Capstone/Thesis Title

Sculpting the Public Land Base of Northern Minnesota: Past, Present and Future

Intended Date of Award

2020

Degree Name

Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA)

Chair

Craig Waldron

Vice-Chair

Kris Norman-Major

Committee Member

Rick Horton, MA

Abstract

Sculpting the Public Land Base in Northern Minnesota Counties: Past, Present and Future. This 3-article dissertation addresses the large public land base in the Arrowhead Region of Northern Minnesota. One fourth of all lands in the state are public lands, with the overwhelming majority located in the Arrowhead Region. These counties have anywhere from 30% to 92% public lands. The region relies heavily on a natural resource economy. Methodology for research includes secondary data analysis from several preexisting research projects and studies. Data was acquired from state auditor government costs of maintaining and managing public lands. Data was also collected from previous studies conducted on Northern Minnesota by the University of Minnesota and Industry. Data from the ten counties with highest public land bases were compared. Population, tax levy, poverty rank, PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes Payments) and costs of county government were analyzed.

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DigitalCommons@Hamline

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School of Business Student Theses and Dissertations

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