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Legacy funds to protect the state's environment are not earmarked to keep the state's water's free of Aquatic Invasive Species. Hubbard County has signed a resolution requesting that more funding be made available for outstate projects, rather than the seven county metro area. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

State Legacy funding is under scrutiny

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Hubbard County board members unleashed a torrent of complaints Wednesday about Minnesota's Legacy Amendment and fund, contending it was a boondoggle that doesn't benefit rural counties while amassing unspent funds.

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The angry discussion arose from an innocuous request for funding for a permanent watercraft inspector and clean water czar for Hubbard County.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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