Superior National Forest
A former fire chief in northeastern Minnesota has pleaded guilty to setting fires on U.S. forest land. Former Babbitt Fire Chief Ryan Scharber pleaded guilty Friday to one count of setting fires on U.S. forest land. The 30-year-old also pleaded guilty to attempted arson on property used in interstate or foreign commerce.
Operations in the Superior National Forest are getting back to normal with the end of the federal government shutdown. Forest spokeswoman Kris Reichenbach says some campgrounds had to be closed due to the shutdown, and some forest roads were closed while roadwork was suspended.
The Superior National Forest has imposed campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and closed some lakes east of Ely because of the fire danger.
A group called Environment Minnesota says bills moving through the U.S. House of Representatives are a danger to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Federal officials have completed a final environmental impact statement on the effects of prospecting for copper, nickel and other minerals in the Superior National Forest of northeastern Minnesota.
The U.S. Forest Service lifted campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness effective Wednesday.
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.
Six Superior National Forest rangers deployed rarely-used emergency shelters to escape injury in the wildfire burning in the Boundary Waters of northeastern Minnesota.
A forest fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area near Ely has more than doubled in size since Sunday.
Firefighters are working to control a wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness east of Ely.
The U.S. Forest Service and the Boy Scouts are teaming up to build new trails and improve existing trails in the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota.
Officials with the Superior National Forest are paying members of the public to collect native jack pine cones.
The U.S. Forest Service says visitors should be careful driving on roads in the Superior National Forest this spring.