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HF 2334

2nd 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             adding to and removing from certain state forests, 
  1.6             state wildlife management areas, and land use 
  1.7             districts; authorizing public and private sales and 
  1.8             exchanges of certain state lands; modifying prior sale 
  1.9             authorization; appropriating money; amending Minnesota 
  1.10            Statutes 2002, sections 15.054; 84.0272, by adding 
  1.11            subdivisions; 85.015, subdivision 1; 86A.05, 
  1.12            subdivision 14; 89.01, by adding a subdivision; 92.02; 
  1.13            92.03; 92.04; 92.06, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, by 
  1.14            adding a subdivision; 92.08; 92.10, subdivision 2; 
  1.15            92.12, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5; 92.121; 92.14, 
  1.16            subdivision 1; 92.16, by adding a subdivision; 92.28; 
  1.17            92.29; 92.321, subdivision 1; 94.09, subdivisions 1, 
  1.18            3; 94.10; 94.11; 94.12; 94.13; 94.16, subdivision 2; 
  1.19            282.01, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2003 
  1.20            Supplement, sections 525.161; 525.841; Laws 1999, 
  1.21            chapter 161, section 31, subdivisions 3, 5, 8; Laws 
  1.22            2003, First Special Session chapter 13, section 16; 
  1.23            proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
  1.24            chapters 16B; 92; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, 
  1.25            sections 92.09; 92.11; 94.09, subdivisions 2, 4, 5, 6. 
  1.26  BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
  1.27                             ARTICLE 1
  1.28               SALE AND DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS LANDS
  1.29     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 15.054, is 
  1.30  amended to read: 
  1.31     15.054 [PUBLIC EMPLOYEES NOT TO PURCHASE MERCHANDISE FROM 
  1.32  GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES; EXCEPTIONS; PENALTY.] 
  1.33     No officer or employee of the state or any of its political 
  1.34  subdivisions shall sell or procure for sale or possess or 
  1.35  control for sale to any other officer or employee of the state 
  2.1   or subdivision, as appropriate, any property or materials owned 
  2.2   by the state or subdivision except pursuant to conditions 
  2.3   provided in this section.  Property or materials owned by the 
  2.4   state or a subdivision, except real property, and not needed for 
  2.5   public purposes, may be sold to an employee of the state or 
  2.6   subdivision after reasonable public notice at a public auction 
  2.7   or by sealed response, if the employee is not directly involved 
  2.8   in the auction or process pertaining to the administration and 
  2.9   collection of sealed responses.  Requirements for reasonable 
  2.10  public notice may be prescribed by other law or ordinance so 
  2.11  long as at least one week's published notice is specified.  An 
  2.12  employee of the state or a political subdivision may purchase no 
  2.13  more than one motor vehicle from the state in any 12-month 
  2.14  period.  A person violating the provisions of this section is 
  2.15  guilty of a misdemeanor.  This section shall not apply to the 
  2.16  sale of property or materials acquired or produced by the state 
  2.17  or subdivision for sale to the general public in the ordinary 
  2.18  course of business.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit an 
  2.19  employee of the state or a political subdivision from selling or 
  2.20  possessing for sale public property if the sale or possession 
  2.21  for sale is in the ordinary course of business or normal course 
  2.22  of the employee's duties. 
  2.23     Sec. 2.  [16B.281] [SALE AND DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS 
  2.24  STATE-OWNED LAND.] 
  2.25     Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] All tracts or lots of real 
  2.26  property belonging to the state or that may hereafter accrue to 
  2.27  the state, including tracts or lots that have escheated to the 
  2.28  state, may be disposed of according to sections 16B.281 to 
  2.29  16B.287.  Sections 16B.281 to 16B.287 do not apply to school or 
  2.30  other trust fund lands belonging to the state, or that may 
  2.31  hereafter accrue to the state, under and by virtue of any act of 
  2.32  Congress or to any other state-owned lands the sale or 
  2.33  disposition of which is provided for under sections 94.09 to 
  2.34  94.16 or other law. 
  2.35     Subd. 2.  [CERTIFICATION REQUIRED.] On or before July 1 of 
  2.36  each year, the head of each department or agency having control 
  3.1   and supervision over any state-owned land, the sale or 
  3.2   disposition of which is not otherwise provided for by law, shall 
  3.3   certify in writing to the commissioner whether there is any 
  3.4   state-owned land under control and supervision of that 
  3.5   department or agency that is no longer needed.  If the 
  3.6   certification discloses lands no longer needed for a department 
  3.7   or agency, the head of the department or agency shall include in 
  3.8   the certification a description of the lands and the reasons why 
  3.9   the lands are no longer needed. 
  3.10     Subd. 3.  [NOTICE TO AGENCIES; DETERMINATION OF 
  3.11  SURPLUS.] On or before October 1 of each year, the commissioner 
  3.12  shall review the certifications of heads of each department or 
  3.13  agency provided for in this section.  The commissioner shall 
  3.14  send written notice to all state departments, agencies, and the 
  3.15  University of Minnesota describing any lands or tracts that may 
  3.16  be declared surplus.  If a department or agency or the 
  3.17  University of Minnesota desires custody of the lands or tracts, 
  3.18  it shall submit a written request to the commissioner, no later 
  3.19  than four calendar weeks after mailing of the notice, setting 
  3.20  forth in detail its reasons for desiring to acquire and its 
  3.21  intended use of the land or tract.  The commissioner shall then 
  3.22  determine whether any of the lands described in the 
  3.23  certifications of the heads of the departments or agencies 
  3.24  should be declared surplus and offered for sale or otherwise 
  3.25  disposed of by transferring custodial control to other 
  3.26  requesting state departments or agencies or to the Board of 
  3.27  Regents of the University of Minnesota for educational purposes, 
  3.28  provided however that transfer to the Board of Regents shall not 
  3.29  be determinative of tax exemption or immunity.  If the 
  3.30  commissioner determines that any of the lands are no longer 
  3.31  needed for state purposes, the commissioner shall make findings 
  3.32  of fact, describe the lands, declare the lands to be surplus 
  3.33  state land, state the reasons for the sale or disposition of the 
  3.34  lands, and notify the Executive Council of the determination. 
  3.35     Subd. 4.  [EXECUTIVE COUNCIL APPROVAL.] Within 60 days 
  3.36  after the receipt of the notification from the commissioner, the 
  4.1   Executive Council shall approve or disapprove the commissioner's 
  4.2   determinations.  If the determinations are approved, the lands 
  4.3   shall be offered for sale or otherwise disposed of as provided 
  4.4   for in sections 16B.281 to 16B.287.  If the Executive Council 
  4.5   disapproves the determinations, the same determinations 
  4.6   regarding the surplus lands may not be resubmitted to the 
  4.7   Executive Council until at least six months after the date of 
  4.8   the disapproval. 
  4.9      Subd. 5.  [REPORT REQUIRED.] On or before November 15 of 
  4.10  each even-numbered year, the commissioner shall report to the 
  4.11  governor and the legislature the following information for the 
  4.12  two-year period immediately preceding: 
  4.13     (1) the lands that state departments and agencies have 
  4.14  certified as no longer needed; 
  4.15     (2) the lands that have been determined to be no longer 
  4.16  needed for state purposes, regarding which the Executive Council 
  4.17  has been formally notified; and 
  4.18     (3) the lands that have been publicly sold. 
  4.19     Subd. 6.  [MAINTENANCE OF LAND BEFORE SALE.] The state 
  4.20  department or agency holding custodial control shall maintain 
  4.21  the state-owned lands until the lands are sold or otherwise 
  4.22  disposed of as provided for in sections 16B.281 to 16B.287. 
  4.23     Sec. 3.  [16B.282] [SURVEYS, APPRAISALS, AND SALE.] 
  4.24     Subdivision 1.  [APPRAISAL; NOTICE AND OFFER TO PUBLIC 
  4.25  BODIES.] (a) Before offering any surplus state-owned lands for 
  4.26  sale, the commissioner may survey the lands and, if the value of 
  4.27  the lands is estimated to be $40,000 or less, may have the lands 
  4.28  appraised.  The commissioner shall have the lands appraised if 
  4.29  the estimated value is in excess of $40,000.  
  4.30     (b) The appraiser shall, before entering upon the duties of 
  4.31  the office, take and subscribe an oath that the appraiser will 
  4.32  faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of appraiser 
  4.33  according to the best of the appraiser's ability and that the 
  4.34  appraiser is not interested, directly or indirectly, in any of 
  4.35  the lands to be appraised or the timber or improvements on the 
  4.36  lands or in the purchase of the lands, timber, or improvements 
  5.1   and has entered into no agreement or combination to purchase any 
  5.2   of the lands, timber, or improvements.  The oath shall be 
  5.3   attached to the appraisal report.  
  5.4      (c) Before offering surplus state-owned lands for public 
  5.5   sale, the lands shall first be offered to the city, county, 
  5.6   town, school district, or other public body corporate or politic 
  5.7   in which the lands are situated for public purposes and the 
  5.8   lands may be sold for public purposes for not less than the 
  5.9   appraised value of the lands.  To determine whether a public 
  5.10  body desires to purchase the surplus land, the commissioner 
  5.11  shall give a written notice to the governing body of each 
  5.12  political subdivision whose jurisdictional boundaries include or 
  5.13  are adjacent to the surplus land.  If a public body desires to 
  5.14  purchase the surplus land, it shall submit a written offer to 
  5.15  the commissioner no later than two weeks after receipt of notice 
  5.16  setting forth in detail its reasons for desiring to acquire and 
  5.17  its intended use of the land.  In the event that more than one 
  5.18  public body tenders an offer, the commissioner shall determine 
  5.19  which party shall receive the property and shall submit written 
  5.20  findings regarding the decision.  If lands are offered for sale 
  5.21  for public purposes and if a public body notifies the 
  5.22  commissioner of its desire to acquire the lands, the public body 
  5.23  may have up to two years from the date of the accepted offer to 
  5.24  commence payment for the lands in the manner provided by law. 
