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Chairman Mike Kilgore of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council told reporters Monday that Minnesota will be greener in a year, thanks to nearly $300 million in outdoors project spending from funds generated by a sales tax increase. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Conservationists say tax equals green Minnesota

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ST. PAUL - Mike Kilgore says the green Minnesotans pay in a higher tax beginning Wednesday will mean a greener Minnesota in a year.

Minnesota forests will stay green, prairies will turn greener and some wetlands will return to their green state thanks to a sales tax increase voters approved last November, Kilgore said.

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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.
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