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Ham Fire May 12, 2007

This entry was actually a second entry on one of the days. It describes in more detail what happened on the 6th of May and into the 7th. the next day Anyone who has been following my blog knows the

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Ham Fire May 11, 2007

We experienced another evacuation of the Gunflint Trail.  Marilyn, Ian, Theresa, Abby, Josh and our animals are all safe in Grand Marais.  The community of Grand Marais has been remarkable during this entire event.  The firefighters are doing everything they

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Ham Lake Fire May 10, 2007

Weather Forecast and Evacuation- Current time: May 10, 2007 – 7:01 CDT Most Recent Observations at May 10, 2007 – 6:04 CDT 6:04 The current temperature at the Seagull Guard Station is 63 degrees.  Dew Point is 43.5, Humidity 49%,

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Ham Lake Fire May 9, 2007

Whack a Mole! This is my all time favorite carnival game.  You know the one, the mole pops his head up out of a hole and then you try to whack it with a rubber mallet? That was what today

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Ham Lake Fire May 8, 2007

The Bright Side- The wilderness at the end of the Gunflint Trail remains.  The crystal clear lakes are the same and they are still teeming with fish.  The night sky still holds millions of stars to gaze at.  The songs of

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Ham Lake Fire May 7, 2007

I’ve included a couple of posts about the Ham Lake Fire today.  I’m doing it because during the time the fire was happening I didn’t really have time to tell the whole story about what was going on until a

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Ham Fire May 6, 2007

I wrote two entries in my blog on the 6th of May in 2007. One was in the morning and one was in the evening. In the morning we were hopeful the fire was going to burn out into the

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Ham Lake Fire Ten Year Anniversary

As a general rule I don’t re-post blog entries but I am making an exception. With reporters asking questions and folks talking about the ten year anniversary of the Ham Lake Fire I decided to make an exception.  I’m going

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Wildfire Prevention

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the Ham Lake Fire. I’m always happy with spring rainfall so fire danger remains low.  Happy Wildfire Prevention Week! Wildfire Prevention Week April 16-22 To increase awareness of outdoor wildfire hazards,

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Spring Prescribed Burning

Ooooh, that smell. The smell of smoke in the air. The smell that makes my chest tighten and limbs stiffen up. Smoke. With distant memories of wildfires tucked neatly in my brain no smell effects me more than that of

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