STAFF BLOG NEWS TRIBUNE ATTIC July 4 BWCAW blowdown
Today the Attic offers the second installment of two significant Northland events that marked their 10-year anniversaries this week.
On July 4, 1999, Mother Nature sent a furious wind strom through th... Posted on 7/3/09 at 4:00 AM
The environmental group American Rivers has placed Minnesota’s South Kawishiwi River and the Boundary Waters lakes it flows into on the group’s annual list of “most endangered rivers” because of the potential threat from copper mining.
The sun is just rolling out of bed, but Ken Hupila and I are skiing along, pulling small pulks full of fishing gear. The temperature on this early March morning is just a few degrees above zero. Moving feels good.
The good thing about winter camping with Chris Evavold of Foxboro is that he can supply almost all the gear everyone needs. Evavold makes toboggans and toboggan-loading systems at his business, Black River Sleds in Foxboro. He also offers toboggan kits so you can build your own. The toboggans are made of high-density polyethylene plastic, and they roll up to fit in a car.
BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS, NORTH OF GRAND MARAIS — Getting a toboggan loaded with winter camping gear down a steep, twisting portage isn’t easy. And it can be a bit dangerous. But Amelia Evavold, 12, and her friend, Emma Stattelman, 10, had a plan.
MINNEAPOLIS — Plans to swap state-owned land in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for federal land are probably dead and will need revisiting in the next Congress, U.S. Rep.-elect Rick Nolan said.
As taken and interpreted from statements made in the media and debates, our federal senators and representative either don’t understand or underestimate the environmental consequences of the proposed Boundary Waters school trust land exchange, which passed the U.S. House as HR 5544 and now is being considered for companion legislation by the U.S. Senate.
Light rain was falling in various locations across Minnesota’s Arrowhead on Thursday but it wasn’t enough to make a difference in firefighting efforts. Superior Forest officials were monitoring nearly a dozen fires, most of them spurred by lightning, all of which were small but any of which could fan back up if left unchecked.
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