U.S. Representative Chip Cravaack introduced a bill ordering a state-federal exchange involving 41,000 acres of land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It would free up land for logging or mining. Conservation groups are likely to push back against the plan.
County leaning toward swapping Northwest Angle land to Red Lake band
Lake of the Woods County wants to trade more than 9,000 acres of state-owned land on the Northwest Angle in exchange for tribal approval of roads and utility lines that run through reservation land. The Red Lake band maintains that existing roads and power lines amount to trespassing on their land.