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Minnesota university plans wilderness research center

350-acre site to be used to study climate change

January 22, 2014
STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS - It's a well-preserved gem of boreal forest, around 350 acres fronting two lakes on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It long belonged to a wealthy Chicago family with a deep love of the wilderness. Now the land and its tall pines near Ely are under the control and ownership of the University of Minnesota, which plans to use it for research on climate change's effects on northern forests and for teaching classes.



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