Weather Forecast



June 12, 2018
Wildfires are igniting across the Mountain West and the weather is not helping
June 12, 2018 - 11:41am
May 15, 2018
Red flag warning issued for northern half of Minnesota
May 15, 2018 - 2:34pm
May 14, 2018
A color-coded map of Minnesota that details on a county-by-county basis the perceived risk of fire. Cass, Crow Wing and Aitkin Counties were considered 'High' risk on Sunday. Website graphic / Department of Natural Resources
Fire risk continues with dry spring
May 14, 2018 - 4:00am
May 10, 2018
A wildfire known as the Pillager Lake Fire burns in the distance Monday, May 7. The fire consumed about 25 acres, fueled by deadfall from a blowdown event three summers ago. Pillager Area Fire & Rescue / Facebook photo
Steep terrain complicates firefighting efforts at Pillager Lake
May 10, 2018 - 8:00am
May 9, 2018
A Fire Boss aircraft lands Monday on Gull Lake, near Madden's Resort on Gull Lake, to scoop water while fighting a wildfire near Pillager Lake.  Mike Kurilla / 3 Sevens Studio LLC
Critical condition: Fires spark in dangerous weather
May 9, 2018 - 1:34pm
May 7, 2018
Graphic by National Weather Service Duluth.
Fire conditions near critical - Consider not burning today
May 7, 2018 - 12:01pm
May 4, 2018
Minnesota DNR forestry firefighters have had a busy season.
Jennifer Kraus / Brainerd Dispatch
Dangerous fire conditions have fire agency prepared for busy Friday
May 4, 2018 - 4:00am
May 1, 2018
“For more than a decade, spring burning restrictions have successfully reduced the number of wildfires we’ve had in Minnesota,” said Casey McCoy, DNR fire prevention supervisor. “In fact, wildfires are down more than 30 percent from a decade ago, thanks in large part to these restrictions.” Click on image to view the entire graphic. MnDNR
Grass fires, wildfires keeping firefighters busy
May 1, 2018 - 11:20am
April 30, 2018
A fire that broke out Sunday evening northwest of Greenbush, Minn., had burned about 4,000 acres of grass and brushland habitat as of Monday morning. Fire departments from Lancaster, Hallock, Lake Bronson and Greenbush, along with teams from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, have been working to control the fire. (Photo/ Shawn Olsen, Minnesota DNR)
Fire in far northern Minnesota burns about 5,800 acres; 30 counties in burn ban
April 30, 2018 - 9:45pm
The Minnesota DNR had most of eastern half of the state -- including Crow Wing County in an extreme fire danger warning Sunday -- meaning the “fire situation is explosive and can result in extensive property damage,” the DNR stated. Click on image to see entire graphic.
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Fire danger 'Extreme:' Fire agencies ask people not to burn
April 30, 2018 - 3:00am
April 25, 2018
So far this season, MNICS agencies reported 81 total fires for 2,743 acres burned. Brainerd Dispatch file photo.
Light rain offers fleeting reprieve, but fire danger remains high
April 25, 2018 - 8:00am
April 24, 2018
A Nisswa firefighter rushes to a blazing fire Monday on Crow Wing County Highway 4, north of Merrifield. Numerous fire departments and the DNR fought the fire in a pine plantation near the road. The highway was blocked by law enforcement to give responders space to fight the fire and for public safety. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Gallery

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Wildfire burns quickly through pines near Nisswa
April 24, 2018 - 3:00am
April 23, 2018
Wildfire season arrives
April 23, 2018 - 9:25pm
April 20, 2018
Brainerd fire department responds to a grass fire Thursday on Woida Road in Baxter. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Wildfire season is underway: Brainerd firefighters called to Baxter grass fire
April 20, 2018 - 4:00am
March 25, 2018
Outdoor Notes for March 25
March 25, 2018 - 5:30am