A crew of 10 is battling the Cummings Lake fire, now estimated at 20 acres in size, in black spruce in a lowland area about 12 miles northwest of Ely, according to Superior National Forest information officer Becca Manlove. No structures are immediately threatened by the flames.
It was 100 years ago Thursday when Teddy Roosevelt signed Presidential Proclamation No. 848 establishing the Superior National Forest. Filled with beauty and resources, loved by many, haunted by controversy for most of its existence, the forest has a reach well beyond its boundaries.
Three Northeastern Minnesota counties will get a little something extra from the U.S. Forest Service this year.
October 31, 2008
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