About 100 of the 177 campsites have reopened after the 93,000-acre area was closed because of last year's Pagami Creek wildfire, according Minnesota Public Radio. Crews believe the area is safe, but urge visitors to be cautious around standing dead trees.
Darby's bar in Minneapolis' North Loop to close after 11 years
The business announced it will be closing in October.
Blaine man found dead inside car that crashed into lake
The victim's father said his son was on his way to work before the crash.
Murder-suicide involving husband, wife confirmed in Becker Co.
Two dogs were also found dead at the house.
Scott County attorney candidates differ on marijuana possession
Scott County is one of a few Minnesota counties where the incumbent prosecutor is facing a challenger in November.
Construction worker killed in collision in downtown St. Paul
The incident happened Wednesday afternoon.
Teen charged in shooting outside of Richfield football game
Due to the age of the suspect, the case won't be made public.
Twin Cities Summer Jam no more: popular festival brought to an end
The festival noted how the land they host camping on has recently been sold.
Expect major traffic delays on Renaissance Festival's final weekend
Scott County officials said road closures will be to blame.
Minnetonka 22-year-old dies in motorcycle crash on I-394
The crash happened around noon Tuesday.
Car hits deer, bursts into flames on highway in Isanti County
Witnesses helped the driver at the scene.
Ramsey County sends out ballots with deceased candidate on it
The county said it's addressing the issue with the Minnesota Supreme Court.
New fires lead to closings in the BWCA
The Forest Service has closed some areas of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, where three new wildfires are burning. The largest is 75 acres. But crews are aggressively fighting another two-acre fire because it's near an area of dry timber that was part of the 1999 blowdown.
Paddlers getting first look at BWCA post-Pagami Creek fire
Nearly 10 percent of the Boundary Waters changed dramatically in just 12 hours last September. Now canoeists are getting a look at the area that was burned in the Pagami Creek fire. Some campsites and hiking trails remain closed, but most of the region is open to visitors.
Crews continue to battle BWCA fire
Ground crews are still battling the Cummings Lake fire Monday near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The fire, which started Sunday afternoon, is now about 20 acres in size and is located in a lowland area about 12 miles northwest of Ely. Five aircraft were attacking a 50-acre fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area on Sunday night not far from Ely, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Crews were on their way to the remote site.
Minnesota fire crews head to dry western states
Minnesota is sending many of its firefighters and equipment to southwestern states plagued by prolonged dry conditions. The Duluth News Tribune reports most of Minnesota’s forested areas have seen above-normal rainfall. Last summer was a much different story. Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Pagami Creek fire east of Ely.
Forest service says all BWCA fires contained, controlled or out
The wildfires that have been plaguing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness area in northeastern Minnesota are contained, controlled or out, the U.S. Forest Service reported Saturday. However, with the forecast of dry weather in the next few days, campfire restrictions remain in the area and some lake and trail closures are still in effect.
BWCA officials monitoring nearly a dozen fires
The fires burning in the Boundary Water Canoe Area are mostly small, lightning-sparked blazes. A little rain Thursday didn't do much to help put them out. A small area of the BWCA wilderness and a hiking trail were closed. The biggest fire is the 50-acre Cummings Lake fire, which has not grown much in the last few days.
The graying of the Boundary Waters: average BWCA visitor now in mid-40's
In 1969 the average age of a BWCA visitor was 26. But these days young people are less likely to venture out to the nation's parks and wilderness areas. It's a trend parks officials would like to reverse.
Critics of BWCA cell phone tower appeal to MN Supreme Court
The Minnesota Court of Appeals gave AT&T permission to build a 450-foot cell phone tower just outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The group Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness hopes Supreme Court justices will agree with a lower court that ruled the tower would be a blight on the federal wilderness area.
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