The cost of hunting and fishing licenses in Minnesota is increasing as a part of a new state budget that takes effect today. A resident fishing license goes up three dollars to 25 dollars and a deer license from 30 dollars up to 34, plus license fee increases in other areas. Backers say sportspeople support it to raise more money to protect the resource. Another new law taking effect today parcels out more than half a billion dollars for projects to improve water quality and other natural and cultural resources. It’s from the Legacy constitutional amendment voters approved in 2008 which dedicates a sales tax increase to those areas.