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Man’s stroke in BWCA sends his friend on race against time for help

July 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Scott Pirsig wasn’t quite sure what happened to his friend, Bob Sturtz, but he knew medical help was needed. To make matters worse, fog engulfed the lake. Could Scott find the portage on the other shore without getting lost? Continue Reading

Minn. Appeals Court allows AT&T to build cell tower near Boundary Waters Canoe Area

June 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Reversing a lower court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals says AT&T can build a 450-foot cellphone tower with flashing lights that would be visible within parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Continue Reading

Minnesota PCA board approves Voyageurs, BWCA haze rules

April 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Complex rules aimed at reducing haze over Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area were approved Tuesday by the citizen’s board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The board, which oversees the agency, unanimously voted to send the rules to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for approval. Continue Reading

Minnesota rules updated to fight haze in BWCA, Voyageurs Natiional Park

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

xState regulators are preparing to add some enforcement teeth to rules meant to cut the haze that sometimes clouds the views in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park. Continue Reading

BWCA wildfire aftermath includes campsite closures

March 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

With just a few weeks before the spring camping season opens in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the U.S. Forest Service expects as many as 76 campsites on 23 lakes to be unavailable in a hangover from last year’s big Pagami Creek fire.
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BWCA to keep lottery system for some entry permits

November 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Superior National Forest partly backed off plans to eliminate the lottery system for issuing Boundary Waters Canoe Area entry permits and said today it will keep the lottery for the popular entry points on two lakes near Ely. Continue Reading

Signs of rebirth sprout in Minnesota forest fire area

October 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Forest Service officials are preparing to leave it to winter to kill the last remnants of a forest fire that blackened nearly 145 square miles in and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
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Officials say BWCA fire 85 percent contained

October 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Officials said today the fire that’s burned nearly 145 square miles is 85 percent contained. Cooler temperatures and precipitation are expected to help with firefighting efforts. Continue Reading

UPDATE: BWCA dropping lottery for allocating entry permits

October 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Visitors to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area will no longer need to enter a lottery to get permits to enter the 1-million-acre wilderness area in northeastern Minnesota. Continue Reading

BWCA dropping lottery for allocating entry permits

October 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Visitors to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area will no longer need to enter a lottery to get permits to enter the 1-million-acre wilderness area in northeastern Minnesota. Continue Reading