Greenwood Fire Now 80% Contained, But May Still Burn For Months To ComeThe last of the wildfire evacuees in Northern Minnesota were allowed back this weekend. They're beginning to clean up what's left of their properties. It's been more than five weeks since a lightning strike charred more than 25,000 acres in the Superior National Forest.
Greenwood Fire Now 49% ContainedForest officials in northern Minnesota say the Greenwood fire is nearly halfway contained.
Some Of BWCA To Reopen As Firefighting ProgressesPortions of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness are set to reopen Saturday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Greenwood Fire Still At 26,000 Acres; BWCA Fires See Little Growth Due To Recent WeatherRain up north has helped to keep the Greenwood Fire from growing since Thursday.
More Evacuations Ordered Amidst Growing Greenwood Lake WildfireAuthorities ordered more evacuations Monday near a quickly spreading wildfire that's one of several burning in northeastern Minnesota.
Greenwood Wildfire Jumps Highway, Triggering More EvacuationsA wildfire burning in Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota has grown to nearly 5,000 acres.
More Evacuations As NE Minnesota Wildfire Grows To 5 Square MilesAmong the evacuees were 100 sled dogs from White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures near Isabella. Owner Peter McClelland sent 50 of his dogs to his kennel near Ely and the rest to stay with fellow mushers.
Residences Evacuated As Minnesota Wildfire More Than Doubles In SizeThe Superior National Forest is also monitoring two new, lightning-caused fires that are burning in remote parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the northeast.
Dry Air, Lightning To Blame For Latest Minnesota WildfiresThe fires range in size from 62 acres to one-tenth of an acre, the largest being the Delta fire.
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.
Minnesotans Are In Australia To Help Fight The WildfiresThere are five more Minnesotans on the availability list who could be called on if there is a need for their specific qualifications.
Rep. Nolan Introduces Bill To Force PolyMet Mine Land SwapU.S. Rep. Rick Nolan has introduced a bill to force completion of a land swap needed for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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.