Land exchange up for vote at St. Louis County board

White Pine Lake, Superior National Forest

White Pine Lake, Superior National Forest

On Tuesday, December 18, the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners is expected to vote on a resolution that asks Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation to support a massive exchange of lands out of the Superior National Forest and to the State of Minnesota for logging, mining and leasing purposes.

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Rep.-elect Nolan plans to start fresh on land exchange effort

Rick Nolan

New Eighth-district Congressman says his predecessor’s bill will be scrapped in favor of a balanced solution. [...]

Two writers criticize land exchange legislation

View from Oberg Trail

View from Oberg Trail (photo courtesy Superior National Forest)

Congress adjourned for a recess on Sept. 21 until after the November election — without any companion legislation being introduced to Rep. Chip Cravaack’s H.R. 5544, regarding school trust lands in the Superior National Forest.

It is still possible that Senators Klobuchar or Franken will [...]