  5.25     Subd. 2.  [PUBLIC SALE REQUIREMENTS.] (a) Lands certified 
  5.26  as surplus by the head of a department or agency under section 
  5.27  16B.281 shall be offered for public sale by the commissioner as 
  5.28  provided in this subdivision.  After complying with subdivision 
  5.29  1 and before any public sale of surplus state-owned land is 
  5.30  made, the commissioner shall publish a notice of the sale at 
  5.31  least once each week for four successive weeks in a legal 
  5.32  newspaper and also in a newspaper of general distribution in the 
  5.33  city or county in which the real property to be sold is 
  5.34  situated.  The notice shall specify the time and place at which 
  5.35  the sale will commence, a general description of the lots or 
  5.36  tracts to be offered, and a general statement of the terms of 
  6.1   sale.  Each tract or lot shall be sold separately and shall be 
  6.2   sold for no less than its appraised value.  
  6.3      (b) Parcels remaining unsold after the offering may be sold 
  6.4   to anyone agreeing to pay the appraised value.  The sale shall 
  6.5   continue until all parcels are sold or until the commissioner 
  6.6   orders a reappraisal or withdraws the remaining parcels from 
  6.7   sale. 
  6.8      (c) Except as provided in section 16B.283, the cost of any 
  6.9   survey or appraisal as provided in subdivision 1 shall be added 
  6.10  to and made a part of the appraised value of the lands to be 
  6.11  sold, whether to any political subdivision of the state or to a 
  6.12  private purchaser as provided in this subdivision. 
  6.13     Sec. 4.  [16B.283] [TERMS OF PAYMENT.] 
  6.14     No less than ten percent of the purchase price shall be 
  6.15  paid at the time of sale with the balance payable according to 
  6.16  this section.  If the purchase price of any lot or parcel is 
  6.17  $5,000 or less, the balance shall be paid within 90 days of the 
  6.18  date of sale.  If the purchase price of any lot or parcel is in 
  6.19  excess of $5,000, the balance shall be paid in equal annual 
  6.20  installments for no more than five years, at the option of the 
  6.21  purchaser, with principal and interest payable annually in 
  6.22  advance at a rate equal to the rate in effect at the time under 
  6.23  section 549.09 on the unpaid balance, payable to the state 
  6.24  treasury on or before June 1 each year.  Any installment of 
  6.25  principal or interest may be prepaid. 
  6.26     Sec. 5.  [16B.284] [CONTRACT FOR DEED AND QUITCLAIM DEED.] 
  6.27     In the event a purchaser elects to purchase surplus real 
  6.28  property on an installment basis, the commissioner shall enter 
  6.29  into a contract for deed with the purchaser, in which shall be 
  6.30  set forth the description of the real property sold and the 
  6.31  price of the property, the consideration paid and to be paid for 
  6.32  the property, the rate of interest, and time and terms of 
  6.33  payment.  The contract for deed shall be made assignable and 
  6.34  shall further set forth that in case of the nonpayment of the 
  6.35  annual principal or interest payment due by the purchaser, or 
  6.36  any person claiming under the purchaser, then the contract for 
  7.1   deed, from the time of the failure, is entirely void and of no 
  7.2   effect and the state may be repossessed of the lot or tract and 
  7.3   may resell the lot or tract as provided in sections 16B.281 to 
  7.4   16B.287.  In the event the terms and conditions of a contract 
  7.5   for deed are completely fulfilled or if a purchaser makes a 
  7.6   lump-sum payment for the subject property in lieu of entering 
  7.7   into a contract for deed, the commissioner shall sign and cause 
  7.8   to be issued a quitclaim deed on behalf of the state.  The 
  7.9   quitclaim deed shall be in a form prescribed by the attorney 
  7.10  general and shall vest in the purchaser all of the state's 
  7.11  interest in the subject property except as provided in section 
  7.12  16B.286. 
  7.13     Sec. 6.  [16B.285] [RECORD OF CONTRACTS FOR DEED AND 
  7.14  ASSIGNMENTS; EFFECT.] 
  7.15     (a) A contract for deed issued for land sold according to 
  7.16  sections 16B.281 to 16B.287, or any assignment thereof, executed 
  7.17  and acknowledged as provided by law for the execution and 
  7.18  acknowledgment of deeds, may be recorded in the office of the 
  7.19  county recorder of any county in the state in the same manner 
  7.20  and with like effect as deeds are therein recorded.  The 
  7.21  contract for deed entitles the purchaser, or the heirs and 
  7.22  assigns of the purchaser, to the exclusive possession of the 
  7.23  land therein described, provided its terms have been in all 
  7.24  respects complied with, and the contract for deed and the record 
  7.25  thereof is conclusive evidence of title in the purchaser, or the 
  7.26  heirs and assigns of the purchaser, for all purposes and against 
  7.27  all persons, except the state of Minnesota in case of forfeiture.
  7.28     (b) When a contract for deed or partial interest in a 
  7.29  contract for deed is assigned, the assignment must be made on a 
  7.30  form provided by the commissioner, executed by the assignor and 
  7.31  assignee, and consented to by the commissioner.  An assignment 
  7.32  of a partial interest must state that payment to date has been 
  7.33  made to the commissioner. 
  7.34     (c) When the assignee satisfies the terms of the assignment 
  7.35  and corresponding terms of the contract for deed, the 
  7.36  commissioner shall issue a deed to the assignee. 
  8.1      Sec. 7.  [16B.286] [RESERVATION OF MINERALS.] 
  8.2      The state reserves for its own use all the iron, coal, 
  8.3   copper, and other valuable minerals in or upon all lands that 
  8.4   may be sold under sections 16B.281 to 16B.287 and any contract 
  8.5   for deed or quitclaim deed shall contain a clause reserving all 
  8.6   such minerals for the use of the state. 
  8.7      Sec. 8.  [16B.287] [DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS FROM SURPLUS 
  8.8   STATE-OWNED LAND.] 
  8.9      Subdivision 1.  [PAYMENT OF EXPENSES.] Money received from 
  8.10  the sale of surplus state-owned land according to sections 
  8.11  16B.281 to 16B.287 shall be credited to the general fund except 
  8.12  as provided in this section. 
  8.13     Subd. 2.  [PAYMENT OF EXPENSES.] A portion of the proceeds 
  8.14  from the sale equal in amount to the survey, appraisal, legal, 
  8.15  advertising, and other expenses incurred by the commissioner or 
  8.16  other state official in rendering the property salable shall be 
  8.17  remitted to the account from which the expenses were paid and 
  8.18  are appropriated and immediately available for expenditure in 
  8.19  the same manner as other money in the account. 
  8.20     Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 85.015, 
  8.21  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  8.22     Subdivision 1.  [ACQUISITION.] (a) The commissioner of 
  8.23  natural resources shall establish, develop, maintain, and 
  8.24  operate the trails designated in this section.  Each trail shall 
  8.25  have the purposes assigned to it in this section.  The 
  8.26  commissioner of natural resources may acquire lands by gift or 
  8.27  purchase, in fee or easement, for the trail and facilities 
  8.28  related to the trail.  
  8.29     (b) Notwithstanding the offering to public entities, 
  8.30  referral to Executive Council, public sale, and related notice 
  8.31  and publication requirements of sections 94.09 to 94.165, the 
  8.32  commissioner of natural resources, in the name of the state, may 
  8.33  sell surplus lands not needed for trail purposes at private sale 
  8.34  to adjoining property owners and leaseholders.  The conveyance 
  8.35  must be by quitclaim in a form approved by the attorney general 
  8.36  for a consideration not less than the appraised value.  
  9.1      Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 89.01, is 
  9.2   amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
  9.3      Subd. 5a.  [SALE OF STATE FOREST LAND.] Any state lands 
  9.4   included in areas set apart as state forests are eliminated from 
  9.5   the state forest upon sale under the provisions of sections 
  9.6   92.06 to 92.09 or 94.09 to 94.16. 
  9.7      Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.02, is 
  9.8   amended to read: 
  9.9      92.02 [AUTHORITY.] 
  9.10     Sales under this chapter must be conducted by the 
  9.11  commissioner, a deputy of the commissioner, or a competent 
  9.12  person employed by the commissioner and bonded in a sum of at 
  9.13  least $10,000.  
  9.14     Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.03, is 
  9.15  amended to read: 
  9.16     92.03 [MINIMUM PRICE OF LANDS.] 
  9.17     Subdivision 1.  [SCHOOL LANDS.] The price of school lands 
  9.18  must be at least $5 an acre, including the value of timber 
  9.19  reproduction.  Sales of school lands must be held within the 
  9.20  county containing the lands or an adjacent county.  No more than 
  9.21  100,000 acres of school lands may be sold in one year.  If a 
  9.22  patent has been issued by the federal government to school land 
  9.23  before 1864 and the taxes on it have been paid for at least 35 
  9.24  years, the commissioner of finance may reduce the minimum price 
  9.25  of $5 an acre by the taxes paid to make the land salable.  
  9.26     Subd. 2.  [UNIVERSITY LANDS.] The price of lands donated to 
  9.27  the state by the United States by act of Congress entitled "An 
  9.28  act donating to the states of Minnesota and Oregon certain lands 
  9.29  reserved by Congress for the territories of Minnesota and 
  9.30  Oregon, for university purposes," approved March 2, 1861, and by 
  9.31  an act of Congress entitled "An act donating public lands to the 
  9.32  several states and territories which may provide colleges for 
  9.33  the benefit of agriculture and mechanic arts," approved July 2, 
  9.34  1862, must be at least $5 an acre, including the value of timber 
  9.35  reproduction.  The director commissioner shall appraise these 
  9.36  lands or any part of them and sell them in accordance with this 
 10.1   chapter.  
 10.2      Subd. 4.  [INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT LANDS.] Lands donated to 
 10.3   the state under the eighth section of an act of Congress 
 10.4   entitled "An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the 
 10.5   public lands, and to grant preemption rights," approved 
 10.6   September 4, 1841, must be appraised and sold and the money 
 10.7   derived from its sale invested, as provided by the Minnesota 
 10.8   Constitution, article XI, section 8. 
 10.9      Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.04, is 
 10.10  amended to read: 
 10.11     92.04 [MINIMUM PRICE OF CERTAIN STATE LANDS.] 
