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2010-05-25 13:30:00

ELY, Minn., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- National travel magazine Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel has named Ely, Minn. as its 2010 "Coolest Small Town in America." The magazine received 147 nominations, then selected 21 American towns that stood out from the crowd to open up to public online voting. In online voting, 439, 411 votes were received, and Ely captured 118,899 of those--27 percent of all votes. A feature on the city of Ely will be included in the magazine's September 2010 issue. Ely...

2008-10-22 15:00:17

A Washington man caused a wildfire that swept across nearly 75,000 acres in northern Minnesota's pristine boundary waters area, a grand jury indictment alleges. The St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press reported Tuesday Stephen G. Posniak, 64, faces federal charges of providing false information, setting timber on fire and leaving a fire unattended in relation to the 2007 blaze. In an indictment announced in Minneapolis Monday, U.S. authorities accuse Posniak of burning trash at a Boundary...

2008-10-10 00:00:19

Two women missing in the wilderness of northern Minnesota were found Thursday afternoon by state police in a helicopter search. Maria Jacenko, 42, and Grace Knezevich, 23, both appeared to be in good condition, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. They had moved to higher ground to be more visible from the air. The women, who work together in Duluth, were supposed to return Monday from a four-day hike on the Kekekabic Trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The area near the...

2008-10-09 18:00:19

Searchers scoured wilderness straddling the U.S.-Canadian border between Minnesota and Ontario Thursday seeking two missing hikers, officials said. Maria Jacenko, 42, and Grace Knezevich, 23 -- two Duluth women who work together -- were three days overdue from a scheduled four-day hike on a Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness trail in some of northern Minnesota's most rugged Superior National Forest terrain. "You could lose the trail there easily,'' Jon Benson, wilderness manager for...

2008-09-16 12:00:21

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Walter Abramson of the Minnesota Land Trust, +1-612-647- 9590 Island home of legendary conservationist Ernest Oberholtzer to remain undeveloped ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Land Trust and the Ernest C. Oberholtzer Foundation announced the permanent protection of the Review Islands -- the Rainy Lake home of conservationist Ernest C. Oberholtzer. Completion of this project ensures that the islands' important historic,...


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Superior National Forest
2014-07-31 09:38:55

Superior National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Minnesota, between the Canada – United States border. It is located in the Arrowhead Region and comprises an area of the Boundary Waters, which separates Canada and the United States. This forest holds 3,900,000 acres of protected lands and waters that are separated into numerous ranger districts, with over a quarter of the forest comprising the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It was established in 1903...

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