Minn. Bats Are Facing A Deadly Disease, And Here’s Why You Should CareA small-winged mammal not highly thought of by most people is under attack, as a deadly disease has already killed millions of them across the country.
DNR: Fungus Dangerous To Bats Confirmed At 2 MN State ParksA fungus that has been linked to bat colony decimation has been confirmed in two Minnesota State Parks, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The fungus is known to cause white-nose syndrome (WNS), which is a disease that is harmful and mostly fatal to hibernating bats, the DNR said. The fungus has reportedly decimated bat populations in eastern portions of the United States and Canada.
Tours Resume At Underground Minn. Mine After FireThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says tours will resume Saturday at Soudan Underground Mine State Park near Tower.
Underground Mine At Park Remains Closed To ToursOfficials say it's unlikely the mine at Soudan Underground Mine State Park will reopen for tours this year after last winter's fire. But they say there's still plenty to do at the park and its new sister state park on Lake Vermilion.
Report: Sparks Probably Caused Minn. Mine FireA report says sparks produced during maintenance probably caused last month's fire at Soudan Underground Mine State Park near Tower.
No Cause Of Fire, Reopen Date On Soudan MineA State Fire Marshal's report on the cause of the fire in the Soudan Underground Mine is expected within a week.
Power Restored To Minn. Mine's Lowest LevelElectricians have restored power to the lowest level of a deep underground iron mine in northern Minnesota after a fire broke out last week.
Soudan Mine Park Closed For Fire InvestigationAn unusual state park created out of a deep underground iron mine to help preserve Minnesota's mining history will remain closed to visitors indefinitely following a fire that broke out late last week.
DNR: Soudan Mine Fire 99 Percent OutThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a fire in the state's oldest, deepest mine is 99 percent extinguished.
3-Person Crew Enters Mine After FireWith an underground fire contained, a three-person crew has entered the Soudan Mine and turned on underground water pumps.
Firefighters Work To Save Expensive Mine LabFirefighters continued to battle the blaze that started in a mine shaft in the Soudan Underground Mine Friday by dumping hundreds of gallons of firefighting foam and thousands of gallons of water down the shaft.