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HF 2334

1st Unofficial Engrossment - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to natural resources; modifying provisions 
  1.3             for the sale and disposition of surplus state lands; 
  1.4             modifying certain state land management provisions; 
  1.5             authorizing and describing certain state land sales; 
  1.6             adding to and deleting from state parks, forests, and 
  1.7             wildlife management areas; establishing Greenleaf Lake 
  1.8             State Park; appropriating money; amending Minnesota 
  1.9             Statutes 2002, sections 15.054; 84.0272, by adding 
  1.10            subdivisions; 84.033; 85.015, subdivision 1; 86A.05, 
  1.11            subdivision 14; 89.01, by adding a subdivision; 92.02; 
  1.12            92.03; 92.04; 92.06, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, by 
  1.13            adding a subdivision; 92.08; 92.10, subdivision 2; 
  1.14            92.12, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5; 92.121; 92.14, 
  1.15            subdivision 1; 92.16, by adding a subdivision; 92.28; 
  1.16            92.29; 92.321, subdivision 1; 94.09, subdivisions 1, 
  1.17            3; 94.10; 94.11; 94.12; 94.13; 94.16, subdivision 2; 
  1.18            164.08, subdivision 2; 282.01, subdivision 3; 
  1.19            Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 525.161; 
  1.20            525.841; Laws 1997, chapter 216, section 151; Laws 
  1.21            1999, chapter 161, section 31, subdivision 3; Laws 
  1.22            1999, chapter 161, section 31, subdivision 5; Laws 
  1.23            1999, chapter 161, section 31, subdivision 8; Laws 
  1.24            2003, First Special Session chapter 13, section 6; 
  1.25            Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 13, section 
  1.26            16; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
  1.27            Statutes, chapters 16B; 92; repealing Minnesota 
  1.28            Statutes 2002, sections 92.09; 92.11; 94.09, 
  1.29            subdivisions 2, 4, 5, 6. 
  1.30  BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
  1.31                             ARTICLE 1
  1.32               SALE AND DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS LANDS
  1.33     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 15.054, is 
  1.34  amended to read: 
  1.35     15.054 [PUBLIC EMPLOYEES NOT TO PURCHASE MERCHANDISE FROM 
  1.36  GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES; EXCEPTIONS; PENALTY.] 
  1.37     No officer or employee of the state or any of its political 
  2.1   subdivisions shall sell or procure for sale or possess or 
  2.2   control for sale to any other officer or employee of the state 
  2.3   or subdivision, as appropriate, any property or materials owned 
  2.4   by the state or subdivision except pursuant to conditions 
  2.5   provided in this section.  Property or materials owned by the 
  2.6   state or a subdivision, except real property, and not needed for 
  2.7   public purposes, may be sold to an employee of the state or 
  2.8   subdivision after reasonable public notice at a public auction 
  2.9   or by sealed response, if the employee is not directly involved 
  2.10  in the auction or process pertaining to the administration and 
  2.11  collection of sealed responses.  Requirements for reasonable 
  2.12  public notice may be prescribed by other law or ordinance so 
  2.13  long as at least one week's published notice is specified.  An 
  2.14  employee of the state or a political subdivision may purchase no 
  2.15  more than one motor vehicle from the state in any 12-month 
  2.16  period.  A person violating the provisions of this section is 
  2.17  guilty of a misdemeanor.  This section shall not apply to the 
  2.18  sale of property or materials acquired or produced by the state 
  2.19  or subdivision for sale to the general public in the ordinary 
  2.20  course of business.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit an 
  2.21  employee of the state or a political subdivision from selling or 
  2.22  possessing for sale public property if the sale or possession 
  2.23  for sale is in the ordinary course of business or normal course 
  2.24  of the employee's duties. 
  2.25     Sec. 2.  [16B.281] [SALE AND DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS 
  2.26  STATE-OWNED LAND.] 
  2.27     Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] All tracts or lots of real 
  2.28  property belonging to the state or that may hereafter accrue to 
  2.29  the state, including tracts or lots that have escheated to the 
  2.30  state, may be disposed of according to sections 16B.281 to 
  2.31  16B.287.  Sections 16B.281 to 16B.287 do not apply to school or 
  2.32  other trust fund lands belonging to the state, or that may 
  2.33  hereafter accrue to the state, under and by virtue of any act of 
  2.34  Congress or to any other state-owned lands the sale or 
  2.35  disposition of which is provided for under sections 94.09 to 
  2.36  94.16 or other law. 
  3.1      Subd. 2.  [CERTIFICATION REQUIRED.] On or before July 1 of 
  3.2   each year, the head of each department or agency having control 
  3.3   and supervision over any state-owned land, the sale or 
  3.4   disposition of which is not otherwise provided for by law, shall 
  3.5   certify in writing to the commissioner whether there is any 
  3.6   state-owned land under control and supervision of that 
  3.7   department or agency that is no longer needed.  If the 
  3.8   certification discloses lands no longer needed for a department 
  3.9   or agency, the head of the department or agency shall include in 
  3.10  the certification a description of the lands and the reasons why 
  3.11  the lands are no longer needed. 
  3.12     Subd. 3.  [NOTICE TO AGENCIES; DETERMINATION OF 
  3.13  SURPLUS.] On or before October 1 of each year, the commissioner 
  3.14  shall review the certifications of heads of each department or 
  3.15  agency provided for in this section.  The commissioner shall 
  3.16  send written notice to all state departments, agencies, and the 
  3.17  University of Minnesota describing any lands or tracts that may 
  3.18  be declared surplus.  If a department or agency or the 
  3.19  University of Minnesota desires custody of the lands or tracts, 
  3.20  it shall submit a written request to the commissioner, no later 
  3.21  than four calendar weeks after mailing of the notice, setting 
  3.22  forth in detail its reasons for desiring to acquire and its 
  3.23  intended use of the land or tract.  The commissioner shall then 
  3.24  determine whether any of the lands described in the 
  3.25  certifications of the heads of the departments or agencies 
  3.26  should be declared surplus and offered for sale or otherwise 
  3.27  disposed of by transferring custodial control to other 
  3.28  requesting state departments or agencies or to the Board of 
  3.29  Regents of the University of Minnesota for educational purposes, 
  3.30  provided however that transfer to the Board of Regents shall not 
  3.31  be determinative of tax exemption or immunity.  If the 
  3.32  commissioner determines that any of the lands are no longer 
  3.33  needed for state purposes, the commissioner shall make findings 
  3.34  of fact, describe the lands, declare the lands to be surplus 
  3.35  state land, state the reasons for the sale or disposition of the 
  3.36  lands, and notify the Executive Council of the determination. 
  4.1      Subd. 4.  [EXECUTIVE COUNCIL APPROVAL.] Within 60 days 
  4.2   after the receipt of the notification from the commissioner, the 
  4.3   Executive Council shall approve or disapprove the commissioner's 
  4.4   determinations.  If the determinations are approved, the lands 
  4.5   shall be offered for sale or otherwise disposed of as provided 
  4.6   for in sections 16B.281 to 16B.287.  If the Executive Council 
  4.7   disapproves the determinations, the same determinations 
  4.8   regarding the surplus lands may not be resubmitted to the 
  4.9   Executive Council until at least six months after the date of 
  4.10  the disapproval. 
  4.11     Subd. 5.  [REPORT REQUIRED.] On or before November 15 of 
  4.12  each even-numbered year, the commissioner shall report to the 
  4.13  governor and the legislature the following information for the 
  4.14  two-year period immediately preceding: 
  4.15     (1) the lands that state departments and agencies have 
  4.16  certified as no longer needed; 
  4.17     (2) the lands that have been determined to be no longer 
  4.18  needed for state purposes, regarding which the Executive Council 
  4.19  has been formally notified; and 
  4.20     (3) the lands that have been publicly sold. 
  4.21     Subd. 6.  [MAINTENANCE OF LAND BEFORE SALE.] The state 
  4.22  department or agency holding custodial control shall maintain 
  4.23  the state-owned lands until the lands are sold or otherwise 
  4.24  disposed of as provided for in sections 16B.281 to 16B.287. 
  4.25     Sec. 3.  [16B.282] [SURVEYS, APPRAISALS, AND SALE.] 
  4.26     Subdivision 1.  [APPRAISAL; NOTICE AND OFFER TO PUBLIC 
  4.27  BODIES.] (a) Before offering any surplus state-owned lands for 
  4.28  sale, the commissioner may survey the lands and, if the value of 
  4.29  the lands is estimated to be $40,000 or less, may have the lands 
  4.30  appraised.  The commissioner shall have the lands appraised if 
  4.31  the estimated value is in excess of $40,000.  
  4.32     (b) The appraiser shall, before entering upon the duties of 
  4.33  the office, take and subscribe an oath that the appraiser will 
  4.34  faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of appraiser 
  4.35  according to the best of the appraiser's ability and that the 
  4.36  appraiser is not interested, directly or indirectly, in any of 
  5.1   the lands to be appraised or the timber or improvements on the 
  5.2   lands or in the purchase of the lands, timber, or improvements 
  5.3   and has entered into no agreement or combination to purchase any 
  5.4   of the lands, timber, or improvements.  The oath shall be 
  5.5   attached to the appraisal report.  
  5.6      (c) Before offering surplus state-owned lands for public 
  5.7   sale, the lands shall first be offered to the city, county, 
  5.8   town, school district, or other public body corporate or politic 
  5.9   in which the lands are situated for public purposes and the 
  5.10  lands may be sold for public purposes for not less than the 
  5.11  appraised value of the lands.  To determine whether a public 
  5.12  body desires to purchase the surplus land, the commissioner 
  5.13  shall give a written notice to the governing body of each 
  5.14  political subdivision whose jurisdictional boundaries include or 
  5.15  are adjacent to the surplus land.  If a public body desires to 
  5.16  purchase the surplus land, it shall submit a written offer to 
  5.17  the commissioner no later than two weeks after receipt of notice 
  5.18  setting forth in detail its reasons for desiring to acquire and 
  5.19  its intended use of the land.  In the event that more than one 
  5.20  public body tenders an offer, the commissioner shall determine 
  5.21  which party shall receive the property and shall submit written 
  5.22  findings regarding the decision.  If lands are offered for sale 
  5.23  for public purposes and if a public body notifies the 
  5.24  commissioner of its desire to acquire the lands, the public body 
  5.25  may have up to two years from the date of the accepted offer to 
  5.26  commence payment for the lands in the manner provided by law. 
  5.27     Subd. 2.  [PUBLIC SALE REQUIREMENTS.] (a) Lands certified 
  5.28  as surplus by the head of a department or agency under section 
  5.29  16B.281 shall be offered for public sale by the commissioner as 
  5.30  provided in this subdivision.  After complying with subdivision 
  5.31  1 and before any public sale of surplus state-owned land is 
  5.32  made, the commissioner shall publish a notice of the sale at 
  5.33  least once each week for four successive weeks in a legal 
  5.34  newspaper and also in a newspaper of general distribution in the 
  5.35  city or county in which the real property to be sold is 
  5.36  situated.  The notice shall specify the time and place at which 
  6.1   the sale will commence, a general description of the lots or 
  6.2   tracts to be offered, and a general statement of the terms of 
  6.3   sale.  Each tract or lot shall be sold separately and shall be 
  6.4   sold for no less than its appraised value.  
  6.5      (b) Parcels remaining unsold after the offering may be sold 
  6.6   to anyone agreeing to pay the appraised value.  The sale shall 
  6.7   continue until all parcels are sold or until the commissioner 
  6.8   orders a reappraisal or withdraws the remaining parcels from 
  6.9   sale. 
  6.10     (c) Except as provided in section 16B.283, the cost of any 
  6.11  survey or appraisal as provided in subdivision 1 shall be added 
  6.12  to and made a part of the appraised value of the lands to be 
  6.13  sold, whether to any political subdivision of the state or to a 
  6.14  private purchaser as provided in this subdivision. 
  6.15     Sec. 4.  [16B.283] [TERMS OF PAYMENT.] 
  6.16     No less than ten percent of the purchase price shall be 
  6.17  paid at the time of sale with the balance payable according to 
  6.18  this section.  If the purchase price of any lot or parcel is 
  6.19  $5,000 or less, the balance shall be paid within 90 days of the 
  6.20  date of sale.  If the purchase price of any lot or parcel is in 
  6.21  excess of $5,000, the balance shall be paid in equal annual 
  6.22  installments for no more than five years, at the option of the 
  6.23  purchaser, with principal and interest payable annually in 
  6.24  advance at a rate equal to the rate in effect at the time under 
  6.25  section 549.09 on the unpaid balance, payable to the state 
  6.26  treasury on or before June 1 each year.  Any installment of 
  6.27  principal or interest may be prepaid. 
  6.28     Sec. 5.  [16B.284] [CONTRACT FOR DEED AND QUITCLAIM DEED.] 
  6.29     In the event a purchaser elects to purchase surplus real 
  6.30  property on an installment basis, the commissioner shall enter 
  6.31  into a contract for deed with the purchaser, in which shall be 
  6.32  set forth the description of the real property sold and the 
  6.33  price of the property, the consideration paid and to be paid for 
  6.34  the property, the rate of interest, and time and terms of 
  6.35  payment.  The contract for deed shall be made assignable and 
  6.36  shall further set forth that in case of the nonpayment of the 
  7.1   annual principal or interest payment due by the purchaser, or 
  7.2   any person claiming under the purchaser, then the contract for 
  7.3   deed, from the time of the failure, is entirely void and of no 
  7.4   effect and the state may be repossessed of the lot or tract and 
  7.5   may resell the lot or tract as provided in sections 16B.281 to 
  7.6   16B.287.  In the event the terms and conditions of a contract 
  7.7   for deed are completely fulfilled or if a purchaser makes a 
  7.8   lump-sum payment for the subject property in lieu of entering 
  7.9   into a contract for deed, the commissioner shall sign and cause 
  7.10  to be issued a quitclaim deed on behalf of the state.  The 
  7.11  quitclaim deed shall be in a form prescribed by the attorney 
  7.12  general and shall vest in the purchaser all of the state's 
  7.13  interest in the subject property except as provided in section 
  7.14  16B.286. 
  7.15     Sec. 6.  [16B.285] [RECORD OF CONTRACTS FOR DEED AND 
  7.16  ASSIGNMENTS; EFFECT.] 
  7.17     (a) A contract for deed issued for land sold according to 
  7.18  sections 16B.281 to 16B.287, or any assignment thereof, executed 
  7.19  and acknowledged as provided by law for the execution and 
  7.20  acknowledgment of deeds, may be recorded in the office of the 
  7.21  county recorder of any county in the state in the same manner 
  7.22  and with like effect as deeds are therein recorded.  The 
  7.23  contract for deed entitles the purchaser, or the heirs and 
  7.24  assigns of the purchaser, to the exclusive possession of the 
  7.25  land therein described, provided its terms have been in all 
  7.26  respects complied with, and the contract for deed and the record 
  7.27  thereof is conclusive evidence of title in the purchaser, or the 
  7.28  heirs and assigns of the purchaser, for all purposes and against 
  7.29  all persons, except the state of Minnesota in case of forfeiture.
  7.30     (b) When a contract for deed or partial interest in a 
  7.31  contract for deed is assigned, the assignment must be made on a 
  7.32  form provided by the commissioner, executed by the assignor and 
  7.33  assignee, and consented to by the commissioner.  An assignment 
  7.34  of a partial interest must state that payment to date has been 
  7.35  made to the commissioner. 
  7.36     (c) When the assignee satisfies the terms of the assignment 
  8.1   and corresponding terms of the contract for deed, the 
  8.2   commissioner shall issue a deed to the assignee. 
  8.3      Sec. 7.  [16B.286] [RESERVATION OF MINERALS.] 
  8.4      The state reserves for its own use all the iron, coal, 
  8.5   copper, and other valuable minerals in or upon all lands that 
  8.6   may be sold under sections 16B.281 to 16B.287 and any contract 
  8.7   for deed or quitclaim deed shall contain a clause reserving all 
  8.8   such minerals for the use of the state. 
  8.9      Sec. 8.  [16B.287] [DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS FROM SURPLUS 
  8.10  STATE-OWNED LAND.] 
  8.11     Subdivision 1.  [PAYMENT OF EXPENSES.] Money received from 
  8.12  the sale of surplus state-owned land according to sections 
  8.13  16B.281 to 16B.287 shall be credited to the general fund except 
  8.14  as provided in this section. 
  8.15     Subd. 2.  [PAYMENT OF EXPENSES.] A portion of the proceeds 
  8.16  from the sale equal in amount to the survey, appraisal, legal, 
  8.17  advertising, and other expenses incurred by the commissioner or 
  8.18  other state official in rendering the property salable shall be 
  8.19  remitted to the account from which the expenses were paid and 
  8.20  are appropriated and immediately available for expenditure in 
  8.21  the same manner as other money in the account. 
  8.22     Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 85.015, 
  8.23  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  8.24     Subdivision 1.  [ACQUISITION.] (a) The commissioner of 
  8.25  natural resources shall establish, develop, maintain, and 
  8.26  operate the trails designated in this section.  Each trail shall 
  8.27  have the purposes assigned to it in this section.  The 
  8.28  commissioner of natural resources may acquire lands by gift or 
  8.29  purchase, in fee or easement, for the trail and facilities 
  8.30  related to the trail.  
  8.31     (b) Notwithstanding the offering to public entities, 
  8.32  referral to Executive Council, public sale, and related notice 
  8.33  and publication requirements of sections 94.09 to 94.165, the 
  8.34  commissioner of natural resources, in the name of the state, may 
  8.35  sell surplus lands not needed for trail purposes at private sale 
  8.36  to adjoining property owners and leaseholders.  The conveyance 
  9.1   must be by quitclaim in a form approved by the attorney general 
  9.2   for a consideration not less than the appraised value.  
  9.3      Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 89.01, is 
  9.4   amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
  9.5      Subd. 5a.  [SALE OF STATE FOREST LAND.] Any state lands 
  9.6   included in areas set apart as state forests are eliminated from 
  9.7   the state forest upon sale under the provisions of sections 
  9.8   92.06 to 92.09 or 94.09 to 94.16. 
  9.9      Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.02, is 
  9.10  amended to read: 
  9.11     92.02 [AUTHORITY.] 
  9.12     Sales under this chapter must be conducted by the 
  9.13  commissioner, a deputy of the commissioner, or a competent 
  9.14  person employed by the commissioner and bonded in a sum of at 
  9.15  least $10,000.  
  9.16     Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.03, is 
  9.17  amended to read: 
  9.18     92.03 [MINIMUM PRICE OF LANDS.] 
  9.19     Subdivision 1.  [SCHOOL LANDS.] The price of school lands 
  9.20  must be at least $5 an acre, including the value of timber 
  9.21  reproduction.  Sales of school lands must be held within the 
  9.22  county containing the lands or an adjacent county.  No more than 
  9.23  100,000 acres of school lands may be sold in one year.  If a 
  9.24  patent has been issued by the federal government to school land 
  9.25  before 1864 and the taxes on it have been paid for at least 35 
  9.26  years, the commissioner of finance may reduce the minimum price 
  9.27  of $5 an acre by the taxes paid to make the land salable.  
