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Ham Lake Fire May 23, 2007

5/23 roadblocks Yesteday the road block at the Cross River was removed and once again traffic was allowed to travel to the end of the Gunflint Trail.  Members of the Gunflint Trail Association and the community at large gathered together

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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 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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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 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 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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