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Input sought on private access across Forest Service land

August 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The McKenzie County Ranger District is looking to the public for input on granting a contractor private access across nearly 5 acres of U.S. Forest Service land. Continue Reading

Planned Elkhorn Ranch gravel pit stirring emotional interest

June 29, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A controversial gravel pit planned for the Elkhorn Ranch has stirred more interest than the average project on the National Grasslands, officials said. The comments are emotional, but law trumps comments, a Billings County commissioner said. 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

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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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

Government mulls gravel mine at historic N.D. ranch

October 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Forest Service is taking public comment on a plan to mine gravel at a scenic Badlands ranch where Theodore Roosevelt once grazed cattle.
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Specialists look at proposal for pipeline under Little Missouri National Grassland

September 23, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

The U.S. Forest Service has proposed a special use permit to allow Bear Paw Energy to build a pipeline on National Forest System land. Continue Reading

BWCA ‘burnout’ rumor doused

September 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

At a briefing Thursday, officials for the first time provided a detailed look at how northeast Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area fire, which started Aug. 18, managed to escape Forest Service control in a matter of hours. Continue Reading

Calmer winds slow growth of Minnesota wildfire

September 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Forest Service expects calmer winds to slow the growth of a huge wildfire engulfing woodland in northeastern Minnesota. Continue Reading