Disagreement Over Proposed Copper Mine Near BWCAPeople for and against a proposed copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness disagree over whether it would be the answer to shoring up the area's economy.
Mine Developer Fires Back Against Forest ServiceThe company that wants to build an underground copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is criticizing the U.S. Forest Service for saying it may deny renewal of the mineral leases needed for the $2.8 billion project.
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Gov. Dayton Begins Mine Tours Ahead Of PolyMet DecisionGov. Mark Dayton kicked off visits to mining operations in other states Tuesday as he prepares to make a major mining decision in Minnesota. The state is considering whether to allow a mining company to open Minnesota's first copper-nickel operation. And it is a decision that is sparking controversy.
Minnesota Couple Sets Off For A Year In The BWCAAnyone who has ever paddled through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness knows just how fortunate we are to have it in our backyard. A couple of adventurers from Grand Marais know that too, and they are about to spend an entire year exploring the BWCA's woods and waters.
Teen Trapped In Boundary Waters Tells His StoryA 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.
Minnesota Canoe Couple Ponders Next AdventuresTwo 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.
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.
Battle For Underground Minerals Brews Among HomeownersIt 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.
BWCA Rape Victim Still Seeking JusticeThey 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.
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.