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SCSU Researchers Suspect BWCA Was 1st Minnesota Settlement

Researchers at St. Cloud State University say they have reason to believe that a site in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was home to a settlement as long as 16,400 years ago, which would make the habitation the oldest in Minnesota.

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chadly, Flickr
chadly, Flickr
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Report: Fires in BWCA Contained, Controlled, Out

All wildfires in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northeastern Minnesota are contained, controlled or out. But the U.S. Forest Service says Saturday campfire restrictions remain for the entire wilderness area, and some lake and trail closures still are in effect.

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Greg Volhabber
Greg Volhabber
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Wildfire Slowly Growing in BWCAW Near Ely

A fire continues to slowly grow in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness northwest of Ely. A spokeswoman for the Superior National Forest said Tuesday the fire is now estimated to have burned across about 40 acres.

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Campfire Restriction Lifted in BWCA

The U.S. Forest Service lifted campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness effective Wednesday. The Forest Service says continued precipitation over most of the Superior National Forest means the restrictions are no longer needed.

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Greg Volhabber
Greg Volhabber
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Costs of Fighting BWCA Forest Fire Reach $21 Million

Officials say the costs of fighting a huge forest fire in and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area have reached $21 million.

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Superior National Forest via InciWeb.org
Superior National Forest via InciWeb.org
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Firefighters Prepare for Gusty Day at BWCA Blaze

Firefighters are bracing for a gusty day Thursday as they battle a wildfire in the Boundary Waters of northeastern Minnesota.

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Wildfire in Northeast Minnesota now 53 Percent Contained

Firefighters now have a wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota more than 50 percent contained. A Monday morning update says the fire is 53 percent contained. The size remains about 146 square miles.

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Rain Expected to Prevent Forest Fire from Growing

A half-inch of rain over the next couple days is expected to keep a large forest fire from spreading in northeastern Minnesota.

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Forest Fire Boosts Ely Area Economy [VIDEO]

The forest fire that has burned over 147 square miles in northeastern Minnesota has given a not entirely welcome boost to the Ely area economy.

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Kristi Marshhall via InciWeb.org
Kristi Marshhall via InciWeb.org
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Nearly 600 Firefighters Working BWCA Wildfire

Hundreds of firefighters continue to make progress in containing a huge wildfire in northeastern Minnesota that began a month ago. A spokesman for the firefighters, Larry Helmerick, said Monday the 147-square-mile fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is 19 percent contained, an improvement from 11 percent on Sunday.

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