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Chippewa National Forest
September 19, 2017
Temporary road closures planned for bridge deck replacements
CASS LAKE – The Chippewa National Forest has announced temporary road closures at five locations in September and October for bridge deck replacements. The deck replacements are part of the forest’s routine maintenance, and closures will take place from Sept. 25 through Oct....
September 19, 2017 - 4:56pm
July 16, 2017
Chippewa National Forest plans hikes this week
CASS LAKE -- Summer naturalist programs at Chippewa National Forest this week include hikes to the Joyce Estate near Marcell and the Lost Forty.On Monday, July 17, at 10 a.m., visitors can join naturalist Steve Gang for a hike to the historic Joyce Estate. Participants will meet at...
July 16, 2017 - 8:50am
May 19, 2017
Grand Rapids man sentenced for treetop theft from Chippewa National Forest
PAUL -- A Grand Rapids man who stole thousands of black spruce treetops from the Chippewa National Forest must pay the U.S. Forest Service $24,199.50,...
May 19, 2017 - 5:26pm
March 16, 2017
Chippewa National Forest needs summer volunteers
CASS LAKE -- The Chippewa National Forest is looking for people to volunteer as hosts this summer at recreational sites across the forest. “Volunteer hosts have been an integral part of successful summer for nearly 40 years on the Chippewa National Forest,” a release said. Volunteer...
March 16, 2017 - 11:11am
March 15, 2017
Chippewa National Forest acquires 40 acres off Leech Lake
BEMIDJI—A total of 40 acres of land off Leech Lake is officially part of the Chippewa National Forest. The nonprofit Trust for Public Land...
March 15, 2017 - 4:16pm
February 8, 2017
Bill in Congress would eliminate U.S. forest police
WASHINGTON — A Congressman from Utah wants to eliminate hundreds of federal police officers who patrol millions of acres of America's national forests and grasslands, but some groups are fighting back. Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz introduced the "Local Enforcement for Local...
February 8, 2017 - 7:09pm
January 13, 2017
Grand Rapids man pleads guilty to theft of tree tops from Chippewa National Forest
ST. PAUL—A Grand Rapids man pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government property Friday after prosecutors say he stole thousands of black spruce tree tops from the Chippewa National Forest. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger's office, Joseph Leon...
January 13, 2017 - 4:28pm
September 30, 2016
Rock-solid restoration: New Knutson Dam near Pennington unveiled
PENNINGTON -- A restoration project officials say will greatly benefit both people and aquatic wildlife along the Mississippi River and area...
September 30, 2016 - 3:33pm
June 23, 2016
Chippewa National Forest schedules summer programs
CASS LAKE — Summer naturalist programs are in full swing at the area Visitor Centers across the Chippewa National Forest including the Norway Beach Visitor Center, located five miles east of Cass Lake. Naturalist hikes are scheduled every Saturday at 1 p.m. at Norway Beach. The...
June 23, 2016 - 7:36pm
Chippewa National Forest receives national ‘Rise to the Future Award’
CASS LAKE — The U.S. Forest Service’s Chippewa National Forest recently received the prestigious national “Rise to the Future” award for the Knutson Dam Replacement Project on the Mississippi River. The award is the highest national recognition of aquatic accomplishment that...
June 23, 2016 - 7:35pm
June 17, 2016
Ladyslipper program at Norway Beach Visitor Center
CASS LAKE -- The Showy Ladyslipper is making its summer appearance and the Chippewa National Forest will be hosting a number of special events...
June 17, 2016 - 6:49pm
May 19, 2016
Controlled burn today near Lake Winnibigoshish
CASS LAKE -- The Chippewa National Forest has scheduled a prescribed burn today near Lake Winnibigoshish. The 188-acre West Winnie controlled burn is located near the western shore of Lake Winnibigoshish, approximately 17 miles northeast of Cass Lake. While fire crews are on location,...
May 19, 2016 - 10:18am
May 18, 2016
(VIDEO) Beneficial burn: Chippewa National Forest conducts prescribed burns on Oak Point
CASS LAKE -- Smoke plumes could be seen from long distances Wednesday as the Chippewa National Forest conducted prescribed burns on Oak Point...
May 18, 2016 - 6:51pm
April 29, 2016
Chippewa National Forest plans prescribed burns
CASS LAKE—Chippewa National Forest officials have scheduled prescribed burns this weekend. On Saturday, a 65-acre prescribed burn will be located approximately six miles southeast of Cass Lake, on the east side of Lake Thirteen. On Sunday, the 40-acre prescribed burn will be...
April 29, 2016 - 2:47pm
December 5, 2015
West Winnie Boat landing open for the winter
BEMIDJI—The Chippewa National Forest has completed the majority of the work involved with the West Winnie Harbor Modification Project and the West Winnie boat landing is now open for use during the winter season, officials said. The area had been closed since late September....
December 5, 2015 - 4:26pm