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Eddie Glade, an assistant at Willmar Public Library, uses a digital microfilm reader/printer that was obtained recently through the art and culture header of the legacy funding program. The state auditor released two audits Wednesday on how up to $300 million a year is spent from legacy funds, money raised by a three-eighths of a percent sales tax increase voters approved in 2008. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Auditors say MInnesota's legacy funding needs to be monitored

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ST. PAUL -- A new method of funding Minnesota outdoors and arts programs needs better oversight, the Minnesota legislative auditor warns.


"Things generally are OK," Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles said in an interview. "But given the amount of money involved and the expectations, we can never be satisfied."

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.