News Stories

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NEWS STORIES

Timberjay: Businesses join forces to protect the Wilderness (March 6, 2017)
Duluth News Tribune:
New business group forms to oppose copper mining (February 23, 2017)
KDAL: The John Gilbert Show Interview with Becky Rom and Steve Piragis (Feb 2, 2017)
KFAN Sports Radio: Interview with Lukas Leaf ( Jan 28, 2017)
St. Cloud Times: Boundary Waters Demand Protection Now and in Future (Jan 9,2017)

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Sportsmen: Protect the Boundary Waters from Sulfide-Ore Copper Mining (Dec 27, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Readers View: Conservationists Applaud Fed's Action (Dec 27, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: A Sportsman's View: Protect BWCAW from copper-nickel mining (December 23, 2016)
Canoe & Kayak Magazine:
Film Debut: Dave and Amy Freeman’s Year in the Wilderness (December 20, 2016)
Canoe & Kayak Magazine: Op-ed: Boundary Waters One Step Closer to Finding Permanent Protection
(December 20, 2016)

Makato Free Press: Our View: Copper mine blocked
 (December 17, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune:
 Statewide View: The Boundary Waters works for everyone (December 16, 2016)
MinnPost:
 Defeat of mining near Boundary Waters is a rare victory for the value of place (December 16, 2016)
Outdoor News:
 Sportsmen celebrate as Feds deny minerals lease renewals for mine near Boundary Waters (December 15, 2016)
Outdoor News: Government looks to dismiss Twin Metals mining lease lawsuit (Dec 16,2016)
WTIP Radio: Dave and Amy Freeman discuss feds choice to block copper-nickel mine near BWCAW (December 15, 2016)
Star Tribune:
 Feds slam brakes on copper-nickel mine near Boundary Waters (December 15, 2016)
Washington Post:
 Feds deny request to renew mining lease in Minnesota wilderness area (December 15, 2016)
The New York Times:
 U.S. Blocks Mine Planned Near Boundary Waters in Minnesota (December 15, 2016)
Associated Press:
 Feds deny leases for Minnesota mine; company to press ahead (December 15, 2016)
Department of Interior:
 Obama Administration Takes Steps to Protect Watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (December 15, 2016)
Star Tribune: Finally, we'll know the true economic benefits of outdoor recreation
 (December 12, 2016)
Minnesota Trout Unlimted: Caring for the Boundary Waters (August 2016)
Fly Rod & Reel magazine: Scott Hed's new fight (August 2016)
Duluth News Tribune:Local View: Don’t sacrifice the Boundary Waters so a few can profit (July 23, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune:
Local View: Boundary Waters a priceless treasure (July 23, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Local view: Mining should not jeopardize wildlife and wetlands (July 23, 2016)
City Pages: Hunters, anglers denounce Twin Metals "sulfide" mine near Boundary Waters (July 25, 2016)
The Heavy Table:
A Foraged Feast at the Hawkins Family Conservation Farm (July 21, 2016)
Fox 21: Thousands of Petitions Signed to Halt Twin Metals Lease Renewal (July 20, 2016)
The New York Times: Protect Minnesota's Boundary Waters
 (July 1, 2016)
Dan Small Outdoors: Act now to protect the Boundary Waters forever (June 20, 2016)
Grand Rapids Herald Review:
Sportsmen Support Forest Service Actions on Sulfide Mining Leases (June 18, 2016)
Rochester Post-Bulletin: Winona family is guided by Aldo Leopold's passion (June 16, 2016)
Timberjay:
Forest Service signals wariness over Twin Metals lease renewal (June 14, 2016)
MPR:
U.S. Forest Service takes another look at mining leases near Boundary Waters, cites 'inherent risks' (June 13, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune:
Forest Service 'deeply concerned' about Twin Metals project; mining lease renewal to get public input
(June 13, 2016)
Star Tribune:
U.S. Forest Service balks at copper-nickel mining plan near BWCA (June 13, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune:
Don’t let copper mines ruin pristine Boundary Waters (June 2, 2016)
Rochester Post-Bulletin:
Conservation, environmentalism merge (June 2, 2016)
St. Cloud Times: BWCA saved vet; now lets save it
(May 14, 2016)
