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Farmington, 55024

Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

ST. PAUL - Money appropriated, along with examples of how it will be spent, for the next two years from a higher sales tax voters approved last November:

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    Outdoors heritage, $159 million

    ($71 million not spent)

  • Preserve northern Minnesota forest by buying rights to prevent development, $36 million
  • Protect and restore wetlands, $21 million
  • Protect grassland and prairie areas, $14 million
  • Improve game and wildlife habitat, $14 million

    Clean water, $151 million

  • Testing water for pollution and related activities, $66 million
  • Preventing runoff pollution, $47 million
  • Sewage treatment, $33 million

    Parks and trails, $65 million

  • State parks, $28 million
  • Twin Cities parks, $28 million
  • Regional parks, $9 million

    Arts and heritage, $93 million

  • Arts education, access, $43 million
  • Historical Society, $22 million
  • Public broadcasting, children's and science museums, zoos, $14 million
  • Regional libraries, $9 million
  • Dakota and Ojibwe language preservation, $2 million
  • Ethnic and culture programs, $2 million

Source: Minnesota Legislature

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