Amid Wildfires, UW-Eau Claire Marching Band Travels To AustraliaEvery two years the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire marching Blugolds go international. For sophomore trumpet player, Lucy Smith, the upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand is dream come true.
Officials Say Relief On The Way From Smoke Due To WildfiresA smoky haze continues to hamper many areas in northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota as a result of the wildfires in Canada.
DNR: Minnesota Fire Danger Is High Despite Wet GroundThe Department of Natural Resources warns Minnesotans to be cautious near campfires this spring. Even though the ground may be wet, the DNR says burning debris piles can still be dangerous until the foliage turns green.
Spring Burning Restrictions Expanded To 24 More Counties Burning restrictions have expanded to include counties in northern and west-central Minnesota.
Minnesota Weather: Red Flag Warning For Extreme Western MinnesotaWeather officials say there’s a threat wildfires could spark and rage Thursday afternoon in western Minnesota.
DNR To Drone Pilots: Don’t Fly Over WildfiresAs concern over wildfires is ramping up in Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources has a message for drone pilots: Do not fly over or near wildfires.
Rain Helps End Camp Fire, But Hampers Search EffortsA deadly wildfire is nearly contained after several days of rain in Northern California, but searchers are still completing the meticulous task of combing through now-muddy ash and debris for signs of human remains. Crews planned to resume the grim task Saturday after working on-and-off the day before amid a downpour in the devastated town of Paradise. Some are now looking through destroyed neighborhoods for a second time as hundreds of people remain unaccounted for. They're searching for telltale fragments or bone or anything that looks like a pile of cremated ashes.
Reality Check: 'Rake' America Great Again?The death toll from the California wildfires now tops 80, and hundreds more are still missing. President Donald Trump blames state officials for not doing enough to prevent the fires. But is that true? And what is the plan to protect the woods in Minnesota?
Local Firefighter Talks Of Battle In CaliforniaPaul Talbot has seen the danger firsthand. He’s been wildland firefighter since 2003
Scientist: 'The Warmer It Is, The More Fire We See'The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has warmed the world over the past 35 years, the land consumed by flames has more than doubled.
Air Quality Alert Issued For Northern MinnesotaSmoke from Canadian wildfires has prompted another weekend air quality alert.
Air Quality Alert Issued For The WeekendThe MPCA says they're issuing an air quality alert due to smoke from wildfires in western Canada.
What Do Planes Drop On Wildfires?Aerial retardants coat the fuels on the ground, depriving them of oxygen.
Twin Wildfires Threatening 10,000 Northern California HomesTwin wildfires tearing through vineyards and brushy hills threatened some 10,000 homes in Northern California Tuesday — yet another front in the seemingly endless summer of wildfires that have ravaged some of the most scenic areas of the state.
Growing Fires In Western US Put Damper On Holiday FestivitiesLarge wildfires grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region.