting and forced the run-off election Tuesday.
The Minnesota Army National Guard held its fourth annual Trolling for Troops event, bringing veterans to Camp Ripley to fish 18 miles of Mississippi River as it flows through the military base.
The river peaked yesterday at Manitou Rapids west of International Falls and held steady today. Fallon said it's not likely to rise much higher.