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Ham Lake fire indictment does little to appease victims

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Even if the Gunflint Trail community knows who started the Ham Lake wildfire on that windy morning in May 2007, it's not going to turn ashes into cabins. It's not going to take the black off the dead trees.

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Reaction was mixed Tuesday as word spread that a 64-year-old Washington, D.C., man was indicted for allowing his campfire on Ham Lake to blow out of control, triggering Minnesota's largest and most expensive forest fire in 80 years.

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