Prescribed Burn Set For BWCA 17 Years After BlowdownThe Superior National Forest is planning four prescribed burns this fall within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to reduce the threat of wildfires in areas where concentrated blocks of downed timber remain 17 years after a massive windstorm tore through the area.
Boy Scout Canoe Trip Survivors Mourn Campers Killed In StormSurvivors of a Texas Boy Scout troop's adventure trip to the pristine canoe country along the Minnesota-Canadian border are grieving over the deaths of a 13-year-old boy and a 39-year-old woman volunteer.
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.
High School Mourns Teacher Killed In BWCA StormsA southeast Minnesota community is in shock after Sunday night's severe storms took the life of a popular high school teacher.
Brother Of U.S. Congressman Tim Walz Killed In BWCA StormsOne person is dead and others suffered injuries after powerful storms moved through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Sunday evening.
Foss Lake Fire 95 Percent ContainedA fire in northeastern Minnesota that has been burning for over a week is now 95 percent contained, according to the Minnesota Incident Command System.
Prescribed Burn Turned Wildfire Grows To 1,000 AcresA prescribed burn that got out of control near Ely has now expanded to 1,000 acres.
5 Things In Minnesota That Exist Nowhere Else In The USYou can only see these things in Minnesota!
Environmental Groups' Haze Reduction Challenge RejectedA federal appeals court has rejected a challenge by environmental groups to Minnesota's plan for reducing haze over Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday let the Environmental Protection Agency's approval of Minnesota's rules stand.
Dayton Tours Mich. Mine In Lead Up To PolyMet DecisionBefore making a decision on a new Iron Range mine, Gov. Mark Dayton is seeing the best and worst of other operations. PolyMet wants to open the state's first copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
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.
Wild And Scenic Film Festival Comes To MinnesotaThis coming Friday, the beauty of nature will be on display in a big film festival coming to the Twin Cities.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Swap To Get Environmental StudyThe U.S. Forest Service is planning an environmental review on a proposal to swap state-owned land in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for national forest system land elsewhere.
Minnesota Adventurers Plan To Spend An Entire Year In BWCATwo Minnesota adventurers who canoed 2,000 miles from Ely to Washington, D.C., last year have announced their next expedition — they plan to spend an entire year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.