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Lake County News Chronicle
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Libal headed to Congress of Future Medical Leaders
House party: Land trust homes in TH open Tuesday
Council member resigns due to medical issues, politics
Lake County Sheriff's Report: Oct. 6
Two Harbors sports roundup: Oct. 17
SB football conditioning
Bayside Chatter: Oct. 17
Soccer boys take third
Two Harbors sports roundup: Oct. 10
Appoint or elect: More residents speak out
Letter to the editor: Fair responds
Letter to the editor: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Climate column: Climate change for kids
Gert's Dirt: Staying healthy in fall
GARY WAYNE GUBRUD
ROBERTA ALBRECHT SCHMID
PHYLLIS JANE RISE
Katrina Thoreson Richards
Northland Smart Shopper
Lake County Past: 1964 Halloween ad
North Shore Library News: Oct. 17
Finland News: Oct. 17
home and garden
DNR Report: Oct. 17
DNR Report: Oct. 10
Fall is here, and so are its colors
DNR Report: Oct. 3
October 23, 2012
Worker injured in power-plant explosion
An employee of Minnesota Power's Taconite Harbor Energy Center was injured Monday morning in an explosion at the coal-burning power plant. Minnesota...
energy / news
October 23, 2012 - 12:00am
October 18, 2012
An ounce of fire prevention keeps loved ones safe
After a long, dry summer throughout most of the state, fire danger in all but 11 counties remains moderate to high.
October 18, 2012 - 3:55pm
October 11, 2012
Finland's finest present: Fire prevention day
Dogs lured by the smell of grilled bratwurst and hamburgers meandered in and out of the fire station. Kids donned red plastic fire helmets and...
October 11, 2012 - 1:59pm
September 6, 2012
Fire in BWCAW burns on
The Pagami Creek Fire's one year anniversary has brought another battle with flames to the Boundary Waters. The Cummings Lake fire near Ely was reported Sunday afternoon. Its size has varied from 20-50 acres since then, with fire fighters cutting trees and digging a line around...
September 6, 2012 - 1:23pm
June 8, 2012
Fires spur home safety message
Given the terrifying Pagami Creek Fire last fall that threatened to escape the borders of the Boundary Waters, it's likely an easier job this year to convince homeowners in Lake County to be mindful of fire dangers in their own back yard. Property owners in Fall Lake Township near...
home and garden / news
June 8, 2012 - 6:30am
June 1, 2012
Report details fire crews' use of emergency shelters when overtaken by Minnesota wildfire
Forest Service crews working to warn Boundary Waters campers to leave the area made the right decision when they deployed their fire shelters...
June 1, 2012 - 7:07am
May 25, 2012
New fire truck
News-Chronicle The Two Harbors Fire Department went through training exercises with its new fire truck last Thursday at Two Harbors High School. The new truck has a 100-foot ladder, an increase not just in vertical reach, but more importantly in horizontal reach between the truck...
May 25, 2012 - 3:08pm
May 24, 2012
Boundary Waters fire restriction lifted
Campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness ended Wednesday. Late last week, the Forest Service banned campfires in the region, except between 7 p.m. and midnight, because of warm, dry and windy conditions. But continued precipitation in most of the Superior...
news / outdoors
May 24, 2012 - 12:00am
May 18, 2012
Winds worry fire crews as they battle to contain blaze near Ely
Helicopters, airplanes, fire engines, bulldozers and nearly 100 people on the ground are battling the Highway 1 fire just outside of Ely today,...
iron range / news
May 18, 2012 - 12:01pm
May 17, 2012
Fire turned back just outside Ely
Fire crews and a wind switch combined to beat back a raging forest fire this afternoon that burned to the edge of Ely. City officials rescinded...
May 17, 2012 - 6:33pm
Ely evacuation area expanded
Crews this afternoon are battling a fast-moving forest fire just outside Ely that apparently started when a vehicle drove over a downed power...
May 17, 2012 - 3:55pm
Forest fire near Ely apparently sparked by downed power line
Crews this afternoon are battling a forest fire just outside Ely that apparently started when a vehicle drove over a downed power line. Gusty...
May 17, 2012 - 2:54pm
October 29, 2011
Pagami fire fight ends
The last firefighters flew or canoed out of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness last Friday, leaving any lingering puffs of smoke and flame...
news / outdoors
October 29, 2011 - 1:20am
October 20, 2011
Boundary Waters fire quiet; crews head home
The Pagami Creek fire is officially "unstaffed" as of today after a two month battle against Minnesota's largest forest fire in decades. Following are some of the final facts. Location: About 13 miles east of Ely Date started: Aug. 18 Cause: Lightning strike Total acres involved:...
October 20, 2011 - 9:59am
Race for renewal in canoe country
ON LAKE THREE -- The last firefighters are set to fly or canoe out of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness today, leaving any lingering...
news / outdoors
October 20, 2011 - 12:00am