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Judge: Snowmobile Route in BWCA Won’t Violate Federal Law

A federal judge has ruled that a proposed snowmobile route in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area will not violate the Wilderness Act.

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Greg Volhabber
Greg Volhabber
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Fire Restrictions, Lake Closures Imposed in BWCA

The Superior National Forest has imposed campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and closed some lakes east of Ely because of the fire danger.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
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Crews Battle Wildfire in Boundary Waters Near Ely

Ground crews are battling another wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness northwest of Ely. The Cummings Lake fire covers an estimated 20 acres. The area is filled with black spruce in a lowland area about 12 miles northwest of Ely.

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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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Kristi Marshall via InciWeb.org
Kristi Marshall via InciWeb.org
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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. More than 780 firefighters are working the blaze in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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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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Superior National Forest via InciWeb.org
Superior National Forest via InciWeb.org
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Fire Danger Prompts Campfire, Open Fire Restrictions

Continued fire danger is prompting state and federal officials to restrict campfires and open fires in several counties of northeastern Minnesota.

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