Minnesota DNR gets big budget boost from governor
January 25, 2023
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources would get $287 million in new money over the next two years to rebuild dilapidated state park buildings, boat landings and fish hatcheries under Gov. Tim Walz’s proposed state budget unveiled Tuesday afternoon.
The governor's plan also calls for millions more to be invested into protecting and enhancing grassland, forests, wetlands, peatlands and waterways to help mitigate climate change.
The two-year budget, which would start July 1, would pump unprecedented resources into the state’s outdoor facilities, some of which have been requested for years but have been on hold due to legislative infighting between Republicans and DFLers.