Conservation and Trapping News

Senator and outdoors lovers push to recapture dedicated funding ($12MM+ more)
Feb 25, 2022 07:30 ET

Years ago when former state Sen. Bob Lessard was campaigning with Bud Grant for dedicated outdoors funding, the legendary Vikings coach preached the importance of legislators keeping their hands "out of the cookie jar.''

In the case of "lottery in lieu'' monies won in 2000 for hunting, fishing, parks and trails, Grant's concerns came to life when lawmakers quickly raided the special account to help shore up the state's general fund. Lessard recounted the story this week when he testified for a bill by Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, that would reverse the funding reduction.

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