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BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS

A U.S. Forest Service report supports a 20-year mining moratorium on federal lands in the fragile watershed.
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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All Nathan Williams is known to have had with him when he left on his trip are two fishing rods and a single shot Harrington & Richardson 12-gauge shotgun, in case he saw a grouse. He was wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt. He didn't even have a sleeping bag — just a blue down comforter from his bed.
The Duluth resident and her dog trudged nearly 200 miles through deep snow and extreme cold.
Broken pieces were discovered on a dig in 2003.
The Duluth resident, with her sled dog, Diggins, hopes to reach Grand Portage by mid-March.
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Emily Ford and her trusty sidekick, Diggins the sled dog, will spend 30 days trekking across the top of Minnesota.
Last year, the administration initiated a mineral withdrawal for the same watershed as the Boundary Waters.

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