Category Archives: School Trust Lands

Boundary Waters project passes first hurdle with $4 million in funding

Source: Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands Four million dollars in federal funding to purchase Minnesota School Trust Lands located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) was included in the recently passed $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill. … Continue reading

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School boards’ support helps move BWCAW land swap forward

School districts’ resolutions could result in $4 million in aid from Land and Water Conservation Fund The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) land swap has taken a step forward. On Wednesday, March 21, the U.S. Congress unveiled its omnibus … Continue reading

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Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands announces new website

Source: Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands The Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at http://www.mn.gov/school-trust-lands.  This is the first-ever website devoted to the state’s 3.5 million acres of school … Continue reading

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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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