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The ability to purchase parcels of land from willing sellers made it possible for Sibley State Park to create a series of portages connecting Andrew, Swan, Henschien and Middle Lakes. Tribune file photo

Legislation could impact area state parks for years to come


NEW LONDON -- A political debate heating up inside the state capitol could have ramifications for state parks in this region for many years to come.

An amendment was approved on the House floor on March 15 to a natural resources bill. The amendment removed $4.2 million in Environmental Trust Fund monies that were to be used for land acquisitions. The funds are generated by the Minnesota Lottery.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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