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Office of School Trust Lands

Active dates:2012 -

This office advises the governor, Executive Council, commissioner of natural resources, and the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission on the management of school trust lands, and proposes legislative changes to the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission that will improve asset allocation of school trust lands.


This office was established by the legislature in 2012 in conjunction with the reorganization of the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission, to which this office reports.

Agency heads:

Duties of the School Trust Lands Director are outlined in Minn. Stat. 127A.353, subd. 4.

Director: Aaron Vande Linde (appointed in 2015)

Mark Dayton names School Trust Lands director. St. Paul Pioneer Press, 9/9/2015.
Schools ask governor to appoint school lands trust director - soon. Session Daily, 1/20/2015.
Minnesota Gov. Dayton signs bill to encourage more school revenue from forest trust. Duluth News Tribune, 4/30/2012.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2014-2015.
Record last updated: 06/23/2023

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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