Category Archives: School Trust Lands

Send letter of support for School Trust Lands deal by September 17

MSBA hopes you will join us and submit a letter of support for the federal acquisition of the School Trust Lands located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Nearly 10 percent of lands within the BWCAW are School … Continue reading

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School Trust Lands Director’s Invitation to Outreach Meeting

Aaron Vande Linde, Minnesota school trust lands director, invites you to join him for a national outreach meeting on school trust lands presented by Advocates for School Trust Lands, formerly, Children’s Land Alliance Supporting Schools (CLASS). When: Thursday, January 19, 7 p.m. … Continue reading

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Minnesota Senate confirms Aaron Vande Linde as state School Trust Lands director

Aaron Vande Linde was confirmed as the state’s School Trust Lands director at a Senate hearing held during today’s Senate Education Committee meeting. Gov. Mark Dayton formally appointed Vande Linde as director of the School Trust Lands in September 2015. Vande … Continue reading

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School Trust Lands Update: Three proposals would aid Permanent School Fund

Today the School Trust Lands Commission (officially called the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission) received an update from School Trust Lands Director Aaron Vande Linde regarding three proposals in various omnibus bills traveling through the Legislature. The first proposal would … Continue reading

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Bill would provide more revenue for School Trust Lands fund

A School Trust Lands bill is traveling through the Senate. Sen. Tom Saxhaug has authored a package of three School Trust Lands bills that have been combined into one bill — SF 2638. The bill, endorsed by MSBA and the Legislative … Continue reading

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New Mexico lawmakers’ attempt to poach from land grant endowment should be lesson for Minnesota

The New Mexico House Government, Elections and Indians Affairs Committee recently voted down a proposal that would have allowed the state to use funds from its land grant endowment to expand early childhood education. Click here for story. This story … Continue reading

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DNR report: Forest revenue is up — which means more money for school trust lands fund

The Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission held its first hearing of the year on Tuesday, January 26. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) presented the FY 2015 Forestry Cost Certification Report. The DNR reported trust revenue in forestry is $12,204,576 … Continue reading

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