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Senate approves $70M land grant for Petersburg Borough


April 13, 2017

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – Alaska lawmakers have approved legislation that increases the size of the Petersburg Borough’s land grant from the state to include more than 14,600 acres (5908.54 hectares).

The southeast Alaska borough is only entitled to about 1,400 acres (566.57 hectares) under state law and is

looking to develop or sell off some of the additional property approved by the Senate on Monday, KFSK-FM reported.

The bill would transfer 95 percent of the available state land in the borough that hasn’t already been designated for another use.

The state Department of Natural Res...

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