Twin Metals Minnesota Files Formal Mine Plan With RegulatorsTwin Metals Minnesota formally submitted a plan to regulators Wednesday for an underground copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota, a project that has drawn fierce opposition because it would sit just upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
'I Was Shocked': UW-Eau Claire Researchers Discover Microplastics In BWCAIn one single earthworm, researchers identified more than 80 microplastic bits.
Wisconsin Researchers Find Microplastics In Boundary WatersResearchers at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have found microplastics in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northern Minnesota.
Wilderness Society Sues Trump Administration Over Mine RulesThe Wilderness Society is suing the Trump administration to try to force the release of documents on its decision to lift restrictions on mining upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota.
Officials Tracking Wildfire In Boundary Waters Canoe Area WildernessOfficials in northern Minnesota are tracking a 2-acre wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Video Released Of Heat-Seeking Equipment Used To Locate Missing Canoers The Minnesota State Patrol has released video of the heat-seeking equipment used to help locate two missing canoers in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area last week.
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.
Minnesota Couple Spends Year In Boundary Waters WildernessFor the past year, Dave and Amy Freeman, of Ely, have been on a journey through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Disagreement Over Proposed Copper Mine Near BWCAPeople for and against a proposed copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness disagree over whether it would be the answer to shoring up the area's economy.
Mine Developer Fires Back Against Forest ServiceThe company that wants to build an underground copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is criticizing the U.S. Forest Service for saying it may deny renewal of the mineral leases needed for the $2.8 billion project.
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Gov. Dayton Begins Mine Tours Ahead Of PolyMet DecisionGov. Mark Dayton kicked off visits to mining operations in other states Tuesday as he prepares to make a major mining decision in Minnesota. The state is considering whether to allow a mining company to open Minnesota's first copper-nickel operation. And it is a decision that is sparking controversy.
Minnesota Couple Sets Off For A Year In The BWCAAnyone who has ever paddled through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness knows just how fortunate we are to have it in our backyard. A couple of adventurers from Grand Marais know that too, and they are about to spend an entire year exploring the BWCA's woods and waters.
Teen Trapped In Boundary Waters Tells His StoryA 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.