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BWCA To Begin Accepting Online Reservations Wednesday

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.

01/27/2015

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Minnesota Tightens Walleye Rules For 3 Popular BWCA Lakes

Authorities are tightening walleye regulations for three lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area but loosening them for another popular northern Minnesota lake.

01/26/2015

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Spiny Waterflea Found In Basswood Lake In BWCA

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.

09/05/2014

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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.

07/25/2014

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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.

07/24/2014

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Campers Hurt When Storm Slams The BWCA

A dramatic rescue occurred Tuesday morning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness after a big storm knocked down trees onto a campsite.

07/22/2014

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Boy Scouts Hospitalized After Canoes Capsize In BWCA

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.

06/13/2014

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Good Samaritan Reunites Dog Missing In BWCA With Owners

A dog that went missing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for two weeks is back home with his St. Paul family.

08/01/2013

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Woman Recalls Tragic Canoe Trip That Took Her Husband’s Life

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.

06/07/2013

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BWCA Makes Annual Top 10 Endangered Rivers List

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area has made an environmental group’s annual Top 10 list of the country’s most endangered rivers.

04/17/2013

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EPA Issues Rules To Cut Haze Over Voyageurs, BWCA

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.

01/17/2013

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Nolan Says BWCA Land Swap Unlikely To Advance

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.

11/09/2012

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450-Foot Cellphone Tower Near BWCA Will Be Allowed

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.

08/21/2012

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Activists Slam GOP Congressmen ‘Bent On Trashing’ BWCA

A group called Environment Minnesota says bills moving through the U.S. House of Representatives are a danger to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

07/25/2012

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Group Asks MN High Court To Hear BWCA Tower Case

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.

07/12/2012

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Forest Service Backs Managers Of Minn. Wildfire

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.

06/18/2012

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Appeals Court Allows AT&T Cell Tower Near BWCA

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.

06/18/2012

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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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MPCA Board To Revisit Voyageurs, BWCA Haze Rules

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.

04/24/2012

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BWCA To Keep Lottery System For Some Entry Permits

The Superior National Forest has partly backed off plans to eliminate the lottery system for issuing Boundary Waters Canoe Area entry permits.

11/18/2011

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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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Firefighting Team In BWCA Reaches Nearly 840

Rain is giving firefighters a break in their battle against the Boundary Waters wilderness blaze in northeastern Minnesota.

09/21/2011

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BWCAW Forest Fire Stalls In Cooler Weather

A forest fire that smoldered for nearly a month on the Minnesota-Canada border before exploding this week to cover nearly 160 square miles is laying bare old disagreements over the best way to manage wildfire.

09/15/2011

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Canoeist Recalls Harrowing Escape From Burning BWCAW

It began as a tranquil trip into the boundary waters for a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter pilot home from war. Five days paddling a canoe would be the perfect tonic of both scenery and solitude.

09/14/2011

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BWCA Fire Hits 100,000 Acres; Strong Winds Continue

A fire that started from a lightning strike in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is now burning more than 60,000 acres in northeastern Minnesota, tripling in size since it started.

09/13/2011

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