 10.12     Lands selected for state institutions under an act of the 
 10.13  legislature entitled "An act to appropriate swamp lands to 
 10.14  certain educational and charitable institutions and for the 
 10.15  purpose of creating a state prison," approved February 13, 1865, 
 10.16  and lands known as state capitol lands, must be appraised and 
 10.17  sold as school lands are sold.  The price of lands belonging to 
 10.18  the state by virtue of the Congressional acts in this section 
 10.19  and section 92.03 must be at least $5 an acre, including the 
 10.20  value of timber reproduction.  The terms of payment and 
 10.21  conditions of sale must be the same as now provided by law.  
 10.22  When state lands have been benefited by and assessments paid for 
 10.23  drainage, the drainage improvements must be considered by the 
 10.24  state land examiner in making appraisals.  When the drained 
 10.25  lands are sold, the principal and interest paid on it must be 
 10.26  credited by the director commissioner to the proper fund to 
 10.27  which the land belongs.  
 10.28     Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.06, 
 10.29  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 10.30     Subdivision 1.  [TERMS FOR LAND SALES HELD BEFORE JULY 1, 
 10.31  2004.] (a) The terms of payment on the sale of state public 
 10.32  lands held before July 1, 2004, must be as follows:  The 
 10.33  purchaser shall pay in cash at the time of sale the appraised 
 10.34  value of all timber and costs determined by the commissioner to 
 10.35  be associated with the sale including survey, appraisal, 
 10.36  publication, deed tax, filing fee, and similar costs.  At least 
 11.1   15 percent of the purchase price of the land exclusive of timber 
 11.2   and associated costs must be paid in cash at the time of sale.  
 11.3   The balance of the purchase price must be paid in no more than 
 11.4   20 equal annual installments.  Payments must be made by June 1 
 11.5   each year following the year in which the purchase was made, 
 11.6   with interest at the rate in effect at the time of sale, 
 11.7   calculated under this subdivision, on the unpaid balances.  Any 
 11.8   installment of principal or interest may be paid in advance, but 
 11.9   part payment of an installment will not be accepted.  For the 
 11.10  purpose of computing interest, any installment of principal not 
 11.11  paid on June 1 shall be credited on the following June 1.  The 
 11.12  purchaser may pay the balance due on a sale within 30 days of 
 11.13  the sale with no interest due. 
 11.14     (b) Interest on unpaid balances must be computed as annual 
 11.15  simple interest.  The rate of interest must be based on average 
 11.16  effective interest rates on mortgage loans as provided in 
 11.17  paragraph (c). 
 11.18     (c) On or before December 31 of each year, the commissioner 
 11.19  of natural resources shall determine the rate from the average 
 11.20  effective interest rate on loans closed using the Office of 
 11.21  Thrift Supervision series, formerly the Federal Home Loan Bank 
 11.22  Board series, or its successor agency, for the most recent 
 11.23  calendar month, reported on a monthly basis in the latest 
 11.24  statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal 
 11.25  Reserve System.  This yield, rounded to the nearest quarter of 
 11.26  one percent, is the annual interest rate for sales of state land 
 11.27  during the succeeding calendar year. 
 11.28     (d) For state land sales in calendar year 1993 after July 
 11.29  1, 1993, the rate is eight percent, which is the September 1992 
 11.30  average from the Office of Thrift Supervision series, rounded to 
 11.31  the nearest quarter of one percent. 
 11.32     Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.06, is 
 11.33  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 11.34     Subd. 1a.  [TERMS FOR LAND SALES AFTER JULY 1, 
 11.35  2004.] Notwithstanding subdivision 1, for state land sales on or 
 11.36  after July 1, 2004, the purchaser must pay at the time of sale 
 12.1   ten percent of the total amount bid and the remainder of the 
 12.2   payment is due within 90 days of the sale date.  A person who 
 12.3   fails to make final payment within 90 days of the sale date is 
 12.4   in default.  On default, all right, title, and interest of the 
 12.5   purchaser or heirs, representatives, or assigns of the purchaser 
 12.6   in the premises shall terminate without the state doing any act 
 12.7   or thing.  A record of the default must be made in the state 
 12.8   land records of the commissioner. 
 12.9      Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.06, 
 12.10  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 12.11     Subd. 2.  [BUILDINGS OR IMPROVEMENTS.] If there are 
 12.12  buildings or other improvements upon the land, their value must 
 12.13  be appraised determined separately and included in the purchase 
 12.14  price.  A person must not remove, injure, or destroy a building 
 12.15  or other improvement until an amount equal to its appraised 
 12.16  determined value has been paid on the purchase price of the 
 12.17  premises, in addition to any payment required for timber.  
 12.18  Violation of this provision is a gross misdemeanor.  
 12.19     Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.06, 
 12.20  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 12.21     Subd. 4.  [IMPROVEMENTS, WHEN PAYMENT NOT NECESSARY.] (a) 
 12.22  If a person has made improvements to the land and if:  (1) the 
 12.23  commissioner believes that person settled the land in good faith 
 12.24  as homestead land under the laws of the United States before it 
 12.25  was certified to the state, (2) the improvements were lawfully 
 12.26  made by that person as a lessee of the state, or (3) the 
 12.27  commissioner determines, based on clear and convincing evidence 
 12.28  provided by the person, that the improvements were made by the 
 12.29  person as an inadvertent trespasser, then the value of the 
 12.30  improvements must be separately appraised determined and, if the 
 12.31  settler, lessee, or inadvertent trespasser purchases the land, 
 12.32  the settler, lessee, or inadvertent trespasser is not required 
 12.33  to pay for the improvements.  If another person purchases the 
 12.34  land, that person must pay the owner of the improvements, in 
 12.35  addition to all other required payments, the appraised 
 12.36  determined amount for the improvements. 
 13.1      (b) Payment for improvements must be made within 15 days of 
 13.2   the auction sale, either in cash or upon terms and conditions 
 13.3   agreeable to the owner of the improvements.  If payment for 
 13.4   improvements is not made in cash, and if there is no agreement 
 13.5   between the parties within 15 days of the auction sale, the 
 13.6   commissioner may: 
 13.7      (1) sell the property to the second highest qualified 
 13.8   bidder if that bidder submitted to the commissioner's 
 13.9   representative, at the auction sale, a written request to buy 
 13.10  the property at a specified price; or 
 13.11     (2) void the sale and reoffer the property at a subsequent 
 13.12  sale. 
 13.13     (c) This subdivision does not apply unless the owner of the 
 13.14  improvements makes a verified application to the commissioner 
 13.15  showing entitlement to the improvements before the first state 
 13.16  public sale at which the land is offered for sale.  The 
 13.17  applicant must appear at the sale and offer to purchase the land 
 13.18  for at least its appraised determined value including all timber 
 13.19  on it, and make the purchase if no higher bid is received.  
 13.20  Actions or other proceedings involving the land in question 
 13.21  begun before the sale must have been completed. 
 13.22     Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.06, 
 13.23  subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
 13.24     Subd. 5.  [FURTHER SECURITY.] The director commissioner may 
 13.25  require of the purchaser security for the payment of the 
 13.26  deferred installments.  The director commissioner may recover 
 13.27  the money and enforce any security by action brought in the 
 13.28  director's name. 
 13.29     Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.08, is 
 13.30  amended to read: 
 13.31     92.08 [SURVEYS AND RESURVEYS.] 
 13.32     (a) The commissioner may have surveys made to determine the 
 13.33  correct boundaries or description of the land or to dispose of 
 13.34  it in convenient parcels.  When the commissioner determines that 
 13.35  the interest of the state will be promoted, the commissioner may 
 13.36  subdivide land controlled by the commissioner into smaller 
 14.1   parcels or city lots. 
 14.2      (b) When the commissioner believes that an injustice has 
 14.3   been done the purchaser because of an incorrect United States 
 14.4   survey, the commissioner may have a resurvey made by a competent 
 14.5   surveyor.  The surveyor shall prepare a plat showing the correct 
 14.6   acreage of each subdivision resurveyed and file it with the 
 14.7   commissioner and with the county recorder of the proper county.  
 14.8   The commissioner may call in the land certificates affected by 
 14.9   the resurvey and issue new ones.  The certificates must show the 
 14.10  correct acreage and give full credit for all payments of 
 14.11  principal and interest made. 
 14.12     Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.10, 
 14.13  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 14.14     Subd. 2.  [PREPARATION.] The commissioner shall prepare 
 14.15  suitable maps or plats designating school or other state lands 
 14.16  owned by the state which have been appraised and that are 
 14.17  subject to sale.  The maps or plats must be printed and 
 14.18  distributed with other printed matter in sufficient quantities 
 14.19  to properly advertise the sales provided by this chapter. 
 14.20     Sec. 21.  [92.115] [VALUATION OF STATE LANDS; MINIMUM BID.] 
 14.21     Subdivision 1.  [LAND VALUATION REQUIRED.] Before offering 
 14.22  any state land for sale under this chapter, the commissioner 
 14.23  must establish the value of the land.  The commissioner shall 
 14.24  have the land appraised if the estimated market value is in 
 14.25  excess of $50,000.  
 14.26     Subd. 2.  [MINIMUM BID.] The minimum bid for a parcel of 
 14.27  land must include the estimated value or appraised value of the 
 14.28  land and any improvements and, if any of the land is valuable 
 14.29  for merchantable timber, the value of the merchantable timber.  
 14.30  The minimum bid may include expenses incurred by the 
 14.31  commissioner in rendering the property salable, including 
 14.32  survey, appraisal, legal, advertising, and other expenses. 
 14.33     Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.12, 
 14.34  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 14.35     Subdivision 1.  [APPRAISERS.] The commissioner may have any 
 14.36  school trust or other state lands appraised.  The appraisals 
 15.1   must be made by regularly appointed and qualified state 
 15.2   appraisers.  Each appraiser shall take and sign an oath to 
 15.3   faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of appraiser as 
 15.4   best able and that the appraiser is not interested directly or 
 15.5   indirectly in the state lands to be appraised, or the timber or 
 15.6   improvements on them or in their purchase.  The oath must be 
 15.7   attached to the appraisal report.  To be qualified, an appraiser 
 15.8   must hold a state appraiser license issued by the Department of 
 15.9   Commerce.  The appraisal must be in conformity with the Uniform 
 15.10  Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal 
 15.11  Foundation. 
 15.12     Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.12, 
 15.13  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 15.14     Subd. 2.  [VALUATION AND APPRAISAL.] The appraiser shall 
 15.15  view and appraise the lands, including the merchantable timber 
 15.16  and improvements on them, and make a report to the 
 15.17  commissioner.  The valuation of the lands and the merchantable 
 15.18  timber and improvements on them must each be made and stated 
 15.19  separately in the appraisal.  The minimum price established by 
 15.20  the appraisal is the minimum price for the lands until changed 
 15.21  by later appraisal.  No school or other state lands may be sold 
 15.22  until appraised.  The price may not be less than $5 an acre.  In 
 15.23  the appraisal the value of the land before the addition of the 
 15.24  value of merchantable timber and improvements must include the 
 15.25  value of timber reproduction.  
