The committee will field concerns about how Legacy money is being spent. Parks and trails receive 14.25 percent of Legacy money generated from the three-eighths-cent sales tax increase approved by voters last election.
Man crawls to safety before train hits his stuck wheelchair
The incident happened Tuesday on Highway 169.
Sizing up Vikings coaching candidates we know about so far
A closer look at some of the head coaching candidates interviewed by the Vikings
St. Paul: Man called police to report he killed his wife
Police are also investigating a separate fatal shooting in the Frogtown neighborhood.
Timberwolves survive Knicks' second-half barrage to get back to .500
Karl-Anthony Towns' lay-in helped Minnesota get a win in The Garden.
No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN
Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.
Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says
Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.
Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current
He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.
Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game
It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."
Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris
Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.
Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'
The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.
Legacy Amendment spending unaccounted for on public website
More than $100 million in Legacy Amendment funds are missing from state spending reports available to the public. The state is required to list where and how Legacy money is being spent. MPR News says the state leaves out specific details on its web site about which groups and projects received funding.
Metro counties want more of the Legacy Amendment outdoors money pie
Metro counties contribute almost two-thirds of the money going into the the Legacy Fund set up by a constitutional amendment. But parks in those counties get far less than half of the Legacy grants. Debates to make the distribution more 'equitable' are contentious.
Twin Cities, outstate rift forms over Legacy amendment parks money
The Legacy Amendment created a fund for improvement of Minnesota parks but the state has reached no consensus on how the money should be divided. The formula was recently changed to direct more money away from the Twin Cities area. Now the Twin Cities think the formula is unfair, while some outstate communities think the changes did not go far enough.
Legacy report: concerns over possible conflicts of interest, misuse of funds
The legislative auditor on Wednesday released the first in-depth review of the state's voter-approved Legacy Amendment, which bumped up a sales tax to help fund arts and outdoors projects across the state. The auditor's report says oversight is "generally adequate" but also made some specific recommendations for improvement.
Legacy Amendment money gives rise to dozens of far-ranging projects
Projects ranging from documenting the history of psychiatry in Minnesota to telling the story of the Cold War-era missile base in St. Bonifacius are getting thousands of dollars from the Legacy Amendment fund.
Some Republicans want to tap arts amendment money for Vikings stadium
MPR reports some Republican lawmakers want to use some of the state's Legacy funds to help build a new home for the Vikings. But critics say voters didn't approve the amendment to fund professional sports stadiums.
Senate committee to consider amendment to move fishing opener
House lawmakers have already passed a large game and fish bill that includes an amendment allowing anglers to begin the fishing season a week early this year. The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing Monday morning. Because of the warm spring weather, the DNR says it doesn't have any concerns with moving it to May 5.
Mich. philanthropist donates $325,000 to fight Minn. marriage amendment
A Michigan philanthropist has donated $325,000 to a group opposing a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage in Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports. Jon Stryker of Kalamazoo, Mich., gave the money to Freedom to Marry Minnesota's political action committee on Tuesday, according to state campaign finance records. The donation comes a day after the Human Rights Campaign announced it would spent $250,000 in Minnesota to fight the amendment.
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