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Re: Cell Tower Poll

Post by Mark Cherne » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:10 pm

The new one in Afton looks quite a bit like a big ol' pine tree. Perhaps that would help?

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Post by Clark Bloomquist » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:08 pm

The agreement that established the BWCA, (Notice no extra W.) was a compromise, There is NO buffer.

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Post by VoyageurNorth » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:06 pm

Layne Kennedy wrote:Stripping away part of the wilderness experience has consequences on many layers. Being able to email photos of your Northern Pike catch to pals back in the city means you are missing part of that wilderness experience. Why are so many afraid to be alone?


More of the reason for the tower is so that the people who live out in that area will be able to get cell phone service. When we get a bad storm or lightning strike, there are no land lines that work. (up here that happens fairly often) The only way to get a call out would be on a cell.

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Post by Marc Loan » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:35 pm

Don't do it.

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Post by Howie Meyer » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:34 pm

Better yet a moat around the Twin Cities...

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Post by Layne Kennedy » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:33 pm

Stripping away part of the wilderness experience has consequences on many layers. Being able to email photos of your Northern Pike catch to pals back in the city means you are missing part of that wilderness experience. Why are so many afraid to be alone?

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Post by Mike Bauer » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:08 am

Well, there is a specific line. One side is BWCAW, the other side is not. There is not a "buffer zone." I would not like to see towers within the B-dub.

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Post by Adam Harju » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:07 am

It is sad that wr can't go.without them for a few days, but maybe we could instill some kind of ridiculous service charge that would be mandated to go towards preservation?

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Post by Carolyn Larsen » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:06 am

Yes! Bring 'em on!!!! If it's not "in" the BWCA screw 'em.

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Post by Scared Mamma » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:49 am

After seeing the National Weather Reports this week for the Boundary Waters I am all for at least one cell phone tower. My 14 yr old is out there with the Boy Scouts and I would just like confirmation that he is alive. I think they are a necessary evil in todays world of instant gratification and I just want to know that our Troop is ok.

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Post by Krissy Snyder » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:14 pm

No cell phone towers.

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Post by mjgallagher » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:52 am

Wilderness is wilderness, meaning no cell phones. Emergencies have been handled in this area without phones for years without those pesky little devices.

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Post by twomanydogs » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:12 pm

No! I live on the Gunflint Trail, outside of the Boundry Waters.

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Post by Gary Dan » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:19 pm

I'm a big fan of NO cell towers in BWCA. However I know that "We the People" will never stop the $$ so how about if they are gonna put one up its a "Tree Tower"? At least it wouldn't completely kill the view..

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Post by Terry » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:45 pm

No cell towers! The BWCA is a wilderness area where we can enjoy getting away from it all. There are means of communication already in place should you want them (SPOT, Satellite phones, etc). I know one of the AT&T guys who is pushing for this and he is very ignorant about our wilderness (he's never been there). He doesn't want the towers in the mountains where he hunts, yet he wants them in our wilderness. I live in an area that has recently become a State Recreation Area where canoeing and kayaking is big. We have a tower at the edge that can be seen from throughout a good portion of our paddling area. It really takes away from the scenery.

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Post by Nardz » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:14 pm

No way!!! Rent a satellite phone if you're that worried about making/receiving calls.

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Post by Mark Bryan » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:28 pm

Somebody screws up my night sky in the boundary waters with red blinky lit cell towers Im gonna have to take a road trip to put a foot
Up someone's @$$!!!!!! Just fair warning.

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Post by John Imsdahl » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:25 pm

For every person made safer by cellphones, there will be 10 calls for people needing rescue that shouldn't have been out there in the first place but knew that bail out was just a phone call away. That being said I am not nearly as concerned with cell phone towers as I am with mining.

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Post by Stephanie Rae » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:18 pm

Nooooo

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Post by Holly Lawson » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:17 pm

No tower! That is the best part about going there. It's like the only place where my husband can't be glued to words with friends!

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Post by Mike Giefer » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:16 pm

No cell towers!!! That's the whole point of going there... to get away from society.

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Post by Kathleene Erkenbrack » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:15 pm

Noooooo! Please don't do it. This is one of the main reasons to go there - otherwise people like me would have to go somewhere else...deeper into the woods where there is no service. I don't consider it actually "going into the wilds" if you can place/receive a phone call. Remember the days when you actually had to be home...and not on the other line...and run to make it to the phone in time to get that call. We were all okay then I think we'd continue to be ok without constantly being totally accessible.

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Post by Timothy Greene » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:13 pm

Imagine seeing someone paddeling while on the phone. I see drivers doing this every day on the Beltway.We need to be more aware of our surrondings not less.

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Post by Douglas T Edberg » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:12 pm

We live in the modern age and communication tools are a major part of it. While the site of cell towers to some might seem as a negative on the beauty of the BWCA. I would think that their would be good locations that would appease both sides of this discussion to allow for there installation.

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Post by Taylor Mcginnis » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:10 pm

NO. The point of going out into nature is to get away from all that. Plus, building cell towers in the BWCA would only disturb the habitats of the wildlife that live there. If you don't want to take the risk, don't go camping.

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Post by Kya Marienfeld » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:10 pm

There are many other ways to communicate with the necessary emergency services from the boundary waters besides cell phones that don't require invasive, unnatural, and obtrusive cell towers. Towers would COMPLETELY change the character of the BWCA. As a guide, I can tell you my company took safety and security while out in the BWCA very seriously, but we've managed for 34 years without cell phones in the BWCA, and we'd be happy to continue that way. Wilderness is wilderness- not "the network."

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Post by Emma Schwendeman » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:08 pm

No way. Can you just imagine hearing cell phones ringing out there... count me out!

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Post by Justin Linnell » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:07 pm

Don't really want to see any towers or lights out there myself. I go there to get away from it all....

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Post by Chuck Soukup » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:05 pm

This is dumb. The boundary waters are the only place i can go to get away from my wife and now you are trying to f#@k that up for me.

Re: Cell Tower Poll

Post by Jeff Olson » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:03 pm

No Towers. Period.

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