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Burned wilderness area reopens in northern Minnesota

May 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Much of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness burned in a wildfire last year will reopen Wednesday. The 93,000-acre area was closed last year because of concerns over standing dead trees. 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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Commentary: Bear disturbs last night in BWCA

September 1, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle

It’s good to have a reminder now and then about what you are up against in the wild country.
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Guest commentary: Oil spill fallout hits BWCAW

August 4, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle

The discharge of toxic waste into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is not just a pollution problem, it will be, for millions of people, the end of the world. Continue Reading

Group: Runoff from old Minnesota copper mine is toxic

October 6, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Toxic runoff from an old test mine in northeastern Minnesota may threaten nearby lakes and streams, an environmental group warned. Continue Reading

Gunflint Lodge owner lobbies for better Internet service

August 22, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

You can get broadband Internet service along the North Shore’s Scenic Highway 61, but veer off the corridor, and you’ll lose it. For resorts, farms and other businesses in rural areas, that’s becoming a growing liability as the world becomes increasingly connected. Continue Reading

Cell tower dispute heading to trial

August 6, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

The two parties in a cell-phone tower dispute near Ely have agreed to take their arguments to a full trial Nov. 29 after a hearing this week.
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County responds in cell tower dispute

July 29, 2010 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Is it “palustrine emergent, saturated palustrine forested, and palustrine scrub shrub with seasonal emergent” or is it statute-defined wetland? Continue Reading

Is canoe country losing its luster?

June 26, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

Camping visits to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness have declined over the past six years, and fewer young people are coming. Continue Reading

Missing hikers located after night in woods

June 25, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

Although a search had been mounted by 35 experts with two bloodhounds, it was a man and woman out fishing Friday morning who found three hikers missing overnight in the Lake Vermilion area of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
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