  9.28     Subd. 2.  [UNIVERSITY LANDS.] The price of lands donated to 
  9.29  the state by the United States by act of Congress entitled "An 
  9.30  act donating to the states of Minnesota and Oregon certain lands 
  9.31  reserved by Congress for the territories of Minnesota and 
  9.32  Oregon, for university purposes," approved March 2, 1861, and by 
  9.33  an act of Congress entitled "An act donating public lands to the 
  9.34  several states and territories which may provide colleges for 
  9.35  the benefit of agriculture and mechanic arts," approved July 2, 
  9.36  1862, must be at least $5 an acre, including the value of timber 
 10.1   reproduction.  The director commissioner shall appraise these 
 10.2   lands or any part of them and sell them in accordance with this 
 10.3   chapter.  
 10.4      Subd. 4.  [INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT LANDS.] Lands donated to 
 10.5   the state under the eighth section of an act of Congress 
 10.6   entitled "An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the 
 10.7   public lands, and to grant preemption rights," approved 
 10.8   September 4, 1841, must be appraised and sold and the money 
 10.9   derived from its sale invested, as provided by the Minnesota 
 10.10  Constitution, article XI, section 8. 
 10.11     Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.04, is 
 10.12  amended to read: 
 10.13     92.04 [MINIMUM PRICE OF CERTAIN STATE LANDS.] 
 10.14     Lands selected for state institutions under an act of the 
 10.15  legislature entitled "An act to appropriate swamp lands to 
 10.16  certain educational and charitable institutions and for the 
 10.17  purpose of creating a state prison," approved February 13, 1865, 
 10.18  and lands known as state capitol lands, must be appraised and 
 10.19  sold as school lands are sold.  The price of lands belonging to 
 10.20  the state by virtue of the Congressional acts in this section 
 10.21  and section 92.03 must be at least $5 an acre, including the 
 10.22  value of timber reproduction.  The terms of payment and 
 10.23  conditions of sale must be the same as now provided by law.  
 10.24  When state lands have been benefited by and assessments paid for 
 10.25  drainage, the drainage improvements must be considered by the 
 10.26  state land examiner in making appraisals.  When the drained 
 10.27  lands are sold, the principal and interest paid on it must be 
 10.28  credited by the director commissioner to the proper fund to 
 10.29  which the land belongs.  
 10.30     Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.06, 
 10.31  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 10.32     Subdivision 1.  [TERMS FOR LAND SALES HELD BEFORE JULY 1, 
 10.33  2004.] (a) The terms of payment on the sale of state public 
 10.34  lands held before July 1, 2004, must be as follows:  The 
 10.35  purchaser shall pay in cash at the time of sale the appraised 
 10.36  value of all timber and costs determined by the commissioner to 
 11.1   be associated with the sale including survey, appraisal, 
 11.2   publication, deed tax, filing fee, and similar costs.  At least 
 11.3   15 percent of the purchase price of the land exclusive of timber 
 11.4   and associated costs must be paid in cash at the time of sale.  
 11.5   The balance of the purchase price must be paid in no more than 
 11.6   20 equal annual installments.  Payments must be made by June 1 
 11.7   each year following the year in which the purchase was made, 
 11.8   with interest at the rate in effect at the time of sale, 
 11.9   calculated under this subdivision, on the unpaid balances.  Any 
 11.10  installment of principal or interest may be paid in advance, but 
 11.11  part payment of an installment will not be accepted.  For the 
 11.12  purpose of computing interest, any installment of principal not 
 11.13  paid on June 1 shall be credited on the following June 1.  The 
 11.14  purchaser may pay the balance due on a sale within 30 days of 
 11.15  the sale with no interest due. 
 11.16     (b) Interest on unpaid balances must be computed as annual 
 11.17  simple interest.  The rate of interest must be based on average 
 11.18  effective interest rates on mortgage loans as provided in 
 11.19  paragraph (c). 
 11.20     (c) On or before December 31 of each year, the commissioner 
 11.21  of natural resources shall determine the rate from the average 
 11.22  effective interest rate on loans closed using the Office of 
 11.23  Thrift Supervision series, formerly the Federal Home Loan Bank 
 11.24  Board series, or its successor agency, for the most recent 
 11.25  calendar month, reported on a monthly basis in the latest 
 11.26  statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal 
 11.27  Reserve System.  This yield, rounded to the nearest quarter of 
 11.28  one percent, is the annual interest rate for sales of state land 
 11.29  during the succeeding calendar year. 
 11.30     (d) For state land sales in calendar year 1993 after July 
 11.31  1, 1993, the rate is eight percent, which is the September 1992 
 11.32  average from the Office of Thrift Supervision series, rounded to 
 11.33  the nearest quarter of one percent. 
 11.34     Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.06, is 
 11.35  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 11.36     Subd. 1a.  [TERMS FOR LAND SALES AFTER JULY 1, 
 12.1   2004.] Notwithstanding subdivision 1, for state land sales on or 
 12.2   after July 1, 2004, the purchaser must pay at the time of sale 
 12.3   ten percent of the total amount bid and the remainder of the 
 12.4   payment is due within 90 days of the sale date.  A person who 
 12.5   fails to make final payment within 90 days of the sale date is 
 12.6   in default.  On default, all right, title, and interest of the 
 12.7   purchaser or heirs, representatives, or assigns of the purchaser 
 12.8   in the premises shall terminate without the state doing any act 
 12.9   or thing.  A record of the default must be made in the state 
 12.10  land records of the commissioner. 
 12.11     Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.06, 
 12.12  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 12.13     Subd. 2.  [BUILDINGS OR IMPROVEMENTS.] If there are 
 12.14  buildings or other improvements upon the land, their value must 
 12.15  be appraised determined separately and included in the purchase 
 12.16  price.  A person must not remove, injure, or destroy a building 
 12.17  or other improvement until an amount equal to its appraised 
 12.18  determined value has been paid on the purchase price of the 
 12.19  premises, in addition to any payment required for timber.  
 12.20  Violation of this provision is a gross misdemeanor.  
 12.21     Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.06, 
 12.22  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 12.23     Subd. 4.  [IMPROVEMENTS, WHEN PAYMENT NOT NECESSARY.] (a) 
 12.24  If a person has made improvements to the land and if:  (1) the 
 12.25  commissioner believes that person settled the land in good faith 
 12.26  as homestead land under the laws of the United States before it 
 12.27  was certified to the state, (2) the improvements were lawfully 
 12.28  made by that person as a lessee of the state, or (3) the 
 12.29  commissioner determines, based on clear and convincing evidence 
 12.30  provided by the person, that the improvements were made by the 
 12.31  person as an inadvertent trespasser, then the value of the 
 12.32  improvements must be separately appraised determined and, if the 
 12.33  settler, lessee, or inadvertent trespasser purchases the land, 
 12.34  the settler, lessee, or inadvertent trespasser is not required 
 12.35  to pay for the improvements.  If another person purchases the 
 12.36  land, that person must pay the owner of the improvements, in 
 13.1   addition to all other required payments, the appraised 
 13.2   determined amount for the improvements. 
 13.3      (b) Payment for improvements must be made within 15 days of 
 13.4   the auction sale, either in cash or upon terms and conditions 
 13.5   agreeable to the owner of the improvements.  If payment for 
 13.6   improvements is not made in cash, and if there is no agreement 
 13.7   between the parties within 15 days of the auction sale, the 
 13.8   commissioner may: 
 13.9      (1) sell the property to the second highest qualified 
 13.10  bidder if that bidder submitted to the commissioner's 
 13.11  representative, at the auction sale, a written request to buy 
 13.12  the property at a specified price; or 
 13.13     (2) void the sale and reoffer the property at a subsequent 
 13.14  sale. 
 13.15     (c) This subdivision does not apply unless the owner of the 
 13.16  improvements makes a verified application to the commissioner 
 13.17  showing entitlement to the improvements before the first state 
 13.18  public sale at which the land is offered for sale.  The 
 13.19  applicant must appear at the sale and offer to purchase the land 
 13.20  for at least its appraised determined value including all timber 
 13.21  on it, and make the purchase if no higher bid is received.  
 13.22  Actions or other proceedings involving the land in question 
 13.23  begun before the sale must have been completed. 
 13.24     Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.06, 
 13.25  subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
 13.26     Subd. 5.  [FURTHER SECURITY.] The director commissioner may 
 13.27  require of the purchaser security for the payment of the 
 13.28  deferred installments.  The director commissioner may recover 
 13.29  the money and enforce any security by action brought in the 
 13.30  director's name. 
 13.31     Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.08, is 
 13.32  amended to read: 
 13.33     92.08 [SURVEYS AND RESURVEYS.] 
 13.34     (a) The commissioner may have surveys made to determine the 
 13.35  correct boundaries or description of the land or to dispose of 
 13.36  it in convenient parcels.  When the commissioner determines that 
 14.1   the interest of the state will be promoted, the commissioner may 
 14.2   subdivide land controlled by the commissioner into smaller 
 14.3   parcels or city lots. 
 14.4      (b) When the commissioner believes that an injustice has 
 14.5   been done the purchaser because of an incorrect United States 
 14.6   survey, the commissioner may have a resurvey made by a competent 
 14.7   surveyor.  The surveyor shall prepare a plat showing the correct 
 14.8   acreage of each subdivision resurveyed and file it with the 
 14.9   commissioner and with the county recorder of the proper county.  
 14.10  The commissioner may call in the land certificates affected by 
 14.11  the resurvey and issue new ones.  The certificates must show the 
 14.12  correct acreage and give full credit for all payments of 
 14.13  principal and interest made. 
 14.14     Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.10, 
 14.15  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 14.16     Subd. 2.  [PREPARATION.] The commissioner shall prepare 
 14.17  suitable maps or plats designating school or other state lands 
 14.18  owned by the state which have been appraised and that are 
 14.19  subject to sale.  The maps or plats must be printed and 
 14.20  distributed with other printed matter in sufficient quantities 
 14.21  to properly advertise the sales provided by this chapter. 
 14.22     Sec. 21.  [92.115] [VALUATION OF STATE LANDS; MINIMUM BID.] 
 14.23     Subdivision 1.  [LAND VALUATION REQUIRED.] Before offering 
 14.24  any state land for sale under this chapter, the commissioner 
 14.25  must establish the value of the land.  The commissioner shall 
 14.26  have the land appraised if the estimated market value is in 
 14.27  excess of $50,000.  
 14.28     Subd. 2.  [MINIMUM BID.] The minimum bid for a parcel of 
 14.29  land must include the estimated value or appraised value of the 
 14.30  land and any improvements and, if any of the land is valuable 
 14.31  for merchantable timber, the value of the merchantable timber.  
 14.32  The minimum bid may include expenses incurred by the 
 14.33  commissioner in rendering the property salable, including 
 14.34  survey, appraisal, legal, advertising, and other expenses. 
 14.35     Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.12, 
 14.36  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 15.1      Subdivision 1.  [APPRAISERS.] The commissioner may have any 
 15.2   school trust or other state lands appraised.  The appraisals 
 15.3   must be made by regularly appointed and qualified state 
 15.4   appraisers.  Each appraiser shall take and sign an oath to 
 15.5   faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of appraiser as 
 15.6   best able and that the appraiser is not interested directly or 
 15.7   indirectly in the state lands to be appraised, or the timber or 
 15.8   improvements on them or in their purchase.  The oath must be 
 15.9   attached to the appraisal report.  To be qualified, an appraiser 
 15.10  must hold a state appraiser license issued by the Department of 
 15.11  Commerce.  The appraisal must be in conformity with the Uniform 
 15.12  Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal 
 15.13  Foundation. 
 15.14     Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.12, 
 15.15  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 15.16     Subd. 2.  [VALUATION AND APPRAISAL.] The appraiser shall 
 15.17  view and appraise the lands, including the merchantable timber 
 15.18  and improvements on them, and make a report to the 
 15.19  commissioner.  The valuation of the lands and the merchantable 
 15.20  timber and improvements on them must each be made and stated 
 15.21  separately in the appraisal.  The minimum price established by 
 15.22  the appraisal is the minimum price for the lands until changed 
 15.23  by later appraisal.  No school or other state lands may be sold 
 15.24  until appraised.  The price may not be less than $5 an acre.  In 
 15.25  the appraisal the value of the land before the addition of the 
 15.26  value of merchantable timber and improvements must include the 
 15.27  value of timber reproduction.  
 15.28     Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.12, 
 15.29  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 15.30     Subd. 4.  [SALES.] The commissioner shall hold frequent 
 15.31  sales of school trust and other state lands.  The time and place 
 15.32  of the sales must be publicly posted in the courthouse in the 
 15.33  county where the lands are located and in the courthouse in the 
 15.34  county where the sale is to take place at least 30 days in 
 15.35  advance, in addition to the regular notice of sale provided by 
 15.36  law.  At this sale The commissioner shall sell lands the 
 16.1   commissioner considers best for the public interest.  
 16.2      Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.12, 
 16.3   subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
 16.4      Subd. 5.  [SALE OF LAND AND TIMBER.] When the appraisal and 
 16.5   or other reports show that the land is mainly valuable for 
 16.6   agricultural purposes and contains only small quantities of 
 16.7   timber, the commissioner may either sell the timber separately 
 16.8   as provided by law for state timber sales or sell the land as 
 16.9   agricultural land.  If the land is sold as agricultural land the 
 16.10  purchaser must pay down as first payment an amount equal to the 
 16.11  value of the timber, in addition to the first payment required 
 16.12  on the land.  If the appraisal and other reports show land 
 16.13  should be sold for continuous forest production or other 
 16.14  conservation purpose, the commissioner may require that the full 
 16.15  appraised value of land and timber must be paid by the purchaser 
 16.16  at the time of purchase.  
 16.17     Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.14, 
 16.18  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 16.19     Subdivision 1.  [TIME.] At least 30 days before a sale, the 
 16.20  commissioner shall give four weeks' published notice of the sale 
 16.21  at St. Paul, in each county containing land to be sold, and in 
 16.22  the county where the sale will be held.  If there is no 
 16.23  newspaper published in the county, four weeks' posted notice in 
 16.24  the county courthouse must be given.  The commissioner shall 
 16.25  also provide electronic notice of sale.  On or before the day of 
 16.26  sale, the commissioner may withdraw any lands. 
 16.27     Sec. 27.  [92.145] [UNSOLD LANDS.] 
 16.28     Except for school trust lands, parcels remaining unsold 
 16.29  after the public sale offering may be sold to anyone agreeing to 
 16.30  pay the minimum bid established for the public sale.  The sale 
 16.31  shall continue until all eligible parcels have been sold or the 
 16.32  commissioner withdraws the remaining parcels from sale. 
 16.33     Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.16, is 
 16.34  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 16.35     Subd. 5.  [LANDS SALES AFTER JULY 1, 2004.] Notwithstanding 
 16.36  subdivisions 1 to 4, no certificate of sale shall be issued for 
 17.1   land sold on or after July 1, 2004.  The terms of payment for 
 17.2   land sales on or after July 1, 2004, are as provided in section 
 17.3   92.06, subdivision 1a. 
 17.4      Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.28, is 
 17.5   amended to read: 
 17.6      92.28 [PROCEEDS OF SALES; DISTRIBUTION.] 
 17.7      (a) A portion of the proceeds from the sale, equal in 
 17.8   amount to the survey, appraisal, legal, advertising, and other 
 17.9   expenses incurred by the commissioner in rendering the property 
 17.10  salable and included in the minimum bid amount, shall be 
 17.11  remitted to the account from which the expenses were paid and 
 17.12  are appropriated and immediately available for expenditure in 
 17.13  the same manner as other money in the account. 
 17.14     (b) The principal sums remainder of the proceeds accruing 
 17.15  from all sales by the commissioner of school, university, 
 17.16  internal improvement, or other state lands, or of pine timber 
 17.17  upon state lands must be deposited in the several permanent 
 17.18  funds to which they, respectively, belong.  The sums may not be 
 17.19  reduced by any costs or charges of officers, by fees, or any 
 17.20  other means.  
 17.21     (c) Money received as interest on the funds, as penalties, 
 17.22  or as rents of the lands, must be deposited in the current or 
 17.23  general funds to which they belong.  Interest and penalties on 
 17.24  the internal improvement land fund, and rents of the land, must 
 17.25  be compounded with the permanent fund.  
 17.26     Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.29, is 
 17.27  amended to read: 
 17.28     92.29 [LAND PATENTS.] 
 17.29     The commissioner of natural resources shall sign and issue 
 17.30  in the name of the state and under the seal of the state a 
 17.31  patent for the land described in any certificate of sale when 
 17.32  the principal and interest specified in the certificate of sale 
 17.33  and all delinquent taxes due on the land have been paid.  The 
 17.34  patent shall be issued to the purchaser named in the certificate 
 17.35  of sale, or the purchaser's successor in interest by execution, 
 17.36  judicial, mortgage or tax sale, or the assignee, vendee, heir or 
 18.1   devisee of the purchaser, as shown by a properly certified 
 18.2   abstract of title or other evidence if the purchaser's successor 
 18.3   is a person other than the purchaser named in the certificate of 
 18.4   sale.  If the certificate of sale has become lost or destroyed, 
 18.5   an affidavit stating that fact or a certified copy of the 
 18.6   certificate must be submitted by the applicant for a 
 18.7   patent.  When total payment is made within 90 days of the sale, 
 18.8   the commissioner shall sign and issue, in the name of the state 
 18.9   and under the seal of the state, a patent for the land sold. 
 18.10     Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.321, 
 18.11  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 18.12     Subdivision 1.  [COMMISSIONER MAY SELL LANDS.] The 
 18.13  commissioner of natural resources may appraise and sell any 
 18.14  unreserved state public land which in the commissioner's opinion 
 18.15  is suitable for private forest management. 
 18.16     Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.09, 
 18.17  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 18.18     Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] All tracts or lots of real 
 18.19  property belonging to the state of Minnesota or that may 
 18.20  hereafter accrue to the state, including tracts or lots which 
 18.21  have escheated to the state, may be disposed of in accordance 
 18.22  with sections 94.09 to 94.16; provided, sections 94.09 to 94.16 
 18.23  shall not apply to school or other trust fund lands, belonging 
 18.24  to the state, or that may hereafter accrue to the state, under 
 18.25  and by virtue of any act of Congress or to any other state-owned 
 18.26  lands the sale or disposition of which is otherwise provided for 
 18.27  by law.  All tracts or lots of real property belonging to the 
 18.28  state and under the control and supervision of the commissioner 
 18.29  of natural resources shall be disposed of according to sections 
 18.30  94.09 to 94.16, unless otherwise provided by law. 
 18.31     Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.09, 
 18.32  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 18.33     Subd. 3.  [NOTICE TO AGENCIES; DETERMINATION OF SURPLUS.] 
 18.34  On or before October 1 of each year, the commissioner of 
 18.35  administration shall review the certifications of heads of each 
 18.36  department or agency provided for in this section.  The 
 19.1   commissioner of natural resources shall send written notice to 
 19.2   all state departments, agencies and the University of Minnesota 
 19.3   describing any lands or tracts which may be declared surplus.  
