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FOREST SERVICE MOVING FORWARD WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS FOR PROPOSED MINERAL WITHDRAWAL ON SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST DULUTH, MN  (January 26, 2018) – After receiving more than 90,000 comments during a 210-day public scoping period, the United States Department of Agriculture Forest

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Boundary Waters Slush

Have you ever been walking on a lake and felt like you were falling through the ice? It’s a scary feeling. The other day while out snowshoeing in the Boundary Waters I thought I was going down. There was a

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Cactus in the Boundary Waters?

The hoarfrost on the trees looked like cactus to me. Hoarfrost? Where on earth did that word come from? It sounds so odd. It’s Old English according to Dictionary.com,  “expressing the resemblance of white feathers of frost to an old

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Saganaga Lake Boundary Waters Trip

Layne Kennedy shared this video of his Boundary Waters Canoe trip on Saganaga this past summer. His dog Mazzie is the star. It sure makes me long for those summer days in the BWCA. Mazzie Goes Camping from Layne Kennedy

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Catching Fish in the Boundary Waters

It’s fun to catch fish in the Boundary Waters. It’s even more fun when you get to pull them up through a hole in the ice. Do you ever wonder who came up with the idea to ice fish? I’m

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Ice Skating Fun in Cook County

What happens when the lakes freeze solidly without wind or snow? Large ice rinks are created all over Cook County and people go ice skating!

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BWCA Mining Opinion

I know you’re not supposed to believe everything you read but if only a small part of the information in the article is true… Are Minnesota’s public lands up for sale? Jason Zabokrtsky, Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters Published 8:00

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re thankful for all of you! And of course our wonderful backyard. Happy Thanksgiving!  

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No More BWCA Lottery after 2018, oh well

It isn’t a big deal to those of us who prefer to canoe and camp in the Boundary Waters using entry points on the Gunflint Trail. There really hasn’t been a need to use the USFS lottery system to obtain

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Voyageur Canoe Crew Wedding Reunion

This weekend a very special ceremony took place at Camp du Nord near Ely, Minnesota.  Adam Maxwell and Neva were united in marriage.  Adam worked at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters for a number of years and has the spirit of a

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