Minnesota is sending many of its firefighters and equipment to southwestern states plagued by prolonged dry conditions. The Duluth News Tribune reports most of Minnesota’s forested areas have seen above-normal rainfall.
Last summer was a much different story. Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Pagami Creek fire east of Ely. It was the state’s largest fire in 80 years or more -- charring almost 100,000 acres of pristine forest.