Environmental Groups' Haze Reduction Challenge RejectedA federal appeals court has rejected a challenge by environmental groups to Minnesota's plan for reducing haze over Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday let the Environmental Protection Agency's approval of Minnesota's rules stand.
Dayton Tours Mich. Mine In Lead Up To PolyMet DecisionBefore making a decision on a new Iron Range mine, Gov. Mark Dayton is seeing the best and worst of other operations. PolyMet wants to open the state's first copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
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.
Wild And Scenic Film Festival Comes To MinnesotaThis coming Friday, the beauty of nature will be on display in a big film festival coming to the Twin Cities.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Swap To Get Environmental StudyThe U.S. Forest Service is planning an environmental review on a proposal to swap state-owned land in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for national forest system land elsewhere.
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.
Environmental Groups, EPA Settle Suit Over Sherco EmissionsClean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement that will reduce emissions from the Sherco plant in Sherburne County. The settlement was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.
Sheriff: 27-Year-Old Man Falls Ill, Dies While Hiking In BWCAAuthorities are investigating after a 27-year-old Duluth man fell ill and died while hiking in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Monday.
Forest Service Extends Comment Period On BWCA Land SwapThe U.S. Forest Service is giving the public more time to weigh in on a proposal to swap state-owned land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for federal land elsewhere in the Superior National Forest.
PolyMet Mine Hearing Brings Clash Of InterestsA House committee opened hearings Tuesday on a plan to open a copper-nickel mine on northern Minnesota's Iron Range.
EPA Reaches Tentative Settlement With Mines Over Park HazeThe Environmental Protection Agency has reached a tentative settlement with four iron mines in Minnesota and Michigan that's aimed at reducing haze over pristine areas including Voyageurs and Isle Royale national parks and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
BWCA To Begin Accepting Online Reservations WednesdayThe Boundary Waters Canoe Area begins accepting online reservations for the summer season Wednesday, The 1.1 million acre Boundary Waters is America's most visited wilderness area, attracting 250,000 visitors annually.