Turning on the tap is no longer a guarantee of water, at least for a growing number of homes and businesses across the state.
As frost levels have reached in excess of 7 feet in places, water pipes are freezing.
After a long wait, the highly anticipated warm-up finally arrived Monday.
So bask in the spring air this week, because the National Weather Service forecast indicates temperatures more typical of a frigid January will be back by the weekend.
Foreclosures in Crow Wing County did something in January that hasn't been recorded in at least seven years.
There were nine foreclosures in January. It's the first time in at least 84 months the number of foreclosures was in single digits.
A proposed Crow Wing County staffing move had commissioners questioning the savings.
Privatizing services, pots of government money and taxes were all intertwined at the Crow Wing County Board meeting Tuesday.