Friday Jul 4
Fort Francis Times
Rainy Lake level close to peaking
The level of Rainy Lake is close to peaking at its highest level since 1950. At the Fort Frances-International Falls dam, all 15 spill gates have been open since June 6. As well, the overflow weir that spans the centre of the dam began passing water last week for the first time since 1950.
Financial incentives bring films to Minnesota
Financial incentives designed to lure filmmakers to Minnesota appear to be doing the trick - and that can mean big dollars for local economies.
Twin Cities Daily Planet
Keeping the tap running: Lawmakers confront declining groundwater
White Bear Lake has declined by several feet in recent years. Lawmakers have made the lake part of three groundwater management areas that are intended to establish sustainable levels of water use.