Outdoor News: Passion for public lands bolsters ranks of BHA (May 13, 2016)
St. Cloud Times: Signs point to no mining near BWCA
(May 2, 2016)
Sun Sailor: Minnetonka resident recognized for outstanding conservation work (April 28, 2016)
Brainerd Dispatch: Keeping the backcountry alive (April 24, 2016)
WTIP:
Minnesota filmmaker wins 'Sigurd F. Olson Award'  (April 15, 2016)
Rochester Post Bulletin:
Collin O’Mara and Ted Roosevelt IV: Call of the wilderness seeks to save the Boundary Waters (April 6, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune:
Reader’s View: Boundary Waters is dear, old friend in need of help (April 4, 2016)
St. Cloud Times: Kudos to Dayton for protecting BWCAW
(March 30, 2016)
MinnPost:
Why Minnesota can’t afford mining near the Boundary Waters (March 28, 2016)
Star Tribune: Editorial Counterpoint: Feds got it right on mineral leases near BWCA
(March 23, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Local View:
Boundary Waters’ legacy cannot be put at risk (March 22, 2016)
Mesabi Daily News: Governor Dayton Defends His Decision
(March 22, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune:
Reader's view: Thanks to Dayton for protecting wilderness
(March 21, 2016)
Minnesota Bound: BWCA 365
(March 20, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune:
Reader's view: Thanks to Gov. Dayton for protecting wilderness
(March 19, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Cruising into spring: Dave and Amy Freeman nearly halfway through their year in the Boundary Waters
(March 13, 2016)
Star Tribune: Walter Mondale on fighting to save the soul of Minnesota: The Boundary Waters  
(March 11, 2016)
Mankato Free Press: Our View: Dayton takes a pro-water stand 
(March 10, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Poll: Most Minnesotans oppose mine near BWCAW 
(March 9, 2016)
Bemidji Pioneer: Poll finds most oppose new copper mine near Boundary Waters 
(March 9, 2016)
Timberjay: Twin Metals suffer a one-two punch
(March 9, 2016)
Timberjay: Twin Metals Fight
 (March 9, 2016)
Associated Press: Federal agency delivers another blow to Twin Metals mine
(March 8, 2016)
Star Tribune: Twin Metals gets second rebuff over concerns about mining near the BWCA 
(March 8, 2016)
MPR: Twin Metals lease on mine areas under environmental review
(March 8, 2016)
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Dayton against Twin Metals project
(March 8, 2016)
Star Tribune: Rep. McCollum urges Obama administration to protect Boundary Waters
(March 8, 2016)
WCCO: Feds Deliver Another Blow to Twin Metals Mine
(March 8, 2016)
Duluth News Tribune: Dayton calls Twin Metals a threat to the Boundary Waters
(March 7, 2016)
Star Tribune: Dayton rebuffs Twin Metals mine proposal, citing risks to BWCA
(March 7, 2016)
Pioneer Press: Dayton potentially stops proposed mine near Boundary Waters 
(March 7, 2016)
Star Tribune: Dayton letter lays out Twin Metals opposition (March 7, 2016)
KDAL: John Gilbert Show interview with Scott Hed
(March 8, 2016)
American Canoe: Minnesota's Canoe Country Needs Your Help
(February 17, 2016)
Change Your POV: EP025 Veterans for the Boundary Waters - Erik Packard
(February 16, 2016)
American Angler: Risk vs. Reward
(January/February 2016)
Will to Hunt: Why You Should Care About Minnesota's Boundary Waters
(January 20, 2016)
WTIP:
New Film Carries a BWCAW Message
(January 12, 2016)
Star Tribune: Trip to spend year in the BWCA builds on career of advocacy
(December 24, 2015)
KMSP: Fish Out of Water (December 8, 2015)
WCCO: Three Chefs Visit Boundary Waters, Film "Fish Out of Water"
(November 23, 2015)
WDIO: Couple embarks on yearlong expedition, campaign to save the boundary waters (September 23, 2015)
Minnesota Brown: Ely adventurers begin year in the BWCA (September 23, 2015)
KBJR: Minnesota couple sets off for a year in the wilderness (September 23, 2015)
Associated Press: 2 Minnesota adventurers plan to head into BWCA for full year to draw attention to mining (September 23, 2015)
Outside Magazine: Couple to Spend a year in the wilderness (September 23, 2015)
StarTribune: Grand Marais couple launch yearlong BWCA trek (September 22, 2015)
