The legislation signed into law establishes a Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission and a new state director. The 2.5 million acres of state forest in northern Minnesota is still under the Department of Natural Resources, but it changes how it's managed and demands more emphasis on maximizing revenue.
You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government
Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 18
Minnesota has reached 11,000 COVID-19 deaths.
St. Paul students have list of demands for district amid COVID response
They've released a list of demands.
Vikings must continue building out receiving corps in 2022
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Minnesota city seeks to woo new residents with free land, other perks
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Students evacuated, classes canceled at Holy Angels HS
Details are still coming in.
Jordan Greenway runs into Darcy Kuemper, sparks fight
Kuemper got knocked out of the game, leading to the brawl.
MacKinnon's controversial goal helps Avalanche top Wild
Kirill Kaprizov's two goals were spoiled by a questionable call.
Attorney accused of sex assault misses hearing, DMs judge
He was arrested the next day after a warrant was issued,
Charges: Man who killed father with hammer says 'the devil made me do it'
The 33-year-old has been charged with murder.
Winter Carnival: Get vaccinated or test negative before coming
Organizers are also reminding people to be mindful of the city's emergency regulations.
2-year-old California girl hurt in crash in southern MN
Another passenger was also injured.
House votes to end DNR's oversight of school trust land
Supporters of the move hope a new permanent board could raise more money from the 2.5 million acres of land that the federal government gave the state in 1858. But those who believe the DNR should retain control say the move would leave the land vulnerable to degradation.
Legislation appoints czar to oversee 'school trust' forestland
Gov. Mark Dayton late Saturday night signed into law legislation that changes how 2.5 million acres of state forestland is managed across northern Minnesota. The new law leaves the 'school trust' land under the umbrella of the DNR but adds a new state director of trust lands to oversee how the land is used.
Senators approve bill to establish board to oversee school trust land
The 16-member legislative-citizen panel would recommend policies to raise more money from the 2.5 million acres of school trust lands in northern Minnesota. Critics who want the DNR to continue to manage the lands are concerned the change would leave the land vulnerable to degradation. The House has passed a similar measure.
Battle brews over 2.5 million acres of school trust land in northern Minnesota
More than 150 years ago the federal government gave a vast swath of land to the state to establish a trust to fund education. But today some people say that trust isn't building up fast enough and that the DNR should no longer manage the land. Critics say the DNR focuses too much on conservation when they should be encouraging more logging and mining. But others say a move to wrest control of the land from the DNR isn't about education at all and just a play to open more land to the mining industry.
Dayton vetoes GOP plan to partially reimburse Minnesota schools
Gov. Mark Dayton called the proposal an irresponsible "raid" on state reserves. The Republican plan would have used $430 million to payback a portion of an IOU to K12 schools. Minnesota owes schools more than $2 billion after it delayed payments to cover the budget deficit.
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