The Daily Inter Lake reports that the U.S. Forest Service has banned explosive targets across the Northern Region, citing concerns about public safety and the potential to ignite wildfires. Regional Forester Faye Krueger signed a closure order for all national forest lands in the region, including the Flathead and Kootenai national forests. Forest Service law enforcement have observed a steady increase in the use of exploding targets over the past few years. The targets can be purchased legally, and they generally consist of two or more dry chemical components that become explosive when mixed together. Read the full story here.