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Man dies in deer hunting accident in northern Minnesota
PUC moves Line 3 forward as pipeline opponents make case to Minnesota governor-elect
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15 years later, memory of Dru Sjodin lives on
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MNIT seeks funds to protect Minnesotans' data
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October 14, 2018
BWCAW turns 40: Boundary Waters Act of 1978 was far from a sure thing
DULUTH — It passed the U.S. Senate in the last minutes of the last day of a Congressional session that may have been its last chance to...
October 14, 2018 - 6:05am
October 8, 2018
New leader of Conservation Fund aims to continue blending environmental, economic development concerns
HUGO, Minn. — It's not always that conservation and economic development go hand-in-hand. However, the new state director of The Conservation...
October 8, 2018 - 9:28pm
September 6, 2018
Feds end ban on mining exploration near BWCAW
DULUTH—The United States Department of Agriculture ended the mineral withdrawal in the Rainy River Watershed Thursday, effectively opening the possibility for mining companies to obtain mineral leases within the watershed. It's a win for the proposed Twin Metals copper mine...
September 6, 2018 - 4:58pm
June 25, 2018
More groups sue Department of Interior over mineral leases
More groups are suing the U.S. Department of the Interior, claiming its decision to reinstate Twin Metals' mineral leases was unlawful. In two...
June 25, 2018 - 5:11pm
May 2, 2018
Twin Metals gets leases back from feds
DULUTH -- The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday, May 2, said it has reinstated the mining exploration leases for the proposed Twin Metals underground copper mine southeast of Ely. The move is a reversal of a late Obama administration move that revoked the leases because of the...
May 2, 2018 - 7:35pm
April 1, 2018
Dads, daughters continue decade-long tradition of winter camping
GUNFLINT TRAIL, NORTH OF GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — On a bright March afternoon, a procession of winter travelers moved across the crusted snow...
April 1, 2018 - 6:00am
March 25, 2018
Hot ice-fishing on the Gunflint Trail
ON THE GUNFLINT TRAIL, Minn. — Something is wrong here. We are lake trout fishing on a wilderness lake 60 miles north and west of Grand...
March 25, 2018 - 6:41am
March 23, 2018
Spending bill has money for BWCAW land purchase
DULUTH — The $1.3 trillion federal budget bill passed by Congress this week and signed into law by President Donald Trump on Friday, March 23 includes $4 million for the federal government to purchase state land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The money will...
March 23, 2018 - 8:13pm
March 1, 2018
Poll shows growing opposition to mine near Boundary Waters
DULUTH — A new statewide opinion poll appears to show growing opposition to copper mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. In the poll, paid for by opponents to copper mining, 70 percent of 800 Minnesota voters said they opposed allowing a copper mine near the...
March 1, 2018 - 8:09pm
January 27, 2018
US Forest Service rolls back study of mining near Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeast Minnesota
ELY, Minn.—The U.S. Forest Service on Friday, Jan. 26, said it will not conduct the most-thorough level of environmental review of potential copper mining impacts on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota and will instead conduct a less-stringent...
January 27, 2018 - 8:00am
December 22, 2017
Twin Metals gets federal mining leases back
DULUTH — Twin Metals Minnesota will get back its permits to explore for copper on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and continue working toward a copper mine southeast of Ely, under a decision Friday by the U.S. Interior Department. The move by the Trump...
December 22, 2017 - 8:37pm
December 5, 2017
Bikes in the Boundary Waters Wilderness? Bill in Congress would allow it.
ELY, Minn.—A proposal to allow motorized wheelchairs as well as bikes, carts and wheelbarrows in federal wilderness areas — potentially including the Boundary Waters and Isle Royale — is advancing in Washington. The U.S. House Subcommittee on Federal Lands is scheduled...
December 5, 2017 - 8:40pm
November 30, 2017
House passes Twin Metals mining bill
Legislation that would reopen areas near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to copper-nickel exploration and potential mining cleared the U.S. House on Thursday, Nov. 30. The bill, which passed 216-204 and still must clear the Senate and be signed by President Trump before...
November 30, 2017 - 5:13pm
November 29, 2017
US House delays vote on Minn. mining bill
WASHINGTON—The U.S. House on Wednesday debated legislation that would reopen areas near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern...
November 29, 2017 - 5:14pm
October 2, 2017
Forest Service to drop BWCAW lottery after 2018
ELY, Minn. — The U.S. Forest Service has announced that its lottery system for issuing Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness permits for...
October 2, 2017 - 6:00am