Jul 30, 2014
Satellite phones proving vital in wilderness
When fierce winds toppled trees onto two campers huddled in their tent in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness last week, breaking bones, members of their group used a satellite phone to call for help.
Rescues underway for many hurt in Minn. storm
At least three sets of campers on different lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness were injured early Tuesday when intense thunderstorms downed trees onto their campsites.
BWCA rescuers recount freighting early morning rescue
It was a frightening night for several groups of campers as strong winds ripped through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Fort Francis Times
Rainy Lake level close to peaking
The level of Rainy Lake is close to peaking at its highest level since 1950. At the Fort Frances-International Falls dam, all 15 spill gates have been open since June 6. As well, the overflow weir that spans the centre of the dam began passing water last week for the first time since 1950.