 19.4   If a department or agency or the University of Minnesota desires 
 19.5   custody of the lands or tracts, it shall submit a written 
 19.6   request to the commissioner, no later than four calendar weeks 
 19.7   after mailing of the notice, setting forth in detail its reasons 
 19.8   for desiring to acquire, and its intended use of, the land or 
 19.9   tract.  The commissioner of administration shall then determine 
 19.10  whether any of the lands described in the certifications of the 
 19.11  heads of the departments or agencies should be declared surplus 
 19.12  and offered for sale or otherwise disposed of by transferring 
 19.13  custodial control to other requesting state departments or 
 19.14  agencies or to the Board of Regents of the University of 
 19.15  Minnesota for educational purposes, provided however that 
 19.16  transfer to the Board of Regents shall not be determinative of 
 19.17  tax exemption or immunity.  If the commissioner determines that 
 19.18  any of such the lands are no longer needed for state purposes, 
 19.19  the commissioner shall make findings of fact, describe the 
 19.20  lands, declare such the lands to be surplus state land, and 
 19.21  state the reasons for the sale or disposition thereof, and 
 19.22  notify the state Executive Council of such determination of the 
 19.23  lands.  
 19.24     Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.10, is 
 19.25  amended to read: 
 19.26     94.10 [SURVEYS, APPRAISALS, AND SALE.] 
 19.27     Subdivision 1.  [APPRAISAL; NOTICE AND OFFER TO PUBLIC 
 19.28  BODIES.] (a) Before offering any surplus state-owned lands for 
 19.29  sale, the commissioner of administration may survey such natural 
 19.30  resources must establish the value of the lands, and if the 
 19.31  value thereof is estimated to be $40,000 or less, may have such 
 19.32  lands appraised.  The commissioner shall have the lands 
 19.33  appraised if the estimated value is in excess of 
 19.34  $40,000 $50,000.  The appraiser shall before entering upon the 
 19.35  duties of the office take and subscribe an oath that the 
 19.36  appraiser will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties 
 20.1   as appraiser according to the best of the appraiser's ability 
 20.2   and that the appraiser is not interested directly or indirectly 
 20.3   in any of the lands to be appraised or the timber or 
 20.4   improvements thereon or in the purchase thereof and has entered 
 20.5   into no agreement or combination to purchase the same or any 
 20.6   part thereof, which oath shall be attached to the report of such 
 20.7   appraisal No parcel of state-owned land shall be sold for less 
 20.8   than $1,000.  
 20.9      (b) The appraisals must be made by regularly appointed and 
 20.10  qualified state appraisers.  To be qualified, an appraiser must 
 20.11  hold a state appraiser license issued by the Department of 
 20.12  Commerce.  The appraisal must be in conformity with the Uniform 
 20.13  Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal 
 20.14  Foundation. 
 20.15     (c) Before offering such surplus state-owned lands for 
 20.16  public sale, such the lands shall first be offered to the city, 
 20.17  county, town, school district, or other public body corporate or 
 20.18  politic in which the lands are situated for public purposes 
 20.19  and they the lands may be sold for such public purposes for not 
 20.20  less than the appraised value thereof of the lands.  To 
 20.21  determine whether a public body desires to purchase the surplus 
 20.22  land, the commissioner of administration natural resources shall 
 20.23  give a written notice to the governing body of each political 
 20.24  subdivision whose jurisdictional boundaries include or are 
 20.25  adjacent to the surplus land.  If a public body desires to 
 20.26  purchase the surplus land, it shall submit a written offer to 
 20.27  the commissioner not no later than two weeks after receipt of 
 20.28  notice setting forth in detail its reasons for desiring to 
 20.29  acquire and its intended use of the land.  In the event that 
 20.30  more than one public body tenders an offer, the commissioner 
 20.31  shall determine which party shall receive the property, and 
 20.32  shall submit written findings regarding the decision.  If lands 
 20.33  are offered for sale for such public purposes, and if a public 
 20.34  body notifies the commissioner of administration of its desire 
 20.35  to acquire such the lands, the public body may have not to 
 20.36  exceed up to two years from the date of the accepted offer to 
 21.1   commence payment for the lands in the manner provided by law. 
 21.2      Subd. 2.  [PUBLIC SALE REQUIREMENTS.] (a) Lands certified 
 21.3   as surplus by the head of a department or agency other than the 
 21.4   Department of Natural Resources shall be offered for public sale 
 21.5   by the commissioner of administration as provided in this 
 21.6   paragraph.  After complying with subdivision 1 and before any 
 21.7   public sale of surplus state-owned land is made and at least 30 
 21.8   days before the sale, the commissioner of administration natural 
 21.9   resources shall publish a notice thereof at least once in each 
 21.10  week for four successive weeks in a legal newspaper and also of 
 21.11  the sale in a newspaper of general distribution in the city or 
 21.12  county in which the real property to be sold is situated, 
 21.13  which.  The notice shall specify the time and place at which the 
 21.14  sale will commence, a general description of the lots or tracts 
 21.15  to be offered, and a general statement of the terms of 
 21.16  sale.  Each tract or lot shall be sold separately and shall be 
 21.17  sold for not less than the appraised value thereof.  The 
 21.18  commissioner shall also provide electronic notice of sale. 
 21.19     (b) The minimum bid for a parcel of land must include the 
 21.20  estimated value or appraised value of the land and any 
 21.21  improvements and, if any of the land is valuable for 
 21.22  merchantable timber, the value of the merchantable timber.  The 
 21.23  minimum bid may include expenses incurred by the commissioner in 
 21.24  rendering the property salable, including survey, appraisal, 
 21.25  legal, advertising, and other expenses. 
 21.26     (c) Parcels remaining unsold after the offering may be sold 
 21.27  to anyone agreeing to pay the appraised value thereof.  The sale 
 21.28  shall continue until all parcels are sold or until the 
 21.29  commissioner orders a reappraisal or withdraws the remaining 
 21.30  parcels from sale.  
 21.31     (b) Lands certified as surplus by the commissioner of 
 21.32  natural resources shall be offered for public sale by the 
 21.33  commissioner of natural resources in the manner provided in 
 21.34  paragraph (a) for sales by the commissioner of administration. 
 21.35     (c) Except as provided in section 94.11, the cost of any 
 21.36  survey or appraisal as provided in subdivision 1 shall be added 
 22.1   to and made a part of the appraised value of the lands to be 
 22.2   sold, whether to any political subdivision of the state or to a 
 22.3   private purchaser as provided in this subdivision.  
 22.4      Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.11, is 
 22.5   amended to read: 
 22.6      94.11 [TERMS OF PAYMENT.] 
 22.7      Not less than ten percent of the purchase price shall be 
 22.8   paid at the time of sale with the balance payable as follows:  
 22.9   If the purchase price of any lot or parcel is $5,000 or less, 
 22.10  the balance shall be paid within 90 days of the date of sale.  
 22.11  If the purchase price of any lot or parcel is in excess of 
 22.12  $5,000, the balance shall be paid in equal annual installments 
 22.13  for not more than five years, at the option of the purchaser, 
 22.14  with principal and interest payable annually in advance at a 
 22.15  rate equal to the rate in effect at the time under section 
 22.16  549.09 on the unpaid balance, payable to the state treasury on 
 22.17  or before June 1 each year.  Any installment of principal or 
 22.18  interest may be prepaid.  Terms of payment for lands sold by the 
 22.19  commissioner of natural resources before July 1, 2004, are the 
 22.20  same as those provided for state public lands by section 92.06, 
 22.21  subdivision 1.  For lands sold by the commissioner of natural 
 22.22  resources on or after July 1, 2004, the terms of payment are the 
 22.23  same as those provided for state public lands by section 92.06, 
 22.24  subdivision 1a. 
 22.25     Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.12, is 
 22.26  amended to read: 
 22.27     94.12 [CONTRACT FOR DEED AND QUITCLAIM DEED.] 
 22.28     Subdivision 1.  [LANDS SOLD BEFORE JULY 1, 2004.] In the 
 22.29  event a purchaser elects to purchase surplus real property on an 
 22.30  installment basis, the commissioner of administration shall 
 22.31  enter into a contract for deed with the purchaser thereof in 
 22.32  which shall be set forth the description of the real property 
 22.33  sold and the price thereof, the consideration paid and to be 
 22.34  paid therefor, the rate of interest, and time and terms of 
 22.35  payment.  This contract for deed shall be made assignable and 
 22.36  shall further set forth that in case of the nonpayment of the 
 23.1   annual principal or interest payment due by the purchaser, or 
 23.2   any person claiming under the purchaser, then the contract for 
 23.3   deed, from the time of such failure, will be entirely void and 
 23.4   of no effect and the state may be repossessed of the lot or 
 23.5   tract and may resell the same as provided in sections 94.09 to 
 23.6   94.16.  In the event the terms and conditions of a contract for 
 23.7   deed for lands sold before July 1, 2004, are completely 
 23.8   fulfilled or if a purchaser makes a lump sum payment for the 
 23.9   subject property in lieu of entering into a contract for deed, 
 23.10  the commissioner of administration, shall sign and cause to be 
 23.11  issued a quitclaim deed on behalf of the state.  Said quitclaim 
 23.12  deed shall be in a form prescribed by the attorney general and 
 23.13  shall vest in purchaser all of the state's interest in the 
 23.14  subject property except as provided in section 94.14.  
 23.15     Subd. 2.  [LANDS SOLD AFTER JULY 1, 2004.] On or after July 
 23.16  1, 2004, when total payment is made within 90 days of the sale, 
 23.17  the commissioner of natural resources shall sign and cause to be 
 23.18  issued a quitclaim deed on behalf of the state.  The quitclaim 
 23.19  deed shall be in a form prescribed by the attorney general and 
 23.20  shall vest in the purchaser all of the state's interest in the 
 23.21  subject property, except as provided in section 94.14. 
 23.22     Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.13, is 
 23.23  amended to read: 
 23.24     94.13 [RECORD OF CONTRACTS FOR DEED AND ASSIGNMENTS; 
 23.25  EFFECT.] 
 23.26     (a) A contract for deed issued before July 1, 2004, 
 23.27  pursuant to sections 94.09 to 94.16, or any assignment thereof, 
 23.28  executed and acknowledged as provided by law for the execution 
 23.29  and acknowledgment of deeds may be recorded in the office of the 
 23.30  county recorder of any county in the state in the same manner 
 23.31  and with like effect as deeds are therein recorded.  This 
 23.32  contract for deed shall entitle the purchaser thereof, or the 
 23.33  heirs and assigns of the purchaser, to the exclusive possession 
 23.34  of the land therein described, provided its terms have been in 
 23.35  all respects complied with, and the contract for deed and the 
 23.36  record thereof shall be conclusive evidence of title in the 
 24.1   purchaser, or the heirs and assigns of the purchaser, for all 
 24.2   purposes and against all persons, except the state of Minnesota 
 24.3   in case of forfeiture. 
 24.4      (b) When a contract for deed or partial interest in a 
 24.5   contract for deed is assigned, the assignment must be made on a 
 24.6   form provided by the commissioner, executed by the assignor and 
 24.7   assignee, and consented to by the commissioner.  An assignment 
 24.8   of a partial interest must state that payment to date has been 
 24.9   made to the commissioner.  
 24.10     (c) When the assignee satisfies the terms of the assignment 
 24.11  and corresponding terms of the contract for deed, the 
 24.12  commissioner shall issue a deed to the assignee.  
 24.13     Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.16, 
 24.14  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 24.15     Subd. 2.  [PAYMENT OF EXPENSES.] A portion of the proceeds 
 24.16  from the sale equal in amount to the survey, appraisal, legal, 
 24.17  advertising, and other expenses incurred by the commissioner of 
 24.18  administration or other state official natural resources in 
 24.19  rendering the property salable shall be remitted to the account 
 24.20  from which the expenses were paid, and are appropriated and 
 24.21  immediately available for expenditure in the same manner as 
 24.22  other money in the account. 
 24.23     Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 
 24.24  525.161, is amended to read: 
 24.25     525.161 [NO SURVIVING SPOUSE OR KINDRED, NOTICES TO 
 24.26  ATTORNEY GENERAL.] 
 24.27     When it appears from the petition or application for 
 24.28  administration of the estate, or otherwise, in a proceeding in 
 24.29  the court that the intestate left surviving no spouse or 
 24.30  kindred, the court shall give notice of such fact and notice of 
 24.31  all subsequent proceedings in such estate to the attorney 
 24.32  general forthwith; and the attorney general shall protect the 
 24.33  interests of the state during the course of administration.  The 
 24.34  residue which escheats to the state shall be transmitted to the 
 24.35  attorney general.  All moneys, stocks, bonds, notes, mortgages 
 24.36  and other securities, and all other personal property so 
 25.1   escheated shall then be given into the custody of the 
 25.2   commissioner of finance who shall immediately credit the moneys 
 25.3   received to the general fund.  The commissioner of finance shall 
 25.4   hold such stocks, bonds, notes, mortgages and other securities, 
 25.5   and all other personal property, subject to such investment, 
 25.6   sale or other disposition as the State Board of Investment may 
 25.7   direct pursuant to section 11A.04, clause (9).  The attorney 
 25.8   general shall immediately report to the State Executive Council 
 25.9   all real property received in the individual escheat, and any 
 25.10  sale or disposition of such real estate shall be made in 
 25.11  accordance with sections 94.09 to 94.16 16B.281 to 16B.287.  
 25.12     Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 
 25.13  525.841, is amended to read: 
 25.14     525.841 [ESCHEAT RETURNED.] 
 25.15     In all such cases the commissioner of finance shall be 
 25.16  furnished with a certified copy of the court's order assigning 
 25.17  the escheated property to the persons entitled thereto, and upon 
 25.18  notification of payment of the estate tax, the commissioner of 
 25.19  finance shall draw a warrant or execute a proper conveyance to 
 25.20  the persons designated in such order.  In the event any 
 25.21  escheated property has been sold pursuant to sections 11A.04, 
 25.22  clause (9), and 11A.10, subdivision 2, or 94.09 to 94.16 16B.281 
 25.23  to 16B.287, then the warrant shall be for the appraised value as 
 25.24  established during the administration of the decedent's estate.  
 25.25  There is hereby annually appropriated from any moneys in the 
 25.26  state treasury not otherwise appropriated an amount sufficient 
 25.27  to make payment to all such designated persons.  No interest 
 25.28  shall be allowed on any amount paid to such persons.  
 25.29     Sec. 41.  [REPEALER.] 
 25.30     Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 92.09; 92.11; and 94.09, 
 25.31  subdivisions 2, 4, 5, and 6, are repealed. 
 25.32     Sec. 42.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
 25.33     Sections 1 to 41 are effective August 1, 2004. 
 25.34                             ARTICLE 2
 25.35                       STATE LAND MANAGEMENT
 25.36     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84.0272, is 
 26.1   amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 26.2      Subd. 3.  [MINIMAL VALUE ACQUISITION.] (a) Notwithstanding 
 26.3   subdivision 1, if the commissioner determines that lands or 
 26.4   interests in land have a value less than $5,000, the 
 26.5   commissioner may acquire the lands for the value determined by 
 26.6   the commissioner without an appraisal.  The commissioner shall 
 26.7   make the determination based upon available information 
 26.8   including, but not limited to: 
 26.9      (1) the most recent assessed market value of the land or 
 26.10  interests in land as determined by the county assessor of the 
 26.11  county in which the land or interests in land is located; 
 26.12     (2) a sale price of the land or interests in land, provided 
 26.13  the sale occurred within the past year; 
 26.14     (3) the sale prices of comparable land or interests in land 
 26.15  located in the vicinity and sold within the past year; or 
 26.16     (4) an appraisal of the land or interests in land conducted 
 26.17  within the past year.  
 26.18     (b) In the event the value is minimal, the commissioner may 
 26.19  add a transaction incentive, provided that the sum of the 
 26.20  incentive plus the value of the land does not exceed $1,000. 
 26.21     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84.0272, is 
 26.22  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 26.23     Subd. 4.  [AGREEMENT BY LANDOWNER.] The commissioner shall 
 26.24  utilize the valuation methods prescribed in subdivisions 2 and 3 
 26.25  only with prior consent of the landowner from whom the state 
 26.26  proposes to purchase land or interests in land. 
 26.27     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84.033, is 
 26.28  amended to read: 
 26.29     84.033 [SCIENTIFIC AND NATURAL AREAS.] 
 26.30     Subdivision 1.  [ACQUISITION; DESIGNATION.] The 
 26.31  commissioner of natural resources may acquire by gift, lease, 
 26.32  easement, or purchase, in the manner prescribed under chapter 
 26.33  117, in the name of the state, lands or any interest in lands 
 26.34  suitable and desirable for establishing and maintaining 
 26.35  scientific and natural areas.  The commissioner shall designate 
 26.36  any land so acquired as a scientific and natural area and shall 
 27.1   administer any land so acquired and designated as provided by 
 27.2   section 86A.05.  
 27.3      Subd. 2.  [DESIGNATION APPROVAL.] No scientific and natural 
 27.4   area may be designated unless the designation is approved by 
 27.5   resolution of the board of the county in which the land is 
 27.6   located. 
 27.7      [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective for 
 27.8   designations after the date of enactment. 
 27.9      Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 86A.05, 
 27.10  subdivision 14, is amended to read: 
 27.11     Subd. 14.  [AQUATIC MANAGEMENT AREAS.] (a) Aquatic 
 27.12  management areas may be established to protect, develop, and 
 27.13  manage lakes, rivers, streams, and adjacent wetlands and lands 
 27.14  that are critical for fish and other aquatic life, for water 
 27.15  quality, and for their intrinsic biological value, public 
 27.16  fishing, or other compatible outdoor recreational uses. 
 27.17     (b) Aquatic management areas may be established to protect 
 27.18  wetland areas under ten acres that are donated to the Department 
 27.19  of Natural Resources.  
 27.20     (c) No unit may be authorized unless it meets one or more 
 27.21  of the following criteria: 
 27.22     (1) provides angler or management access; 
 27.23     (2) protects fish spawning, rearing, or other unique 
 27.24  habitat; 
 27.25     (3) protects aquatic wildlife feeding and nesting areas; 
 27.26     (4) protects critical shoreline habitat; or 
 27.27     (5) provides a site for research on natural history. 
 27.28     (d) Aquatic management areas must be administered by the 
 27.29  commissioner of natural resources in a manner consistent with 
 27.30  the purposes of this subdivision to perpetuate and, if 
 27.31  necessary, reestablish high quality aquatic habitat for 
 27.32  production of fish, wildlife, and other aquatic species.  Public 
 27.33  fishing and other uses shall be consistent with the limitations 
 27.34  of the resource, including the need to preserve adequate 
 27.35  populations and prevent long-term habitat injury or excessive 
 27.36  fish population reduction or increase.  Public access to aquatic 
 28.1   management areas may be closed during certain time periods. 
 28.2      (e) State-owned lands or waters, or any state-owned 
 28.3   interests in lands or waters, acquired before August 1, 2000, 
 28.4   that meet the criteria of this subdivision and that have been 
 28.5   administered by the commissioner of natural resources as fish 
 28.6   management areas or other areas of fishery interest are 
 28.7   authorized as units of the outdoor recreation system upon 
 28.8   designation by the commissioner of natural resources as aquatic 
 28.9   management areas. 
 28.10     Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.121, is 
 28.11  amended to read: 
 28.12     92.121 [PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND LANDS.] 
 28.13     The commissioner of natural resources shall exchange 
 28.14  permanent school fund land as defined in the Minnesota 
 28.15  Constitution, article XI, section 8, located in state parks, 
 28.16  state recreation areas, wildlife management areas, scientific 
 28.17  and natural areas, or state waysides or on lands managed by the 
 28.18  commissioner as old growth stands, for other lands as allowed by 
 28.19  the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and section 
 28.20  94.343, subdivision 1, that are compatible with the goal of the 
 28.21  permanent school fund lands in section 127A.31 when, as a result 
 28.22  of management practices applied to the permanent school fund 
 28.23  lands and associated resources, revenue generation has been 
 28.24  diminished or is prohibited and no alternative has been put into 
 28.25  effect to compensate the permanent school fund for the income 
 28.26  losses.  
