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August 19, 2017
Canoeists outfitted by Sawbill Canoe Outfitters head for the landing to begin their trip on Thursday morning. In the foreground is Paul Portenlanger of Minneapolis. Clint Austin /
Passing it on: Third generation of Hansen family outfitting canoeists at Sawbill
August 19, 2017 - 8:02pm
During a rare moment of free time on Thursday morning, Sawbill Canoe Outfitters crew member Jessica Hemmer (left) and Sawbill co-owner Clare Shirley rewind rope that customers will use on upcoming trips. (Clint Austin /
Stories from Sawbill: Bears and other visitors make an outfitter's life interesting
August 19, 2017 - 8:01pm
Reader's view: Listen to 8th District, too, on mining
August 19, 2017 - 7:21pm
August 10, 2017
Reader's View: Accurate info needed in mining debate
August 10, 2017 - 7:37pm
August 8, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service posted this image of boats boat going up for auction later this month in Ely.
IRS auctioning Ely canoe outfitter equipment
August 8, 2017 - 1:09pm
August 7, 2017
Local View: BWCAW can be protected while allowing mining
August 7, 2017 - 6:48pm
Reader's View: The deal included mining outside BWCAW
August 7, 2017 - 6:44pm
August 6, 2017
Ask a Conservation Officer: Are handguns allowed in the BWCAW?
August 6, 2017 - 6:34am
August 4, 2017
Sam Cook column: Pup tent: On the trail with the yellow dog
August 4, 2017 - 10:03am
August 3, 2017
BWCAW land exchange advancing
August 3, 2017 - 9:37pm
July 30, 2017
Dorothy Molter at her cabin in the Boundary Waters at age 77, in 1984. Ely-based musician Barb Cary Hall has spent the past six years writing a musical about Molter, who spent more than 50 years living alone and tending to tourists on Knife Lake. (Sam Cook /
Into the woods: Ely musician turns ‘Root Beer Lady’ Dorothy Molter’s story into a musical
July 30, 2017 - 6:42am
July 28, 2017
Sam Cook
Sam Cook column: Scared? Who, me? Well, maybe.
July 28, 2017 - 5:40am
July 25, 2017
Hundreds of pro-mining supporters march to a public hearing at Virginia High School after a rally organized by people supporting copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters at Field of Dreams Park in Virginia Tuesday. (Clint Austin /
Copper mining supporters turn out in force at third Forest Service hearing
July 25, 2017 - 11:48pm
July 19, 2017
Reader's View: Nolan lost his way on BWCAW
July 19, 2017 - 12:59am
July 18, 2017
Reader's View: New mining actually could protect BWCAW
July 18, 2017 - 12:12am