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Battle over what should be done with Minnesota school trust land begins

Published 02/15/2012, Duluth News Tribune

Natural vs. economic resources debated with 2.5 million acres at issue. It’s called school trust land. The federal government gave the land to the state more than 150 years ago to raise money for an education trust fund. But some say it’s not building up fast enough. And this week, a battle is heating up at the Capitol in St. Paul with new legislation introduced that would strip control of the school land from the Department of Natural Resources and give it to a trust manager housed in another state agency.

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