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Minnesota Resources Commission

Also known as:
Active dates:1967-1975
Function: Study and compile pertinent information relating to the state's outdoor recreation resources and opportunities with the view in mind to determining the amount, kind, quality, and location of outdoor recreation resources and opportunities as will be required by the year 2000. As a result of these studies the commission is to make appropriate recommendations for accomplishing these future requirements. (2011)
History: Started as the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Resources Commission (MORRC) 1963 Laws of Minnesota Ch. 790, Art. 2, Sec. 1. Changed to the Minnesota Resources Commission (MRC) in 1967 Laws of Minnesota Ch. 867, Sec. 2.
Membership: 14 appointed members; 7 members of the Senate, appointed by the committee on committees, and 7 members of the House, appointed by the Speaker. Members are chosen before the close of each regular session of the legislature and serve until their successors are appointed. Commission members were entitled to reimbursement for actual expenses not exceeding $25 per day plus travel expenses incurred in the services of the commission. (2011)
Agency heads: Consultants were used to staff the commission prior to July 1974; Robert E. Hansen, Executive Director (MRC, LCMR): July 1974 - July 1, 1988; most service dates are approximate.
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News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1974-1975.
Record last updated: 01/23/2015

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