March 9, 2020 - MPR’s John Enger interviews Native American author Dennis Staples about his first novel, "This Town Sleeps." The story depicts the struggle of a gay Ojibwe man to accept a Native tradition where he rarely felt at home, while escaping a reservation he could never quite leave. It is told through the eyes of a twenty-something narrator, who bears a striking resemblance to Staples himself.
December 5, 2018 - MPR’s John Enger profiles Tom Petrie, who works full-time as a sergeant in the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office…but has second job that happens in the shed. He's an expert in a type of trophy taxidermy known as the European mount.
November 2, 2018 - MPR’s John Enger traveled to Wisconsin to see what he could learn from that state's efforts to contain Chronic Wasting Disease in it’s deer population.
November 2, 2018 - MPR’s John Enger traveled to Wisconsin to see how Chronic Wasting Disease has changed everything for one deer hunter.
November 1, 2018 - MPR’s John Enger traveled to Wisconsin to see what exactly Chronic Wasting Disease is; how it is impacting Wisconsin…and potentially in Minnesota.
November 20, 2017 - MPR’s John Enger reports on boxing on Red Lake Indian Reservation. Enger profiles boxers Antonio Varney and Louis Jourdain.
October 3, 2016 - MPR’s John Enger interviews Ojibwe storyteller Anne Dunn, who reflects on a lifetime of storytelling on northern Minnesota reservations. Enger spoke with Dunn in a cabin on Drewery Lake.
July 6, 2016 - MPR’s John Enger reports from Deer River, a small town in Itasca county, which was hit especially hard by a storm racing across northern Minnesota on July 5, 2016. The damaging rain and wind came just days before the town’s annual Wild Rice Festival.
June 22, 2016 - MPR's John Enger goes on a hunt for Bigfoot with Mike Hexum.
May 23, 2016 - As part of MPR's “Trouble in the Water” series, MPR’s John Enger reports on the pollution issue of failing septic systems along the rocky shore of Rainy Lake.