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Legislative notebook: DNR wants to keep school trust lands

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Minnesota's natural resources commissioner does not want to give up his job of managing 2.5 million acres of land, mostly in northern Minnesota that support schools across the state.

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Commissioner Tom Landwehr told the House Education Finance Committee Tuesday that his department manages 3 million other acres and a proposal to establish a new agency for so-called school trust lands would just make for a larger government.

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