abc
QUICK LINKS:

Voyageurs National Park Closes Backcountry

Updated: 07/07/2014 12:04 PM
Created: 07/07/2014 12:03 PM WDIO.com

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) - Voyageurs National Park has closed its backcountry for about two weeks for flood damage assessment and repairs.

Voyageurs has been affected by high water on Rainy Lake and other lakes that make up much of the park on Minnesota's northern border. Its backcountry includes the Kabetogama Peninsula.

Park officials announced Monday that all backcountry trails and campsites have been closed. They've set a target date of July 21 for reopening the backcountry. Visitors may rebook backcountry reservations online starting July 21.

The closure does not include most of the boat-in campsites on the main Voyageurs lakes, though several reservable campsites that were closed earlier remain closed.

Rainy Lake has leveled off around 2.7 feet above flood stage, its highest level since 1950. It's been swollen by last month's heavy rains.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 

File photo

Front Page

  • New York Officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in City

    A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday. He's the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city.

  • Minn. Officials Walk Through Mock Ebola Scenario

    More than 100 representatives from several Minnesota agencies are going through a mock exercise to review the state's preparedness in the event of a case of Ebola.

  • Lydia Marie Barney Woman Charged with Murder after Stabbing in Stoney Brook Township

    There is new development in the murder case on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The husband of the victim has been released, and he is facing no charges. Instead, the woman who police had been searching for, Lydia Marie Barney, has been charged with second degree murder.

  • No Injuries in Early Morning Esko Structure Fire

    Deputies say there were no injuries in an early morning structure fire in Esko Thursday. Crews responded to the 200 block of Nelson Road around 4:30 a.m. Deputies said the cause of the fire was not suspicious.

  • 1 Dead, 1 Arrested in Cass County Crash

    An Aitkin County man is in custody and another person is dead after a two-vehicle head-on collision in Cass County. 

 

Dense Fog Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Carlton, South St. Louis; Central St. Louis; North St. Louis; Northern Cook, Northern Lake; Pine; Southern Cook, North Shore; Southern Lake, North Shore
Expires: 10/24/2014 10:00 AM

Dense Fog Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Douglas
Expires: 10/24/2014 10:00 AM

Dense Fog Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Ashland; Bayfield; Iron
Expires: 10/24/2014 10:00 AM

Dense Fog Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Burnett; Price; Sawyer; Washburn
Expires: 10/24/2014 10:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement