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Chairman Mike Kilgore of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council told reporters Monday that Minnesota will be greener in a year, thanks to nearly $300 million in outdoors project spending from funds generated by a sales tax increase.

Conservationists say tax equals green Minnesota

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ST. PAUL - Mike Kilgore says the green Minnesotans pay in a higher tax beginning Wednesday will mean a greener Minnesota in a year.

Minnesota forests will stay green, prairies will turn greener and some wetlands will return to their green state thanks to a sales tax increase voters approved last November, Kilgore said.

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