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How new sales tax will be spent

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Money appropriated, along with examples of how it will be spent, for the next two years from a higher sales tax voters approved last November:

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Outdoors heritage, $159 million

($71 million not spent)

-- Preserve northern Minnesota forest by buying rights to prevent development, $36 million

-- Protect and restore wetlands, $21 million

-- Protect grassland and prairie areas, $14 million

-- Improve game and wildlife habitat, $14 million

Clean water, $151 million

-- Testing water for pollution and related activities, $66 million

-- Preventing runoff pollution, $47 million

-- Sewage treatment, $33 million

Parks and trails, $65 million

-- State parks, $28 million

-- Twin Cities parks, $28 million

-- Regional parks, $9 million

Arts and heritage, $93 million

-- Arts education, access, $43 million

-- Historical Society, $22 million

-- Public broadcasting, children's and science museums, zoos, $14 million

-- Regional libraries, $9 million

-- Dakota and Ojibwe language preservation, $2 million

-- Ethnic and culture programs, $2 million

Source: Minnesota Legislature

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