Department of Natural Resources

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. This historic milestone is part of a larger land deal…

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 increase the frequency in which deposits are made to Permanent…

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 and that total expenses are $8,159,289 — which translates into…

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 (500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul). With this proposed exchange, the…

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 School Trust Lands within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness…

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 on the management of the School Trust Lands. This position…

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 the Speaker of the House. MSBA is thrilled that he…

The Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission held its first meeting of 2015 on Monday. Commission Chair Rep. Tim O’Driscoll welcomed new members to the commission:  Rep. Dale Lueck, Rep. Jason Metsa, Rep. Jerry Newton and Rep. Linda Slocum. (Click here for related story from the Brainerd Dispatch.) On a surprise…

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