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DNR board delays decision on land sale to Walker donor

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Department of Natural Resources' board has put off deciding whether to sell a parcel of state-owned lakefront property to one of Gov. Scott Walker's major donors.

The agency wants to sell 1.75 acres along the Rest Lake shoreline to Elizabeth Uihlein for $275,000.

Uihlein and her husband, Richard, have donated nearly $3 million to Walker's presidential super PAC, Unintimidated PAC, and Our American Revival, Walker's now-defunct political committee. She owns a condominium complex adjacent to the property but it lacks lake access.

The Natural Resources Board voted unanimously during a meeting in Bowler on Wednesday to consider the sale as part of a larger plan to sell multiple parcels. The DNR expects to finalize that plan and bring to the board by early next year.

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