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Did you smell smoke?

There’s nothing like the smell of a campfire to evoke memories of s’mores and starlit nights in the wilderness. If you’ve ever been around a wildfire the scent of smoke could bring on thoughts of other not so pleasant memories.

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Fire danger very high

According to the Minnesota Incident Command System, “Heads up NE #Minnesota: *Koochiching-St. Louis-Cook-Lake-Itasca-Cass-Itasca-Crow Wing-Aitkin-Carlton-Pine* Dry & breezy conditions N of Hwy 2 mean elevated fire Wx danger where developing fires may spread quickly.

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Ham Lake Fire Anniversary

If you would have asked me a week or two ago if fire danger would be high this spring I would have laughed. Fast forward to now and I’m not laughing. I’m also trying to not think about the weather

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Fires, Forests and Funding

Forest fires have been making the headlines a lot lately. It’s difficult to ignore the impact forest fires have on communities and resources. Fire seasons are getting longer and fires are burning more intensely. It is obvious fire fighting costs

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Ham Fire May 20, 2007

More good news The USFS has decided to re-open the lakes at the end of the Gunflint Trail on May 22nd.  This is also the same day non-residents will be allowed past the roadblock at Gunflint Narrows Road.  Due to

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Ham Fire May 19th, Part 2

May 19 Home We haven’t been this happy since the 4th of May.  The Sheriff’s Department decided to let the residents of the end of the Gunflint Trail go home today.  Good thing too because we were prepared to cover

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Ham Fire May 19th, 2007 Part 1

Many of the residents of the Gunflint Trail that were evacuated are now back at home. They are busy getting settled back in and for the business owners it’s back to business as usual. After all, it is the Canadian

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Ham Fire May 17, 2007

Lost a Day I’m not sure how it happened, but I lost a day somewhere.  I didn’t sleep it away either.  I can’t even remember what I did yesterday, but somehow I forgot to put an entry into my blog. 

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Ham Lake Fire May 15th 2007

It’s hard to imagine a fire that started on Ham Lake traveled all of the way to Saganaga, but it did.  We know that because we have seen one of the many paths of destruction, the end of the Gunflint Trail. 

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Ham Lake Fire May 14, 2007

  It looks like the people of Grand Marais are good dancers, better than the ones on the Gunflint Trail.  I checked the weather station at Seagull and it looks like we only received .08″ of rain last night while

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