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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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Where There’s Smoke

There’s a fire. I’m not sure of the exact location or size of the fire but on our way home from Ely on County Road 1 we saw smoke. We also saw several aircraft circling in the sky and firefighters

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Snow is Good for Wildfire Threat

The great thing about getting more snow this spring is it keeps the ground wet. Ever since the Ham Fire on the Gunflint Trail we’ve paid close attention to the moisture level in the spring.  It’s an especially vulnerable time

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