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February 21, 2017
This canoeist enjoys a sunset paddle along the North Kawishiwi River on a beautiful Fall evening in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A new report shows outside visitors to the Boundary Waters spent $57 million in St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties last year. News Tribune file
Report: Boundary Waters nets $77 million from summer visitors
February 21, 2017 - 6:26pm
February 6, 2017
In this photo from 2010, a worker holds a core sample showing a polymetallic deposit from the Twin Metals exploration area east of the Kawishiwi River in northern Lake County. (2010 file / News Tribune)
St. Louis County dives into federal copper mining debate
February 6, 2017 - 9:00pm
January 10, 2017
PolyMet officials give a tour of facilities at the old LTV processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, now owned by PolyMet, in December 2013. (News Tribune file photo)
Environmental groups planning lawsuit to stop PolyMet mine
January 10, 2017 - 3:19pm
December 14, 2016
Google Earth photo
Federal agents raid Ely bait shop, seize thousands of ciscoes
December 14, 2016 - 8:25pm
December 13, 2016
Nicole Hoffman, a geologist for Twin Metals, examines core samples in Ely. (Twin Metals photo)
Feds ask for Twin Metals lawsuit to be dismissed
December 13, 2016 - 10:39am
November 9, 2016
Body of missing Duluth man recovered in BWCAW
November 9, 2016 - 6:54pm
November 8, 2016
Authorities searching for missing Duluth man in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
November 8, 2016 - 8:34am
October 16, 2016
Intentional Gunflint fires scrubbed for fall
October 16, 2016 - 1:16pm
September 28, 2016
A bald eagle flies low over the Kawishiwi River near Ely last week. Steve Kuchera /
Ely named one of 'World's Best Towns for Outdoor Thrills'
September 28, 2016 - 5:39pm
September 19, 2016
Aaron Nathaniel King
Quetico wanderer now charged with "possessing" live deer
September 19, 2016 - 9:16pm
September 11, 2016
Open houses set to discuss prescribed burns in BWCAW
September 11, 2016 - 3:29pm
September 2, 2016
Visitors paddle a quiet stretch of the Kawishiwi River near Ely on a day trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. (2002 file / News Tribune)
More BWCAW trips, but fewer young visitors
September 2, 2016 - 8:06pm
August 31, 2016
A storm in the summer of 1999 blew down millions of trees in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. (file photo / News Tribune)
Long after historic blowdown, wildfire danger remains in BWCAW
August 31, 2016 - 4:00pm
July 27, 2016
NBC's 'Today' to feature BWCAW on Sunday
July 27, 2016 - 3:00pm
July 21, 2016
 An injured camper was flown out of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness by U.S. Forest Service floatplane pilot Pat Loe Thursday morning after a windstorm last night knocked trees down on Basswood Lake. Attending to the victim were staff from the Ely Area Ambulance Service. The injured party suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Two campers died in the windstorm when trees fell on their campsite around 3 a.m. Photo by Hailey Worth, Ely Echo Newspaper
Two fatalities reported after severe storms sweep across Quetico, Boundary Waters
July 21, 2016 - 8:14pm