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Commissioner To Retire

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Commissioner To Retire

South Dakota School and Public Lands Commissioner Jerrod Johnson will wrap up his time in that office Wednesday. He is resigning early to return to his farm home near Valley Springs. Johnson, who was first elected in 2006, says they have seen a nice increase in income from the seven hundred thousand acres of public land they manage…

Johnson said they have seen the value of the lands increase over the past seven years…

The permanent trust fund the office manages has grown from about one hundred sixty million dollars, to over two hundred twenty million dollars. Johnson says he doesn’t have any future political plans, right now…

Former State Treasurer Vern Larson has been appointed by Governor Dennis Daugaard to head up the office, and will be sworn in tomorrow.

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