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Lessard: heritage fund is about access

Lessard: heritage fund is about access

The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council was established by the legislature with the responsibility of providing annual funding recommendationsContinue reading

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What 2017 holds for Minnesota

What 2017 holds for Minnesota

The new year brings with it a great opportunity for our elected officials to seek out what brings us together as a people and show that some things are bigger than politicsContinue reading

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A Surplus Of Bad Ideas

A Surplus Of Bad Ideas

The currently proposed spending levels offered by the DFL-controlled Senate would see the next state budget slash $34.5 million dollars from environmental and natural resources sections of the budget. Continue reading

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Accessibility should be the Primary Consideration for Funding Distribution

Accessibility should be the Primary Consideration for Funding Distribution

“How to reach the busy men and women, how to carry wholesome and enjoyable books to the far-away corners of the city. . .” –Gratia Alta Countryman, 1905 As the bustling metropolis of Minneapolis turned into the 20th century, the immigrant… Continue reading

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Shell Prairies

Shell Prairies

“The Shell Prairies are an ideal place for any man to live. The most beautiful country I ever saw.” – Squire S. McKinley, Osage MN 1905* Most Minnesotans today would be hard-pressed to identify where the “Shell Prairies” are located. They… Continue reading

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Millions of Jaws Biting and Chewing

Millions of Jaws Biting and Chewing

“Millions of jaws biting and chewing” – Laura Ingalls Wilder, On the Banks of Plum Creek In the classic pioneer tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder, she gives witness to the great invasion of Rocky Mountain Locust in southwestern Minnesota between 1873 and… Continue reading

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Dayton honors his promise to the citizens of Minnesota

Dayton honors his promise to the citizens of Minnesota

Dayton line item vetoes two items from the Omnibus Legacy Bill to honor his word to abide by the LSOHC’s recommendations.Continue reading

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A chaotic drive for resolution

A chaotic drive for resolution

The funding from the Legacy Amendment has been caught in this precarious whirlwind of activity.Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

Conservation Minnesota urges the Legislature to exercise caution in rewriting the legislative recommendations of the councils that oversee the Legacy Amendment and the Lottery funds.Continue reading

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New Budget Forecast Results in More Money for Outdoor Heritage

New Budget Forecast Results in More Money for Outdoor Heritage

When the Lessard/Sams Outdoor Heritage Council meets next on Monday, March 18, they will have room to make several new recommendations to the Legislature for investments in our great outdoors.Continue reading

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