Environmental report card highlights threat from ‘mega-rains’ for Minnesota

Ticks are also becoming more wide-spread

A draft environmental report card for the state warns that as global temperatures warm, Minnesotans need to prepare for increases in catastrophic “mega-rains” and a greater spread of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease.The report card comes from the Environmental Quality Board, which will discuss the draft next week. The final version will provide a foundation for the Minnesota Environmental Congress in February.The report card singles out climate-related issues for the lowest marks.Minnesota is getting more frequent “mega-rains,” when at least 6 inches affects over 1,000 square miles. Minnesota has experienced seven in the past 17 years, compared with four in the previous 27. Minnesota recorded two this summer alone.The report also shows how ticks are becoming more widespread across Minnesota with the warmer weather.___Online:The draft 2017 Minnesota Environment and Energy Report Card can be viewed at: Environmental Congress:

Snow Storm To Impact Holiday Travel

Several Inches Of Snow Exspected For Large Area Of Upper Mid West

Things seem to be running as normal for the airport but for those choosing to stay put on the ground, you may want to keep a close eye on this storm.A second storm is set to hit a wide array of the upper mid-west making traveling a little more worrisome for thousands that are set to hit the roadways.

MnDNR Creates Trip Planner for Finding Best Fall Colors

It's that time of year for beautiful colors all across Minnesota!

It happens around the same time every year, Chlorophyll production in tree leaves slows down and stops, causing the leaves to lose their green color and gain gorgeous red, gold, and orange hues. The annual result is many Minnesotans flocking outside to behold this magnificent event.

Tuesday Storms Brought More Damage to Wisconsin

Flash flooding resulted after 4-6 inches of rain fell in a short period of time

Flood Watches and Warnings continues across much of Wisconsin after 4 to 6 inches of rain fell late Tuesday into Wednesday morning triggering flash flooding of roads, rivers and low lying areas. Another 1 to 3 inches or more of rain is expected later this evening and into Thursday morning. Here is a county by county review of the situation.

Disaster Assistance Meeting for July Flooding

Wisconsin Officials Visit to Educate Residents on Disaster Relief Funding

Local governments and private non-profit agencies that sustained damage during the floods in Northwest Wisconsin were encouraged to attend a meeting in Superior on Tuesday morning.