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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (left) and congressional representatives Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Chip Cravaack spoke to the media in Ely on Friday at the Superior National Forest District Ranger Station about the efforts to combat the Pagami Creek fire. (Photo courtesy Pagami Creek Fire incident command center)

Boundary Waters fire update: Little change, but officials concerned about weather

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Superior National Forest officials on Friday banned all types of outdoor fires across the entire forest as they expect an influx of campers and hunters this weekend for the opening days of the grouse hunting and archery deer hunting seasons.

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All campfires and other wood fires and charcoal grills are banned until further notice, including in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Gas stoves and gas grills are allowed.

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