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OUR OPINION: For Minnesota, a world-class system of regional parks

August 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Job One is to keep or enhance the current funding formula, which at last is bringing to Greater Minnesota a healthy stream of Legacy funds. Continue Reading

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment spending reports fall short of comprehensive

October 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s been three years since Minnesota voters authorized a sales tax increase to raise money for conservation, arts and parks, but the state is unable yet to provide a public comprehensive listing of the funded projects and their outcomes. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Stadiums aren’t on Legacy Fund’s list

October 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesotans increased the state sales tax in 2008 to pay for conservation and traditional arts programs, not a billion-dollar sports stadium.
So, for House and Senate Republicans to contemplate using the Legacy money to build a stadium now is the worst kind of bait-and-switch. Continue Reading