Battle over Legacy dollars heating up

Published 10:33 am Monday, August 13, 2012

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The battle between greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities over state funding for parks and trails is heating up again. At stake is about $40 million annually from Minnesota Legacy Amendment funds that are divided among Twin Cities parks, state parks and regional parks in greater Minnesota.

Earlier this year, 10 Twin Cities agencies passed a resolution calling the current split unfair. In response, cities and counties in the rest of Minnesota have passed their own resolutions calling for an even greater share.