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'The rumors are true': Boundary Waters closed amid wildfire threat

This comes as the Greenwood fire doubles in size to over 9,000 acres.

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All BWCA visitors will now have to watch three 'Leave No Trace' videos

Visitors left an "unacceptably high amount" of damage last year.

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'Severely hypothermic' man rescued from Boundary Waters in the snow, cold

The Minnesota DNR and the St. Louis County Rescue Squad rescued the man Saturday night.

UPDATE: Rescuers reach girl scouts in storm-hit Boundary Waters

The group became stranded after storms on Friday night.

Possible human remains 'scattered' near BWCA campsite

The discovery was made near a missing New Mexico man's campsite.

Family's shock over father-of-three's death at Boundary Waters

Joseph Fedick drowned when his canoe capsized on Sunday.

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.

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.

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.