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Teen Trapped In Boundary Waters Tells His Story

A 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.

07/10/2015

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Sheriff: Teen Rescued After Canoeing Over Waterfall In BWCA

A 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.

07/07/2015

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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.

09/27/2012

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Campfire Restrictions Imposed In Boundary Waters

The U.S. Forest Service is restricting campfires in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northeastern Minnesota because of hot, dry weather.

05/18/2012

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Firefighters Say BWCA Fire 85 Percent Contained

Firefighters in northeastern Minnesota are making progress on containing the wildfire burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

10/12/2011

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BWCAW Wildfire Now 80 Percent Contained

Firefighters in northern Minnesota are making progress on a wildfire that started in August in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It is now 80 percent contained, up from 78 percent on Sunday.

10/10/2011

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Pagami Creek Fire Battle: It’s More Than Fighting Flames

Crews battling the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness blaze have more than just flames to worry about.

09/29/2011

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BWCAW Fire Good For Moose, Bad For Moose Hunters

More than 100 hunters in Minnesota received a lottery-drawn, once-in-a-lifetime moose license for this year’s season, which opens Saturday. Problem is, some of those hunters may not be able to hunt.

09/29/2011

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Firefighters Prepare For Gusty Day At BWCAW Blaze

Firefighters are bracing for a gusty day Thursday as they battle a wildfire in the Boundary Waters of northeastern Minnesota.

09/29/2011

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Firefighters Hope To Fully Contain Wildfire By Saturday

Hundreds of firefighters battling the forest fire in northeastern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area hope to have the blaze fully contained by the end of the week.

09/27/2011

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Some Roads Reopened In Fire Area Of NE Minn.

Some roads have reopened and camping restrictions have been eased as firefighters make progress in battling the Boundary Waters wildfire in northeastern Minnesota.

09/23/2011

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Rangers Escape Injury With Emergency Fire Shelters

Six Superior National Forest rangers deployed rarely-used emergency shelters to escape injury in the wildfire burning in the Boundary Waters of northeastern Minnesota.

09/23/2011

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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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Rain Expected To Prevent Forest Fire From Growing

A half-inch of rain over the next couple days is expected to keep a large forest fire from spreading in northeastern Minnesota.

09/20/2011

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Good Conditions Stalling Spread Of Minn. Wildfire

Firefighters expect a good day for gaining ground on a forest fire that has blackened 147 square miles of northeastern Minnesota.

09/19/2011

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Minnesota Forest Fire Now 11 Percent Contained

The weather is expected to clear and the winds pick up on Monday over the huge wildfire burning in northeastern Minnesota after a day of heavier-than-expected rain.

09/18/2011

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Official: BWCAW Fire Could ‘Wake Up’ Today

Crews battling a wildfire in a northern Minnesota wilderness area said several days of favorable weather have helped them get it under control, although slightly warmer temperatures, dry air and wind renewed concern Friday.

09/16/2011

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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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Family Works To Save Cabin They Built

Cold weather, calmer winds and a little precipitation has prevented the forest fire in northern Minnesota from spreading significantly Thursday. That’s given Gregg and Patty Scott some time to make preparations for saving a log home they built themselves four years ago in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

09/15/2011

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Calmer Winds Slow Growth Of Minnesota Wildfire

Calmer winds, cooler temperatures and a few moments of sleet and light snow brought encouragement Wednesday as firefighters continued efforts to contain a blaze that was in a “pause mode” — days after it moved at breakneck speeds, swallowing nearly 160 square miles of forest along the Minnesota-Canada border.

09/14/2011

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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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Apparent Body Found In Minn. Search For Canoeist

Searchers looking for a missing 23-year-old Wisconsin man have found an apparent body near where he was last seen in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota.

06/13/2011