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BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS

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The researchers are studying some of the state’s cleanest, most pristine lakes, both within and just outside the wilderness area. They’re trying to figure out why the algae situation is unexpectedly changing.
An eight-legged camp visitor wowed us with its engineering prowess.
Mike Ward took five days, 10 hours to paddle 250 miles standing up.
The company and its supporters want an environmental review of its project, not a blanket ban or study on hypothetical projects within the watershed.
The wooden steps were replaced with native stone in a grueling hand-tool project this summer.
The permits allow visitors to cross the border in certain remote areas — including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area — without reporting to Canadian border officials.

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The study will inform the federal government on whether to place a 20-year ban on that type of mining in the watershed.
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From state parks and national forests, to private and municipal campgrounds, camping options abound.
During a Friday, May 6, visit to St. Paul, Haaland said she couldn’t disclose if her agency would allow the proposed mine to move forward after the Interior canceled two mineral leases for Twin Metals, the company that wants to develop the mine. The secretary of the interior wasin Minnesota to announce nearly $9 million in federal funding for urban parks in the state.

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