White Earth Band makes 2nd run at Legacy Amendment money
ZERKEL, Minn. (AP) — The White Earth Band of Ojibwe is making a second run at a $2.2 million grant to protect around 2,000 acres of wetlands and forests in Clearwater County near Lower Rice Lake, an important source of wild rice for the northwestern Minnesota tribe.
On Tuesday, the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council will consider whether to recommend the project to the Legislature. It's one of several projects totaling $291 million competing for about $105 million in funds generated by the sales tax hike approved under the 2008 Legacy Amendment. The council backed the proposal last year but legislators killed it.