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Lottery money plans

The Minnesota Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources wants to hear ideas about how lottery money should be spent.

Seven percent of money spent on the Minnesota State Lottery goes into the Environment and Natural Resources Fund, which is used on projects across the state.

Proposals are due by April 6, with more information at

About $31 million is expected to be available in the next year for projects such as those that protect the state's natural resources enhance public education about the outdoors and preserve fish and wildlife.

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.