As Tom Rukavina tells it, the schoolchildren of Minnesota got a raw deal in 1978, when the United States Congress passed legislation creating the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), a million-acre wilderness preserve in northeastern Minnesota. "We've got a lot of state-owned land in the Boundary Waters which is supposed to be generating money for public education," says the DFL state representative from the Iron Range city of Virginia. "But basically, it was confiscated by the federal government and we haven't... More >>>