BWCA Land Exchange Included in Spending Bill
DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - St. Louis County Commissioners are applauding the 4 million dollars in federal funding that was included in the Omnibus Spending Bill signed by the President last week.
The funds would be used to purchase 51 thousand acres of State School Trust Lands located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Commissioner Frank Jewell says the long awaited development is good news for the state and for school kids and County leaders extend their thanks to Congressman Rick Nolan and Senator Amy Klobuchar for their work in keeping the provision in the budget bill.
The new School Trust Fund lands that will be created outside the BWCA will earn logging or mining revenue to be distributed to school districts around the state.