STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER New trees replace those burned in 1988 Yellowstone fires
Most Yellowstone National Park visitors appear to be obsessed with seeing and photographing a bear, with a secondary mission to see Old Faithful erupt.
My obsession is seeing recovery from the 1988... Posted on 7/5/12 at 3:33 AM
60 DAYS TO BETTER LIVING 'The patient is on fire!'
December 2011: A 29-year-old woman is undergoing minor facial surgery at an outpatient center in Florida when a flash fire erupts. She sustains burns to the face and neck and is airlifted to a burn ce... Posted on 4/3/12 at 10:03 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Changes To The Local Airport
I have to admit I haven't been to the airport for a long time. There are lots of changes, new building, a very new and large parking ramp and parking areas, as well as new airlines in Duluth.The airli... Posted on 9/14/11 at 8:00 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY The Natives are Restless
You know that is is spring when the pager starts going off during all times of the day and night for grass fires. I am not pointing a finger at any one group, but they seem to be involved more often t... Posted on 4/9/10 at 5:07 AM
NASCAR DAD Athens Is Burning !
Olive groves are burning on the outskirts. Huge clouds of smoke and ashes cover Athens. We spent a month in Greece a few years ago. We loved Athens, the ruins, the food, wine, and the people. Loved th... Posted on 8/24/09 at 3:44 PM
Rainfall across much of Minnesota in recent days has spurred the Department of Natural Resources to relax burning restrictions across much of the state, but some fires are still banned in Northeastern Minnesota, where conditions remain unusually dry.
Bea Laakkonen is one of dozens of seasonal fire spotters across Wisconsin who climb ladders or stairs — 159 steps at the Gordon tower — nearly every day this time of year to search the horizon for puffs of smoke. They bring lunch, a Thermos and maybe a crossword puzzle book to the job. But mostly they bring a keen eye.
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