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10/27/2017

Following recent news that Minnesota Legacy dollars were allocated to a Michigan woman to create a video game that could encourage violence, State Representative Bob Gunther (R-Fairmont), chairman of the Minnesota House Legacy Funding Finance Committee, will sponsor legislation that provides needed clarifications to Minnesota’s arts funding laws.

“It’s disappointing to learn that our tax dollars were used by someone who not only moved out of our state but on a project that has zero benefit to Minnesota,” Gunther said. “Common sense would tell you our arts dollars should be spent on programs that serve some purpose to the State of Minnesota, not on an out-of-state video game that blows up oil pipelines.”

Gunther references a $3,290 fellowship grant that Elizabeth LePensee received through the 2016 Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) to create a video game which, in part, allows the player to fire lightning at pipelines, oil trucks and other oil industry structures in order to destroy them. LePensee reportedly lives in Lansing, Michigan and works for Michigan State University.

According to Minnesota’s Constitution, money from the ACHF “may be spent only for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage,” and that “all money from the arts and cultural heritage fund must be for projects located in Minnesota.”

Gunther’s legislation would increase oversight of the Minnesota State Arts Board, including requiring projects to be completed in Minnesota and to be consistent with constitutionally dictated purposes.



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