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In this Sept. 13, 2011, file photo shows an aerial view of the Pagami Creek wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northeastern Minnesota. The Duluth News Tribune reported Sunday that the U.S. Forest Service has at least temporarily suspended a policy of letting fires burn in the national forest system, in hopes of saving resources spent on fighting infernos that start small but quickly grow out of control. Clint Austin | Associated Press/The Duluth News-Tribune

Forest Service changes policy on letting some forest fires burn

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DULUTH, Minn. - Nearly one year after a tiny wilderness fire exploded into Minnesota's largest forest fire in more than 70 years, a temporary U.S. Forest Service policy will now put that kind of fire out before it can grow.


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