Ely Wildfire Continues To BurnOur clear skies aren't helping the battle against a forest fire in the Boundary Waters.
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.
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.
Sheriff: Teen Rescued After Canoeing Over Waterfall In BWCAA teenage boy was rescued after being trapped under a log for hours after going over a waterfall in a canoe Wednesday afternoon. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says they received report of the emergency just after 1 p.m. on Basswood Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Environmental Groups Urge Dayton To Wade Into Mine ReviewEnvironmental advocates are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to require stronger environmental protections for a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
Day 15 @ MSPIFF 2015: 'Heart Of Wilderness' ReviewedThe Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a spiritual place for anyone who has ever ventured there, for an ordeal packed with unforgettable serenity. But even in the of the golden age of the Minnesota Film Board in the 1990s, a location scout could never convince anyone that the BWCA was a practical place to shoot for even an afternoon.
Goin' To The Lake: Amelia & Angela Visit Ely (Day 2)This week, Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis loaded up their luggage into the Mobile Weather Watcher and took off Wednesday, heading almost four hours north to the gateway of the Boundary Waters.
Goin’ To The Lake: Amelia & Angela Visit Ely (Day 1)For twelve weeks this summer, leading up to the start of the Minnesota State Fair in August, WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio are highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
History Theatre To Stage In-Progress Work ReadingsHistory Theatre will present staged readings of four new scripts being developed by Minnesota artists next month. The Raw Stages New Works Festival will be held Jan 14-19 at the 3M Auditorium at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Among the readings is a revised script of "Debutante Ball" by Eric "Pogi" Sumangil about Minnesota's Filipino community.
Denver Man's Body Found In Boundary Waters LakeThe Lake County Sheriff's Office says a 29-year-old man from Denver, Colorado, died after jumping from a cliff into a lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The sheriff's office identified the man as Chase Winkey.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For MN's Best Campground: Boundary WatersWith the Fourth of July just a week away, WCCO viewers picked out Minnesota's Best Campground. And the Boundary Waters came out on top. After 30 minutes of paddling in search of the campsite, it's obvious that camping in the BWCA is a little different than at other campgrounds.