by Charlie Zelle, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation June 13, 2014. June is Rail Crossing Safety Awareness Month. It serves to remind us that risky behavior near railroad tracks can be a matter of life and death. Already this year, there have been 25 highway-rail grade collisions in Minnesota. In February, drivers in Elk River went around lowered gates at two different crossings and their vehicles were hit by trains. Fortunately, only property was damaged.
Milaca is in central Mille Lacs county and is the county seat. There are many businesses in Milaca a public school system and several farms nearby.
from june trip to tamarack national wildlife refuge, Island view lake, near Frazee / Detroit lakes MN back through staples, and geese in Baxter
by Nathan Steffenson
In Minnesota, June is the month with the most deer car crashes. That is the time the older fawns have separated from the mother doe.
Birds flying over Lake Onamia July 20 2007
Waterfalls in the spring at Jay Cooke State Park St. Louis River April 21 2007. which was years before the major flooding that happened there. Video by Nathan Steffenson captured as part of a photography class .
from June 2013 in Onamia MN
release from the Minnesota department of commerce
Each year about 50,000 people visit emergency rooms in the United States for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and more than 500 die each year from this silent, odorless, colorless gas.