Fire crews from at least three municipalities were called to the scene to put down the flames. A lack of moisture is contributing to tinder-dry conditions across the Twin Cities and the state of Minnesota.
These Twin Cities restaurants have heated patios for outdoor winter dining
From bonfires to igloos, Twin Cities restaurants have you covered as temperatures drop.
Man fatally stabbed in St. Paul, marking record 35th homicide this year
Police have identified a person of interest.
Kirill Kaprizov's slow start is a thing of the past
A potential sophomore slump has been erased with a three-point night against the Devils..
Man fatally shot by police at Mounds View liquor store is identified
The 21-year-old died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread
It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.
MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200
The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.
Mayor Frey unveils workgroup to develop public safety recommendations
There are 35 members in the workgroup.
MN city named best ice fishing destination in the US
A lake in Wisconsin also made the top 8.
'TODAY Show' surprises Minneapolis youth nonprofit with toys
It's part of the program's Season of Giving toy drive.
3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota
There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.
Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane
The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.
Woman, 72, burned in grass fire
Patricia Pauna, 72, was air-lifted to a hospital in Duluth after she received severe burns to her arms and legs when when she tried to put a grass fire with a shovel in rural Itasca County, the Duluth News Tribune reports. The fire had started in a pit and spread to nearby tall grasses. Local fire crews and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources put it out.
State farmers urged by DNR to take fire precautions
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning farmers across the state to take precautions as they begin the fall harvest of their crops because the dry conditions could present fire hazards. The DNR says fires can be sparked by equipment in dry fields, so they urge farmers to prep their machinery to avoid overheating and sparks.
Fire warning dropped in SW Minn., officials still advise caution
The red flag fire warning was dropped after passing storms brought in moisture in the southwest part of the state. Fire officials say there's still a chance for fires if the wind picks up and dries everything out again.
Solar storms could trigger northern lights in high latitudes
A massive eruption of charged particles from the sun is due to hit Earth's magnetic field soon, which might create some dazzling sights in the sky sometime Wednesday or Thursday, at least for those in high latitudes.
Heron lovers celebrate revival of Anoka County rookery
Biologists were surprised to discover that the dwindling number of great blue herons at an Anoka County sanctuary was caused by raccoons preying on their eggs and chicks. Banding the trees with metal to keep the coons from climbing them has sparked a resurgence of herons.
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