Skip to main content

'Extreme survivalist' found; Quetico Park near BWCAW open again

  • Author:
  • Updated:

A man described as an "extreme survivalist," whose presence shut down part of a park near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, has been located by officials and the park is now open, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

This embed is invalid

Part of Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, near the border with Minnesota, was closed as officials searched for a man who was described as a "person of concern." But one Ontario law enforcement official also called him an "extreme survivalist."

Part of the park was closed July 28, including several lakes near the Minnesota border.

On Monday, everything was open and operating as normal.

"The July 28th closure of parts of Quetico Provincial Park has been lifted," the park says on its website. "All areas of the park are open for regularly permitted travel."

The man, a 26-year-old with no known address, was found well north of the closed areas, the Star Tribune says.

Next Up

Tettegouche State Park bridge

Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park

Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.

Keith Harvell

Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man

Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.

900 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota - July 2021

2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting

A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.

Proctor football

Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate

The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.

Doug Wardlow

Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary

Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.

Flickr - welcome to minnesota sign - Tony Webster

US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI

The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.


7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND

Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, May 17

72 hours of case data reported over the weekend is included in Tuesday updates.

Stallings surveillance footage - screengrab - crop

City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement

Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.


2 rescued after kayaks capsize on Sauk River

Recent heavy rainfall produced a strong currents on the water.