Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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Teen Trapped In Boundary Waters Tells His Story

A teenage boy is speaking after being trapped in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Asher Bloom got trapped under a rock in the water after his canoe went over a waterfall Wednesday afternoon.

07/10/2015

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Minnesota Canoe Couple Ponders Next Adventures

Two experienced adventurers who paddled, portaged and sailed 2,000 miles from northern Minnesota to the nation’s capital say they plan to keep up the fight in the new year to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from copper-nickel mining.

01/01/2015

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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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Firefighters Hope To Fully Contain Wildfire By Saturday

Hundreds of firefighters battling the forest fire in northeastern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area hope to have the blaze fully contained by the end of the week.

09/27/2011

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Wildfire In NE Minn. Now 45 Percent Contained

Firefighters continue to make progress on the wildfire burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota.

09/25/2011

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Some Roads Reopened In Fire Area Of NE Minn.

Some roads have reopened and camping restrictions have been eased as firefighters make progress in battling the Boundary Waters wildfire in northeastern Minnesota.

09/23/2011

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Rain Expected To Prevent Forest Fire From Growing

A half-inch of rain over the next couple days is expected to keep a large forest fire from spreading in northeastern Minnesota.

09/20/2011

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Rain Expected To Prevent Forest Fire From Growing

A half-inch of rain over the next couple days is expected to keep a large forest fire from spreading in northeastern Minnesota.

09/20/2011

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BWCAW Businesses: ‘We’re Back Open’

“Come on up — we’re open for business” — that’s the message from outfitters, resort owners and others in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

09/20/2011

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Minnesota Forest Fire Now 11 Percent Contained

The weather is expected to clear and the winds pick up on Monday over the huge wildfire burning in northeastern Minnesota after a day of heavier-than-expected rain.

09/18/2011

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Official: BWCAW Fire Could ‘Wake Up’ Today

Crews battling a wildfire in a northern Minnesota wilderness area said several days of favorable weather have helped them get it under control, although slightly warmer temperatures, dry air and wind renewed concern Friday.

09/16/2011

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