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Grace Knezevich (left) and Maria Jacenko follow St. Louis County Sheriff's Volunteer Rescue Squad Capt. Tom Crossmon from a State Patrol helicopter to a waiting vehicle near Snowbank Lake, east of Ely, on Thursday afternoon. The two Duluth women had been missing along the Kekekabic Trail since Monday. [STEVE KUCHERA / NEWS TRIBUNE]

Duluth hikers found safe in BWCAW

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Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk said two Duluth hikers "did everything right" after getting lost along the Kekekabic Trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Seventy hours after they failed to emerge from one of the BWCAW's most grueling trails, searchers Thursday found Maria Jacenko, 42, and Grace Knezevich, 23, alive and well.

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