 28.27     Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 164.08, 
 28.28  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 28.29     Subd. 2.  [MANDATORY ESTABLISHMENT; CONDITIONS.] (a) Upon 
 28.30  petition presented to the town board by the owner of a tract of 
 28.31  land containing at least five acres, who has no access thereto 
 28.32  except over a navigable waterway or over the lands of others, or 
 28.33  whose access thereto is less than two rods in width, the town 
 28.34  board by resolution shall establish a cartway at least two rods 
 28.35  wide connecting the petitioner's land with a public road.  A 
 28.36  town board shall establish a cartway upon a petition of an owner 
 29.1   of a tract of land that, as of January 1, 1998, was on record as 
 29.2   a separate parcel, contained at least two but less than five 
 29.3   acres, and has no access thereto except over a navigable 
 29.4   waterway or over the lands of others.  The town board may select 
 29.5   an alternative route other than that petitioned for if the 
 29.6   alternative is deemed by the town board to be less disruptive 
 29.7   and damaging to the affected landowners and in the public's best 
 29.8   interest.  
 29.9      (b) In an unorganized territory, the board of county 
 29.10  commissioners of the county in which the tract is located shall 
 29.11  act as the town board.  The proceedings of the town board shall 
 29.12  be in accordance with section 164.07.  
 29.13     (c) The amount of damages shall be paid by the petitioner 
 29.14  to the town before such cartway is opened.  For the purposes of 
 29.15  this subdivision damages shall mean the compensation, if any, 
 29.16  awarded to the owner of the land upon which the cartway is 
 29.17  established together with the cost of professional and other 
 29.18  services, hearing costs, administrative costs, recording costs, 
 29.19  and other costs and expenses which the town may incur in 
 29.20  connection with the proceedings for the establishment of the 
 29.21  cartway.  The town board may by resolution require the 
 29.22  petitioner to post a bond or other security acceptable to the 
 29.23  board for the total estimated damages before the board takes 
 29.24  action on the petition. 
 29.25     (d) Town road and bridge funds shall not be expended on the 
 29.26  cartway unless the town board, or the county board acting as the 
 29.27  town board in the case of a cartway established in an 
 29.28  unorganized territory, by resolution determines that an 
 29.29  expenditure is in the public interest.  If no resolution is 
 29.30  adopted to that effect, the grading or other construction work 
 29.31  and the maintenance of the cartway is the responsibility of the 
 29.32  petitioner, subject to the provisions of section 164.10.  
 29.33     (e) After the cartway has been constructed the town board, 
 29.34  or the county board in the case of unorganized territory, may by 
 29.35  resolution designate the cartway as a private driveway with the 
 29.36  written consent of the affected landowner in which case from the 
 30.1   effective date of the resolution no town road and bridge funds 
 30.2   shall be expended for maintenance of the driveway; provided that 
 30.3   the cartway shall not be vacated without following the vacation 
 30.4   proceedings established under section 164.07. 
 30.5      Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 282.01, 
 30.6   subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 30.7      Subd. 3.  [NONCONSERVATION LANDS; APPRAISAL AND SALE.] All 
 30.8   parcels of land classified as nonconservation, except those 
 30.9   which may be reserved, shall be sold as provided, if it is 
 30.10  determined, by the county board of the county in which the 
 30.11  parcels lie, that it is advisable to do so, having in mind their 
 30.12  accessibility, their proximity to existing public improvements, 
 30.13  and the effect of their sale and occupancy on the public 
 30.14  burdens.  Any parcels of land proposed to be sold shall be first 
 30.15  appraised by the county board of the county in which the parcels 
 30.16  lie.  The parcels may be reappraised whenever the county board 
 30.17  deems it necessary to carry out the intent of sections 282.01 to 
 30.18  282.13.  In an appraisal the value of the land and any standing 
 30.19  timber on it shall be separately determined.  No parcel of land 
 30.20  containing any standing timber may be sold until the appraised 
 30.21  value of the timber on it and the sale of the land have been 
 30.22  approved by the commissioner of natural resources.  The 
 30.23  commissioner shall base review of a proposed sale on the policy 
 30.24  and considerations specified in subdivision 1.  The decision of 
 30.25  the commissioner shall be in writing and shall state the reasons 
 30.26  for it.  The county may appeal the decision of the commissioner 
 30.27  in accordance with chapter 14.  
 30.28     In any county in which a state forest or any part of it is 
 30.29  located, the county auditor shall submit to the commissioner at 
 30.30  least 30 60 days before the first publication of the list of 
 30.31  lands to be offered for sale a list of all lands included on the 
 30.32  list which are situated outside of any incorporated municipality.
 30.33  If, at any time before the opening of the sale, the commissioner 
 30.34  notifies the county auditor in writing that there is standing 
 30.35  timber on any parcel of such land, the parcel shall not be sold 
 30.36  unless the requirements of this section respecting the separate 
 31.1   appraisal of the timber and the approval of the appraisal by the 
 31.2   commissioner have been complied with.  The commissioner may 
 31.3   waive the requirement of the 30-day 60-day notice as to any 
 31.4   parcel of land which has been examined and the timber value 
 31.5   approved as required by this section. 
 31.6      If any public improvement is made by a municipality after 
 31.7   any parcel of land has been forfeited to the state for the 
 31.8   nonpayment of taxes, and the improvement is assessed in whole or 
 31.9   in part against the property benefited by it, the clerk of the 
 31.10  municipality shall certify to the county auditor, immediately 
 31.11  upon the determination of the assessments for the improvement, 
 31.12  the total amount that would have been assessed against the 
 31.13  parcel of land if it had been subject to assessment; or if the 
 31.14  public improvement is made, petitioned for, ordered in or 
 31.15  assessed, whether the improvement is completed in whole or in 
 31.16  part, at any time between the appraisal and the sale of the 
 31.17  parcel of land, the cost of the improvement shall be included as 
 31.18  a separate item and added to the appraised value of the parcel 
 31.19  of land at the time it is sold.  No sale of a parcel of land 
 31.20  shall discharge or free the parcel of land from lien for the 
 31.21  special benefit conferred upon it by reason of the public 
 31.22  improvement until the cost of it, including penalties, if any, 
 31.23  is paid.  The county board shall determine the amount, if any, 
 31.24  by which the value of the parcel was enhanced by the improvement 
 31.25  and include the amount as a separate item in fixing the 
 31.26  appraised value for the purpose of sale.  In classifying, 
 31.27  appraising, and selling the lands, the county board may 
 31.28  designate the tracts as assessed and acquired, or may by 
 31.29  resolution provide for the subdivision of the tracts into 
 31.30  smaller units or for the grouping of several tracts into one 
 31.31  tract when the subdivision or grouping is deemed advantageous 
 31.32  for the purpose of sale.  Each such smaller tract or larger 
 31.33  tract must be classified and appraised as such before being 
 31.34  offered for sale.  If any such lands have once been classified, 
 31.35  the board of county commissioners, in its discretion, may, by 
 31.36  resolution, authorize the sale of the smaller tract or larger 
 32.1   tract without reclassification. 
 32.2      Sec. 8.  Laws 1997, chapter 216, section 151, is amended to 
 32.3   read: 
 32.4      Sec. 151.  [HORSESHOE BAY LEASES.] 
 32.5      Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) "Lessee" means a lessee 
 32.6   of lands leased under Minnesota Statutes, section 92.46, that 
 32.7   are located in Section 16, Township 62 North, Range 4 East, Cook 
 32.8   County, of record with the commissioner of natural resources as 
 32.9   of May 14, 1993. 
 32.10     (b) "New lease" means a lease issued after the effective 
 32.11  date of this act from May 31, 1997, to May 31, 2004, under the 
 32.12  terms and conditions specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 
 32.13  92.46, subdivisions 1, 1a, and 3, except that the lease may be 
 32.14  for a life term and is not assignable or transferable and may 
 32.15  not be amended to include additional lessees. 
 32.16     (c) "Amended lease" means a lease issued after May 31, 
 32.17  2004, under the terms and conditions specified in Minnesota 
 32.18  Statutes, section 92.46, subdivisions 1, 1a, and 3, except that: 
 32.19     (1) the term of the lease shall be for the lifetime of the 
 32.20  party being issued the amended lease and, if transferred, for 
 32.21  the lifetime of the party to whom the lease is transferred; 
 32.22     (2) the lease shall provide that the lease may be 
 32.23  transferred only once and the transfer must be to a person 
 32.24  within the second degree of kindred according to civil law; 
 32.25     (3) the commissioner shall limit the number of transferees 
 32.26  per lease to no more than two persons who have attained legal 
 32.27  age; and 
 32.28     (4) the lease rates shall be as provided in Laws 2003, 
 32.29  First Special Session chapter 9, article 1, section 52. 
 32.30     Subd. 2.  [OPTIONS FOR LESSEES.] (a) If requested in 
 32.31  writing by a lessee before January 1, 1998, the commissioner 
 32.32  shall, at the lessee's option: 
 32.33     (1) pay to the lessee the appraised value of the lessee's 
 32.34  improvements on the land and terminate the existing lease as of 
 32.35  the date of payment for improvements; or 
 32.36     (2) issue a new lease for the life of the lessee that 
 33.1   provides that when the lease term expires, the commissioner 
 33.2   shall pay to the lessee or a beneficiary that must be designated 
 33.3   in writing by the lessee the appraised value of the lessee's 
 33.4   improvements on the land.  A lessee who elects this option may 
 33.5   elect to terminate the lease at any time during the term of the 
 33.6   lease in exchange for payment by the commissioner for the 
 33.7   appraised value of the lessee's improvements on the land. 
 33.8      (b) If the commissioner has not received written notice of 
 33.9   a lessee's election under paragraph (a) by January 1, 1998, the 
 33.10  commissioner may proceed under paragraph (a), clause (1). 
 33.11     (c) If requested in writing by the lessee before January 1, 
 33.12  2005, the commissioner shall issue an amended lease to a lessee 
 33.13  who holds a new lease issued under paragraph (a).  When the 
 33.14  amended lease term expires, the commissioner shall pay to the 
 33.15  lessee, the transferee, or a beneficiary that must be designated 
 33.16  in writing by the lessee or the transferee, the appraised value 
 33.17  of the lessee's or transferee's improvements on the land.  A 
 33.18  lessee or transferee may elect to terminate the lease at any 
 33.19  time during the term of the lease in exchange for payment by the 
 33.20  commissioner for the appraised value of the lessee's or 
 33.21  transferee's improvements on the land. 
 33.22     (d) After the effective date of this section May 31, 1997, 
 33.23  no lessee under paragraph (a), clause (2), or (c), shall 
 33.24  construct or remodel, other than necessary for maintenance and 
 33.25  upkeep, a cabin or other structure during the lease. 
 33.26     (d) (e) The commissioner may use money appropriated from 
 33.27  the land acquisition account under Minnesota Statutes, section 
 33.28  94.165, for payments under paragraph (a) or (c). 
 33.29     (e) (f) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.46, 
 33.30  subdivision 1a, the commissioner may elect whether to amend the 
 33.31  leases in paragraph (a) or (c) to expand lot size to conform 
 33.32  with current shoreline standards. 
 33.33     Sec. 9.  Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 13, 
 33.34  section 6, is amended to read: 
 33.35     Sec. 6.  [PROPOSED GREENLEAF LAKE STATE PARK.] 
 33.36     Subdivision 1.  [85.012] [Subd. 24b.] [PROPOSED PARK 
 34.1   GREENLEAF LAKE STATE PARK, MEEKER COUNTY.] Boundaries for a 
 34.2   proposed Greenleaf Lake state park is established in Meeker 
 34.3   county are established according to subdivision 2. 
 34.4      Subd. 2.  [BOUNDARIES.] The following described lands are 
 34.5   proposed for added to Greenleaf Lake state park, all in Township 
 34.6   118 North, Range 30 West, Meeker county:  
 34.7      (1) all of Government Lots 1 and 2, the East Half of the 
 34.8   South 23.61 acres of Government Lot 3, and Government Lot 4, 
 34.9   excepting that part described as follows:  Beginning at a point 
 34.10  109 feet South of a point on the section line which is 4301.5 
 34.11  feet East of the northwest corner of Section 20; thence in a 
 34.12  southwesterly direction South 14 degrees 36 seconds West 403.0 
 34.13  feet; thence in a southeasterly direction South 75 degrees 24 
 34.14  minutes East 402 feet, to a point on the meandered line of Sioux 
 34.15  Lake; thence in a northeasterly direction along the meandered 
 34.16  line North 14 degrees 36 minutes East 553 feet; thence in a 
 34.17  southwesterly direction along the meandered line South 84 
 34.18  degrees 00 minutes West 431 feet, to the point of beginning, 
 34.19  said exception containing 4.4 acres more or less; all in Section 
 34.20  20; 
 34.21     (2) all of Government Lot 2, the Southeast Quarter except 
 34.22  that described as follows:  Beginning at the northeast corner of 
 34.23  said Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence on an 
 34.24  assumed bearing of South 0 degrees 08 minutes 46 seconds West, 
 34.25  along the east line of said Southwest Quarter of the Southeast 
 34.26  Quarter, a distance of 306.24 feet; thence on a bearing of North 
 34.27  84 degrees 17 minutes 23 seconds West, 628.50 feet; thence on a 
 34.28  bearing of North 0 degrees 08 minutes 46 seconds East, 338.05 
 34.29  feet; thence on a bearing of South 86 degrees 08 minutes East, 
 34.30  626.86 feet to the east line of the Northwest Quarter of the 
 34.31  Southeast Quarter; thence on a bearing of South 0 degrees 08 
 34.32  minutes 46 seconds West, along last said line, 52.07 feet to the 
 34.33  point of beginning.  Containing 2.5 acres, more or less.  
 34.34  Subject to the rights of the public in County Road No. 172; and 
 34.35  excepting the north nine and eighty-four hundredths (9.84) acres 
 34.36  of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter described as 
 35.1   follows:  Beginning at the northeast corner of the Southeast 
 35.2   Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and running; thence West 
 35.3   nineteen and ninety-two hundredths chains (19.92) to the 1/16 
 35.4   section corner; thence South on the 1/16 section line four and 
 35.5   sixty-four hundredths (4.64) chains; thence East nineteen and 
 35.6   ninety-three hundredths (19.93) chains to the section line; 
 35.7   thence North on section line five and twenty-four hundredths 
 35.8   (5.24) chains to the place of beginning; all in Section 21; 
 35.9      (3) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the 
 35.10  Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the Northeast 
 35.11  Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and the Northwest Quarter of 
 35.12  the Northwest Quarter, all in Section 28; 
 35.13     (4) all of Section 29, except that part of Government Lot 4 
 35.14  bounded by the following described lines:  Beginning at a point 
 35.15  of intersection with the center line of County Road No. 169 and 
 35.16  the north line of said Section 29; thence North 90 degrees 00 
 35.17  minutes East, 994.8 feet along the north line of said Section 
 35.18  29; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes West, 17.9 feet; thence 
 35.19  South 75 degrees 28 minutes West, 1051.4 feet, to the center 
 35.20  line of County Road No. 169; thence North 04 degrees 39 minutes 
 35.21  East, 282.7 feet along the center line of County Road No. 169 to 
 35.22  the point of beginning:  Including all riparian rights to the 
 35.23  contained 3.4 acres more or less and subject to existing road 
 35.24  easements; all in Section 29; 
 35.25     (5) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, the 
 35.26  Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, the Southeast 
 35.27  Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, and the Northeast Quarter of 
 35.28  the Northeast Quarter, all in Section 30; and 
 35.29     (6) the West 15 acres of the Northwest Quarter of the 
 35.30  Northwest Quarter of Section 32. 
 35.31     Subd. 3.  [LAND PURCHASES.] The commissioner may not use 
 35.32  money in the land acquisition account under Minnesota Statutes, 
 35.33  section 94.165, to purchase land for Greenleaf state park.  The 
 35.34  commissioner may only purchase land for Greenleaf state park 
 35.35  with money appropriated specifically for that purpose. 
 35.36     Sec. 10.  [ADDITIONS TO STATE PARKS.] 
 36.1      Subdivision 1.  [85.012] [Subd. 12.] [CASCADE RIVER STATE 
 36.2   PARK, COOK COUNTY.] The following area is added to Cascade River 
 36.3   State Park, Cook County:  the East 495 feet of the West 759 feet 
 36.4   of Government Lot 4, Section 1, Township 60 North, Range 2 West. 
 36.5      Subd. 2.  [85.012] [Subd. 13.] [CHARLES A. LINDBERGH STATE 
 36.6   PARK, MORRISON COUNTY.] The following areas are added to Charles 
 36.7   A. Lindbergh State Park, Morrison County: 
 36.8      (1) Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, Block 1, Little 
 36.9   Elk Meadows, according to the plat on file in the office of the 
 36.10  registrar of titles, Morrison County, Minnesota, excepting 
 36.11  one-half of all mineral and mineral rights; and 
 36.12     (2) that part of Government Lots 2 and 3, Section 5, 
 36.13  Township 129, Range 29, Morrison County, Minnesota, described as 
 36.14  follows:  Commencing at the found 1/2" iron pipe which marks the 
 36.15  position of the northwest corner of said Section 5, as 
 36.16  perpetuated since 1936 by the Morrison County Highway 
 36.17  Department; thence East on an assumed bearing along the north 
 36.18  line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 5, as determined 
 36.19  by found monuments, a distance of 2423.44 feet to a found 1" 
 36.20  iron pipe monument; thence South 36 degrees 16 minutes West 
 36.21  along the approximate centerline of said County Road 213 a 
 36.22  distance of 1479.77 feet; thence South 24 degrees 14 minutes 
 36.23  West along said approximate centerline a distance of 278.26 
 36.24  feet; thence South 15 degrees 56 minutes 36 seconds West along 
 36.25  said approximate centerline a distance of 86.47 feet to its 
 36.26  intersection with said common line between Nelson and 
 36.27  Schoessling; thence South 89 degrees 38 minutes 12 seconds East 
 36.28  a distance of 34.26 feet to a found 5/8" diameter iron pin on 
 36.29  the easterly right-of-way line of said County Road 213, the 
 36.30  point of beginning; thence South 15 degrees 56 minutes 36 
 36.31  seconds West along said easterly right-of-way line a distance of 
 36.32  1246.81 feet to a 1/2" diameter iron pipe monument capped RLS 
 36.33  10832 which bears South 74 degrees 38 minutes 37 seconds East a 
 36.34  distance of 33.00 feet from a found 1/2" iron pin set by Lehman 
 36.35  in his 1948 survey at the approximate centerline of said County 
 36.36  Road 213; thence South 14 degrees 52 minutes 10 seconds West 
 37.1   along said easterly line of County Road 213 a distance of 338.93 
 37.2   feet to a 1/2" iron pipe monument capped RLS 10832 which bears 
 37.3   South 41 degrees 39 minutes 13 seconds East a distance of 39.56 
 37.4   feet from a found 1/2" diameter iron pin set by Lehman in said 
 37.5   survey at the approximate centerline of said County Road 213; 
 37.6   thence continuing South 14 degrees 52 minutes 10 seconds West 
 37.7   along said easterly right-of-way line a distance of 44 feet, 
 37.8   more or less, to the northerly bank of the Little Elk River, 
 37.9   said bank coinciding with the shoreline; thence southeasterly 
 37.10  963 feet, more or less, along said northerly bank of the Little 
 37.11  Elk River to its confluence with the Mississippi River; thence 
 37.12  northerly along the bank and shoreline of said Mississippi River 
 37.13  a distance of 2807 feet, more or less, to its intersection with 
 37.14  the said common line between Nelson and Schoessling; thence 
 37.15  North 89 degrees 53 minutes 26 seconds West along said common 
 37.16  line a distance of 7 feet, more or less, to a found 1/2" 
 37.17  diameter iron pipe monument capped RLS 3091, one of four 
 37.18  consecutive monuments set on said common line by Dean Anderson 
 37.19  in his survey dated February 15, 1973; thence continuing North 
 37.20  89 degrees 53 minutes 26 seconds West on said common line a 
 37.21  distance of 370.36 feet to a found 1/2" diameter iron pipe 
 37.22  monument capped RLS 3091; thence continuing on said common line 
 37.23  North 89 degrees 59 minutes 46 seconds West a distance of 242.55 
 37.24  feet to a found 1/2" diameter iron pipe monument capped RLS 
 37.25  3091; thence continuing on said common line North 89 degrees 59 
 37.26  minutes 51 seconds West a distance of 387.43 feet to a 1/2" 
 37.27  diameter iron pipe monument capped RLS 3091; thence continuing 
 37.28  on said common line North 89 degrees 38 minutes 12 seconds West 
 37.29  a distance of 239.51 feet to a 5/8" diameter iron pin set by 
 37.30  Lehman in his 1948 survey, the point of beginning, and there 
 37.31  terminating, all in accordance with the survey of Ron Murphy, 
 37.32  RLS 10832, dated January 20, 1983.  Containing 67.80 acres, more 
 37.33  or less, this description is intended to describe all real 
 37.34  estate described in Certificates of Title Numbers 848 and 855. 
