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Congressman's view: Preserve and protect BWCAW; return trust lands to students

Published 05/24/2012, Duluth News Tribune

Congress established the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the 1970s, but unfortunately it created an 86,000-acre dilemma for Minnesota students, too. State-owned school-trust lands, designated to produce revenue for state public education, were locked inside the Boundary Waters. As a result, these lands within the BWCAW cannot be managed to generate money for Minnesota students, teachers and schools.

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