 15.26     Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.12, 
 15.27  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 15.28     Subd. 4.  [SALES.] The commissioner shall hold frequent 
 15.29  sales of school trust and other state lands.  The time and place 
 15.30  of the sales must be publicly posted in the courthouse in the 
 15.31  county where the lands are located and in the courthouse in the 
 15.32  county where the sale is to take place at least 30 days in 
 15.33  advance, in addition to the regular notice of sale provided by 
 15.34  law.  At this sale The commissioner shall sell lands the 
 15.35  commissioner considers best for the public interest.  
 15.36     Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.12, 
 16.1   subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
 16.2      Subd. 5.  [SALE OF LAND AND TIMBER.] When the appraisal and 
 16.3   or other reports show that the land is mainly valuable for 
 16.4   agricultural purposes and contains only small quantities of 
 16.5   timber, the commissioner may either sell the timber separately 
 16.6   as provided by law for state timber sales or sell the land as 
 16.7   agricultural land.  If the land is sold as agricultural land the 
 16.8   purchaser must pay down as first payment an amount equal to the 
 16.9   value of the timber, in addition to the first payment required 
 16.10  on the land.  If the appraisal and other reports show land 
 16.11  should be sold for continuous forest production or other 
 16.12  conservation purpose, the commissioner may require that the full 
 16.13  appraised value of land and timber must be paid by the purchaser 
 16.14  at the time of purchase.  
 16.15     Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.14, 
 16.16  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 16.17     Subdivision 1.  [TIME.] At least 30 days before a sale, the 
 16.18  commissioner shall give four weeks' published notice of the sale 
 16.19  at St. Paul, in each county containing land to be sold, and in 
 16.20  the county where the sale will be held.  If there is no 
 16.21  newspaper published in the county, four weeks' posted notice in 
 16.22  the county courthouse must be given.  The commissioner shall 
 16.23  also provide electronic notice of sale.  On or before the day of 
 16.24  sale, the commissioner may withdraw any lands. 
 16.25     Sec. 27.  [92.145] [UNSOLD LANDS.] 
 16.26     Except for school trust lands, parcels remaining unsold 
 16.27  after the public sale offering may be sold to anyone agreeing to 
 16.28  pay the minimum bid established for the public sale.  The sale 
 16.29  shall continue until all eligible parcels have been sold or the 
 16.30  commissioner withdraws the remaining parcels from sale. 
 16.31     Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.16, is 
 16.32  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 16.33     Subd. 5.  [LANDS SALES AFTER JULY 1, 2004.] Notwithstanding 
 16.34  subdivisions 1 to 4, no certificate of sale shall be issued for 
 16.35  land sold on or after July 1, 2004.  The terms of payment for 
 16.36  land sales on or after July 1, 2004, are as provided in section 
 17.1   92.06, subdivision 1a. 
 17.2      Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.28, is 
 17.3   amended to read: 
 17.4      92.28 [PROCEEDS OF SALES; DISTRIBUTION.] 
 17.5      (a) A portion of the proceeds from the sale, equal in 
 17.6   amount to the survey, appraisal, legal, advertising, and other 
 17.7   expenses incurred by the commissioner in rendering the property 
 17.8   salable and included in the minimum bid amount, shall be 
 17.9   remitted to the account from which the expenses were paid and 
 17.10  are appropriated and immediately available for expenditure in 
 17.11  the same manner as other money in the account. 
 17.12     (b) The principal sums remainder of the proceeds accruing 
 17.13  from all sales by the commissioner of school, university, 
 17.14  internal improvement, or other state lands, or of pine timber 
 17.15  upon state lands must be deposited in the several permanent 
 17.16  funds to which they, respectively, belong.  The sums may not be 
 17.17  reduced by any costs or charges of officers, by fees, or any 
 17.18  other means.  
 17.19     (c) Money received as interest on the funds, as penalties, 
 17.20  or as rents of the lands, must be deposited in the current or 
 17.21  general funds to which they belong.  Interest and penalties on 
 17.22  the internal improvement land fund, and rents of the land, must 
 17.23  be compounded with the permanent fund.  
 17.24     Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.29, is 
 17.25  amended to read: 
 17.26     92.29 [LAND PATENTS.] 
 17.27     The commissioner of natural resources shall sign and issue 
 17.28  in the name of the state and under the seal of the state a 
 17.29  patent for the land described in any certificate of sale when 
 17.30  the principal and interest specified in the certificate of sale 
 17.31  and all delinquent taxes due on the land have been paid.  The 
 17.32  patent shall be issued to the purchaser named in the certificate 
 17.33  of sale, or the purchaser's successor in interest by execution, 
 17.34  judicial, mortgage or tax sale, or the assignee, vendee, heir or 
 17.35  devisee of the purchaser, as shown by a properly certified 
 17.36  abstract of title or other evidence if the purchaser's successor 
 18.1   is a person other than the purchaser named in the certificate of 
 18.2   sale.  If the certificate of sale has become lost or destroyed, 
 18.3   an affidavit stating that fact or a certified copy of the 
 18.4   certificate must be submitted by the applicant for a 
 18.5   patent.  When total payment is made within 90 days of the sale, 
 18.6   the commissioner shall sign and issue, in the name of the state 
 18.7   and under the seal of the state, a patent for the land sold. 
 18.8      Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.321, 
 18.9   subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 18.10     Subdivision 1.  [COMMISSIONER MAY SELL LANDS.] The 
 18.11  commissioner of natural resources may appraise and sell any 
 18.12  unreserved state public land which in the commissioner's opinion 
 18.13  is suitable for private forest management. 
 18.14     Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.09, 
 18.15  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 18.16     Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] All tracts or lots of real 
 18.17  property belonging to the state of Minnesota or that may 
 18.18  hereafter accrue to the state, including tracts or lots which 
 18.19  have escheated to the state, may be disposed of in accordance 
 18.20  with sections 94.09 to 94.16; provided, sections 94.09 to 94.16 
 18.21  shall not apply to school or other trust fund lands, belonging 
 18.22  to the state, or that may hereafter accrue to the state, under 
 18.23  and by virtue of any act of Congress or to any other state-owned 
 18.24  lands the sale or disposition of which is otherwise provided for 
 18.25  by law.  All tracts or lots of real property belonging to the 
 18.26  state and under the control and supervision of the commissioner 
 18.27  of natural resources shall be disposed of according to sections 
 18.28  94.09 to 94.16, unless otherwise provided by law. 
 18.29     Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.09, 
 18.30  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 18.31     Subd. 3.  [NOTICE TO AGENCIES; DETERMINATION OF SURPLUS.] 
 18.32  On or before October 1 of each year, the commissioner of 
 18.33  administration shall review the certifications of heads of each 
 18.34  department or agency provided for in this section.  The 
 18.35  commissioner of natural resources shall send written notice to 
 18.36  all state departments, agencies and the University of Minnesota 
 19.1   describing any lands or tracts which may be declared surplus.  
 19.2   If a department or agency or the University of Minnesota desires 
 19.3   custody of the lands or tracts, it shall submit a written 
 19.4   request to the commissioner, no later than four calendar weeks 
 19.5   after mailing of the notice, setting forth in detail its reasons 
 19.6   for desiring to acquire, and its intended use of, the land or 
 19.7   tract.  The commissioner of administration shall then determine 
 19.8   whether any of the lands described in the certifications of the 
 19.9   heads of the departments or agencies should be declared surplus 
 19.10  and offered for sale or otherwise disposed of by transferring 
 19.11  custodial control to other requesting state departments or 
 19.12  agencies or to the Board of Regents of the University of 
 19.13  Minnesota for educational purposes, provided however that 
 19.14  transfer to the Board of Regents shall not be determinative of 
 19.15  tax exemption or immunity.  If the commissioner determines that 
 19.16  any of such the lands are no longer needed for state purposes, 
 19.17  the commissioner shall make findings of fact, describe the 
 19.18  lands, declare such the lands to be surplus state land, and 
 19.19  state the reasons for the sale or disposition thereof, and 
 19.20  notify the state Executive Council of such determination of the 
 19.21  lands.  
 19.22     Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.10, is 
 19.23  amended to read: 
 19.24     94.10 [SURVEYS, APPRAISALS, AND SALE.] 
 19.25     Subdivision 1.  [APPRAISAL; NOTICE AND OFFER TO PUBLIC 
 19.26  BODIES.] (a) Before offering any surplus state-owned lands for 
 19.27  sale, the commissioner of administration may survey such natural 
 19.28  resources must establish the value of the lands, and if the 
 19.29  value thereof is estimated to be $40,000 or less, may have such 
 19.30  lands appraised.  The commissioner shall have the lands 
 19.31  appraised if the estimated value is in excess of 
 19.32  $40,000 $50,000.  The appraiser shall before entering upon the 
 19.33  duties of the office take and subscribe an oath that the 
 19.34  appraiser will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties 
 19.35  as appraiser according to the best of the appraiser's ability 
 19.36  and that the appraiser is not interested directly or indirectly 
 20.1   in any of the lands to be appraised or the timber or 
 20.2   improvements thereon or in the purchase thereof and has entered 
 20.3   into no agreement or combination to purchase the same or any 
 20.4   part thereof, which oath shall be attached to the report of such 
 20.5   appraisal No parcel of state-owned land shall be sold for less 
 20.6   than $1,000.  
