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Parks fight is escalating

Published 9:23am Tuesday, April 2, 2013

ST. PAUL — A legislative fight over parks and trails money is brewing between rural and urban lawmakers.

Officials from metro organizations are unhappy with how the state divides $80 million in parks and trails funding — one part of Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. The state is set to give 60 percent to outstate Minnesota funds and the remainder to urban areas.

Legislators will likely hash out the disagreement for the next budget.