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LCCMR Agenda November 18, 2020

LCCMR Meeting Agenda for November 18, 2020

Due to the fluid nature of the legislature at this time, please check the LCCMR meeting page for any updates on meeting times and agenda.

Meeting materials are available on the LCCMR Meetings page.

This meeting is being held in accordance with Minnesota Statute 13D.021 Meetings by telephone or other electronic means; conditions; and with the memo dated April 21, 2020, from the LCC chair and vice chair regarding commission meetings being held remotely.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation to view, participate in, or otherwise access a remote hearing, please contact Diana Griffith by emailing her at or by leaving a message at 651-296-2406.

Public Viewing Available on Facebook Live:

10:15 a.m.
  1. Approve the minutes for LCCMR meeting on August 13, 2020 ( Minutes)
  1. Members report potential conflicts of interest regarding today's business (COI PDF / Members COI 2020 / Members COI 2021)
  1. Director's report
10:30 a.m.
  1. Status of M.L. 2020 Tentative Recommendations
10:45 a.m.
  1. Action: Mesabi Trail request for extension ML 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 09i "Mesabi Trail Development Soudan to Ely - Phase II ", $1,000,000

    ●   Bob Manzoline and Bill Dahl, St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority
11:00 a.m.
  1. Update and Possible Action: M.L. 2019, First Special Session, Chp. 4, Art. 2, Sec. 2, Subd. 09e “National Loon Center”, National Loon Center Foundation, $4,000,000 ( Memo)

    ●   Leah Heggerston, NLCF Board member, and NLC Project manager
    ●   Mike Angland, WSN, NLCF Board member, and proposed NLC project manager

        A.  5-year lease of “outdoor features” area
        B.  5-year cooperative agreement that operates in conjunction with the 5-year lease
        C.  25-year lease of building envelope
        D.  Supplement to “outdoor features” lease
        E.  Supplement to cooperative agreement
11:30 a.m.
  1. Completed Project Presentation: M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 04g “Identification of Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Minnesota Fish”, $400,000

    ●   Seth Moore, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
11:50 a.m.
  1. Completed Project Presentation: M.L. 2016, Chp. 186, Sec. 2, Subd. 06e “Elimination of Target Invasive Plant Species – Phase II”, $750,000

    ●   Monika Chandler, Department of Agriculture, $511,000
    ●   Angela Gupta, U of MN, $239,000
12:10 p.m.
  1. 2021 ENRTF Recommendations: Peer review status update (Spreadsheet)
12:15 p.m.
  1. Break
12:30 p.m.
  1. Action: Review draft language for 2021 ENRTF Recommendations

    a.   Legislative Coordinating Commission: $2,000 for Legacy website
    b.   Draft letter re: criminal background checks
    c.   Draft 2021 ENRTF bill language
    d.   Specific project contingencies/issues
         -  2021 language draft technical corrections
         -  2021 language draft COVID Extensions
         -  2021 language draft Mesabi Trail CSAH 88 to Ely

        -  Member followup questions and answers chart
        -  Recommendations Spreadsheet
        -  Recommendations Summary
1:30 p.m.
  1. LCCMR Other Business

    a.   Next meeting: December 9 or December 17?
1:45 p.m.
  1. Public Testimony

    The public is asked to keep their comments brief. If you would like to testify, please contact Diana Griffith at by 4:00 pm the day before the meeting and specify to which agenda item your testimony relates. The chair will accommodate testimony at the requested agenda item as time allows.
2:00 p.m.
  1. Adjourn

Meeting Details

  • REVISED 11/17/2020 (Start Time: 10:15 AM)
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
  • 10:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Location: through electronic means (Zoom)
  • Co-Chair: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen

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for November 18, 2020

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