Forest tent caterpillar populations are expected to expand somewhat from last year but the insect is not expected to be a problem in the northern third of the state.
(The Associated Press posted this story as a part of its member exchange program. It was originally reported by Stephanie Hemphill of Minnesota Public Radio.
The Superior National Forest covers three million acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness alone is a million acres – much of the land and lakes are in Cook County.
Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.
The body of a man who was reported missing on Swan Lake in the BWCAW was recovered Thursday.
Public Health and Human Services in Cook County serves many vulnerable children and adults with state programs. Some of those programs may be in jeopardy if the state government shuts down July 1.
Minnesota sent three fire crews to New Mexico to help battle wildfires this week. The crews have 20 members each. Minnesota also sent 14 crew-carrier trucks.
Bob Carter of The Roadhouse spoke with Maeri Hedstrom by phone June 10 from the opening reception of "A Family Affair," an art exhibit featuring Maeri's work as well as that of her parents, Howard and Bonnie Gay Hedstrom. Art in a wide variety of media, from film to oils to turned wood and more, are on display at the Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais through June 26.
A team of eight will go into the BWCAW on Thursday to set up a temporary camp in an attempt to recover the body of Ty Sitter from Swan Lake. Sitter was reported missing on June 10 while fishing.