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Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding

Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.

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Tree branch falls on tent in Mankato, killing 4-year-old girl

The tree branch fell at approximately 2:30 a.m.

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Ban on campfires lifted at most Superior National Forest campgrounds

The Forest Service has loosened fire restrictions amid the change in seasons.

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Small group has been illegally camping in MN forest for 'months'

Dispersed camping isn't allowed in Minnesota for more than 14 days in the summer.

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Bear sightings prompt food storage mandate up north

Visitors to the forest and BWCAW will be required to 'properly' store their food.

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No campfires allowed in BWCAW or Superior National Forest

The campfire ban applies to all campsites in the forest, including those in the BWCAW.

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Minnesota campground named among the Top 10 in the US

The spot on the North Shore came in at No. 5.

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After a year indoors, people are flocking to MN state parks and campgrounds

Campsite occupancy rates and annual state park permit sales are up.

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Forest Service going back to in-person 'Leave No Trace' education for BWCAW

The agency had been requiring permit seekers to watch educational videos.

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Minnesota's rural Airbnb hosts have seen earnings double during pandemic

The online rental service said earnings in Greater MN have doubled

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New cabins coming to state park in northeastern Minnesota

Visitors can start booking the cabins at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State on Dec. 28.

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Wunderbar Glampground in Grand Marais closes, auction underway

The glampground has apparently closed and a bank-ordered liquidation is happening now.

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Skeletal remains of camper missing since 2018 found in Boundary Waters

Blood was found at the campsite where the 29-year-old was staying.

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Reports of North Shore campsites trashed, 'disrespectful' visitors

Locals say most people have been great, but there are higher levels of disrespect this year.

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DNR announces plans for phased reopening of MN campgrounds

Some will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

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Campgrounds can reopen June 1. Here are the new guidelines

Campgrounds can open with proper social distancing and sanitization protocols.

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Coronavirus: MN releases new guidance for camping, outdoor recreation

The lifting of the Stay at Home order allows for more outdoor recreation.

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DNR says 'no' to campers at state parks, restricts access to day use only

The move is to "help ensure the health of all Minnesotans."