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Bill Hansen, owner of Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, portages between Sawbill Lake and Alton Lake, May 2, in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The veteran outfitter grew up on the edge of the Boundary Waters, at Sawbill Lake. He says the economy of Northeastern Minnesota benefits from the wilderness and the semi-wilderness surrounding it, in the Superior National Forest. DEREK MONTGOMERY | MPR News 91.3 FM

School trust land use prompts concerns

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BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WLIDERNESS - Exploration for copper, gold, and other precious metals in Northeastern Minnesota has drawn attention to school trust lands created 150 years ago when Minnesota became a state.


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