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Schweitzer locks up his land on Mullan Pass


HELENA (AP) — No trespassing signs and locked gates on 670 acres of land owned by Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Mullan Pass appear to contradict his campaign pledge to not allow outsiders to buy up land and restrict public access.

The Independent Record reports that Schweitzer closed access to the land he had just bought in 2008 about the same time he was running for a second term as governor and pledging to continue public access to recreational land.

Schweitzer's actions do not prevent access to public land in the area, but they do close private land that had previously been open t...

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