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Fire from the air. Photo: Dennis Neitzke

Wildfire in NE Minn. now 59 percent contained

Firefighters report another good day battling a wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The Pagami Creek Fire is now 59 percent contained as of last night.


Rep. Chip Cravaack

Cravaack wants roads before rails

Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack says he wants the federal government to fix its roadways before spending money on a proposed high speed passenger rail project between Minneapolis and Duluth.


the zoo's blue and yellow macaw

Duluth zoo receives reaccreditation and a state grant

The Lake Superior Zoo is poised to receive a $320,000 state grant.


Smoke cloud from Pagami Creek Fire

Pagami Creek Fire Update for Monday, Sept. 26

Crews are continuing to make progress against the fire that's been burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for more than a month.


Pagami Fire over Sawbill Lake/Photo by Adam Hansen

Pagami Creek Fire Update -Saturday Sept. 24

According to the U.S. Forest Service’s September 24th Pagami Creek Fire update, the Pagami Creek Fire is now 39 percent contained and remains at 93,669 total acres.


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Weekend News Roundup for Sept. 24

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. WTIP’s focus this week was on the Pagami Creek Fire near Ely.


Islands smoke

Pagami Creek Fire is 35% contained, weather is helping

The Pagami Creek Fire is now 35% contained and remains at 93,669 acres.


Crew. Front (L-R) Pete Harris, Len Voit, Lee Wenzel, Tom Rice, Steve Lenius, Lowell Johnson. Back: Ted Young and Karla Miller

Rain slows Pagami Creek Fire; Banadad bridge work allowed to continue

The Pagami Creek Fire remains at 30% contained at 93,669 acres. Between 0.2–0.5 inches of rain fell on the fire area yesterday. Since Sunday, 3/4 to 1 inch of rain has fallen on the fire.


Smoke cloud from the air

Firefighting team in BWCA reaches nearly 840

Rain is giving firefighters a break in their battle against the Pagami Creek wilderness blaze in northeastern Minnesota.


Great Expectations School

Great Expectations begins the school year with future growing pains

School is in session at Great Expectations with an enrollment of 70 students and growing.