Quetico Superior Foundation Wilderness News Blog: Freemans set off for a year of 'bearing witness' to the Boundary Waters (September 22, 2015)
Canoe & Kayak Magazine: A year in the wilderness (September 21, 2015)
KSTP: 2 Educators to spend year in BWCA wilderness (September 18, 2015
WCCO: Minnesota couple sets off for year in the BWCA (September 18, 2015)
Timberjay: Couple to spend year in BWCA wilderness (September 17, 2015)
Bring Me the News: Couple ventures off into the Boundary Waters for one year of exploring (September 17, 2015)
PaddlingLight:A Year in the Wilderness: A BWCA Adventure (September 17, 2015)
Heavy Table: A year of dining in the wild (September 16, 2015)
Roots Rated: Living a year in the wild in Minnesota's Boundary Waters (September 14, 2015)
American Canoe: A year in the wilderness to protect the Boundary Waters (September 2015)
Duluth News Tribune: Dave and Amy Freeman prepare for their year in the wilderness (September 13, 2015)
The Pursuit Zone: A Year in the Boundary Waters with Dave & Amy Freeman (September 6, 2015)
KUMD: Frost River and Save the Boundary Waters interview at the MN State Fair(September 3, 2015)
KQDS FOX 21: Couple Plans to Spend a Year in the BWCA (August 25, 2015)
>Timberjay: Great Old Broads travel to Ely area (August 28, 2015)
Al Jazeera America: In Minnesota, fight between mining and environment gets personal (August 23, 2015)
Dan Small Outdoors (radio, starts at 12:26): Wilderness explorers launch a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota (August 18, 2015)
City Pages: Dave and Amy Freeman will spend a year in the Boundary Waters (July 27, 2015)
Cook County News Herald: A year-long wilderness adventure for Dave and Amy Freeman (July 25, 2015)
Paddling Headquarters: Explorers to spend year in the wild to prevent mining threat (July 23, 2015)
KIMT (video): Saving the Boundary Waters (July 22, 2015)
Gear Junkie: 365 Days: Couple to spend full year in the Boundary Waters (July 22, 2015)
Minnesota Brown: Ely adventurers to spend year in the BWCA (July 19, 2015)
The Hill: Overnight Energy
(July 16, 2015)
WDIO (video): Minnesota adventurers plan to spend an entire year in the Boundary Waters
(July 16, 2015)
Bring Me the News: Adventurer couple plans to spend a year in the Boundary Waters
(July 16, 2015)
Associated Press: Minnesota adventurers plan year-long trek through Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
(July 16, 2015)
Pioneer Press: Adventurer couple plan full year in BWCA to oppose copper mining
(July 16, 2015)
Duluth News Tribune: Northland adventurers plan full year in the BWCAW
(July 16, 2015)
Canoeroots: Miner Threat
(Early Summer 2015)
Outdoor News: Roosevelt IV advocates for BWCA
(June 12, 2015)
Duluth News Tribune: Reader's View: PolyMet wants taxpayers to pay for mine cleanup
(June 12, 2015)
Timberjay: Teddy Roosevelt IV weighs in against mining near BWCA
(June 11, 2015)
Timberjay: Lease renewal latest flashpoint in mine debate
(May 15, 2015)
Timberjay: Bike tour to save BWCA crosses finish line
(May 15, 2015)
WDIO: Bicyclists Tow Canoe to Protest Mine Near BWCA
(May 6, 2015)
KBJR: Bicyclists look for support in protecting BWCA
(May 5, 2015)
Duluth News Tribune: Commentary: Nolan is wrong to oppose Boundary Waters' protection
(April 28, 2015)
Duluth News Tribune: Letter to the editor: Nolan should rethink who he represents
(April 28, 2015)
Pioneer Press: Letter to the editor: Sportsman who care for the BWCA have an ally in Rep. McCollum
(April 26, 2015)
Star Tribune: Letter to the editor: A place of solace for veterans is threatened
State Journal-Register: Springfield teenager battling cancer uses wish to save the wilderness
(April 22, 2015)
Gear Junkie: Bike Tour to 'Save the Boundary Waters'
(April 21, 2015)
Duluth News Tribune: Nolan, McCollum divided over mining bill
(April 17, 2015)
Congresswoman McCollum: Environmental Leaders Support the National Park and Wilderness Water Protection Act
(April 17, 2015)
Timberjay: Bill could prohibit new mining near BWCA
(April 16, 2015)
Canoe & Kayak: Battle for the Boundary Waters
(April 15, 2015)
Bring Me the News: Rep. McCollum proposes bill to restrict mining near BWCA
(April 14, 2015)
Star Tribune: McCollum bill would restrict mining near Minnesota's BWCA
(April 14, 2015)
