By Ben Muir 

Governor signs Petersburg land bill at the Sons of Norway


November 23, 2017

Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Gov. Bill Walker signs Senate Bill 28, a land entitlement allocation of 14,666 acres for the Petersburg Borough, on Thursday at the Sons of Norway Hall.

At the Sons of Norway Hall on Thursday, in front of about a dozen people, Gov. Bill Walker signed a bill that gave the Petersburg Borough more than 14,000 acres of land.

The borough was entitled to about 1,400 acres before Walker came to Petersburg, a number that was personal to the Alaska-born governor.

"I don't know the history of what happened, but [Petersburg] didn't get all the land that it was entitled to," Walker told the Pilot. "And I have a personal issue with the federal government that Alaska, when it became a state, didn't get all the land that we were entitled to. So anytime...

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