When it rains, it pours. Or in this case, snows.
The winter that seems intent on ignoring the season actually listed on the calender is at it again, ready to drop as much as 6 to 8 inches of snow Sunday in the Brainerd area.
Firefighters from several departments braved frigid temperatures Monday afternoon while battling a barn fire on Cass County Road 17 in Maple Township south of Pine River.
Pine River Fire Chief Kevin Kleiner said the fire, reported at 12:23 p.m.
It could be a white Christmas after all.
The National Weather Service in Duluth on Friday issued a winter storm watch for Saturday night through Sunday for northeast Minnesota, including the Brainerd lakes area.
On Saturday, thousands of hunters will head into field and wood in hopes filling out their tags for the firearms deer hunting season opener.
And DNR officials are expecting a good year across the state.