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Boundary Waters land swap bill advances

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Legislation that would order the U.S. Forest Service to trade 86,000 acres of state land locked inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for federal land outside the wilderness passed the full House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday afternoon in Washington.

HR 5544, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-North Branch, now goes on to the full House.

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