Tag Archives: Department of Natural Resources

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 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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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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MSBA Action Alert — Tell U.S. Forest Service that you support School Trust Lands exchange

The United States Forest Service invites the public to review and comment on a proposed land exchange with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This open house is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the DNR Central Office … Continue reading

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Forest Service announces opportunity for public to comment on proposed exchange of state School Trust Lands

Source: U.S. Forest Service  The Forest Service invites the public to review and comment on a proposed land exchange with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. With this proposed exchange, the United States would acquire approximately 30,000 acres of state … Continue reading

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Press release: Department of Administration accepting applications for School Trust Lands Administrator

Source: Minnesota Department of Administration Commissioner Matt Massman announced Friday, February 20, that the Department of Administration is taking applications for the state’s first School Trust Lands Administrator. The administrator will advise the Governor, Legislature, and Department of Natural Resources … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Sen. Ruud takes over as chair of the School Trust Lands commission

Monday’s Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission meeting was full of action. Commission chair Rep. Tim O’Driscoll announced he will be stepping down as chair of the commission, but he will continue to be one the six House members appointed by … Continue reading

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