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USFS reports on fire fighting, conditions, closures; small fire near Grand Marais spotted, extinguished

The Superior National Forest, Kawishiwi Ranger District issued the following mid-day report, Sunday, September 16 on wildfires in the Superior National Forest, including Cook and Lake c


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USFS issues Saturday evening update on Superior National Forest fires

The following report was issued on Saturday evening, September 15, from the Kawishiwi Ranger District in the Superior National Forest.


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USFS issues fire update; Gunflint Trail may experience smoke from Quetico on Sunday

The US Forest Service Tofte Ranger District released a fire update at 11 AM, Saturday, September 15.


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Weekend News Roundup for September 15

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


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Forest Service updates area fire information -- Friday noon

The Gunflint and Tofte Ranger Districts are reporting that as of Thursday night the Peterson Lake Fire is about quarter of an acre in size. 


Fire danger continues

Official USFS information on Knife Lake fire conditions

About 6: 10 PM, Thursday, East Zone Fire  Management  Officer Patti Johnson of the US Forest Service released the following official information about the Knife  Lake Fire.


Fire danger continues

Small wildfires cause closing of some areas in BWCAW

A series of small wildfires are currently burning in or adjacent to northern parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  In light of this fire activity and projected weather, the US Fore


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City sets levy and community center strategy

The Grand Marais City Council met to set the preliminary 2013 levy as well as discuss strategies for meeting with the county board on their community center participation.


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Wilderness Fire Updates -- Thursday, Sept. 13

The US Forest Service says aerial suppression efforts and fire crews are being used today to fight two small fires in the Gunflint and Tofte districts of the Boundary Waters.


Fire danger continues

Ontario fire causes smoke, ash over Upper Gunflint Trail; small fire at south edge of BWCA

The US Forest Service reported at 5:25 PM, Wednesday, that the fire burning within a quarter mile of the northern shore of Knife Lake near Emerald Lake in Ontario is causing smoke again in the