New Cell Tower To Bring Service To Portions Of BWCA, Gunflint TrailAn off-the-grid area of northern Minnesota will soon host a new tower to bring cell service to the region, though some locals and visitors want the area to remain remote.
Like Walking On Water: Crystal-Clear Ice Forms On Lakes In Boundary Waters AreaThe lake ice is as clear as glass and stretches for miles along Sea Gull Lake in northern Minnesota.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 2 Premier Camping Spots To Remain Closed Overnight During Stay-At-Home OrderThe U.S. Forest Service said that it will refund all overnight reservations at the Boundary Waters and in Superior National Forest that were made through May 17.
Twin Metals Plans Dry Storage For Waste At Mine Near ElyTwin Metals Minnesota said Thursday its underground mine near Ely would use "dry stack" storage for waste rock, calling it the most environmentally friendly approach for the site.
Save The Boundary Waters Names Former DNR Chief As LeaderA leading group in the opposition to a copper-nickel mine on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has hired a former state agency chief who approved another controversial mining project in northeastern Minnesota.
Boundary Waters Wilderness Act Turns 40 This WeekendThe statute hoped to protect and manage wildlife, maintain environmental quality, and prevent commercial development.
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.
2 More Lawsuits Challenge Proposed Mine Near Boundary WatersEnvironmental groups filed two more lawsuits Monday challenging the Interior Department's decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
9 Boundary Waters Businesses File Lawsuit Challenging Leases For Planned MineNine Minnesota businesses that rely on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area have sued the Interior Department, challenging its decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the planned Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely.
Boundary Waters, Mississippi Named On ‘Most Endangered’ Rivers List A national river advocacy group has named two Minnesota rivers on its annual list of the most endangered rivers in the country.
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.
Ely Wildfire Continues To BurnOur clear skies aren't helping the battle against a forest fire in the Boundary Waters.
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.