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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 Linde is responsible for oversight of the more than 3.5…

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…

By Denise Dittrich, MSBA Associate Director of Government Relations Since 2009, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been working with the Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee (PSFAC) and the U.S. Forest Service to develop a plan that will fully compensate the Permanent School Fund for the 86,000 acres…

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service hosted an open house Thursday for the public to view maps identifying the 39,000 acres of federal land that may be traded for 30,000 acres of School Trust Land presently locked in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Many…

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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