Weather Forecast


Minimal rainfall recorded at Brainerd forestry office


The Minnesota DNR Forestry Office in Brainerd reported less than a half-inch of rain in September, continuing the dry conditions that have persisted for a number of weeks.

Mark Mortensen, DNR program forester, also said the dry weather continues a pattern that was seen in the fall of 2011 with a wet spring and dry fall. For the past two weeks, he said no burning permits have been authorized in Cass, Crow Wing and Aitkin counties.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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