 20.7      (b) The appraisals must be made by regularly appointed and 
 20.8   qualified state appraisers.  To be qualified, an appraiser must 
 20.9   hold a state appraiser license issued by the Department of 
 20.10  Commerce.  The appraisal must be in conformity with the Uniform 
 20.11  Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal 
 20.12  Foundation. 
 20.13     (c) Before offering such surplus state-owned lands for 
 20.14  public sale, such the lands shall first be offered to the city, 
 20.15  county, town, school district, or other public body corporate or 
 20.16  politic in which the lands are situated for public purposes 
 20.17  and they the lands may be sold for such public purposes for not 
 20.18  less than the appraised value thereof of the lands.  To 
 20.19  determine whether a public body desires to purchase the surplus 
 20.20  land, the commissioner of administration natural resources shall 
 20.21  give a written notice to the governing body of each political 
 20.22  subdivision whose jurisdictional boundaries include or are 
 20.23  adjacent to the surplus land.  If a public body desires to 
 20.24  purchase the surplus land, it shall submit a written offer to 
 20.25  the commissioner not no later than two weeks after receipt of 
 20.26  notice setting forth in detail its reasons for desiring to 
 20.27  acquire and its intended use of the land.  In the event that 
 20.28  more than one public body tenders an offer, the commissioner 
 20.29  shall determine which party shall receive the property, and 
 20.30  shall submit written findings regarding the decision.  If lands 
 20.31  are offered for sale for such public purposes, and if a public 
 20.32  body notifies the commissioner of administration of its desire 
 20.33  to acquire such the lands, the public body may have not to 
 20.34  exceed up to two years from the date of the accepted offer to 
 20.35  commence payment for the lands in the manner provided by law. 
 20.36     Subd. 2.  [PUBLIC SALE REQUIREMENTS.] (a) Lands certified 
 21.1   as surplus by the head of a department or agency other than the 
 21.2   Department of Natural Resources shall be offered for public sale 
 21.3   by the commissioner of administration as provided in this 
 21.4   paragraph.  After complying with subdivision 1 and before any 
 21.5   public sale of surplus state-owned land is made and at least 30 
 21.6   days before the sale, the commissioner of administration natural 
 21.7   resources shall publish a notice thereof at least once in each 
 21.8   week for four successive weeks in a legal newspaper and also of 
 21.9   the sale in a newspaper of general distribution in the city or 
 21.10  county in which the real property to be sold is situated, 
 21.11  which.  The notice shall specify the time and place at which the 
 21.12  sale will commence, a general description of the lots or tracts 
 21.13  to be offered, and a general statement of the terms of 
 21.14  sale.  Each tract or lot shall be sold separately and shall be 
 21.15  sold for not less than the appraised value thereof.  The 
 21.16  commissioner shall also provide electronic notice of sale. 
 21.17     (b) The minimum bid for a parcel of land must include the 
 21.18  estimated value or appraised value of the land and any 
 21.19  improvements and, if any of the land is valuable for 
 21.20  merchantable timber, the value of the merchantable timber.  The 
 21.21  minimum bid may include expenses incurred by the commissioner in 
 21.22  rendering the property salable, including survey, appraisal, 
 21.23  legal, advertising, and other expenses. 
 21.24     (c) Parcels remaining unsold after the offering may be sold 
 21.25  to anyone agreeing to pay the appraised value thereof.  The sale 
 21.26  shall continue until all parcels are sold or until the 
 21.27  commissioner orders a reappraisal or withdraws the remaining 
 21.28  parcels from sale.  
 21.29     (b) Lands certified as surplus by the commissioner of 
 21.30  natural resources shall be offered for public sale by the 
 21.31  commissioner of natural resources in the manner provided in 
 21.32  paragraph (a) for sales by the commissioner of administration. 
 21.33     (c) Except as provided in section 94.11, the cost of any 
 21.34  survey or appraisal as provided in subdivision 1 shall be added 
 21.35  to and made a part of the appraised value of the lands to be 
 21.36  sold, whether to any political subdivision of the state or to a 
 22.1   private purchaser as provided in this subdivision.  
 22.2      Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.11, is 
 22.3   amended to read: 
 22.4      94.11 [TERMS OF PAYMENT.] 
 22.5      Not less than ten percent of the purchase price shall be 
 22.6   paid at the time of sale with the balance payable as follows:  
 22.7   If the purchase price of any lot or parcel is $5,000 or less, 
 22.8   the balance shall be paid within 90 days of the date of sale.  
 22.9   If the purchase price of any lot or parcel is in excess of 
 22.10  $5,000, the balance shall be paid in equal annual installments 
 22.11  for not more than five years, at the option of the purchaser, 
 22.12  with principal and interest payable annually in advance at a 
 22.13  rate equal to the rate in effect at the time under section 
 22.14  549.09 on the unpaid balance, payable to the state treasury on 
 22.15  or before June 1 each year.  Any installment of principal or 
 22.16  interest may be prepaid.  Terms of payment for lands sold by the 
 22.17  commissioner of natural resources before July 1, 2004, are the 
 22.18  same as those provided for state public lands by section 92.06, 
 22.19  subdivision 1.  For lands sold by the commissioner of natural 
 22.20  resources on or after July 1, 2004, the terms of payment are the 
 22.21  same as those provided for state public lands by section 92.06, 
 22.22  subdivision 1a. 
 22.23     Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.12, is 
 22.24  amended to read: 
 22.25     94.12 [CONTRACT FOR DEED AND QUITCLAIM DEED.] 
 22.26     Subdivision 1.  [LANDS SOLD BEFORE JULY 1, 2004.] In the 
 22.27  event a purchaser elects to purchase surplus real property on an 
 22.28  installment basis, the commissioner of administration shall 
 22.29  enter into a contract for deed with the purchaser thereof in 
 22.30  which shall be set forth the description of the real property 
 22.31  sold and the price thereof, the consideration paid and to be 
 22.32  paid therefor, the rate of interest, and time and terms of 
 22.33  payment.  This contract for deed shall be made assignable and 
 22.34  shall further set forth that in case of the nonpayment of the 
 22.35  annual principal or interest payment due by the purchaser, or 
 22.36  any person claiming under the purchaser, then the contract for 
 23.1   deed, from the time of such failure, will be entirely void and 
 23.2   of no effect and the state may be repossessed of the lot or 
 23.3   tract and may resell the same as provided in sections 94.09 to 
 23.4   94.16.  In the event the terms and conditions of a contract for 
 23.5   deed for lands sold before July 1, 2004, are completely 
 23.6   fulfilled or if a purchaser makes a lump sum payment for the 
 23.7   subject property in lieu of entering into a contract for deed, 
 23.8   the commissioner of administration, shall sign and cause to be 
 23.9   issued a quitclaim deed on behalf of the state.  Said quitclaim 
 23.10  deed shall be in a form prescribed by the attorney general and 
 23.11  shall vest in purchaser all of the state's interest in the 
 23.12  subject property except as provided in section 94.14.  
 23.13     Subd. 2.  [LANDS SOLD AFTER JULY 1, 2004.] On or after July 
 23.14  1, 2004, when total payment is made within 90 days of the sale, 
 23.15  the commissioner of natural resources shall sign and cause to be 
 23.16  issued a quitclaim deed on behalf of the state.  The quitclaim 
 23.17  deed shall be in a form prescribed by the attorney general and 
 23.18  shall vest in the purchaser all of the state's interest in the 
 23.19  subject property, except as provided in section 94.14. 
 23.20     Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.13, is 
 23.21  amended to read: 
 23.22     94.13 [RECORD OF CONTRACTS FOR DEED AND ASSIGNMENTS; 
 23.23  EFFECT.] 
 23.24     (a) A contract for deed issued before July 1, 2004, 
 23.25  pursuant to sections 94.09 to 94.16, or any assignment thereof, 
 23.26  executed and acknowledged as provided by law for the execution 
 23.27  and acknowledgment of deeds may be recorded in the office of the 
 23.28  county recorder of any county in the state in the same manner 
 23.29  and with like effect as deeds are therein recorded.  This 
 23.30  contract for deed shall entitle the purchaser thereof, or the 
 23.31  heirs and assigns of the purchaser, to the exclusive possession 
 23.32  of the land therein described, provided its terms have been in 
 23.33  all respects complied with, and the contract for deed and the 
 23.34  record thereof shall be conclusive evidence of title in the 
 23.35  purchaser, or the heirs and assigns of the purchaser, for all 
 23.36  purposes and against all persons, except the state of Minnesota 
 24.1   in case of forfeiture. 
 24.2      (b) When a contract for deed or partial interest in a 
 24.3   contract for deed is assigned, the assignment must be made on a 
 24.4   form provided by the commissioner, executed by the assignor and 
 24.5   assignee, and consented to by the commissioner.  An assignment 
 24.6   of a partial interest must state that payment to date has been 
 24.7   made to the commissioner.  
 24.8      (c) When the assignee satisfies the terms of the assignment 
 24.9   and corresponding terms of the contract for deed, the 
 24.10  commissioner shall issue a deed to the assignee.  
 24.11     Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 94.16, 
 24.12  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 24.13     Subd. 2.  [PAYMENT OF EXPENSES.] A portion of the proceeds 
 24.14  from the sale equal in amount to the survey, appraisal, legal, 
 24.15  advertising, and other expenses incurred by the commissioner of 
 24.16  administration or other state official natural resources in 
 24.17  rendering the property salable shall be remitted to the account 
 24.18  from which the expenses were paid, and are appropriated and 
 24.19  immediately available for expenditure in the same manner as 
 24.20  other money in the account. 
 24.21     Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 
 24.22  525.161, is amended to read: 
 24.23     525.161 [NO SURVIVING SPOUSE OR KINDRED, NOTICES TO 
 24.24  ATTORNEY GENERAL.] 
 24.25     When it appears from the petition or application for 
 24.26  administration of the estate, or otherwise, in a proceeding in 
 24.27  the court that the intestate left surviving no spouse or 
 24.28  kindred, the court shall give notice of such fact and notice of 
 24.29  all subsequent proceedings in such estate to the attorney 
 24.30  general forthwith; and the attorney general shall protect the 
 24.31  interests of the state during the course of administration.  The 
 24.32  residue which escheats to the state shall be transmitted to the 
 24.33  attorney general.  All moneys, stocks, bonds, notes, mortgages 
 24.34  and other securities, and all other personal property so 
 24.35  escheated shall then be given into the custody of the 
 24.36  commissioner of finance who shall immediately credit the moneys 
 25.1   received to the general fund.  The commissioner of finance shall 
 25.2   hold such stocks, bonds, notes, mortgages and other securities, 
 25.3   and all other personal property, subject to such investment, 
 25.4   sale or other disposition as the State Board of Investment may 
 25.5   direct pursuant to section 11A.04, clause (9).  The attorney 
 25.6   general shall immediately report to the State Executive Council 
 25.7   all real property received in the individual escheat, and any 
 25.8   sale or disposition of such real estate shall be made in 
 25.9   accordance with sections 94.09 to 94.16 16B.281 to 16B.287.  
