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298.018 DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEEDS.
    Subdivision 1. Within the taconite assistance area. The proceeds of the tax paid under
sections 298.015 to 298.017 on minerals and energy resources mined or extracted within the
taconite assistance area defined in section 273.1341, shall be allocated as follows:
(1) five percent to the city or town within which the minerals or energy resources are
mined or extracted;
(2) ten percent to the taconite municipal aid account to be distributed as provided in section
298.282;
(3) ten percent to the school district within which the minerals or energy resources are
mined or extracted;
(4) 20 percent to a group of school districts comprised of those school districts wherein the
mineral or energy resource was mined or extracted or in which there is a qualifying municipality
as defined by section 273.134, paragraph (b), in direct proportion to school district indexes as
follows: for each school district, its pupil units determined under section 126C.05 for the prior
school year shall be multiplied by the ratio of the average adjusted net tax capacity per pupil unit
for school districts receiving aid under this clause as calculated pursuant to chapters 122A, 126C,
and 127A for the school year ending prior to distribution to the adjusted net tax capacity per pupil
unit of the district. Each district shall receive that portion of the distribution which its index bears
to the sum of the indices for all school districts that receive the distributions;
(5) 20 percent to the county within which the minerals or energy resources are mined or
extracted;
(6) 20 percent to St. Louis County acting as the counties' fiscal agent to be distributed as
provided in sections 273.134 to 273.136;
(7) five percent to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board for the purposes of
section 298.22;
(8) five percent to the Douglas J. Johnson economic protection trust fund; and
(9) five percent to the taconite environmental protection fund.
The proceeds of the tax shall be distributed on July 15 each year.
    Subd. 2. Outside the taconite assistance area. The proceeds of the tax paid under sections
298.015 to 298.017 on minerals and energy resources mined or extracted outside of the taconite
assistance area defined in section 273.1341, shall be deposited in the general fund.
History: 1987 c 268 art 9 s 29; 1988 c 719 art 5 s 84; 1989 c 329 art 13 s 20; 1998 c 397 art
11 s 3; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 6 s 11,12; 2003 c 127 art 11 s 12; 1Sp2003 c 21 art 11 s 14,15