 37.35     Subd. 3.  [85.012] [Subd. 14.] [CROW WING STATE PARK, CROW 
 37.36  WING, CASS, AND MORRISON COUNTIES.] The following area is added 
 38.1   to Crow Wing State Park, all in Section 18, Township 44, Range 
 38.2   31, Crow Wing County:  the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast 
 38.3   Quarter except the South 330 feet thereof, and the Northeast 
 38.4   Quarter of the Northeast Quarter except the South 330 feet 
 38.5   thereof; except that part of the Northeast Quarter of the 
 38.6   Northeast Quarter described as follows:  Commencing at the 
 38.7   northeast corner of the said Northeast Quarter of the Northeast 
 38.8   Quarter; thence West 660 feet on the north line of said 
 38.9   Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; thence South 330 
 38.10  feet parallel to the east line of said Northeast Quarter of the 
 38.11  Northeast Quarter; thence East 660 feet to the east line of said 
 38.12  Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (said line being 
 38.13  parallel to the north line to said Northeast Quarter of the 
 38.14  Northeast Quarter); thence North on the east line of said 
 38.15  Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter 330 feet to the point 
 38.16  of beginning. 
 38.17     Subd. 4.  [85.012] [Subd. 19.] [FORESTVILLE MYSTERY CAVE 
 38.18  STATE PARK, FILLMORE COUNTY.] (a) The following areas are added 
 38.19  to Forestville State Park, all in Township 102 North, Range 12 
 38.20  West, Fillmore County: 
 38.21     (1) that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest 
 38.22  Quarter and that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest 
 38.23  Quarter of Section 25, described as follows:  Beginning at the 
 38.24  northeast corner of said Southeast Quarter of the Northwest 
 38.25  Quarter; thence on a bearing, based on the 1983 Fillmore County 
 38.26  Coordinate System (1986 Adjustment), of South 00 degrees 06 
 38.27  minutes 09 seconds West along the east line of said Southeast 
 38.28  Quarter of the Northwest Quarter 1314.86 feet to the northeast 
 38.29  corner of said Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; 
 38.30  thence continuing South 00 degrees 06 minutes 09 seconds West 
 38.31  along the east line of said Northeast Quarter of the Southwest 
 38.32  Quarter 1306.56 feet to the southeast corner of said Northeast 
 38.33  Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence South 89 degrees 26 
 38.34  minutes 26 seconds West along the south line of said Northeast 
 38.35  Quarter of the Southwest Quarter 13.50 feet; thence North 00 
 38.36  degrees 54 minutes 48 seconds West 1441.34 feet; thence North 02 
 39.1   degrees 12 minutes 23 seconds West 298.58 feet; thence North 01 
 39.2   degree 21 minutes 29 seconds West 483.51 feet; thence North 00 
 39.3   degrees 04 minutes 31 seconds East 397.73 feet to the north line 
 39.4   of said Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; thence North 
 39.5   89 degrees 09 minutes 53 seconds East along said north line 
 39.6   63.60 feet to the point of beginning; and 
 39.7      (2) that part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter and 
 39.8   that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of 
 39.9   Section 25, described as follows:  Commencing at the northwest 
 39.10  corner of said West Half of the Northeast Quarter being an in 
 39.11  place Fillmore County cast iron monument; thence on a bearing, 
 39.12  based on the 1983 Fillmore County Coordinate System (1986 
 39.13  Adjustment), of South 00 degrees 06 minutes 09 seconds West 
 39.14  along the west line of said West Half of the Northeast Quarter 
 39.15  1169.24 feet to a 3/4" by 24" rebar with a plastic cap stamped 
 39.16  "MN DNR LS 17003" (DNR MON) and the point of beginning; thence 
 39.17  North 89 degrees 57 minutes 41 seconds East 1000.00 feet to a 
 39.18  DNR MON; thence South 00 degrees 06 minutes 09 seconds West 
 39.19  1638.29 feet to a DNR MON; thence South 89 degrees 57 minutes 41 
 39.20  seconds West 1000.00 feet to the west line of said Northwest 
 39.21  Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and a DNR MON; thence North 00 
 39.22  degrees 06 minutes 09 seconds East along the west line of said 
 39.23  Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and along the west 
 39.24  line of said West Half of the Northeast Quarter 1638.29 feet to 
 39.25  the point of beginning. 
 39.26     (b) The commissioner shall manage this addition as a state 
 39.27  park as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, 
 39.28  subdivision 2, but in addition to other activities authorized in 
 39.29  Forestville Mystery Cave State Park, the commissioner shall 
 39.30  allow hunting. 
 39.31     Subd. 5.  [85.012] [Subd. 22.] [GEORGE H. CROSBY MANITOU 
 39.32  STATE PARK, LAKE COUNTY.] The following area is added to George 
 39.33  H. Crosby Manitou State Park, Lake County, all in Township 58 
 39.34  North, Range 6 West:  the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest 
 39.35  Quarter of Section 14; the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast 
 39.36  Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of 
 40.1   Section 15; the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and 
 40.2   the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 23; 
 40.3   and the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 26.
 40.4      Subd. 6.  [85.012] [Subd. 29.] [ITASCA STATE PARK, HUBBARD, 
 40.5   CLEARWATER, AND BECKER COUNTIES.] The following areas are added 
 40.6   to Itasca State Park, all in Township 142, Range 36, Becker 
 40.7   County: 
 40.8      (1) Bureau of Land Management Island County Control Number 
 40.9   7 within Twin Island Lake and located in that part of the 
 40.10  Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 5; that 
 40.11  part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of 
 40.12  Section 6; that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast 
 40.13  Quarter of Section 7; and that part of the Northwest Quarter of 
 40.14  the Northwest Quarter of Section 8; and 
 40.15     (2) Bureau of Land Management Island County Control Number 
 40.16  8 within Twin Island Lake and located in that part of the 
 40.17  Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 7. 
 40.18     Subd. 7.  [85.012] [Subd. 41.] [MAPLEWOOD STATE PARK, OTTER 
 40.19  TAIL COUNTY.] The following area is added to Maplewood State 
 40.20  Park, Otter Tail County:  Bureau of Land Management Island 
 40.21  County Control Number 86 within South Arm Lida Lake and located 
 40.22  in that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter 
 40.23  of Section 32, Township 136, Range 42. 
 40.24     Subd. 8.  [85.012] [Subd. 44.] [MONSON LAKE STATE PARK, 
 40.25  SWIFT COUNTY.] The following areas are added to Monson Lake 
 40.26  State Park, Swift County: 
 40.27     (1) Bureau of Land Management Island County Control Number 
 40.28  001 within Monson Lake and located in that part of Government 
 40.29  Lot 1, Section 2, Township 121, Range 37; and 
 40.30     (2) that part of Government Lot 1, Section 35, Township 122 
 40.31  North, Range 37 West, Swift County, Minnesota, described as 
 40.32  follows:  Commencing at Government Meander Corner No. 2 (being 
 40.33  the meander corner common to Section 35 and Section 36, Township 
 40.34  122 North, Range 37 West); thence southwesterly a distance of 
 40.35  170 feet along the government meander line in said Section 35 to 
 40.36  the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continuing southwesterly, a 
 41.1   distance of 445 feet along said meander line to the meander 
 41.2   corner; thence West, a distance of 328 feet along the south line 
 41.3   of said Government Lot 1 to the meander corner; thence 
 41.4   northwesterly, a distance of 214 feet along the meander line in 
 41.5   said Section 35; thence northeasterly, a distance of 620 feet to 
 41.6   the point of beginning. 
 41.7      Subd. 9.  [85.012] [Subd. 53b.] [SPLIT ROCK CREEK STATE 
 41.8   PARK, PIPESTONE COUNTY.] The following areas are added to Split 
 41.9   Rock Creek State Park, all in Township 105 North, Range 46 West, 
 41.10  Pipestone County: 
 41.11     (1) the Northeast Quarter; the Southwest Quarter; and the 
 41.12  Southeast Quarter, except that part beginning at a point on the 
 41.13  east line of said Southeast Quarter, 1112 feet North of the 
 41.14  southeast corner of said Southeast Quarter; thence West 561 feet 
 41.15  to a point; thence North 529 feet to a point; thence East 561 
 41.16  feet to a point on the east line of said Southeast Quarter; 
 41.17  thence South along the east line of said Southeast Quarter 528 
 41.18  feet to the point of beginning, all in Section 22; and 
 41.19     (2) the North 105 acres, more or less, of the North Half of 
 41.20  Section 27, lying north and west of the southeasterly 
 41.21  right-of-way line of the former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
 41.22  Railway Company, now abandoned, as it was originally located on 
 41.23  and across said Section 27 and that part of Section 27 beginning 
 41.24  at the northeast corner of said Section 27; thence South 89 
 41.25  degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds West, a distance of 1608.29 feet; 
 41.26  thence South 46 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds West, a distance 
 41.27  of 155.63 feet; thence deflect left along a curve having a delta 
 41.28  angle of 11 degrees 46 minutes, a radius of 844.28 feet, for a 
 41.29  distance of 173.39 feet; thence South 34 degrees 18 minutes 00 
 41.30  seconds West, a distance of 909.30 feet; thence South 89 degrees 
 41.31  57 minutes 00 seconds East, a distance of 1718.36 feet; thence 
 41.32  North 01 degree 03 minutes 00 seconds East, a distance of 120.70 
 41.33  feet; thence South 89 degrees 44 minutes 00 seconds East, a 
 41.34  distance of 623.70 feet to the east line of said Section 27; 
 41.35  thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East, along said 
 41.36  east line, a distance of 882.95 feet, to the point of beginning. 
 42.1      Subd. 10.  [85.012] [Subd. 55a.] [TETTEGOUCHE STATE PARK, 
 42.2   LAKE COUNTY.] The following areas are added to Tettegouche State 
 42.3   Park, Lake County: 
 42.4      (1) the West Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest 
 42.5   Quarter of the Southwest Quarter lying south and west of the 
 42.6   Baptism River in Section 3; the East Half of the Southeast 
 42.7   Quarter lying south and west of the Baptism River in Section 4; 
 42.8   that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter in 
 42.9   Section 10, lying south of the centerline of State Highway No. 
 42.10  1, except that part thereof lying north of a line parallel to 
 42.11  and 560 feet northerly distant from the south line of said 
 42.12  Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and between two 
 42.13  lines parallel to and distant, respectively, 100 feet and 420 
 42.14  feet westerly distant from the east line of said Northeast 
 42.15  Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; the West 450 feet of the 
 42.16  Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, 
 42.17  excepting therefrom, the South 425 feet; all that part of 
 42.18  Government Lot Two (2), Section Fifteen (15), Township Fifty-six 
 42.19  (56), Range Seven (7) West, lying southeasterly of U.S. No. 
 42.20  Highway 61, EXCEPT that part of Government Lot Two, described as 
 42.21  follows:  Commencing at the quarter corner between said Sections 
 42.22  15 and 22, 56-7, thence running East along section line between 
 42.23  said Sections 15 and 22 to a point 503.0 feet East of said 
 42.24  quarter corner, thence turning an angle of 75 degrees 00 minutes 
 42.25  to the left and running 425.0 feet to a point designated by a 
 42.26  2-inch iron pipe, being the point of beginning, thence running 
 42.27  in a northwesterly direction to a point on the west boundary 
 42.28  line of Government Lot Two, which will be approximately 970.0 
 42.29  feet north of the quarter corner between said Sections 15 and 
 42.30  22, thence North along west boundary line of Government Lot Two 
 42.31  to the northwest corner of Government Lot Two, thence East along 
 42.32  north boundary line of Government Lot Two approximately 240.0 
 42.33  feet, thence in southeasterly direction to a point on east side 
 42.34  of point of rocks projecting into Lake Superior marked with an 
 42.35  X, thence in a southwesterly direction along the shore of Lake 
 42.36  Superior to the point of beginning.  (X mark on rock being in a 
 43.1   line making a deflection angle of 45 degrees 51 minutes to the 
 43.2   left with east and west section line from a point on the section 
 43.3   line 503.0 feet East of the quarter corner between Sections 15 
 43.4   and 22 and being approximately 830 feet from said point on said 
 43.5   section line.)  Said parcel to contain ten (10) acres and to be 
 43.6   subject to existing right-of-way easements and all mineral and 
 43.7   gravel rights heretofore granted, AND EXCEPT that part of 
 43.8   Government Lot Two, described as follows:  Commencing at the 
 43.9   northeast corner of Government Lot Two marked by an iron pipe, 
 43.10  set in 1964 by Tofte, Lice #2888, thence South 89 degrees 49 
 43.11  minutes 00 seconds West, assumed bearing, along the north line 
 43.12  of said Lot 2 a distance of 599.2 feet; thence southwesterly 
 43.13  105.69 feet along a non-tangential curve to the right, radius of 
 43.14  2864.79 feet, delta angle of 02 degrees 06 minutes 50 seconds, 
 43.15  chord of 105.69 feet, chord bearing of South 32 degrees 14 
 43.16  minutes 35 seconds West; thence South 33 degrees 18 minutes 00 
 43.17  seconds West 193.70 feet to the Point of Beginning of the parcel 
 43.18  herein described:  thence returning North 33 degrees 18 minutes 
 43.19  00 seconds East 20.17 feet; thence South 70 degrees 21 minutes 
 43.20  14 seconds East 51.45 feet; thence South 62 degrees 07 minutes 
 43.21  40 seconds East 389.11 feet; thence South 81 degrees 45 minutes 
 43.22  44 seconds East 100.18 feet; thence South 72 degrees 51 minutes 
 43.23  58 seconds East 181 feet more or less to the shore of Lake 
 43.24  Superior; thence southwesterly along said shore 265 feet more or 
 43.25  less to the intersection with a line bearing South 47 degrees 37 
 43.26  minutes 00 seconds East from the point of beginning; thence 
 43.27  North 47 degrees 37 minutes 00 seconds West 697 feet more or 
 43.28  less to the point of beginning; all that part of the Southeast 
 43.29  Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section Fifteen (15), 
