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Local view: Land swap bill a bad deal for children, a good deal for mining companies

Published 06/08/2012, Duluth News Tribune

In his May 24 commentary in the News Tribune (Congressman’s View: “Preserve and protect BWCAW; return trust lands to students”), U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack explained that about 86,000 acres of state-owned school trust lands are locked inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and cannot generate money for the state school trust fund. He stated as his goal to “preserve and protect the Boundary Waters and allow state-owned school trust lands to raise revenue for Minnesota education.”

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