Duluth News Tribune: St. Paul representative's bill would restrict mining in the BWCAW watershed
(April 14, 2015)
Canoe & Kayak: Breaking: Historic Bill Calls for Permanent Protection for the Boundary Waters
(April 14, 2015)
MPR: McCollum takes aim at potential copper-nickel mining near BWCA, Voyageurs
(April 14, 2015)
MinnPost: McCollum seeks ban on new mines in much of northeastern Minnesota
(April 14, 2015)
Duluth News Tribune: Poll shows lower support for 'sulfide' mining in Minnesota
(April 14, 2015)
KTTC Rochester (video): Save the Boundary Waters bike tour kicks off in Winona
(April 2015)
Northfield News: Environmentalists to make pit stops at Northfield colleges while biking to Ely
Winona Daily News: ICYMI: Bicyclists head north to save BWCA
(April 6, 2015)
LaCrosse Tribune: Canoeists journey from Winona to Ely to save the Boundary Waters
(April 4, 2015)
Timberjay: A wish to save the BWCA
(April 2, 2015)
The Current (with audio): Eating and Drinking with Heavy Table's James Norton: A Boundary Waters adventure meal
(April 1, 2015)
Heavy Table (part 3): Boundary Waters Chef’s Notebook: J.D. Fratzke
(March 30, 2015)
Winona Post: Canoeists' plea for the BWCA
(April 2, 2015)
City Pages: 13-Year-Old With Leukemia Lobbies Against Mining Near Boundary Waters
(March 27, 2015)
Heavy Table (part 2): Sustainable Ely and the Fight to Save the Boundary Waters
(March 27, 2015)
Kare 11 (with video): Teen makes a wish to save BWCA
(March 26, 2015)
Duluth News Tribune: Leukemia victim 'wishes' against mining near BWCAW
(March 26, 2015)
Bring Me the News: Boy with leukemia uses his Wish to fight mining near the Boundary Waters
(March 25, 2015)
Heavy Table (part 1): Feasting on Frozen Waters: A Boundary Waters Meal with J.D. Fratzke
(March 23, 2015)
Duluth News Tribune: Researchers say proposed copper mine poses risks to BWCA
(March 11, 2015)
Pioneer Press: From Boundary Waters mines to earthworm invasion: a conversation with Lee Frelich
(March 7, 2015)
Knight Errant (Benilde-St. Margaret): Student with a cause
(February 10, 2015)
Star Tribune Opinion: A day of action for BWCA lovers and mining opponents
(January 27, 2015)
MinnPost: The 7 most insightful comments about the environment in 2014
(December 30, 2014)
Pioneer Press: Can mine leave no trace BWCA?
(December 20, 2014)
MinnPost: A look inside the campaign that killed a sulfide mine at Yellowstone's door
(April 30, 2014)
MinnPost: Economists say rosy mining forecast should count costs and lost jobs, too
(February 21, 2014)
MinnPost: Mining's regulatory outlook, enviro risks for North Woods explained
(February 11, 2014)
MinnPost: Meet Twin Metals, and the biggest north-woods mine you've never heard of
(February 13, 2013)

 

PADDLE TO DC STORIES
The Mining Journal: Canoeing For A Cause (January 5, 2015)
AP:Minnesotans who canoed from BWCA to nation's capital ponder next adventures (January 1, 2015)
USDA Blog: 2,000 Miles in 100 Days, Delivering a Message of Advocacy, Adventure (December 23, 2014)
Pioneer Press: Canoe trip from BWCA to White House with mining on the mind (December 20, 2014)
Audubon Magazine: Stirring The Waters (December 11, 2014)
National Geographic: 2,000 Miles to DC—By Canoe—to Protect the Boundary Waters (December 5, 2014)
Minnesota Public Radio: Protesting mining, couple completes canoe trip to DC (December 3, 2014)
Twin CIties Business:After 2,000-Mile Anti-Mining Canoe Trek, Minnesota Couple Arrives In DC (December 3, 2014)
Star Tribune: Minnesotans steer canoe and BWCA petition 2,000 miles to Washington, D.C. (December 3, 2014)
Pioneer Press: Northern Minnesota adventurers paddle to D.C. to oppose mining (December 3, 2014)
KDAL: Paddlers Complete Ely To Washington, D.C. Journey (December 2, 2014)
MyCetralJersey.com: Couple paddles 2,000 miles from Minnesota to D.C. (November 21, 2014)
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News: Save the Boundary Waters tour to stop in local area (September 22, 2014) )
KUWS: Paddle petition to President over proposed Minnesota mine (September 21, 2014)
WCCO: Minn. Couple Paddles To Wash. DC For BWCA Protection (September 6, 2014)
Timberjay: Paddles up! Ely couple begins 100-day journey to Washington, D.C. (August 27, 2014)