 43.30  Township Fifty-six (56), Range Seven (7) West, lying 
 43.31  southeasterly of U.S. Highway No. 61; all that part of 
 43.32  Government Lot 1 lying southeast of U.S.T.H. No. 61; the North 
 43.33  Half of Government Lot 2; and that part of the Southwest Quarter 
 43.34  of the Northwest Quarter lying south and east of Highway 61 in 
 43.35  Section 22; all in Township 56 North, Range 7 West; and 
 43.36     (2) that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest 
 44.1   Quarter and that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest 
 44.2   Quarter lying east of County Road 4 in Section 31, Township 57 
 44.3   North, Range 7 West. 
 44.4      Sec. 11.  [ADDITIONS TO CUYUNA COUNTRY STATE RECREATION 
 44.5   AREA.] 
 44.6      [85.013] [Subd. 5c.] [CUYUNA COUNTRY STATE RECREATION AREA, 
 44.7   CROW WING COUNTY.] The following areas are added to Cuyuna 
 44.8   Country State Recreation Area, Crow Wing County:  
 44.9      The South Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest 
 44.10  Quarter of Section 2 and the North Half of the Northwest Quarter 
 44.11  of the Northwest Quarter of Section 11, all in Township 46 
 44.12  North, Range 29 West, EXCEPT that part of the South Half of the 
 44.13  Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 2 and that 
 44.14  part of the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest 
 44.15  Quarter of Section 11 described as follows:  Commencing at the 
 44.16  southwest corner of said Section 2; thence North 88 degrees 57 
 44.17  minutes 16 seconds East, assumed bearing, 30.00 feet along the 
 44.18  south line of said Section 2 to the easterly right-of-way line 
 44.19  of County State-Aid Highway 30, the point of beginning; thence 
 44.20  North 2 degrees 21 minutes 01 second West 123.00 feet along said 
 44.21  easterly right-of-way line; thence North 83 degrees 57 minutes 
 44.22  East 70.27 feet; thence easterly 48.57 feet along a tangential 
 44.23  curve concave to the south having a radius of 270.63 feet and a 
 44.24  central angle of 10 degrees 17 minutes; thence South 85 degrees 
 44.25  46 minutes East 145.77 feet; thence South 76 degrees 24 minutes 
 44.26  East 191.00 feet; thence South 7 degrees 28 minutes 16 seconds 
 44.27  West 385.13 feet; thence North 77 degrees 48 minutes West 43.50 
 44.28  feet; thence North 86 degrees 55 minutes 30 seconds West 360.00 
 44.29  feet to the easterly right-of-way line of County State-Aid 
 44.30  Highway 30; thence North 1 degree 35 minutes 26 seconds East 
 44.31  278.06 feet along said easterly right-of-way line to the point 
 44.32  of beginning; AND ALSO EXCEPT that part of the South Half of the 
 44.33  Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 2 and that 
 44.34  part of the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest 
 44.35  Quarter of Section 11, both in Township 46 North, Range 29 West, 
 44.36  described as follows:  Commencing at the southwest corner of 
 45.1   said Section 2; thence North 88 degrees 57 minutes 16 seconds 
 45.2   East, assumed bearing, 30.00 feet along the south line of said 
 45.3   Section 2 to the easterly right-of-way line of County State-Aid 
 45.4   Highway 30; thence North 2 degrees 21 minutes 01 second West 
 45.5   189.14 feet along said easterly right-of-way line to the point 
 45.6   of beginning; thence North 83 degrees 57 minutes East 66.00 
 45.7   feet; thence easterly 60.42 feet along a tangential curve 
 45.8   concave to the south having a radius of 336.63 feet and a 
 45.9   central angle of 10 degrees 17 minutes; thence South 85 degrees 
 45.10  46 minutes East 151.18 feet; thence South 76 degrees 24 minutes 
 45.11  East 363.20 feet; thence easterly 59.36 feet along a tangential 
 45.12  curve concave to the north having a radius of 135.70 feet and a 
 45.13  central angle of 25 degrees 03 minutes 46 seconds; thence South 
 45.14  13 degrees 51 minutes East 328.09 feet not tangent to the last 
 45.15  described curve; thence South 87 degrees 52 minutes 02 seconds 
 45.16  East 159.65 feet; thence North 11 degrees 39 minutes East 297.32 
 45.17  feet; thence North 42 degrees 20 minutes East 156.65 feet; 
 45.18  thence North 22 degrees 30 minutes East 340.27 feet to the east 
 45.19  line of said South Half of the Southwest Quarter of the 
 45.20  Southwest Quarter; thence North 1 degree 42 minutes 42 seconds 
 45.21  West 189.62 feet along the east line of said South Half of the 
 45.22  Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter to the northeast 
 45.23  corner of said South Half of the Southwest Quarter of the 
 45.24  Southwest Quarter; thence South 88 degrees 46 minutes 22 seconds 
 45.25  West 1236.37 feet along the north line of said South Half of the 
 45.26  Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter to the easterly 
 45.27  right-of-way line of said County State-Aid Highway 30; thence 
 45.28  South 2 degrees 21 minutes 01 second East 470.58 feet along said 
 45.29  easterly right-of-way line to the point of beginning; AND ALSO 
 45.30  EXCEPT that part of the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of 
 45.31  the Southwest Quarter of Section 2 and that part of the North 
 45.32  Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of 
 45.33  Section 11, both in Township 46, Range 29, Crow Wing County, 
 45.34  Minnesota, described as follows:  Commencing at the southwest 
 45.35  corner of said Section 2; thence North 88 degrees 57 minutes 16 
 45.36  seconds East, assumed bearing 30.00 feet along the south line of 
 46.1   said Section 2 to the easterly right-of-way line of County 
 46.2   State-Aid Highway 30; thence North 2 degrees 21 minutes 01 
 46.3   second West 123.00 feet along said easterly right-of-way line; 
 46.4   thence North 83 degrees 57 minutes East 70.27 feet; thence 
 46.5   easterly 48.57 feet along a tangential curve concave to the 
 46.6   south having a radius of 270.63 feet and a central angle of 10 
 46.7   degrees 17 minutes; thence South 85 degrees 46 minutes East 
 46.8   145.77 feet; thence South 76 degrees 24 minutes East 191.00 feet 
 46.9   to the point of beginning; thence continuing South 76 degrees 24 
 46.10  minutes East 166.79 feet; thence easterly 90.97 feet along a 
 46.11  tangential curve concave to the north having a radius of 201.70 
 46.12  feet and a central angle of 25 degrees 50 minutes 33 seconds; 
 46.13  thence South 13 degrees 51 minutes East 262.06 feet not tangent 
 46.14  to the last described curve; thence South 54 degrees 56 minutes 
 46.15  West 221.00 feet; thence North 77 degrees 48 minutes West 188.50 
 46.16  feet; thence North 7 degrees 28 minutes 16 seconds East 385.13 
 46.17  feet to the point of beginning; AND ALSO EXCEPT that part of the 
 46.18  South Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of 
 46.19  Section 2 and that part of the North Half of the Northwest 
 46.20  Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 11, both in Township 
 46.21  46, Range 29, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, described as 
 46.22  follows:  Commencing at the southwest corner of said Section 2; 
 46.23  thence North 88 degrees 57 minutes 16 seconds East, assumed 
 46.24  bearing 30.00 feet along the south line of said Section 2 to the 
 46.25  easterly right-of-way line of County State-Aid Highway 30; 
 46.26  thence North 2 degrees 21 minutes 01 second West 123.00 feet 
 46.27  along said easterly right-of-way line to the point of beginning; 
 46.28  thence North 83 degrees 57 minutes East 70.27 feet; thence 
 46.29  easterly 48.57 feet along a tangential curve concave to the 
 46.30  south having a radius of 270.63 feet and a central angle of 10 
 46.31  degrees 17 minutes; thence South 85 degrees 46 minutes East 
 46.32  145.77 feet; thence South 76 degrees 24 minutes East 357.79 
 46.33  feet; thence easterly 90.97 feet along a tangential curve 
 46.34  concave to the north having a radius of 201.70 feet and a 
 46.35  central angle of 25 degrees 50 minutes 33 seconds; thence North 
 46.36  13 degrees 51 minutes West 66.03 feet not tangent to the last 
 47.1   described curve; thence westerly 59.36 feet along a 
 47.2   non-tangential curve concave to the north having a radius of 
 47.3   135.70 feet and a central angle of 25 degrees 03 minutes 46 
 47.4   seconds; thence North 76 degrees 24 minutes West 363.20 feet; 
 47.5   thence North 85 degrees 46 minutes West 151.18 feet; thence 
 47.6   westerly 60.42 feet along a tangential curve concave to the 
 47.7   south having a radius of 336.63 feet and a central angle of 10 
 47.8   degrees 17 minutes; thence South 83 degrees 57 minutes West 
 47.9   66.00 feet to the easterly right-of-way line of said County 
 47.10  State-Aid Highway 30; thence South 2 degrees 21 minutes 01 
 47.11  second East 66.14 feet along said easterly right-of-way line to 
 47.12  the point of beginning. 
 47.13     Sec. 12.  [AITKIN DRAINAGE AND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT.] 
 47.14     Notwithstanding Laws 1987, chapter 239, sections 137 and 
 47.15  140, the Aitkin Drainage and Conservancy District is 
 47.16  reestablished pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 1986, chapter 111, 
 47.17  for the purpose of maintaining the Mississippi River diversion 
 47.18  channel. 
 47.19     [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
 47.20  following final enactment.  
 47.21     Sec. 13.  [ADDITIONS TO BELTRAMI ISLAND STATE FOREST.] 
 47.22     [89.021] [Subd. 5.] [BELTRAMI ISLAND STATE FOREST.] The 
 47.23  following areas are added to Beltrami Island State Forest: 
 47.24     (1) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of 
 47.25  Section 29, Township 156 North, Range 37 West, Beltrami County; 
 47.26  and 
 47.27     (2) the North Half of the Northeast Quarter; the Southwest 
 47.28  Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; and the North Half of the 
 47.29  Northwest Quarter, all in Section 17, Township 156 North, Range 
 47.30  37 West, Beltrami County. 
 47.31     Sec. 14.  [ADDITIONS TO STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS.] 
 47.32     Subdivision 1.  [97A.133] [Subd. 34.] [LEE WILDLIFE 
 47.33  MANAGEMENT AREA, BELTRAMI COUNTY.] The following area is added 
 47.34  to Lee Wildlife Management Area:  the Southwest Quarter of the 
 47.35  Northwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 155 North, Range 38 
 47.36  West, Beltrami County. 
 48.1      Subd. 2.  [97A.133] [Subd. 44.] [RED LAKE WILDLIFE 
 48.2   MANAGEMENT AREA, BELTRAMI COUNTY.] The following area is added 
 48.3   to Red Lake Wildlife Management Area:  the Northeast Quarter of 
 48.4   Section 28, Township 155 North, Range 32 West, Beltrami County. 
 48.5      Subd. 3.  [97A.133] [Subd. 50.] [SAW-WHET WILDLIFE 
 48.6   MANAGEMENT AREA, BELTRAMI COUNTY.] The following area is added 
 48.7   to Saw-Whet Wildlife Management Area:  the Southwest Quarter of 
 48.8   the Southwest Quarter; and the Southwest Quarter of the 
 48.9   Southeast Quarter, all in Section 8, Township 155 North, Range 
 48.10  37 West, Beltrami County. 
 48.11     Sec. 15.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
 48.12     Sections 1 to 11, 13, and 14 are effective July 1, 2004. 
 48.13                             ARTICLE 3
 48.14                          STATE LAND SALES
 48.15     Section 1.  Laws 1999, chapter 161, section 31, subdivision 
 48.16  3, is amended to read: 
 48.17     Subd. 3.  [APPRAISAL.] (a) An appraisal shall be made in 
 48.18  accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 
 48.19  3, except as modified by this subdivision.  Improvements that 
 48.20  are owned by the lessee shall be appraised separately.  
 48.21     (b) An appraiser shall be selected by the county.  The 
 48.22  appraiser selected shall meet the minimal appraisal standards 
 48.23  established by the federal Farmers Home Administration or the 
 48.24  federal Veterans Administration, and be licensed under Minnesota 
 48.25  Statutes, section 82B.03, and be approved by the department of 
 48.26  natural resources to appraise the property to be sold. 
 48.27     (c) The costs of appraisal shall be allocated by the county 
 48.28  to the lots offered for sale and the successful purchaser on 
 48.29  each lot shall reimburse the county for the appraisal costs 
 48.30  allocated to the lot purchased.  If no one purchases a lot, the 
 48.31  county is responsible for the appraisal cost.  
 48.32     (d) If a leaseholder disagrees with the appraised value of 
 48.33  the land or leasehold improvements, the leaseholder may select 
 48.34  an appraiser that meets the qualifications set forth herein to 
 48.35  reappraise the land and improvements.  The leaseholder must give 
 48.36  notice of its intent to object to the appraised value of the 
 49.1   land and buildings within ten days of the date of the mailing or 
 49.2   service of notice under subdivision 2, paragraph (a).  The 
 49.3   reappraisal must be delivered by the leaseholder to the county 
 49.4   auditor within 60 days of the date of mailing or service of 
 49.5   notice of appraised value under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), or 
 49.6   the initial appraisal shall be conclusive.  The leaseholder is 
 49.7   responsible for the costs of this reappraisal.  If the parcel is 
 49.8   reappraised within the time set forth herein and the county and 
 49.9   the leaseholder fail to agree on the value of the land and 
 49.10  improvements within 30 days of the date of delivery of the 
 49.11  reappraisal by a date set by the county, each of the appraisers 
 49.12  shall agree upon the selection of a third appraiser to conduct a 
 49.13  third appraisal that shall be conclusive as to the value of 
 49.14  the land and improvements.  The cost of this appraisal shall be 
 49.15  paid equally by the county and the leaseholder. 
 49.16     Sec. 2.  Laws 1999, chapter 161, section 31, subdivision 5, 
 49.17  is amended to read: 
 49.18     Subd. 5.  [SURVEY.] (a) Itasca county shall cause each lot 
 49.19  to be surveyed according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 505, and 
 49.20  the Itasca county platting and subdivision ordinance, each lot 
 49.21  prior to offering it for sale by a licensed surveyor.  
 49.22     (b) The costs of survey shall be allocated by the county to 
 49.23  the lots offered for sale and the successful purchaser on each 
 49.24  lot shall reimburse the county for the survey costs allocated to 
 49.25  the lot purchased.  If no one purchases the lot, the county is 
 49.26  responsible for the survey costs.  All surveying must be 
 49.27  conducted by a licensed surveyor.  
 49.28     Sec. 3.  Laws 1999, chapter 161, section 31, subdivision 8, 
 49.29  is amended to read: 
 49.30     Subd. 8.  [SUNSET.] This section expires five years after 
 49.31  the day of final enactment on June 1, 2007. 
 49.32     Sec. 4.  Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 13, 
 49.33  section 16, is amended to read: 
 49.34     Sec. 16.  [PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND; 
 49.35  BELTRAMI COUNTY.] 
 49.36     (a) Notwithstanding the classification and public sale 
 50.1   provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, the 
 50.2   commissioner of natural resources may sell to Waskish township 
 50.3   the consolidated conservation state's interest in land that is 
 50.4   described in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of 
 50.5   Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A and 282. 
 50.6      (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 50.7   attorney general and must provide that the land reverts to the 
 50.8   state if it is not used for public airport purposes.  The 
 50.9   conveyance must reserve an easement to ensure public access and 
 50.10  state management access to the public and private lands to the 
 50.11  west and south.  The attorney general may make necessary changes 
 50.12  in the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.  
 50.13  The consideration for the conveyance must not be less than the 
 50.14  appraised value of the land and timber and any survey costs.  
 50.15  Proceeds shall be disposed of according to Minnesota Statutes, 
 50.16  chapter 84A.  No payments made under State Lease Numbered 
 50.17  144-015-0558 will be refunded, but payments made may be credited 
 50.18  against the payments due. 
 50.19     (c) The land and interests in land that may be conveyed is 
 50.20  located in Beltrami county and is described as:  the Southwest 
 50.21  Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; the Northeast Quarter of the 
 50.22  Southwest Quarter; the North 10 acres of the Southeast Quarter 
 50.23  of the Southwest Quarter; and the West 10 acres of the Northwest 
 50.24  Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, all in Section 20, Township 
 50.25  154 North, Range 30 West. 
 50.26     Sec. 5.  [DELETION FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON STATE FOREST.] 
 50.27     [89.021] [Subd. 21.] [GEORGE WASHINGTON STATE FOREST.] The 
 50.28  following area is deleted from George Washington State Forest, 
 50.29  Itasca County:  that part of the Northeast Quarter of the 
 50.30  Southeast Quarter of Section 1, Township 59 North, Range 25 
 50.31  West, lying northeasterly of County State-Aid Highway 7, 
 50.32  containing 1.20 acres more or less. 
 50.33     Sec. 6.  [DELETION FROM FOOT HILLS STATE FOREST.] 
 50.34     [89.021] [Subd. 19.] [FOOT HILLS STATE FOREST.] The 
 50.35  following area is deleted from Foot Hills State Forest, Cass 
 50.36  County:  Lot Four (4), Section 8, Township 140 North, Range 31 
 51.1   West, except that part of the E. 300 ft. thereof lying N. of the 
 51.2   centerline of the Hiram Township road known as Mountain Maple 
 51.3   Lane.  A more exact legal description will not be known until a 
 51.4   survey is completed to delineate the sale parcel from the water 
 51.5   access site to be retained.  The portion of the lot to be sold 
 51.6   at public sale does not contain lakeshore.  The lakeshore will 
 51.7   be retained as part of the water access site. 
 51.8      Sec. 7.  [DELETION FROM PAUL BUNYAN STATE FOREST.] 
 51.9      [89.021] [Subd. 38.] [PAUL BUNYAN STATE FOREST.] The 
 51.10  following area is deleted from Paul Bunyan State Forest, Hubbard 
 51.11  County:  that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest 
 51.12  Quarter (SW1/4-NW1/4), Section 36, Township 142 North, Range 34 
 51.13  West, described as follows:  Beginning at the W. quarter corner 
 51.14  of Section 36, Township 142, Range 34, proceed N. on the section 
 51.15  line 824.25 ft., thence S. 89 deg. 56 min. 44 sec. E. 100 ft., 
 51.16  thence S. parallel to the section line 824.25 ft., thence N. 89 
 51.17  deg. 56 min. 44 sec. W. 100 ft. to the point of beginning, 
 51.18  comprising 1.89 acres. 
 51.19     Sec. 8.  [DELETION FROM MISSISSIPPI RECREATIONAL RIVER LAND 
 51.20  USE DISTRICT IN WRIGHT COUNTY.] 
 51.21     The following area is deleted from the Mississippi 
 51.22  Recreational River Land Use District in Wright County:  that 
 51.23  part of government lots 1 and 2 of Section 14, Government lot 1 
 51.24  of Section 23, and the southeast quarter of Section 15, Township 
 51.25  121 North, Range 23 West, lying beyond 300 feet of the ordinary 
 51.26  high water level of the Mississippi River. 
 51.27     Sec. 9.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; AITKIN 
 51.28  COUNTY.] 
 51.29     (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
 51.30  Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, Aitkin 
 51.31  County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
 51.32  in paragraph (c). 
 51.33     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 51.34  attorney general for no less than the appraised value of the 
 51.35  land. 
 51.36     (c) The land to be sold is located in Aitkin County and is 
 52.1   described as:  208 feet by 208 feet in Government Lot 3, as in 
 52.2   Document #176347, Section 33, Township 45 North, Range 27 West 
 52.3   (PIN 11-0-074000). 
 52.4      (d) The sale corrects an inadvertent trespass and the 
 52.5   county has determined that the county's land management 
 52.6   interests would best be served if the lands were returned to 
 52.7   private ownership. 
 52.8      Sec. 10.  [PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND; 
 52.9   AITKIN COUNTY.] 
 52.10     (a) Notwithstanding the classification and public sale 
 52.11  provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, the 
 52.12  commissioner of natural resources may sell to Shamrock Township 
 52.13  the consolidated conservation land described in paragraph (c) 
 52.14  under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapters 
 52.15  84A and 282. 
 52.16     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 52.17  attorney general.  The consideration for the conveyance must be 
 52.18  for no less than the appraised value of the land and timber and 
 52.19  any survey costs.  Proceeds shall be disposed of according to 
 52.20  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84A. 
 52.21     (c) The land to be sold is located in Aitkin County and is 
 52.22  described as:  that part of the Southeast Quarter of the 
 52.23  Southeast Quarter lying north of the township road in Section 9, 
 52.24  Township 49 North, Range 23 West. 
 52.25     Sec. 11.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 52.26  PUBLIC WATER; AITKIN COUNTY.] 
 52.27     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 52.28  282.018, subdivision 1, Aitkin County may sell the tax-forfeited 
 52.29  land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c), 
 52.30  under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
 52.31  282. 
 52.32     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 52.33  attorney general.  
 52.34     (c) The land to be sold is located in Aitkin County and is 
 52.35  described as:  the East 400 feet of the West 1,150 feet of 
 52.36  Government Lot 7, Section 3, Township 51 North, Range 23 West 
 53.1   (PIN 06-0-005200). 
 53.2      (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 53.3   management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 53.4   returned to private ownership. 
 53.5      Sec. 12.  [PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; BELTRAMI 
 53.6   COUNTY.] 
 53.7      (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 94.10, the 
 53.8   commissioner of natural resources may sell by public sale, for 
 53.9   less than the appraised value, the surplus land that is 
 53.10  described in paragraph (c). 
 53.11     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 53.12  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 53.13  changes in the legal description to correct errors and ensure 
 53.14  accuracy. 
 53.15     (c) The land to be sold is located in Beltrami County and 
 53.16  is described as:  the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter 
 53.17  of Section 32 and the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter 
 53.18  of Section 33, all in Township 147 North, Range 34 West. 
 53.19     (d) The land described in paragraph (c) is a former gravel 
 53.20  pit and the commissioner of natural resources has determined 
 53.21  that the land is no longer necessary for natural resource 
 53.22  purposes.  The land has been offered at public auction and 
 53.23  received no bids. 
 53.24     Sec. 13.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 53.25  PUBLIC WATER; CHISAGO COUNTY.] 
 53.26     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 53.27  282.018, subdivision 1, Chisago County may sell the 
 53.28  tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in 
 53.29  paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
 53.30  Statutes, chapter 282. 
 53.31     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 53.32  attorney general.  
