School Trust Land

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 (aka the School Trust Lands Commission) met on Monday, May 27. During the meeting, the Commission addressed a letter — received from MSBA Director Government of Relations Grace Keliher and Audubon Minnesota Executive Director Matt Anderson — that requested the Commission to take action…

Chair Rep. Denny McNamara unveiled the House Omnibus Environment Finance Bill (HF 846) Tuesday in the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee. Rep. McNamara included $500,000 (school trust lands revenue) for the director of School Trust Lands to purchase and swap some of the School Trust Lands…

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 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…

The application deadline is today (Friday, March 13) for the School Trust Lands Administrator position. This administrator will advise the governor, Legislature and Department of Natural Resources on the management of the School Trust Lands. This position was established in Minnesota Statute 127A.353. Selection will be based on outstanding professional qualifications and knowledge…

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: Session Daily An increasing number of school districts are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to deliver on his promise to appoint a director of School Trust Lands as soon as possible. Last session, Dayton signed an appropriations law to fund the position — originally created by a 2012 law — that…

Source: The Mankato Free Press Today’s edition of the Mankato Free Press features a school trust lands-related story written by Jessica Bies. Click here to read the complete story. Here is an excerpt: Schools districts throughout Minnesota are waiting this month — some more patiently than others, it would seem…

Source: Minneapolis StarTribune Visit http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/286976271.html to view the Minneapolis StarTribune reporter Kim McGuire’s article, “Schools urge Dayton to name director of school trust lands.” See some excerpts below: Several Minnesota school districts are increasing the pressure for Gov. Mark Dayton to appoint a director of school trust lands, about 2.5 million…

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