Pagami Creek

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Costs Of Fighting BWCAW Fire Reach $21M

Officials say the costs of fighting a huge forest fire in and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area have reached $21 million.


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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.


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Boundary Waters Fire Now 67 Percent Contained

A forest fire in northeastern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area is two-thirds contained, although state officials warn that weather might not cooperate with ongoing firefighting efforts.


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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.


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BWCAW Businesses: ‘We’re Back Open’

“Come on up — we’re open for business” — that’s the message from outfitters, resort owners and others in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


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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.


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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.


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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.