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Ingebrigtsen receives Legislator of Distinction Award

Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 25 during the Coalition's three-day summer conference in Bemidji for his positive impact on environmental policy.

Ingebrigtsen, a Republican from Alexandria, is serving his third term in the Minnesota Senate. The Legislator of Distinction Award is given to legislators who played key roles in advancing CGMC's policy during the preceding session.

As minority lead on the Senate Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Finance Committee and a member of the Omnibus Legacy Bill Conference Committee, Ingebrigtsen ensured the work he began as the previous chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee continued this year.

He played a pivotal role in solidifying the 40/40/20 split (between the state, the metro area and Greater Minnesota) in parks and trails funding, which began under his leadership, in this year's Legacy Bill.

CGMC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization representing 85 cities outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The coalition educates legislators about issues important to Greater Minnesota.