Public Lands Payoff To Schools Up Over Last Year

South Dakota legislators will be looking for every nickel they can find during the 2018 legislative session.  School & Public Lands Commissioner Ryan Brunner says they just sent their report to the Appropriations Committee…..

Brunner says they have had a pretty good trend in the last few years…

The state owns over seven hundred fifty thousand acres, and the lease payment income from those go into the school funding formula.  Brunner says they have had some help in those positive returns…

Brunner says land lease rates could increase over fifteen percent in next spring’s auction.