BWCA Prescribed Burns Canceled, Hoping For Better Conditions Next YearThe Superior National Forest has canceled plans for four prescribed burns this fall within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
BWCA Storm Claims Lives Of Two CampersA Boy Scouts leader says a boy and a woman died and two other campers were injured when damaging storms slammed northern Minnesota.
Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near MinnesotaBackpacking through Minnesota is a relaxing and inexpensive way to vacation. The state has many recreational parks, forests and wildlife preservation sites. With a GPS, backpack gear and good walking shoes or hiking boots, you'll be ready to roll on.
Crews Battling Foss Lake Fire, 70 Percent ContainedOfficials say a forest fire in northeastern Minnesota that started nearly a week ago is about 70 percent contained.
Prescribed Burn Becomes Wildfire In Superior ForestOfficials in Superior National Forest say crews are working to contain a wildfire after a prescribed burn Thursday afternoon got out of control.
Best Observation Decks In MinnesotaCheck out these five places to catch great panorama views of Minnesota.
Forest Service Extends Comment Period On BWCA Land SwapThe U.S. Forest Service is giving the public more time to weigh in on a proposal to swap state-owned land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for federal land elsewhere in the Superior National Forest.
Best Places For Fall Colors In MinnesotaOne good thing about being Minnesotan is enjoying the fall colors that come with the colder weather every year. Travel to any of these places to see some of the best fall colors in the country.
Ex-Babbitt Fire Chief Sentenced For Setting Fires A former fire chief from northeastern Minnesota has been sentenced for setting fires in Superior National Forest.
Ex-Minn. Fire Chief Pleads Guilty In Forest Fires 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.
Superior National Forest Returning To Normal 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.
Fire Restrictions, Lake Closures Imposed In BWCAThe 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.