Some parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will reopen to visitors beginning this weekend.  Yesterday, the U.S. Forest Service announced that portions of the LaCroix, Kawishiwi and Tofte Ranger districts will be reopened for overnight and day use starting Saturday.  Parts of the western area will remain closed due to extreme drought and active fire conditions.  Permits for reopened portions will be available to reserve today as well.