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Great Expectations begins the school year with future growing pains

School is in session at Great Expectations with an enrollment of 70 students and growing.

Pagami Creek Fire smoke cloud over Eastern Europe

Pagami Creek Fire Update – smoke cloud over Eastern Europe

The Pagami Creek Fire is now 30% contained. The size decreased to 93,669 acres because of more accurate GPS mapping on the northwest side.

Pagami Creek Fire - Polly Lake looking west: photo by Dennis Neitzke USFS 9/17/2011

Rain expected to prevent forest fire from growing

A half-inch of rain over the next couple days is expected to keep the Pagami Creek fire from spreading in northeastern Minnesota.

Pagami Creek Fire smoke

Pagami Creek Fire Update for the afternoon of Sept. 20

The Pagami Creek Fire is now 23% contained. The size remains unchanged at 93,898 acres.

A view of the Pagami Fire from the air, photo courtesy of

Map of the Pagami Creek Fire

Click on the above link to download the most recent map available at this time of the Pagami Creek Fire line, from Wednesday, September 14. The map shows the uncontrolled fire edge in red.


Pagami Creek Fire campfire and closure updates for Sept. 20

A complete open campfire ban continues throughout the entire Superior National Forest – including residences. Only gas and propane fires are allowed.

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WTIP to broadcast Monday night Fire Information Meeting

WTIP will broadcast the Public Fire Information Meeting live from the Gunflint Ranger District Office in Grand Marais at 7 PM, Monday, September 19.

Looking at Polly Lake from the south end looking mostly north. Photo by Dennis Neitzke USFS 9/17/2011

Pagami Creek Fire Update, 10 AM, Mon., Sept. 19

In this interview from Monday morning, September 19, WTIP volunteer Ann Possis talks with Pagami Creek Fire Public Information Officer Doug Anderson.

The "beehive" star cluster - Mars is the bright object in the top right corner

Northern Sky: Mars, Beehive Cluster & Full Moon Legends

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She writes the monthly Minnesota Starwatch column.

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East Zone Fire update, 4 PM,. Sun., Sept. 18

Fire Information
Ron Sanow, 218-820-3141