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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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Cost Of Fighting NE Minn. Forest Fire Reaches $14M

Spokesman Larry Helmerick says the Pagami Creek fire was 71 percent contained as of Sunday evening. He says the costs of fighting it have reached $14.2 million.

10/02/2011

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NE Minn. Forest Fire Now 70 Percent Contained

Firefighters will be building, patrolling and mopping up along the fire lines as they gain ground against a forest fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northeastern Minnesota.

10/02/2011

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Cost Of Battling Wildfire Tops $12 Million

Officials tallying the cost of fighting the widespread wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota say expenses have topped $12 million.

09/29/2011

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Cost Of Battling Wildfire Tops $12 Million

Officials tallying the cost of fighting the widespread wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota say expenses have topped $12 million.

09/29/2011

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Firefighters Prepare For Gusty Day At BWCA Blaze

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

09/28/2011

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Wildlife Center: Hunter Says ‘I Shot Hope’

A hunter has come forward and admitted to shooting Hope the bear, according to the Wildlife Research Institute.

09/27/2011

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Wildfire In NE Minn. Now 59 Percent Contained

Firefighters report another good day battling a wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota.

09/26/2011

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Hunter May Have Shot Hope The Bear

Researchers fear a hunter may have killed a black bear named Hope who became famous when her birth in northeastern Minnesota was broadcast live to a worldwide audience over the Internet.

09/26/2011

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Wildfire In NE Minn. Now 45 Percent Contained

Firefighters continue to make progress on the wildfire burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota.

09/25/2011

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Researchers Devastated After Hope The Bear Disappears

There’s concern that Hope, one of the world’s most famous black bears, may be dead in northern Minnesota.

09/24/2011

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Hope The Bear Missing, Feared Shot By Hunter

A popular Minnesota Bear being tracked by the Wildlife Research Institute in Ely is missing.

09/24/2011

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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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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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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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Firefighters Make Progress With Minn. Forest Fire

Fire crews are reporting their first real progress in containing a forest fire roaring across a northern Minnesota wilderness area.

09/16/2011

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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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Closures Ordered As BWCA Forest Fire Grows

A forest fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area near Ely has grown to about 4,500 acres.

09/11/2011

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Firefighters Mopping Up Forest Fire Near Ely

Firefighters were mopping up Wednesday at the scene of a forest fire near Ely in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area but officials warned that conditions in the area are expected to remain dry due to a drought so paddlers need to be careful with their campfires.

09/07/2011

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Firefighters Work To Control BWCA Wildfire

Firefighters are working to control a wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness east of Ely.

09/06/2011

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DNR Urges Caution After Bear Incidents Near Ely

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging people to be careful after recent reports of aggressive behavior by black bears in the Ely area.

08/29/2011

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Toddler Found Underwater After Man Has Medical Situation

An 18-month-old child is in the intensive care unit at a Duluth hospital after the child was found under water following a “medical event” that happened to the child’s grandfather, authorities said.

07/29/2011

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Minn. DNR: Fish Caught By Wis. Angler Not A Record

Minnesota wildlife officials say a silver-phase northern pike caught this week by a Wisconsin angler may have been huge, but it won’t be an official state record.

06/11/2011

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Ely Hospital, Nurses Called Back To Bargaining

A federal mediator has called another bargaining session for a northeastern Minnesota hospital where nurses are threatening to strike.

06/09/2011

Hope and Lily from the North American Bear Center (credit: CBS)

Researchers Say Bear Was Killed By Coyote Bite

Researchers in Ely said Tuesday they have figured out what caused Lily’s black bear cub to die.

05/31/2011

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