Labor Day Weekend

     The forecast calls for a beautiful weekend on the Gunflint Trail.  We’re happy to have some of our summer staff back for a visit this weekend and even happier for the OK to use charcoal grills this weekend.

Submitted by newsherald on Fri, 08/31/2007 – 7:29am.:

The recent rainfall has lessened, but not eliminated, the potential threat of wildfires in Northeastern Minnesota. Cook, Lake and St. Louis counties have been under the most severe open burning restrictions in the state. As of 8 a.m. today, Aug. 31, these restrictions will be slightly eased to allow the use of charcoal grills (as in Labor Day barbecue) in Cook, Lake and St. Louis counties within 100 feet of a permanent residence or cabin. The U.S. Forest Service will continue to prohibit charcoal grills, campfires, or charcoal fires in national forest campgrounds throughout the Superior National Forest.

     There is still a complete fire ban in the Boundary Waters due to the lack of rainfall across the entire region.  We’re hoping for a good rain so we’ll at least be able to have campfires from 7pm until midnight later this fall.  The Quetico Park still does not have any restrictions and we’re hoping folks are using extreme caution when having one.

     Grilling out or eating in we hope you have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.