 53.33     (c) The land to be sold is located in Chisago County and is 
 53.34  described as: 
 53.35     (1) an undivided 4/7th interest in and to that part of 
 53.36  Government Lot 3 described as follows:  Beginning at the 
 54.1   southwest corner of the recorded plat of Bergquist's Beach; 
 54.2   thence South 64 degrees 16 minutes East, along the southerly 
 54.3   line of Bergquist's Beach, a distance of 216 feet more or less 
 54.4   to the high water line of North Center Lake; thence southerly 
 54.5   along the high water line of the bay to North Center Lake, a 
 54.6   distance of 300 feet more or less, to the point of intersection 
 54.7   with the southerly projection of the westerly line of 
 54.8   Bergquist's Beach; thence North 16 degrees 18 minutes East along 
 54.9   said southerly projection of the westerly line of Bergquist's 
 54.10  Beach a distance of 50 feet more or less to the point of 
 54.11  beginning, Section 21, Township 34, Range 21; 
 54.12     (2) all that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest 
 54.13  Quarter lying south of the centerline of County Ditch No. 5, 
 54.14  Section 9, Township 34, Range 21; 
 54.15     (3) the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast 
 54.16  Quarter, Section 32, Township 33, Range 21; 
 54.17     (4) that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast 
 54.18  Quarter described as follows:  Beginning at the center of 
 54.19  Section 32; thence South along the north/south quarter line of 
 54.20  Section 32, 446 feet; thence East deflecting 90 degrees to the 
 54.21  left 126.20 feet to the point of beginning on the easterly 
 54.22  right-of-way line of Trunk Highway No. 61; thence continuing 
 54.23  East along the easterly projection of the last described course 
 54.24  469.20 feet to a point 595.40 feet East of the west line of the 
 54.25  Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence North 
 54.26  deflecting 90 degrees to the left 178.20 feet; thence East 
 54.27  deflecting 90 degrees to the right 725 feet more or less to the 
 54.28  east line of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of 
 54.29  Section 32; thence southerly along said east line 1,059.00 feet 
 54.30  more or less to the southeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of 
 54.31  the Southeast Quarter of Section 32; thence westerly along the 
 54.32  south line of the Northwest Quarter of Southeast Quarter of 
 54.33  Section 32, 1,125.00 feet more or less to the easterly 
 54.34  right-of-way line of Trunk Highway No. 61; thence northerly 
 54.35  along said easterly right-of-way line 903.00 feet more or less 
 54.36  to the point of beginning.  Except that part beginning at the 
 55.1   center of Section 32; thence South 446 feet; thence East 595.40 
 55.2   feet; thence North 178.20 feet to the point of beginning; thence 
 55.3   continuing East 725 feet; thence South 301 feet; thence West 725 
 55.4   feet; thence North 301 feet to the point of beginning, Section 
 55.5   32, Township 33, Range 21; 
 55.6      (5) that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast 
 55.7   Quarter described as follows:  Beginning at the northeast corner 
 55.8   of Section 29; thence West 49 feet; thence South 156 feet; 
 55.9   thence East 49 feet; thence North 156 feet to the point of 
 55.10  beginning; and also beginning 3 rods west of the northeast 
 55.11  corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of 
 55.12  Section 29; thence West 140 feet; thence South to the center of 
 55.13  Goose Creek; thence following the center of Goose Creek to a 
 55.14  point directly South of the point of beginning; thence North to 
 55.15  the point of beginning, Section 29, Township 36, Range 21; and 
 55.16     (6) Outlot E of Kates Estates. 
 55.17     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 55.18  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 55.19  returned to private ownership. 
 55.20     Sec. 14.  [LAND EXCHANGE; COOK COUNTY.] 
 55.21     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 94.344, 
 55.22  subdivision 3, Cook County may, with the approval of the Land 
 55.23  Exchange Board as required under the Minnesota Constitution, 
 55.24  article XI, section 10, and according to the remaining 
 55.25  provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 to 94.348, 
 55.26  determine the value of the land to be exchanged that is 
 55.27  described in paragraph (b) by including the value of the 
 55.28  buildings and improvements located on the land. 
 55.29     (b) The land to be obtained by Cook County from the United 
 55.30  States in the exchange is all in Section 30, Township 66 North, 
 55.31  Range 4 West, described as: 
 55.32     (1) that part of Government Lot 6 described as follows: 
 55.33     Commencing at the point created by the intersection of the 
 55.34     north line of Lot 6 at the west line of the public landing 
 55.35     as the point of beginning; thence South on the west line of 
 55.36     said public landing tract a distance of 100.00 feet 
 56.1      (measured at right angles); thence West parallel to the 
 56.2      north line of Lot 6 for 215.00 feet; thence due North 
 56.3      100.00 feet to the north line of Lot 6; thence East on the 
 56.4      north line of Lot 6 a distance of 225.00 feet, more or 
 56.5      less, to the point of beginning, which is also described as:
 56.6      Assuming the north boundary of said Government Lot 6 to lie 
 56.7      South 88 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East from the iron 
 56.8      pipe which is on the east end of said north boundary, then 
 56.9      North 88 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West along said 
 56.10     north boundary a distance of 384.75 feet to the point of 
 56.11     beginning; thence South 16 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds 
 56.12     West a distance of 103.06 feet; thence North 88 degrees 30 
 56.13     minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 215.00 feet; thence 
 56.14     North 00 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 
 56.15     100.00 feet to a point which lies on the north boundary; 
 56.16     thence South 88 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East along 
 56.17     said north boundary a distance of 239.93 feet back to the 
 56.18     point of beginning; and 
 56.19     (2) that part of Government Lot 7 described as follows: 
 56.20     Assuming the south boundary of Government Lot 7 to lie 
 56.21     South 88 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East and from the 
 56.22     iron pipe which is on the east end of said south boundary, 
 56.23     run North 88 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West along said 
 56.24     south boundary a distance of 346.53 feet to the point of 
 56.25     beginning; thence continue North 88 degrees 30 minutes 00 
 56.26     seconds West along said south boundary a distance of 388.17 
 56.27     feet; thence North 03 degrees 16 minutes 36 seconds West a 
 56.28     distance of 183.65 feet; thence North 23 degrees 01 minute 
 56.29     18 seconds East a distance of 113.59 feet; thence North 68 
 56.30     degrees 27 minutes 48 seconds East a distance of 225.73 
 56.31     feet; thence North 75 degrees 27 minutes 57 seconds East a 
 56.32     distance of 88.62 feet; thence North 82 degrees 47 minutes 
 56.33     51 seconds East to the shore of Saganaga Lake; thence 
 56.34     southwesterly along the shoreline to a point which lies on 
 56.35     the north boundary of the county public landing; thence 
 56.36     South 38 degrees 19 minutes 12 seconds West along said 
 57.1      northerly boundary of the county public landing a distance 
 57.2      of 90 feet, more of less; thence South 57 degrees 28 
 57.3      minutes 36 seconds West along said northerly boundary of 
 57.4      the county public landing a distance of 169.25 feet; thence 
 57.5      South 47 degrees 38 minutes 48 seconds East along the 
 57.6      southwesterly boundary of the county public landing a 
 57.7      distance of 92.42 feet back to the point of beginning. 
 57.8      (c) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 282.018, 
 57.9   subdivision 1, Cook County may sell the land bordering public 
 57.10  water that is described in paragraph (b) under the remaining 
 57.11  provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282. 
 57.12     Sec. 15.  [PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; COOK COUNTY.] 
 57.13     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 
 57.14  94.09, and 94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell 
 57.15  the surplus land and buildings bordering on public waters that 
 57.16  are described in paragraph (c). 
 57.17     (b) The sale must be in a form approved by the attorney 
 57.18  general for consideration no less than the appraised value of 
 57.19  the land and buildings.  The conveyance shall reserve an 
 57.20  easement to the state along the waterfront for angling and 
 57.21  management purposes and an access easement across said lands to 
 57.22  ensure ingress and egress to the public for access to the Flute 
 57.23  Reed River, which is a designated trout stream.  The exact 
 57.24  location and legal description of the easements shall be 
 57.25  determined by the commissioner of natural resources. 
 57.26     (c) The land to be sold is located in Cook County and 
 57.27  described as:  Part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest 
 57.28  Quarter, Section 20, Township 62 North, Range 4 East, beginning 
 57.29  at the quarter post between Sections 17 and 20; thence running 
 57.30  South 16 rods (264 feet); thence West 10 rods (165 feet); thence 
 57.31  North 16 rods (264 feet); thence East 10 rods (165 feet) to the 
 57.32  place of beginning.  That portion of the Northeast Quarter of 
 57.33  the Northwest Quarter, Section 20, Township 62 North, Range 4 
 57.34  East, described as follows:  Starting from a point on the east 
 57.35  line of said forty-acre tract 264 feet South of the northeast 
 57.36  corner thereof as the point of beginning; thence West 165 feet 
 58.1   along the south line of the tract of land heretofore deeded by 
 58.2   the grantors herein to the town of Hovland, which deed is 
 58.3   recorded in the office of the register of deeds of Cook County, 
 58.4   in Book R of Deeds on page 262 thereof; thence West five feet; 
 58.5   thence South 115 feet more or less to the north bank of Flute 
 58.6   Reed River; thence southeasterly along the north bank of said 
 58.7   river 214 feet more or less to the east line of the above 
 58.8   described forty-acre tract; thence North along said east line 
 58.9   237 feet more or less to the point of beginning. 
 58.10     (d) The parcel described in paragraph (c) is removed from 
 58.11  the Grand Portage State Forest. 
 58.12     (e) The parcel described in paragraph (c) is a former 
 58.13  forestry office site and it has been determined that this site 
 58.14  is no longer needed for natural resources purposes. 
 58.15     Sec. 16.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 58.16  PUBLIC WATER; CROW WING COUNTY.] 
 58.17     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 58.18  282.018, subdivision 1, Crow Wing County may sell the 
 58.19  tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in 
 58.20  paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
 58.21  Statutes, chapter 282. 
 58.22     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 58.23  attorney general.  
 58.24     (c) The land to be sold is located in Crow Wing County and 
 58.25  is described as:  undivided 1/3 interest in the Northwest 
 58.26  Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 8, Township 45 North, 
 58.27  Range 28 West. 
 58.28     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 58.29  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 58.30  returned to private ownership. 
 58.31     Sec. 17.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING ON 
 58.32  PUBLIC WATER OR WETLANDS; HENNEPIN COUNTY.] 
 58.33     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 
 58.34  103F.535, and 282.018, subdivision 1, Hennepin County may 
 58.35  subdivide a larger tract of tax-forfeited land bordering Avalon 
 58.36  Channel, Black Lake, Lake Minnetonka, and described as Lot 18, 
 59.1   also Lots 29 to 32 inclusive, Block 24, "Seton," situated in the 
 59.2   city of Mound and may sell the portion of the parcel of 
 59.3   tax-forfeited lands bordering public water or natural wetlands 
 59.4   that is described in paragraph (c) according to this section. 
 59.5      (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 59.6   attorney general and must be subject to restrictions imposed by 
 59.7   the commissioner of natural resources, including but not limited 
 59.8   to the requirement that no new structures, other than docks, 
 59.9   shall be allowed on the portion of the parcel Hennepin County 
 59.10  may sell, and further requirement that the balance of the 
 59.11  tax-forfeited parcel not sold shall remain in city park status.  
 59.12  The land described in paragraph (c) must be sold under the 
 59.13  alternate sale provisions in Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, 
 59.14  subdivision 7a. 
 59.15     (c) The parcel of land that may be sold is described as: 
 59.16  that part of Lot 29, Block 24, "Seton," lying easterly of the 
 59.17  northerly extension of the west line of the East 10 feet of Lot 
 59.18  4, Block 1, Avalon. 
 59.19     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 59.20  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 59.21  returned to private ownership. 
 59.22     [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
 59.23  following final enactment and upon delivery by the city of Mound 
 59.24  to the Hennepin County auditor a deed reconveying portions of 
 59.25  tax-forfeited land to the state of Minnesota for that portion 
 59.26  described in paragraph (c) that may be sold by Hennepin County. 
 59.27     Sec. 18.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 59.28  12.28 PUBLIC WATER; HENNEPIN COUNTY.] 
 59.29     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 59.30  282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
 59.31  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Hennepin County may sell the 
 59.32  tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c), to the persons 
 59.33  making payment for the land to the city of Independence, without 
 59.34  restrictions or limitations, under the remaining provisions of 
 59.35  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282. 
 59.36     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 60.1   attorney general for the appraised value of the land.  
 60.2   Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 282.08 and 282.09, 
 60.3   the proceeds from the sale authorized under paragraph (a) shall 
 60.4   be apportioned as follows: 
 60.5      (1) 20 percent of the gross proceeds of the sale shall be 
 60.6   retained by Hennepin County for deposit in the county forfeited 
 60.7   tax sale fund; and 
 60.8      (2) 80 percent of the gross proceeds from the sale must be 
 60.9   paid to the commissioner of natural resources.  Money received 
 60.10  by the commissioner, under this section, shall be deposited in 
 60.11  the water recreation account in the natural resources fund and 
 60.12  is appropriated to the commissioner for grants to political 
 60.13  subdivisions for public access or other natural resource 
 60.14  improvements to Lake Sarah in Hennepin County. 
 60.15     (c) The land to be sold is located in Hennepin County and 
 60.16  is described as:  Lot 17, Block 1, Beamish Shores Second 
 60.17  Addition. 
 60.18     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 60.19  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 60.20  returned to private ownership. 
 60.21     (e) The city of Independence may repay all or a portion of 
 60.22  the prior payment made to the city of Independence for the land. 
 60.23     Sec. 19.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ITASCA 
 60.24  COUNTY.] 
 60.25     (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
 60.26  Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, Itasca 
 60.27  County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
 60.28  in paragraph (c) to an adjoining landowner to resolve an 
 60.29  encroachment. 
 60.30     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 60.31  attorney general for consideration no less than the appraised 
 60.32  value of the land. 
 60.33     (c) The land to be sold is located in Itasca County and is 
 60.34  described as:  the North 150 feet of the East 175 feet of 
 60.35  Government Lot 8, Section 21, Township 55 North, Range 26 West. 
 60.36     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 61.1   management interests would best be served if the parcel was 
 61.2   returned to private ownership. 
 61.3      Sec. 20.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; LAKE COUNTY.] 
 61.4      (a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, after approval 
 61.5   by the Lake County Board, the commissioner of revenue shall 
 61.6   convey for no consideration to the city of Beaver Bay the 
 61.7   state's interest in the tax-forfeited land described in 
 61.8   paragraph (c), free and clear of any encumbrances or 
 61.9   restrictions. 
 61.10     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 61.11  attorney general. 
 61.12     (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Lake County and 
 61.13  is described as:  The Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter 
 61.14  and the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 22, 
 61.15  Township 55 North, Range 8 West. 
 61.16     (d) The conveyance will provide clear title to the city of 
 61.17  Beaver Bay by removing a reversionary interest held by the state 
 61.18  and allow the city to use the land for low-income housing. 
 61.19     Sec. 21.  [PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND; 
 61.20  LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY.] 
 61.21     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A, 94, 
 61.22  and 282, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by 
 61.23  private sale the surplus land described in paragraph (c) 
 61.24  according to this section. 
 61.25     (b) The sale must be in a form approved by the attorney 
 61.26  general and may be for less than the appraised value.  The 
 61.27  attorney general may make necessary changes in the legal 
 61.28  description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.  Proceeds 
 61.29  shall be disposed of according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
 61.30  84A. 
 61.31     (c) The land to be sold is located in Lake of the Woods 
 61.32  County and described as:  1 acre, more or less, located in the 
 61.33  North Half of the North Half of Northeast Quarter of the 
 61.34  Northwest Quarter, Section 23, Township 160 North, Range 33 
 61.35  West, known as Potamo Cemetery. 
 61.36     (d) The land described in paragraph (c) is a burial ground 
 62.1   and thus not suitable for natural resource purposes. 
 62.2      Sec. 22.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 62.3   PUBLIC WATER; MAHNOMEN COUNTY.] 
 62.4      (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 62.5   282.018, subdivision 1, Mahnomen County may sell the 
 62.6   tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in 
 62.7   paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
 62.8   Statutes, chapter 282. 
 62.9      (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 62.10  attorney general for no less than the appraised value of the 
 62.11  land. 
 62.12     (c) The land to be sold is located in Mahnomen County and 
 62.13  is described as:  Parcel Number R15.009.0600 in Government Lot 
 62.14  2, Section 9, Township 144 North, Range 41 West. 
 62.15     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 62.16  management interests would best be served if the land was 
 62.17  returned to private ownership. 
 62.18     Sec. 23.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TRUST FUND LAND BORDERING PUBLIC 
 62.19  WATER; MILLE LACS COUNTY.] 
 62.20     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the 
 62.21  commissioner of natural resources may sell by public sale the 
 62.22  school trust fund land bordering public water that is described 
 62.23  in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions in Minnesota 
 62.24  Statutes, chapter 92.  
 62.25     (b) The conveyance shall be in a form approved by the 
 62.26  attorney general for consideration no less than the appraised 
 62.27  value of the land.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 62.28  changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure 
 62.29  accuracy. 
 62.30     (c) The land that may be sold is located in Mille Lacs 
 62.31  County and is described as follows:  Lot 2, Section 16, Township 
 62.32  42 North, Range 26 West. 
 62.33     (d) The commissioner of natural resources has determined 
 62.34  that the land is no longer needed for any natural resource 
 62.35  purpose and that the state's land management interests would 
 62.36  best be served if the land was sold. 
 63.1      Sec. 24.  [PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING 
 63.2   PUBLIC WATER; MILLE LACS COUNTY.] 
 63.3      (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the 
 63.4   commissioner of natural resources may sell by public sale the 
 63.5   surplus state land bordering public water that is described in 
 63.6   paragraph (c) under the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, 
 63.7   chapter 94, or Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 1, 
 63.8   article 1, section 31.  
 63.9      (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 63.10  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 63.11  changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure 
 63.12  accuracy. 
 63.13     (c) The land that may be sold is located in Mille Lacs 
 63.14  County and is described as:  Government Lots 1 and 2 of Section 
 63.15  21, Township 43 North, Range 27 West, except the south 560 feet 
 63.16  of said Government Lot 2 lying between U.S. Highway No. 169 and 
 63.17  Mille Lacs Lake; also except the north 205.97 feet of said 
 63.18  Government Lot 1 lying west of the westerly right-of-way line of 
 63.19  U.S. Highway No. 169; also except that portion taken for trunk 
 63.20  highway purposes in addition to the existing highway, together 
 63.21  with all right of access being the right of ingress to and 
 63.22  egress from all that portion of the above-described property to 
 63.23  Trunk Highway No. 169. 
 63.24     (d) The commissioner has determined that the state's land 
 63.25  management interests would best be served if the land was sold. 
 63.26     Sec. 25.  [CONVEYANCE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; OLMSTED 
 63.27  COUNTY.] 
 63.28     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 to 
 63.29  94.16, the commissioner of administration shall convey to the 
 63.30  city of Rochester for no consideration the surplus land that is 
 63.31  described in paragraph (c). 
 63.32     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 63.33  attorney general. 