 25.10     Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 
 25.11  525.841, is amended to read: 
 25.12     525.841 [ESCHEAT RETURNED.] 
 25.13     In all such cases the commissioner of finance shall be 
 25.14  furnished with a certified copy of the court's order assigning 
 25.15  the escheated property to the persons entitled thereto, and upon 
 25.16  notification of payment of the estate tax, the commissioner of 
 25.17  finance shall draw a warrant or execute a proper conveyance to 
 25.18  the persons designated in such order.  In the event any 
 25.19  escheated property has been sold pursuant to sections 11A.04, 
 25.20  clause (9), and 11A.10, subdivision 2, or 94.09 to 94.16 16B.281 
 25.21  to 16B.287, then the warrant shall be for the appraised value as 
 25.22  established during the administration of the decedent's estate.  
 25.23  There is hereby annually appropriated from any moneys in the 
 25.24  state treasury not otherwise appropriated an amount sufficient 
 25.25  to make payment to all such designated persons.  No interest 
 25.26  shall be allowed on any amount paid to such persons.  
 25.27     Sec. 41.  [REPEALER.] 
 25.28     Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 92.09; 92.11; and 94.09, 
 25.29  subdivisions 2, 4, 5, and 6, are repealed. 
 25.30     Sec. 42.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
 25.31     Sections 1 to 41 are effective August 1, 2004. 
 25.32                             ARTICLE 2
 25.33                       STATE LAND MANAGEMENT
 25.34     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84.0272, is 
 25.35  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 25.36     Subd. 3.  [MINIMAL VALUE ACQUISITION.] (a) Notwithstanding 
 26.1   subdivision 1, if the commissioner determines that lands or 
 26.2   interests in land have a value less than $5,000, the 
 26.3   commissioner may acquire the lands for the value determined by 
 26.4   the commissioner without an appraisal.  The commissioner shall 
 26.5   make the determination based upon available information 
 26.6   including, but not limited to: 
 26.7      (1) the most recent assessed market value of the land or 
 26.8   interests in land as determined by the county assessor of the 
 26.9   county in which the land or interests in land is located; 
 26.10     (2) a sale price of the land or interests in land, provided 
 26.11  the sale occurred within the past year; 
 26.12     (3) the sale prices of comparable land or interests in land 
 26.13  located in the vicinity and sold within the past year; or 
 26.14     (4) an appraisal of the land or interests in land conducted 
 26.15  within the past year.  
 26.16     (b) In the event the value is minimal, the commissioner may 
 26.17  add a transaction incentive, provided that the sum of the 
 26.18  incentive plus the value of the land does not exceed $1,000. 
 26.19     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84.0272, is 
 26.20  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 26.21     Subd. 4.  [AGREEMENT BY LANDOWNER.] The commissioner shall 
 26.22  utilize the valuation methods prescribed in subdivisions 2 and 3 
 26.23  only with prior consent of the landowner from whom the state 
 26.24  proposes to purchase land or interests in land. 
 26.25     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 86A.05, 
 26.26  subdivision 14, is amended to read: 
 26.27     Subd. 14.  [AQUATIC MANAGEMENT AREAS.] (a) Aquatic 
 26.28  management areas may be established to protect, develop, and 
 26.29  manage lakes, rivers, streams, and adjacent wetlands and lands 
 26.30  that are critical for fish and other aquatic life, for water 
 26.31  quality, and for their intrinsic biological value, public 
 26.32  fishing, or other compatible outdoor recreational uses. 
 26.33     (b) Aquatic management areas may be established to protect 
 26.34  wetland areas under ten acres that are donated to the Department 
 26.35  of Natural Resources.  
 26.36     (c) No unit may be authorized unless it meets one or more 
 27.1   of the following criteria: 
 27.2      (1) provides angler or management access; 
 27.3      (2) protects fish spawning, rearing, or other unique 
 27.4   habitat; 
 27.5      (3) protects aquatic wildlife feeding and nesting areas; 
 27.6      (4) protects critical shoreline habitat; or 
 27.7      (5) provides a site for research on natural history. 
 27.8      (d) Aquatic management areas must be administered by the 
 27.9   commissioner of natural resources in a manner consistent with 
 27.10  the purposes of this subdivision to perpetuate and, if 
 27.11  necessary, reestablish high quality aquatic habitat for 
 27.12  production of fish, wildlife, and other aquatic species.  Public 
 27.13  fishing and other uses shall be consistent with the limitations 
 27.14  of the resource, including the need to preserve adequate 
 27.15  populations and prevent long-term habitat injury or excessive 
 27.16  fish population reduction or increase.  Public access to aquatic 
 27.17  management areas may be closed during certain time periods. 
 27.18     (e) State-owned lands or waters, or any state-owned 
 27.19  interests in lands or waters, acquired before August 1, 2000, 
 27.20  that meet the criteria of this subdivision and that have been 
 27.21  administered by the commissioner of natural resources as fish 
 27.22  management areas or other areas of fishery interest are 
 27.23  authorized as units of the outdoor recreation system upon 
 27.24  designation by the commissioner of natural resources as aquatic 
 27.25  management areas. 
 27.26     Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 92.121, is 
 27.27  amended to read: 
 27.28     92.121 [PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND LANDS.] 
 27.29     The commissioner of natural resources shall exchange 
 27.30  permanent school fund land as defined in the Minnesota 
 27.31  Constitution, article XI, section 8, located in state parks, 
 27.32  state recreation areas, wildlife management areas, scientific 
 27.33  and natural areas, or state waysides or on lands managed by the 
 27.34  commissioner as old growth stands, for other lands as allowed by 
 27.35  the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and section 
 27.36  94.343, subdivision 1, that are compatible with the goal of the 
 28.1   permanent school fund lands in section 127A.31 when, as a result 
 28.2   of management practices applied to the permanent school fund 
 28.3   lands and associated resources, revenue generation has been 
 28.4   diminished or is prohibited and no alternative has been put into 
 28.5   effect to compensate the permanent school fund for the income 
 28.6   losses.  
 28.7      Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 282.01, 
 28.8   subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 28.9      Subd. 3.  [NONCONSERVATION LANDS; APPRAISAL AND SALE.] All 
 28.10  parcels of land classified as nonconservation, except those 
 28.11  which may be reserved, shall be sold as provided, if it is 
 28.12  determined, by the county board of the county in which the 
 28.13  parcels lie, that it is advisable to do so, having in mind their 
 28.14  accessibility, their proximity to existing public improvements, 
 28.15  and the effect of their sale and occupancy on the public 
 28.16  burdens.  Any parcels of land proposed to be sold shall be first 
 28.17  appraised by the county board of the county in which the parcels 
 28.18  lie.  The parcels may be reappraised whenever the county board 
 28.19  deems it necessary to carry out the intent of sections 282.01 to 
 28.20  282.13.  In an appraisal the value of the land and any standing 
 28.21  timber on it shall be separately determined.  No parcel of land 
 28.22  containing any standing timber may be sold until the appraised 
 28.23  value of the timber on it and the sale of the land have been 
 28.24  approved by the commissioner of natural resources.  The 
 28.25  commissioner shall base review of a proposed sale on the policy 
 28.26  and considerations specified in subdivision 1.  The decision of 
 28.27  the commissioner shall be in writing and shall state the reasons 
 28.28  for it.  The county may appeal the decision of the commissioner 
 28.29  in accordance with chapter 14.  
 28.30     In any county in which a state forest or any part of it is 
 28.31  located, the county auditor shall submit to the commissioner at 
 28.32  least 30 60 days before the first publication of the list of 
 28.33  lands to be offered for sale a list of all lands included on the 
 28.34  list which are situated outside of any incorporated municipality.
 28.35  If, at any time before the opening of the sale, the commissioner 
 28.36  notifies the county auditor in writing that there is standing 
 29.1   timber on any parcel of such land, the parcel shall not be sold 
 29.2   unless the requirements of this section respecting the separate 
 29.3   appraisal of the timber and the approval of the appraisal by the 
 29.4   commissioner have been complied with.  The commissioner may 
 29.5   waive the requirement of the 30-day 60-day notice as to any 
 29.6   parcel of land which has been examined and the timber value 
 29.7   approved as required by this section. 
 29.8      If any public improvement is made by a municipality after 
 29.9   any parcel of land has been forfeited to the state for the 
 29.10  nonpayment of taxes, and the improvement is assessed in whole or 
 29.11  in part against the property benefited by it, the clerk of the 
 29.12  municipality shall certify to the county auditor, immediately 
 29.13  upon the determination of the assessments for the improvement, 
 29.14  the total amount that would have been assessed against the 
 29.15  parcel of land if it had been subject to assessment; or if the 
 29.16  public improvement is made, petitioned for, ordered in or 
 29.17  assessed, whether the improvement is completed in whole or in 
 29.18  part, at any time between the appraisal and the sale of the 
 29.19  parcel of land, the cost of the improvement shall be included as 
 29.20  a separate item and added to the appraised value of the parcel 
 29.21  of land at the time it is sold.  No sale of a parcel of land 
 29.22  shall discharge or free the parcel of land from lien for the 
 29.23  special benefit conferred upon it by reason of the public 
 29.24  improvement until the cost of it, including penalties, if any, 
 29.25  is paid.  The county board shall determine the amount, if any, 
 29.26  by which the value of the parcel was enhanced by the improvement 
 29.27  and include the amount as a separate item in fixing the 
 29.28  appraised value for the purpose of sale.  In classifying, 
 29.29  appraising, and selling the lands, the county board may 
 29.30  designate the tracts as assessed and acquired, or may by 
 29.31  resolution provide for the subdivision of the tracts into 
 29.32  smaller units or for the grouping of several tracts into one 
 29.33  tract when the subdivision or grouping is deemed advantageous 
 29.34  for the purpose of sale.  Each such smaller tract or larger 
 29.35  tract must be classified and appraised as such before being 
 29.36  offered for sale.  If any such lands have once been classified, 
 30.1   the board of county commissioners, in its discretion, may, by 
 30.2   resolution, authorize the sale of the smaller tract or larger 
 30.3   tract without reclassification. 
