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Boundary Waters Canoe Area
October 7, 2013
Researchers suspect BWCA was 1st Minnesota settlement
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Researchers at St. Cloud State University say they have reason to believe that a site in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was home to a settlement 16,400 years ago, which would make the habitation the oldest in Minnesota. They base it on...
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October 7, 2013 - 11:13am
October 9, 2012
Couple found dead near canoe identified
GRAND MARAIS — Cook County sheriff's officials have identified two people found dead near their capsized canoe in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Authorities say the victims are a couple from Forest Lake — 55-year-old Thomas Pineault and 51-year-old Cynthia Pineault....
October 9, 2012 - 8:13am
September 27, 2012
Forest Service lifts fire restrictions in BWCAW
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is lifting campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness because of cooler temperatures and shorter days. Campfires and use of charcoal and wood-burning camp stoves are now allowed at all hours of the day. Forest...
September 27, 2012 - 3:38pm
September 13, 2012
House approves Boundary Waters land swap
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House approved legislation Wednesday that would swap 86,000 acres of state-owned land inside the Boundary Waters for an equal value of federal land outside the wilderness. The bill, which has not been introduced in the Senate, is an effort to end a decades-long...
September 13, 2012 - 9:13am
September 6, 2012
Storms start more fires, fail to douse them
ELY, Minn. -- Thunderstorms that crossed the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on Tuesday night and Wednesday produced lighting that sparked several new forest fires, but officials said it didn’t offer enough rain to help snuff any blazes. The U.S. Forest Service said the Cummings...
September 6, 2012 - 9:17am
September 4, 2012
Firefighters working blaze near Ely
ELY, Minn. — Firefighters attacked a wildfire burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness by air while ground crews built containment lines northwest of Ely. The fire is burning on a peninsula separating the west side of Cummings Lake from the northeast side of Otter Lake....
September 4, 2012 - 8:46am