 63.34     (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Olmsted County 
 63.35  and is described as: 
 63.36     All that part of the Southwest Quarter and all that part of 
 64.1      the West Half of the Southeast Quarter, in Section 5, 
 64.2      Township 106 North, Range 13 West, Olmsted County, 
 64.3      Minnesota which lies south of Trunk Highway No. 14; also, 
 64.4      all that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast 
 64.5      Quarter in Section 6, Township 106 North, Range 13 West, 
 64.6      Olmsted County, Minnesota which lies south of Trunk Highway 
 64.7      No. 14; containing in all approximately 175 acres. 
 64.8      (d) The commissioner has determined that the land is no 
 64.9   longer needed for any state purpose and that the state's land 
 64.10  management interests would best be served if the land was 
 64.11  conveyed to and used by the city of Rochester. 
 64.12     Sec. 26.  [CONVEYANCE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; REDWOOD 
 64.13  COUNTY.] 
 64.14     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.695, 
 64.15  16C.23, 94.09 to 94.16, or other law to the contrary, the 
 64.16  commissioner of administration and the Minnesota Historical 
 64.17  Society may convey to the Lower Sioux Indian community in 
 64.18  Redwood County, for no consideration, the surplus land described 
 64.19  in paragraph (d). 
 64.20     (b) For the sole purposes of this act, the Lower Sioux 
 64.21  Indian community is a public agency and there is a state need to 
 64.22  convey the property described in paragraph (d) to be used by the 
 64.23  community for essential governmental purposes, including the 
 64.24  operation of programs for the interpretation of Minnesota 
 64.25  history.  
 64.26     (c) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 64.27  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 64.28  changes in the legal description of paragraph (d) to correct 
 64.29  errors and ensure accuracy.  
 64.30     (d) The land to be conveyed is located in Redwood County, 
 64.31  consists of approximately 242 acres, and is described as: 
 64.32     (1) land owned by the Minnesota Historical Society: 
 64.33     (i) Government Lots 5 and 6, in Section 5, Township 112 
 64.34  North, Range 34 West; 
 64.35     (ii) the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of 
 64.36  Section 8, Township 112 North, Range 34 West; and 
 65.1      (iii) all that part of the East Half of the Northwest 
 65.2   Quarter of Section 8, Township 112 North, Range 34 West, lying 
 65.3   north of Redwood County Highway No. 2; and 
 65.4      (2) land owned by the state of Minnesota: 
 65.5      (i) Government Lots 2 and 3 of Section 8, Township 112 
 65.6   North, Range 34 West, EXCEPTING THEREFROM all that part of 
 65.7   Government Lot 2 of said Section 8 described as follows: 
 65.8   Beginning at a point on the south line of said Government Lot 2 
 65.9   a distance of 350.00 feet easterly of the southwest corner of 
 65.10  said Government Lot 2; thence along the south line of said 
 65.11  Government Lot 2 on an assumed bearing of North 89 degrees 58 
 65.12  minutes East for 422.40 feet; thence North 6 degrees 58 seconds 
 65.13  East for 115.00 feet; thence South 78 degrees 18 minutes 34 
 65.14  seconds West for 451.09 feet to the point of beginning; 
 65.15     (ii) the North 8 acres of the Southeast Quarter of the 
 65.16  Northeast Quarter of Section 8, Township 112 North, Range 34 
 65.17  West; 
 65.18     (iii) the North 6.76 acres of Government Lot 7 in Section 
 65.19  9, Township 112 North, Range 34 West; 
 65.20     (iv) all that part of the Northeast Quarter of the 
 65.21  Northwest Quarter of Section 8, Township 112 North, Range 34 
 65.22  West, lying south of Redwood County Highway No. 2; and 
 65.23     (v) all that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast 
 65.24  Quarter of Section 8, Township 112 North, Range 34 West, 
 65.25  described as follows:  Beginning at the northwest corner of the 
 65.26  Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 8; 
 65.27  thence along the north line of the Southwest Quarter of the 
 65.28  Northeast Quarter of said Section 8 on an assumed bearing of 
 65.29  North 89 degrees 58 minutes East for 270.90 feet; thence South 
 65.30  10 degrees 40 minutes 37 seconds West for 158.80 feet to the 
 65.31  northerly right-of-way of County Road 2; thence North 62 degrees 
 65.32  18 minutes 09 seconds West along the northerly right-of-way line 
 65.33  of County Road 2 for 272.73 feet to the north quarter line of 
 65.34  said Section 8; thence North 29.13 feet to the point of 
 65.35  beginning. 
 65.36     [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
 66.1   following final enactment. 
 66.2      Sec. 27.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 66.3   PUBLIC WATER; ROCK COUNTY.] 
 66.4      (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 66.5   282.018, subdivision 1, Rock County may sell the tax-forfeited 
 66.6   land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c), 
 66.7   under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
 66.8   282. 
 66.9      (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 66.10  attorney general.  A deed restriction shall be a part of the 
 66.11  sale that prevents any tillage or building construction on the 
 66.12  property, and grazing shall be limited to stocking rates 
 66.13  approved by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. 
 66.14     (c) The land to be sold is located in Rock County and is 
 66.15  described as:  the North 580.08 feet of the South 2112.08 feet 
 66.16  of the East 875 feet of the SE 1/4 of Section 26, Township 104 
 66.17  North, Range 44 West. 
 66.18     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 66.19  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 66.20  returned to private ownership. 
 66.21     Sec. 28.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 66.22  PUBLIC WATER; ROSEAU COUNTY.] 
 66.23     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 66.24  282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
 66.25  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Roseau County may convey to a 
 66.26  public entity for no consideration the tax-forfeited land 
 66.27  bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c) or may 
 66.28  sell the land to a public entity for the appraised value. 
 66.29     (b) The conveyance or sale must be in a form approved by 
 66.30  the attorney general.  A conveyance for no consideration must 
 66.31  provide that the land reverts to the state if the public entity 
 66.32  stops using the land for a public purpose. 
 66.33     (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Roseau County and 
 66.34  is described as: 
 66.35     (1) Lot 2, Soler Township, Section 2, Township 162 North, 
 66.36  Range 43 West; 
 67.1      (2) Lot 3, Soler Township, Section 2, Township 162 North, 
 67.2   Range 43 West; 
 67.3      (3) Lot 4, Soler Township, Section 2, Township 162 North, 
 67.4   Range 43 West; 
 67.5      (4) the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 
 67.6   18, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; 
 67.7      (5) the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 
 67.8   27, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; 
 67.9      (6) the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 
 67.10  27, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; and 
 67.11     (7) the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 
 67.12  34, Township 163 North, Range 44 West.  
 67.13     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 67.14  management interests would best be served if the land were 
 67.15  conveyed to a public entity. 
 67.16     Sec. 29.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 67.17  PUBLIC WATER; ROSEAU COUNTY.] 
 67.18     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 67.19  282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
 67.20  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Roseau County may convey to a 
 67.21  public entity for no consideration the tax-forfeited land 
 67.22  bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c), sell 
 67.23  to a public entity for the appraised value, or sell by public 
 67.24  sale under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, 
 67.25  chapter 282, the lands bordering public waters described in 
 67.26  paragraph (c). 
 67.27     (b) The conveyance or sale must be in a form approved by 
 67.28  the attorney general and reserve an easement for potential trail 
 67.29  purposes and a road easement across the Southeast Quarter of the 
 67.30  Northeast Quarter of Section 18, Township 163, Range 44, to 
 67.31  provide access to state lands and the Roseau River Access. 
 67.32     (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Roseau County and 
 67.33  described as: 
 67.34     (1) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 
 67.35  18, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; 
 67.36     (2) the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 
 68.1   18, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; 
 68.2      (3) the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 
 68.3   18, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; 
 68.4      (4) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 
 68.5   18, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; 
 68.6      (5) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 
 68.7   18, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; and 
 68.8      (6) the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 
 68.9   27, Township 163 North, Range 44 West. 
 68.10     (d) The county has determined that the county's best 
 68.11  interests would be served if the land were conveyed to an 
 68.12  outside interest subject to the trail and road easements. 
 68.13     Sec. 30.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 68.14  PUBLIC WATER; ROSEAU COUNTY.] 
 68.15     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 68.16  282.018, subdivision 1, Roseau County may sell the tax-forfeited 
 68.17  land described in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions 
 68.18  of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282. 
 68.19     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 68.20  attorney general for no less than the appraised value of the 
 68.21  land. 
 68.22     (c) The land to be sold is located in Roseau County and is 
 68.23  described as:  the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of 
 68.24  Section 20, Township 163 North, Range 36 West. 
 68.25     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 68.26  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 68.27  returned to private ownership. 
 68.28     Sec. 31.  [PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING 
 68.29  PUBLIC WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
 68.30     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the 
 68.31  commissioner of natural resources may sell by public sale the 
 68.32  surplus state land bordering public water that is described in 
 68.33  paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
 68.34  Statutes, chapter 92. 
 68.35     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 68.36  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 69.1   changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure 
 69.2   accuracy. 
 69.3      (c) The land that may be sold is located in St. Louis 
 69.4   County and is described as follows:  Outlot A, Lake Leander 
 69.5   Homesite Plat No. 1, Section 16, Township 60 North, Range 19 
 69.6   West. 
 69.7      (d) The conveyance shall reserve an access easement across 
 69.8   the land to ensure access to Lot 11, Block 1 of Lake Leander 
 69.9   Homesite Plat No. 1. 
 69.10     (e) The commissioner has determined that the state's land 
 69.11  management interests would best be served if the land was sold. 
 69.12     Sec. 32.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 69.13  PUBLIC WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
 69.14     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 69.15  282.018, subdivision 1, St. Louis County may sell the 
 69.16  tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in 
 69.17  paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
 69.18  Statutes, chapter 282. 
 69.19     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 69.20  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 69.21  changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure 
 69.22  accuracy. 
 69.23     (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and 
 69.24  is described as: 
 69.25     (1) NE1/4 of SW1/4, Section 19, T52N, R20W; 
 69.26     (2) NE1/4 of NE1/4 and NW1/4 of NE1/4 ex part wly of 
 69.27  centerline of County Rd #44, Section 22, T56N, R12W; 
 69.28     (3) that part of NE1/4 of SE1/4 lying S of Floodwood River, 
 69.29  Section 19, T52N, R20W; 
 69.30     (4) NW1/4 of SE1/4 ex W1/2 and E165 ft of W1/2 of NW1/4 of 
 69.31  SE1/4, Section 5, T51N, R13W; 
 69.32     (5) NE1/4 of SW1/4 inc E1/2 of NW1/4 of SW1/4, Section 32, 
 69.33  T52N, R14W; 
 69.34     (6) that part of SW1/4 of SE1/4 lying W of county rd ex sly 
 69.35  2 ac, Section 21, T56N, R18W; and 
 69.36     (7) Lot 7 ex part lying S and E of centerline of Co Rd 
 70.1   #609, Section 1, T56N, R16W. 
 70.2      (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 70.3   management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 70.4   returned to private ownership. 
 70.5      (e) Easements:  for the NE1/4 of NE1/4 and NW1/4 of NE1/4 
 70.6   ex part wly of centerline of County Road #44, Section 22, T56N, 
 70.7   R12W and the NW1/4 of SE1/4 ex W1/2 and E165 ft of W1/2 of NW1/4 
 70.8   of the SE1/4 of Section 5, T51N, R13W, the county shall grant an 
 70.9   easement to the state to the bed of the designated trout stream 
 70.10  or tributary and a strip of land no wider than will be enclosed 
 70.11  between the top edge of the streambank and a line parallel 
 70.12  thereto and 66 feet distance therefrom on either side of the 
 70.13  stream as it crosses St. Louis County tax-forfeited land for the 
 70.14  purpose of fish stocking and the development of fish habitat in 
 70.15  the described area, including tree planting, fencing, erosion 
 70.16  control, installation of instream structures, posting of signs 
 70.17  and other improvements as deemed necessary, and angling by the 
 70.18  public in the described area; and, For the NE1/4 of SW1/4, 
 70.19  Section 19, T52N, R20W and that part of NE1/4 of SE1/4 lying S 
 70.20  of Floodwood River, Section 19, T52N, R20W, the county shall 
 70.21  grant to the state an easement to the bed of the stream and a 
 70.22  strip of land no wider than will be enclosed between the top 
 70.23  edge of the streambank and a line parallel thereto and 50 feet 
 70.24  distance therefrom on either side of the Floodwood River as it 
 70.25  crosses the St. Louis County tax-forfeited land for the purpose 
 70.26  of fish stocking and the development of fish habitat in the 
 70.27  described area, including tree planting, fencing, erosion 
 70.28  control, installation of instream structures, posting of signs 
 70.29  and other improvements as deemed necessary, and angling by the 
 70.30  public in the described area; and, For the NE1/4 of SW1/4 inc 
 70.31  E1/2 of NW1/4 of SW1/4, Section 32, T52N, R14W, the county shall 
 70.32  grant to the state an easement to the bed of the stream and a 
 70.33  strip of land no wider than will be enclosed between the top 
 70.34  edge of the streambank and a line parallel thereto and 50 feet 
 70.35  distance therefrom on either side of the inlet stream to Fish 
 70.36  Lake Reservoir as it crosses the St. Louis County tax-forfeited 
 71.1   land for the purpose of fish stocking and the development of 
 71.2   fish habitat in the described area, including tree planting, 
 71.3   fencing, erosion control, installation of instream structures, 
 71.4   posting of signs and other improvements as deemed necessary, and 
 71.5   angling by the public in the described area; and for Lot 7 ex 
 71.6   part lying S and E of centerline of Co Rd #609, Section 1, T56N, 
 71.7   R16W, the county shall grant to the state an easement of 66 feet 
 71.8   from the ordinary high water mark of Mud Hen Lake for the 
 71.9   purpose of providing protection of riparian vegetation, angler 
 71.10  access for fishing, and Department of Natural Resources access 
 71.11  for habitat improvement. 
 71.12     Sec. 33.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS 
 71.13  COUNTY.] 
 71.14     (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
 71.15  Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, St. Louis 
 71.16  County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
 71.17  in paragraph (c). 
 71.18     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 71.19  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 71.20  changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure 
 71.21  accuracy. 
 71.22     (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and 
 71.23  is described as: 
 71.24     (1) part of SE1/4 of SE1/4 lying within 33 ft on each side 
 71.25  of a line comm at E1/4 cor of sec; thence wly on E-W1/4 line 
 71.26  with an assumed azimuth of 269 degrees 06 minutes 51 seconds 
 71.27  384.05 ft; thence at an azimuth of 204 degrees 41 minutes 21 
 71.28  seconds 1179.68 ft; thence at an azimuth of 205 degrees 41 
 71.29  minutes 50 seconds 288 ft to N line of forty and the point of 
 71.30  beg; thence continue on previous azimuth 660 ft to W line of 
 71.31  forty, Section 11, T51N, R15W; 
 71.32     (2) NW1/4 of NE1/4 ex part lying E of a line 33 ft ely of a 
 71.33  line beg on N line at an azimuth of 269 degrees 6 minutes 49 
 71.34  seconds 361.54 ft from NE cor; thence at an azimuth of 205 
 71.35  degrees 41 minutes 0 seconds 1217.71 ft; thence at an azimuth of 
 71.36  128 degrees 43 minutes 18 seconds 362 ft to S line and ex part 
 72.1   lying W of a line which is 33 ft W of above described line, 
 72.2   Section 14, T51N, R15W; and 
 72.3      (3) that part of NE1/4 of SE1/4 lying within 33 ft ely and 
 72.4   33 ft wly of following desc line comm at E quarter cor of Sect 
 72.5   11; thence wly on E-W quarter line which has an assumed azimuth 
 72.6   (0 degrees N) of 269 degrees 6 minutes 51 seconds for 384.05 ft 
 72.7   to pt of beg of desc line; thence at an azimuth of 204 degrees 
 72.8   41 minutes 21 seconds for 1179.68 ft; thence at an azimuth of 
 72.9   205 degrees 41 minutes 50 seconds for 288 ft to S line of forty, 
 72.10  Section 11, T51N, R15W.  The county may sell the undivided 17/32 
 72.11  interest in the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and 
 72.12  the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 34, 
 72.13  Township 59 North, Range 18 West, by private sale 
 72.14  notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 
 72.15  8, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
 72.16  282, under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, 
 72.17  chapter 282, subject to the approval of the commissioner. 
 72.18     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 72.19  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 72.20  returned to private ownership. 
 72.21     Sec. 34.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS 
 72.22  COUNTY.] 
 72.23     (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
 72.24  Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, St. Louis 
 72.25  County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
 72.26  in paragraph (c). 
 72.27     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 72.28  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 72.29  changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure 
 72.30  accuracy.  For the undivided 17/32 interest in the Northeast 
 72.31  Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of 
 72.32  the Southeast Quarter, all in Section 34, Township 59 North, 
 72.33  Range 18 West, the conveyance must provide that the land is 
 72.34  subject to the terms and conditions of State Taconite Iron Ore 
 72.35  Mining Lease Numbered T-5036.  The commissioner of natural 
 72.36  resources may approve sale upon a determination that the 
 73.1   taconite resource has been removed from the land to be sold. 
 73.2      (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and 
 73.3   is described as: 
 73.4      (1) NW1/4 of SE1/4, Section 34, T59N, R18W (17/32 undivided 
 73.5   interest); 
 73.6      (2) NE1/4 of SE1/4, Section 34, T59N, R18W; 
 73.7      (3) NE1/4 of SW1/4, Section 34, T59N, R18W; and 
 73.8      (4) SE1/4 of NW1/4, Section 34, T59N, R18W. 
 73.9      (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 73.10  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 73.11  returned to private ownership for stockpiling use. 
 73.12     Sec. 35.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS 
 73.13  COUNTY.] 
 73.14     (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
 73.15  Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, St. Louis 
 73.16  County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
 73.17  in paragraph (c). 
 73.18     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 73.19  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 73.20  changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure 
 73.21  accuracy. 
 73.22     (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and 
 73.23  is described as: 
 73.24     (1) the easterly 240.00 feet of the southerly 380.00 feet 
 73.25  of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 4, 
 73.26  Township 62 North, Range 13 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota.  
 73.27  This parcel contains 2.08 acres more or less; and 
 73.28     (2) the westerly 360.00 feet of the southerly 380.00 feet 
 73.29  of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 4, 
 73.30  Township 62 North, Range 13 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota.  
 73.31  This parcel contains 3.14 acres more or less. 
 73.32     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 73.33  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 73.34  returned to private ownership. 
 73.35     Sec. 36.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS 
 73.36  COUNTY.] 
 74.1      (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
 74.2   Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, St. Louis 
 74.3   County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
 74.4   in paragraph (c). 
 74.5      (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 74.6   attorney general for a consideration of taxes due on the 
 74.7   property and any penalties, interest, and costs. 
 74.8      (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and 
 74.9   is described as: 
 74.10     NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 ex 14.98 ac at NW corner and ex 4.66 ac at 
 74.11  SW corner, Section 13, Township 61, Range 21, Town of Morcom, 
 74.12  460-10-2050. 
 74.13     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 74.14  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 74.15  returned to private ownership. 
 74.16     Sec. 37.  [LCMR APPROPRIATION EXTENSION.] 
 74.17     The availability of the appropriation for the following 
 74.18  project is extended to June 30, 2006:  Laws 2001, First Special 
 74.19  Session chapter 2, section 14, subdivision 5, paragraph (b), 
 74.20  local grants initiative program, outdoor recreation grant for 
 74.21  the Lake Links Trail. 
 74.22     Sec. 38.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
 74.23     This article is effective the day following final enactment.