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Some campsites closed in Boundary Waters following last year's wildfire

The Forest Service expects as many as 76 campsites on 23 lakes could be closed in the aftermath of last year's Pagami Creek fire as crews work to clear hazardous debris from campsites and portages.
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The Forest Service expects as many as 76 campsites on 23 lakes could be closed in the aftermath of last year's Pagami Creek fire as crews work to clear hazardous debris from campsites and portages.

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