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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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Forest Service Lifts Fire Restrictions In BWCAW

The U.S. Forest Service is lifting campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness because of cooler temperatures and shorter days.

09/27/2012

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Battle For Underground Minerals Brews Among Homeowners

It is a place known for captivating views and a comforting quiet. It’s a peace that, these days, many have set aside to take a stand on a subject that runs as deep as the potential riches themselves.

07/26/2012

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BWCA Rape Victim Still Seeking Justice

They are shocking allegations set in one of Minnesota’s top tourist attractions: a brutal sexual attack in the Boundary Waters while the system designed to protect her points fingers.

05/16/2012

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Minn. Updating Rules To Fight BWCA, Voyageurs Haze

State 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.

03/25/2012

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AT&T Asks Appeals Court To Allow Tower Near BWCA

AT&T is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to overturn a judge’s decision barring it from building a 450-foot cellphone tower with flashing lights that would be visible within parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

01/10/2012

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Signs Of Rebirth Sprout In Minn. Forest Fire Area

Forest Service officials are preparing to leave it to Old Man Winter to kill the last remnants of a forest fire that blackened nearly 145 square miles of northeastern Minnesota in and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

10/20/2011

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Areas Reopened On Superior National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is reopening some areas of the Superior National Forest for public use.

10/17/2011

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Costs Of Fighting BWCAW Fire Reach $21M

Officials say the costs of fighting a huge forest fire in and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area have reached $21 million.

10/17/2011

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Firefighters Say BWCA Fire 85 Percent Contained

Firefighters in northeastern Minnesota are making progress on containing the wildfire burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

10/12/2011

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BWCAW Wildfire Now 80 Percent Contained

Firefighters in northern Minnesota are making progress on a wildfire that started in August in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It is now 80 percent contained, up from 78 percent on Sunday.

10/10/2011

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Cost Of Fighting NE Minn. Forest Fire Reaches $14M

Spokesman Larry Helmerick says the Pagami Creek fire was 71 percent contained as of Sunday evening. He says the costs of fighting it have reached $14.2 million.

10/02/2011

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Pagami Creek Fire Battle: It’s More Than Fighting Flames

Crews battling the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness blaze have more than just flames to worry about.

09/29/2011

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BWCAW Fire Good For Moose, Bad For Moose Hunters

More than 100 hunters in Minnesota received a lottery-drawn, once-in-a-lifetime moose license for this year’s season, which opens Saturday. Problem is, some of those hunters may not be able to hunt.

09/29/2011

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Cost Of Battling Wildfire Tops $12 Million

Officials tallying the cost of fighting the widespread wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota say expenses have topped $12 million.

09/29/2011

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Firefighters Prepare For Gusty Day At BWCA Blaze

Firefighters are bracing for a gusty day Thursday as they battle a wildfire in the Boundary Waters of northeastern Minnesota.

09/28/2011

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