ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Monday, the Senate approved $6.89 million in funding for projects authored by Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan) as part of a bipartisan bonding package. The package included $5 million to Dakota County for the Minnesota River Regional Greenway in Fort Snelling State Park and $1.89 million to revamp and revitalize the sacred native land of Oheyawahe-Pilot Knob. After Senator Carlson voted to pass the bonding package, Senator Carlson released the following statement:
“I am thrilled that we delivered a final bonding package for the people of Minnesota,” said Senator Carlson. “We are funding projects that will deliver jobs, provide high-quality places for people to gather, and make our community safer. Before it was named Pilot Knob, indigenous people called the hill and the surrounding area Oheyawahe, meaning ‘a place much visited.’ We are revitalizing currently isolated land to make a community gathering place that honors and respects Minnesota’s Dakota culture. The bonding bill also funds the Minnesota River Regional Greenway project will improve pedestrian safety and create a right-of-way acquisition. These investments in our local communities will create a more sustainable environment for Minnesotans to prosper.”
Senator Carlson delivered on the following projects:
- $5 million appropriated to Dakota County for the Minnesota River Regional Greenway in Fort Snelling State Park to make safety-related improvements.
- $1.89 million to revamp Oheyawahi-Pilot Knob gathering venue and trails.