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Judge nixes proposed 450-foot BWCA cellphone tower


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Wednesday blocked AT&T's plan to build a 450-foot cellphone tower near the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, ruling that the proposed tower with its flashing airplane safety lights would likely hurt the "scenic and aesthetic resources" of the pristine northeastern Minnesota wilderness.

But Hennepin County District Judge Philip Bush ruled that a smaller, unlighted tower of up to 199 feet would be acceptable.

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