Stearns County was slated to receive $492,000 through last year’s capital investment law for acquisition of land for new parks and trails.
However, the agency named as the fund recipient, the Central Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Coordination Board, cannot own land.
Sponsored by Rep. Larry Hosch (DFL-St. Joseph), and passed 115-17 by the House March 5, HF56 makes a technical correction to the law by appropriating the money directly to Stearns County, so that 23 acres adjacent to Warner Lake Park can be integrated into the Central Minnesota Parks and Trails.
The bill now moves to the Senate where Sen. Michelle Fischbach (R-Paynesville) is its sponsor.
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