Weather Forecast



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 4, 2018
Taken a year ago on April 27, 2017 (left): Gull Lake beachside seating at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa accommodates viewing of wide open water vistas. One year later on April 27, 2018 (right): The same scene offers frozen-over emptiness, after a seemingly endless winter. Image credits go to Grand View Lodge lake-cam, captured and submitted by Steve Olson, Flying Cloud Exposures, Baxter.
What a difference a year makes
May 4, 2018 - 3:00am
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
Northwest Minnesota building destroyed after controlled burn 'got out of hand
April 30, 2018 - 4:13pm
April 18, 2018
Daggett Creek flows through Up a Creek Campground in Fifty Lakes on a cold, snowy April 4 evening. Up a Creek was formerly Fifty Lakes Campground. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Up a (Daggett) creek campground
April 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
April 17, 2018
Large waves break as they near Canal Park and an ice-encased bench along the Lakewalk Sunday afternoon. The city of Duluth recommends that people stay off the Lakewalk Trail in Canal Park because of icy conditions. Strong winds have caused the boardwalk, paved sections, benches and large boulders to be covered with thick layers of ice or slush, along with gravel and other debris. (Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service)
Weekend snowstorm sets records
April 17, 2018 - 3:00am
April 14, 2018
Become a trained weather spotter
April 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
April 12, 2018
Snow falls in Backus Wednesday night. Denton Newman Jr. / Brainerd Dispatch
Wintry mix continues to delay spring
April 12, 2018 - 2:00am
April 9, 2018
Statewide tornado drills will be held at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 12. Outdoor sirens and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios will sound.
Severe Weather Awareness Week starts this week
April 9, 2018 - 2:00am
April 7, 2018
Accumulating snowfall is possible across parts of the Northland on Sunday into Monday. Snow will spread in from southwest to northeast on Sunday. The heaviest snowfall is expected Sunday afternoon and evening before gradually tapering off early on Monday. Generally, 1 to 3 inches of accumulation is possible from the Brainerd Lakes to the Hinckley area with the highest totals in the Brainerd Lakes region.  National Weather Service Duluth
Snow a possibility Sunday - Brainerd lakes area could see 1-3 inches
April 7, 2018 - 4:00am
April 6, 2018
On Thursday, April 12, sheriff's departments and other agencies from across the state will  participate in the statewide tornado drill with sirens being activated at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Outdoor warning sirens and NOAA Weather Radios will sound in a simulated tornado warning. The tornado drills allow everyone in the community to practice their emergency plans for tornadoes.
Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week April 9-13
April 6, 2018 - 10:00am
April 2, 2018
Tired of practicing inside, members of the Brainerd Warrior Softball team members shovel snow Monday, April 2, off their field near Brainerd High School. Using shovels and snowblowers, the team and coaches were challenged with 12 inches of snow after the recent spring snowstorms. Steve Kohls  /  Brainerd Dispatch  Video
A winter that never ends
April 2, 2018 - 9:56pm
A snowmobiler rides alongside Highway 371 Saturday in Baxter after the Brainerd lakes area received almost 11 inches of snow. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
NWS: Weekend snowfall crushes 43-year record
April 2, 2018 - 3:00am
March 30, 2018
WINTER STORM WARNINGS IN EFFECT - a quick burst of heavy snow is expected tonight and Saturday morning over a good portion of the Northland. An area of 6 to 10+ inches of accumulation is expected, as well as gusty northerly winds, with gusts up to 30 mph possible. Heavy snowfall rates and blowing snow will lead to difficult travel conditions, with snowfall rates of one inch per hour or greater as well. National Weather Service Duluth graphic.
Winter storm expected to create dangerous travel conditions
March 30, 2018 - 11:02am