 30.4      Sec. 6.  [ADDITIONS TO BELTRAMI ISLAND STATE FOREST.] 
 30.5      [89.021] [Subd. 5.] [BELTRAMI ISLAND STATE FOREST.] The 
 30.6   following areas are added to Beltrami Island State Forest: 
 30.7      (1) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of 
 30.8   Section 29, Township 156 North, Range 37 West, Beltrami County; 
 30.9   and 
 30.10     (2) the North Half of the Northeast Quarter; the Southwest 
 30.11  Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; and the North Half of the 
 30.12  Northwest Quarter, all in Section 17, Township 156 North, Range 
 30.13  37 West, Beltrami County. 
 30.14     Sec. 7.  [ADDITIONS TO STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS.] 
 30.15     Subdivision 1.  [97A.133] [Subd. 34.] [LEE WILDLIFE 
 30.16  MANAGEMENT AREA, BELTRAMI COUNTY.] The following area is added 
 30.17  to Lee Wildlife Management Area:  the Southwest Quarter of the 
 30.18  Northwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 155 North, Range 38 
 30.19  West, Beltrami County. 
 30.20     Subd. 2.  [97A.133] [Subd. 44.] [RED LAKE WILDLIFE 
 30.21  MANAGEMENT AREA, BELTRAMI COUNTY.] The following area is added 
 30.22  to Red Lake Wildlife Management Area:  the Northeast Quarter of 
 30.23  Section 28, Township 155 North, Range 32 West, Beltrami County. 
 30.24     Subd. 3.  [97A.133] [Subd. 50.] [SAW-WHET WILDLIFE 
 30.25  MANAGEMENT AREA, BELTRAMI COUNTY.] The following area is added 
 30.26  to Saw-Whet Wildlife Management Area:  the Southwest Quarter of 
 30.27  the Southwest Quarter; and the Southwest Quarter of the 
 30.28  Southeast Quarter, all in Section 8, Township 155 North, Range 
 30.29  37 West, Beltrami County. 
 30.30     Sec. 8.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
 30.31     Sections 1 to 7 are effective July 1, 2004. 
 30.32                             ARTICLE 3 
 30.33                             LAND SALES 
 30.34     Section 1.  Laws 1999, chapter 161, section 31, subdivision 
 30.35  3, is amended to read: 
 30.36     Subd. 3.  [APPRAISAL.] (a) An appraisal shall be made in 
 31.1   accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 
 31.2   3, except as modified by this subdivision.  Improvements that 
 31.3   are owned by the lessee shall be appraised separately.  
 31.4      (b) An appraiser shall be selected by the county.  The 
 31.5   appraiser selected shall meet the minimal appraisal standards 
 31.6   established by the federal Farmers Home Administration or the 
 31.7   federal Veterans Administration, and be licensed under Minnesota 
 31.8   Statutes, section 82B.03, and be approved by the department of 
 31.9   natural resources to appraise the property to be sold. 
 31.10     (c) The costs of appraisal shall be allocated by the county 
 31.11  to the lots offered for sale and the successful purchaser on 
 31.12  each lot shall reimburse the county for the appraisal costs 
 31.13  allocated to the lot purchased.  If no one purchases a lot, the 
 31.14  county is responsible for the appraisal cost.  
 31.15     (d) If a leaseholder disagrees with the appraised value of 
 31.16  the land or leasehold improvements, the leaseholder may select 
 31.17  an appraiser that meets the qualifications set forth herein to 
 31.18  reappraise the land and improvements.  The leaseholder must give 
 31.19  notice of its intent to object to the appraised value of the 
 31.20  land and buildings within ten days of the date of the mailing or 
 31.21  service of notice under subdivision 2, paragraph (a).  The 
 31.22  reappraisal must be delivered by the leaseholder to the county 
 31.23  auditor within 60 days of the date of mailing or service of 
 31.24  notice of appraised value under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), or 
 31.25  the initial appraisal shall be conclusive.  The leaseholder is 
 31.26  responsible for the costs of this reappraisal.  If the parcel is 
 31.27  reappraised within the time set forth herein and the county and 
 31.28  the leaseholder fail to agree on the value of the land and 
 31.29  improvements within 30 days of the date of delivery of the 
 31.30  reappraisal by a date set by the county, each of the appraisers 
 31.31  shall agree upon the selection of a third appraiser to conduct a 
 31.32  third appraisal that shall be conclusive as to the value of 
 31.33  the land and improvements.  The cost of this appraisal shall be 
 31.34  paid equally by the county and the leaseholder. 
 31.35     Sec. 2.  Laws 1999, chapter 161, section 31, subdivision 5, 
 31.36  is amended to read: 
 32.1      Subd. 5.  [SURVEY.] (a) Itasca county shall cause each lot 
 32.2   to be surveyed according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 505, and 
 32.3   the Itasca county platting and subdivision ordinance, each lot 
 32.4   prior to offering it for sale by a licensed surveyor.  
 32.5      (b) The costs of survey shall be allocated by the county to 
 32.6   the lots offered for sale and the successful purchaser on each 
 32.7   lot shall reimburse the county for the survey costs allocated to 
 32.8   the lot purchased.  If no one purchases the lot, the county is 
 32.9   responsible for the survey costs.  All surveying must be 
 32.10  conducted by a licensed surveyor.  
 32.11     Sec. 3.  Laws 1999, chapter 161, section 31, subdivision 8, 
 32.12  is amended to read: 
 32.13     Subd. 8.  [SUNSET.] This section expires five years after 
 32.14  the day of final enactment on June 1, 2007. 
 32.15     Sec. 4.  Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 13, 
 32.16  section 16, is amended to read: 
 32.17     Sec. 16.  [PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND; 
 32.18  BELTRAMI COUNTY.] 
 32.19     (a) Notwithstanding the classification and public sale 
 32.20  provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, the 
 32.21  commissioner of natural resources may sell to Waskish township 
 32.22  the consolidated conservation state's interest in land that is 
 32.23  described in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of 
 32.24  Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A and 282. 
 32.25     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 32.26  attorney general and must provide that the land reverts to the 
 32.27  state if it is not used for public airport purposes.  The 
 32.28  conveyance must reserve an easement to ensure public access and 
 32.29  state management access to the public and private lands to the 
 32.30  west and south.  The attorney general may make necessary changes 
 32.31  in the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.  
 32.32  The consideration for the conveyance must not be less than the 
 32.33  appraised value of the land and timber and any survey costs.  
 32.34  Proceeds shall be disposed of according to Minnesota Statutes, 
 32.35  chapter 84A.  No payments made under State Lease Numbered 
 32.36  144-015-0558 will be refunded, but payments made may be credited 
 33.1   against the payments due. 
 33.2      (c) The land and interests in land that may be conveyed is 
 33.3   located in Beltrami county and is described as:  the Southwest 
 33.4   Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; the Northeast Quarter of the 
 33.5   Southwest Quarter; the North 10 acres of the Southeast Quarter 
 33.6   of the Southwest Quarter; and the West 10 acres of the Northwest 
 33.7   Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, all in Section 20, Township 
 33.8   154 North, Range 30 West. 
 33.9      Sec. 5.  [DELETIONS FROM STATE FORESTS.] 
 33.10     Subdivision 1.  [89.021] [Subd. 19.] [FOOT HILLS STATE 
 33.11  FOREST.] The following area is deleted from Foot Hills State 
 33.12  Forest, Cass County:  Lot 4, Section 8, Township 140 North, 
 33.13  Range 31 West, except that part of the East 300 feet thereof 
 33.14  lying north of the centerline of the Hiram Township road known 
 33.15  as Mountain Maple Lane.  A more exact legal description will not 
 33.16  be known until a survey is completed to delineate the sale 
 33.17  parcel from the water access site to be retained.  The portion 
 33.18  of the lot to be sold at public sale does not contain 
 33.19  lakeshore.  The lakeshore will be retained as part of the water 
 33.20  access site. 
 33.21     Subd. 2.  [89.021] [Subd. 21.] [GEORGE WASHINGTON STATE 
 33.22  FOREST.] The following area is deleted from George Washington 
 33.23  State Forest, Itasca County:  that part of the Northeast Quarter 
 33.24  of the Southeast Quarter of Section 1, Township 59 North, Range 
 33.25  25 West, lying northeasterly of County State-Aid Highway 7, 
 33.26  containing 1.20 acres more or less. 
 33.27     Subd. 3.  [89.021] [Subd. 38.] [PAUL BUNYAN STATE 
 33.28  FOREST.] The following area is deleted from Paul Bunyan State 
 33.29  Forest, Hubbard County:  that part of the Southwest Quarter of 
 33.30  the Northwest Quarter, Section 36, Township 142 North, Range 34 
 33.31  West, described as follows:  Beginning at the west quarter 
 33.32  corner of Section 36, Township 142, Range 34, proceed North on 
 33.33  the section line 824.25 feet; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 
 33.34  44 seconds East 100 feet; thence South parallel to the section 
 33.35  line 824.25 feet; thence North 89 degrees 56 minutes 44 seconds 
 33.36  West 100 feet to the point of beginning, comprising 1.89 acres. 
 34.1      Sec. 6.  [DELETION FROM MISSISSIPPI RECREATIONAL RIVER LAND 
 34.2   USE DISTRICT IN WRIGHT COUNTY.] 
 34.3      The following area is deleted from the Mississippi 
 34.4   Recreational River Land Use District in Wright County:  that 
 34.5   part of Government Lots 1 and 2 of Section 14, Government Lot 1 
 34.6   of Section 23, and the Southeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 
 34.7   121 North, Range 23 West, lying beyond 300 feet of the ordinary 
 34.8   high water level of the Mississippi River. 
