BAXTER - This week, potentially Friday depending on weather and wind, a planned burn is expected at Camp Ripley covering thousands of acres.
The aerial burn will utilize helicopters from the camp and the Department of Natural Resources.
BAXTER - Lakes area residents should expect to hear something they haven't in perhaps a decade.
Drones. Helicopters. Tanks. Military thunder. Camp Ripley expects to have a busy summer.
"We're going to be doing a lot," said Col. Scott St.
• Lyme disease symptoms include an expanding rash, headache, fatigue, muscle aches. Symptoms may be severe, including facial palsy, heart beat problems and joint swelling to such an extreme it leads to arthritis.
Unseasonably mild weather has at least one unwelcome side-effect - the potential for an encounter with a small creature with a serious bite.
Tick-borne illnesses have been on the rise in the lakes area in recent years.
A 65-year-old Brainerd woman led half a dozen law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase after fleeing a domestic dispute where she rammed her estranged husband's car.
No one was injured in the chase, which exceeded speeds of 80 mph at times.
Edina Realty reports the housing market inventory is finally decreasing.
"The housing market inventory is the lowest we've seen since 2004," according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR).
Aitkin had a problem.
Pedestrians trying to cross Aitkin's expansive Minnesota Avenue, the city's main street, made it midway before a flashing red hand made them think they couldn't make it safely to the other side.