The Minnesota Court of Appeals says AT&T can build a controversial 450-foot cellphone tower east of Ely, the Associated Press reports. A group against the tower argued it would be visible within parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and pushed for a shorter tower without flashing lights. The three-judge panel ruled Hennepin County District Court gave too much weight to the potential adverse effects on the environment.
MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos
The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.
Gallery: Minneapolis penthouse comes with private elevator and 24-foot ceilings
The custom-designed home is on the market for $500K
Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute
Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.
Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army
The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.
Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot
Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.
Charges: Minnetonka Nordstrom employee stole $500,000 in merchandise
Store employees used a covert camera to investigate disappearing merchandise.
Woman drives into wet concrete, gets stuck in attempt to flee police
The 53-year-old woman drove into wet concrete trying to flee police on Monday.
Family of late Rep. Hagedorn sues widow Carnahan over unpaid medical expenses
The lawsuits allege that Carnahan has yet to reimburse Hagedorn's family for medical expenses despite promising to do so.
Hail and tornadoes possible Thursday in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin
Storms are expected to fire along a warm front draped across southern Minnesota.
Bde Maka Ska pavilion construction begins next week
The former lakeside food stand, home to Lola on the Lake, caught fire in 2019.
Undercover child sex sting sees 4 men arrested in St. Louis Park
One of the men is being held as he's in a position of authority of power over children.
AT&T files appeal in quest to build cell phone tower near BWCA
AT&T hopes the judges will overturn a lower court ruling banning the 450-foot tower. The company says the court overstated the aesthetic impact of the tower and argues it will improve public safety in the wilderness area.
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.
Professors say appeals court erred on BWCA cell tower ruling
Six law professors from four universities in two states said this week that the Minnesota Court of Appeals was wrong to allow a 450-foot cell phone tower on the edge of the Boundary Waters wilderness and asked the state Supreme Court to review the case, the Star Tribune is reporting. The state's high court has not yet indicated whether it will hear the case between AT&T and the Friends of the Boundary Waters.
Cell phone tower alongside BWCA is a go after Supreme Court rejects case
The Minnesota Supreme Court refused to hear a case involving construction of a 450-foot cell phone tower just outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Critics of the plan argued the blinking tower would mar the scenery of the federal wilderness area. But an appeals court sided with AT&T, which will now move ahead with the tower.
Appeals court hears fight over proposed BWCA cell phone tower
A lower court rejected AT&T's proposal to build a 450-foot tower just outside the BWCA, ruling that the tower would intrude on the federally protected wilderness area. In its appeal the company emphasized the tower would be on privately-owned land outside the BWCA.
AT&T appeals decision barring taller cellphone tower in BWCA
The Pioneer Press reports AT&T will start building the shorter tower later this year, but if its appeal is successful, they would replace it with the larger tower.
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.
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.
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