"A Decade After Storm, Minnesota Wild Rejuvenates"

"Ten years ago, a huge windstorm struck the remote Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota.

In just half an hour, winds of up to 90 miles per hour toppled 35 million trees in an area more than 500 square miles. Campers were trapped in a tangle of trunks and branches, and it took three weeks to get everyone out.

Now, the forest is growing back, and in spite of the way it has changed, people are still flocking to the Boundary Waters.

But everybody who was there on July 4, 1999, has a story."

Stephanie Hemphill reports for NPR's All Things Considered July 6, 2009.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009