Court hears arguments in cell phone tower dispute
Marshall Helmberger
Both sides in the dispute over a 450-foot cell phone tower on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness had a chance to state their case to a Hennepin County District Court judge this … More »
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Obviously, there are alternatives to the tower with a flashing light. Protect the wilderness experience. If you want excellent cellphone service try a different zipcode!

p.s. I have crappy cell phone service and often drive to a different spot to get a call.

Saturday, April 16, 2011 | Report this

I don't see any rebuttal by AT&T to the proposition that it (or others) could provide the same level of service with smaller less obtrusive towers. It's obvious AT&T's concern is its bottom line. Will it provide space on this tower to other phone companies--not all of us have AT&T? Wouldn't it if the concern the goal to provide broader cell service rather than line its pockets? Come on folks, there is a logical, sensible middle ground. Shorter less obtrusive towers providing the same level of service. Will some one please tell me why that won't work?

Monday, April 18, 2011 | Report this

centralmnusa - Obviously you are one of the out-of-towners that want to be able to use our area for your recreation and the hell with what the locals want. Apparently you think we are not entitled to have modern conveniences and change with the times. There are people in the mentioned area that need cell coverage. The tower is not going to change your "wilderness experience". And as for telling area people to try a different zip code, why should we? Maybe you should try your wilderness experience in your own backyard!

Thursday, April 28, 2011 | Report this
snowshoe2

AT & T should consider a shorter tower. They have one motive profit and that ispartially legit for that is the reason they are in business, but the best solution for all (BWCA and community) would be a compromise on a couple of shorter towers. It would be nice to see a chart of coverage with different size towers. AT&T does not have a good track record of compromise. You have not seen one alternative solution by them that I know of.

Friday, April 29, 2011 | Report this