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Experts: Vegetation In and Around BWCA Fires Will Come Back Stronger

Experts also say that it's important to protect the soil in and around the fires which could be at risk for erosion.

DULUTH, Minn. — One of the few positives from the fire is that the burned plants and trees are poised to come back stronger than ever. Experts with UMD say that it’s important to remember that fires are a natural part of any ecosystem. Some of the vegetation will grow rapidly following the fire. Certain species like red and jack…

Midday Update 8-27-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, August 27, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, August 27, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, Silver Bay, weather, wildfires

Silver Bay 2nd Grader Raises Over $600 to Help Local Fire Departments Battling Wildfires

Over $600 Has Been Raised With Donations Continuing to Pour In

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Oliver Kochendorfer is 7-years-old and going into 2nd grade in Silver Bay. He wanted to do a popcorn and lemonade stand to help out the firefighters that are working so hard to put out the wildfires in Northeastern Minnesota. Oliver’s mom says he is hoping that all the firefighters stay safe and the fire is out…

U.S. Forest Service: BWCA Closure Extended Through Friday, Sept. 3

All Permits and Reservations Have Been Canceled, Refunded

ELY, Minn. – the U.S. Forest Service is extending its closure of the BWCA through at least Friday, September 3rd. All permits and reservations have been canceled and refunded. According to the Forest Service, on Tuesday, at least four smaller fires ignited from the main Greenwood fire that’s now expanded to over 21-thousand acres just 15 miles from Isabella. With…

Minnesota DNR Issues Burning Restrictions

CLOQUET, Minn. – With the temperatures warming up, there is an elevated risk of fire danger. Typically in the spring, the DNR sees a warming and drying trend. This year, they are encouraging social distancing by implementing burning restrictions earlier than normal. “We’re no longer issuing burning permits for vegetative material. So that limits the amount of wildfires our emergency…