The 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.
Authorities are investigating after a 27-year-old Duluth man fell ill and died while hiking in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Monday.
The 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.
The 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.
Authorities are tightening walleye regulations for three lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area but loosening them for another popular northern Minnesota lake.
Officials have confirmed the presence of the invasive spiny waterflea in another popular lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Department of Natural Resources says Basswood Lake near Ely will be added to the list of infested waters, as well as three downstream lakes and two connected rivers.
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.
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.
A dramatic rescue occurred Tuesday morning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness after a big storm knocked down trees onto a campsite.
A group of canoeists in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area was to the hospital Thursday with mild hypothermia after two canoes capsized. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department responded after receiving a call at about 4 p.m. of eight people in the waters of Basswood Lake near Ely.
A dog that went missing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for two weeks is back home with his St. Paul family.
An anniversary canoe trip to the boundary waters turned tragic for a Minnetonka couple. Dick and Elaine Barber had paddled into the Basswood River rapids before, but this time the water was high and fast and the canoe they were in tipped over.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area has made an environmental group’s annual Top 10 list of the country’s most endangered rivers.
Federal regulators have issued final regulations aimed at reducing pollution from taconite processing plants that causes haze over northern Minnesota’s wild areas including Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, as well as Isle Royal National Park in Michigan.
Congressman-elect Rick Nolan says a bill to swap state-owned land in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for federal land is probably dead, and will need revisiting in the next Congress.
A 450-foot cellphone tower with flashing lights that would be seen from parts of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness will be allowed to go forward, after the Supreme Court denied a request to hear the case.
A group called Environment Minnesota says bills moving through the U.S. House of Representatives are a danger to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
A group wants the Minnesota Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that lets AT&T proceed with a 450-foot cellphone tower near Ely next door to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
The National Forest Service says managers made all the right decisions as they battled a forest fire that blackened 145 square miles of northeastern Minnesota last year.
AT&T is welcoming a Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling that permits it to build a 450-foot cellphone tower with flashing lights that would visible from parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
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.
The citizens board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is taking another crack at approving rules meant to cut the haze that sometimes clouds the views at Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
The Superior National Forest has partly backed off plans to eliminate the lottery system for issuing Boundary Waters Canoe Area entry permits.
The U.S. Forest Service is reopening some areas of the Superior National Forest for public use.
Rain is giving firefighters a break in their battle against the Boundary Waters wilderness blaze in northeastern Minnesota.