At Wednesday's session of the Wildfire Academy in Grand Rapids, students got out in the field, practicing with hoses, pumps and ignition tools. It's Day Three of the week-long training. Most of the 700 students are beginners getting their first taste of the field.
A nationwide group of fisheries scientists will review the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's walleye assessment on Mille Lacs Lake after nearby resort owners questioned the lake's low population of the fish.
Among a group of nearly 19,000 expected to compete in the 41st annual Grandma's Marathon, every runner has their story. Jim Hagerl of Cloquet plans to run in this year's Great Grandma's Marathon Challenge hoping to keep his mind off the gravity of being diagnosed with brain cancer.