John Enger Feature Archive

Interviews with fire and law enforcement officials, together with state fire data, suggest Cass Lake has a problem with arson. MPR News analyzed arson statistics collected by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety from 2009 to 2012, the most recent year available, and found higher than average arson rates in Cass Lake. (06/05/2014)
Sometime between ice out and the dreaded first mosquito hatch, a new crop of public art sculptures sprouts up along the streets of Bemidji. (05/30/2014)
The cause of the flames is still under investigation, but preliminary findings suggest a juvenile, whose name has not been released, started the blaze. He was found near the wildfire perimeter and taken into custody. (05/29/2014)
A company spokesperson said she doesn't know when workers will be able to restore gas service to the 900 customers in Warren and Argyle. (05/27/2014)
Mille Lacs Lake is a big deal for the DNR. It's been called the crown jewel of the state's large-lake walleye fishery. Local businesses thrive and fail with the walleye population, and right now the walleye population is at a 40-year low. (05/23/2014)
Stocking has been common in Minnesota for nearly a century but Neil Vanderbosch, a fisheries program consultant for the DNR, said most people don't know much about it. We asked him for a crash course. (05/23/2014)
Those who make their living plying the waters of Lake Mille Lacs eat a lot of fish. It's fresh. It's plentiful, and it's good prepared in a lot of ways. Here are a few recipes favored by Mille Lacs fishing professionals. (05/23/2014)
DPMS Panther Arms, which employs more than 100 people in St. Cloud, is one of a several plants that parent company Remington plans to consolidate into one large factory in Huntsville, Alabama. (05/16/2014)
The Red Lake band of Ojibwe has approved longtime treasurer Darrell Seki, Sr. as the new tribal chairman. The vote held Wednesday ends Floyd "Buck" Jourdain's decade-long administration. (05/15/2014)
Sappi Fine Paper will cut 27 positions from its Cloquet pulp mill as part of a 5 percent reduction in its North American workforce. (05/14/2014)