 34.9      Sec. 7.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; AITKIN 
 34.10  COUNTY.] 
 34.11     (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
 34.12  Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, Aitkin 
 34.13  County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
 34.14  in paragraph (c). 
 34.15     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 34.16  attorney general for no less than the appraised value of the 
 34.17  land. 
 34.18     (c) The land to be sold is located in Aitkin County and is 
 34.19  described as:  208 feet by 208 feet in Government Lot 3, as in 
 34.20  Document #176374, Section 33, Township 45 North, Range 27 West 
 34.21  (PIN 11-0-074000). 
 34.22     (d) The sale corrects an inadvertent trespass and the 
 34.23  county has determined that the county's land management 
 34.24  interests would best be served if the lands were returned to 
 34.25  private ownership. 
 34.26     Sec. 8.  [PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND; 
 34.27  AITKIN COUNTY.] 
 34.28     (a) Notwithstanding the classification and public sale 
 34.29  provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, the 
 34.30  commissioner of natural resources may sell to Shamrock Township 
 34.31  the consolidated conservation land described in paragraph (c) 
 34.32  under the remaining provisions of chapters 84A and 282. 
 34.33     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 34.34  attorney general.  The consideration for the conveyance must be 
 34.35  for no less than the appraised value of the land and timber and 
 34.36  any survey costs.  Proceeds shall be disposed of according to 
 35.1   Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84A. 
 35.2      (c) The land to be sold is located in Aitkin County and is 
 35.3   described as:  that part of the Southeast Quarter of the 
 35.4   Southeast Quarter lying north of the township road in Section 9, 
 35.5   Township 49 North, Range 23 West. 
 35.6      Sec. 9.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 35.7   PUBLIC WATER; AITKIN COUNTY.] 
 35.8      (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 35.9   282.018, subdivision 1, Aitkin County may sell the tax-forfeited 
 35.10  land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c), 
 35.11  under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
 35.12  282. 
 35.13     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 35.14  attorney general.  
 35.15     (c) The land to be sold is located in Aitkin County and is 
 35.16  described as:  the East 400 feet of the West 1,150 feet of 
 35.17  Government Lot 7, Section 3, Township 51 North, Range 23 West 
 35.18  (PIN 06-0-005200). 
 35.19     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 35.20  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 35.21  returned to private ownership. 
 35.22     Sec. 10.  [PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; BELTRAMI 
 35.23  COUNTY.] 
 35.24     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 94.10, the 
 35.25  commissioner of natural resources may sell by public sale, for 
 35.26  less than the appraised value, the surplus land that is 
 35.27  described in paragraph (c). 
 35.28     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 35.29  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 35.30  changes in the legal description to correct errors and ensure 
 35.31  accuracy. 
 35.32     (c) The land to be sold is located in Beltrami County and 
 35.33  is described as:  the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter 
 35.34  of Section 32 and the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter 
 35.35  of Section 33, all in Township 147 North, Range 34 West. 
 35.36     (d) The land described in paragraph (c) is a former gravel 
 36.1   pit and the commissioner of natural resources has determined 
 36.2   that the land is no longer necessary for natural resource 
 36.3   purposes.  The land has been offered at public auction and 
 36.4   received no bids. 
 36.5      Sec. 11.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 36.6   PUBLIC WATER; CHISAGO COUNTY.] 
 36.7      (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 36.8   282.018, subdivision 1, Chisago County may sell the 
 36.9   tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in 
 36.10  paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
 36.11  Statutes, chapter 282. 
 36.12     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 36.13  attorney general.  
 36.14     (c) The land to be sold is located in Chisago County and is 
 36.15  described as: 
 36.16     (1) an undivided 4/7th interest in and to that part of 
 36.17  Government Lot 3 described as follows:  Beginning at the 
 36.18  southwest corner of the recorded plat of Bergquist's Beach; 
 36.19  thence South 64 degrees 16 minutes East, along the southerly 
 36.20  line of Bergquist's Beach, a distance of 216 feet more or less 
 36.21  to the high water line of North Center Lake; thence southerly 
 36.22  along the high water line of the bay to North Center Lake, a 
 36.23  distance of 300 feet more or less, to the point of intersection 
 36.24  with the southerly projection of the westerly line of 
 36.25  Bergquist's Beach; thence North 16 degrees 18 minutes East along 
 36.26  said southerly projection of the westerly line of Bergquist's 
 36.27  Beach a distance of 50 feet more or less to the point of 
 36.28  beginning, Section 21, Township 34, Range 21; 
 36.29     (2) all that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest 
 36.30  Quarter lying south of the centerline of County Ditch No. 5, 
 36.31  Section 9, Township 34, Range 21; 
 36.32     (3) the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast 
 36.33  Quarter, Section 32, Township 33, Range 21; 
 36.34     (4) that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast 
 36.35  Quarter described as follows:  Beginning at the center of 
 36.36  Section 32; thence South along the north/south quarter line of 
 37.1   Section 32, 446 feet; thence East deflecting 90 degrees to the 
 37.2   left 126.20 feet to the point of beginning on the easterly 
 37.3   right-of-way line of Trunk Highway No. 61; thence continuing 
 37.4   East along the easterly projection of the last described course 
 37.5   469.20 feet to a point 595.40 feet East of the west line of the 
 37.6   Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence North 
 37.7   deflecting 90 degrees to the left 178.20 feet; thence East 
 37.8   deflecting 90 degrees to the right 725 feet more or less to the 
 37.9   east line of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of 
 37.10  Section 32; thence southerly along said east line 1,059.00 feet 
 37.11  more or less to the southeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of 
 37.12  the Southeast Quarter of Section 32; thence westerly along the 
 37.13  south line of the Northwest Quarter of Southeast Quarter of 
 37.14  Section 32, 1,125.00 feet more or less to the easterly 
 37.15  right-of-way line of Trunk Highway No. 61; thence northerly 
 37.16  along said easterly right-of-way line 903.00 feet more or less 
 37.17  to the point of beginning.  Except that part beginning at the 
 37.18  center of Section 32; thence South 446 feet; thence East 595.40 
 37.19  feet; thence North 178.20 feet to the point of beginning; thence 
 37.20  continuing East 725 feet; thence South 301 feet; thence West 725 
 37.21  feet; thence North 301 feet to the point of beginning, Section 
 37.22  32, Township 33, Range 21; 
 37.23     (5) that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast 
 37.24  Quarter described as follows:  Beginning at the northeast corner 
 37.25  of Section 29; thence West 49 feet; thence South 156 feet; 
 37.26  thence East 49 feet; thence North 156 feet to the point of 
 37.27  beginning; and also beginning 3 rods west of the northeast 
 37.28  corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of 
 37.29  Section 29; thence West 140 feet; thence South to the center of 
 37.30  Goose Creek; thence following the center of Goose Creek to a 
 37.31  point directly South of the point of beginning; thence North to 
 37.32  the point of beginning, Section 29, Township 36, Range 21; and 
 37.33     (6) Outlot E of Kates Estates. 
 37.34     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 37.35  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 37.36  returned to private ownership. 
 38.1      Sec. 12.  [PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; COOK COUNTY.] 
 38.2      (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 
 38.3   94.09, and 94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell 
 38.4   the surplus land and buildings bordering on public waters that 
 38.5   are described in paragraph (c). 
 38.6      (b) The sale must be in a form approved by the attorney 
 38.7   general for consideration no less than the appraised value of 
 38.8   the land and buildings.  The conveyance shall reserve an 
 38.9   easement to the state along the waterfront for angling and 
 38.10  management purposes and an access easement across said lands to 
 38.11  ensure ingress and egress to the public for access to the Flute 
 38.12  Reed River, which is a designated trout stream.  The exact 
 38.13  location and legal description of the easements shall be 
 38.14  determined by the commissioner of natural resources. 
 38.15     (c) The land to be sold is located in Cook County and 
 38.16  described as:  Part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest 
 38.17  Quarter, Section 20, Township 62 North, Range 4 East, beginning 
 38.18  at the quarter post between Sections 17 and 20; thence running 
 38.19  South 16 rods (264 feet); thence West 10 rods (165 feet); thence 
 38.20  North 16 rods (264 feet); thence East 10 rods (165 feet) to the 
 38.21  place of beginning.  That portion of the Northeast Quarter of 
 38.22  the Northwest Quarter, Section 20, Township 62 North, Range 4 
 38.23  East, described as follows:  Starting from a point on the east 
 38.24  line of said forty-acre tract 264 feet South of the northeast 
 38.25  corner thereof as the point of beginning; thence West 165 feet 
 38.26  along the south line of the tract of land heretofore deeded by 
 38.27  the grantors herein to the town of Hovland, which deed is 
 38.28  recorded in the office of the register of deeds of Cook County, 
 38.29  in Book R of Deeds on page 262 thereof; thence West five feet; 
 38.30  thence South 115 feet more or less to the north bank of Flute 
 38.31  Reed River; thence southeasterly along the north bank of said 
 38.32  river 214 feet more or less to the east line of the above 
 38.33  described forty-acre tract; thence North along said east line 
 38.34  237 feet more or less to the point of beginning. 
 38.35     (d) The parcel described in paragraph (c) is removed from 
 38.36  the Grand Portage State Forest. 
 39.1      (e) The parcel described in paragraph (c) is a former 
 39.2   forestry office site and it has been determined that this site 
 39.3   is no longer needed for natural resources purposes. 
 39.4      Sec. 13.  [LAND EXCHANGE; COOK COUNTY.] 
 39.5      (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 94.344, 
 39.6   subdivision 3, Cook County may, with the approval of the Land 
 39.7   Exchange Board as required under the Minnesota Constitution, 
 39.8   article XI, section 10, and according to the remaining 
 39.9   provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 to 93.348, 
 39.10  determine the value of the land to be exchanged that is 
 39.11  described in paragraph (b) by including the value of the 
 39.12  buildings and improvements located on the land. 
 39.13     (b) The land to be obtained by Cook County from the United 
 39.14  States in the exchange is all in Section 30, Township 66 North, 
 39.15  Range 4 West, described as: 
 39.16     (1) that part of Government Lot 6 described as follows: 
 39.17     Commencing at the point created by the intersection of the 
 39.18     north line of Lot 6 at the west line of the public landing 
 39.19     as the point of beginning; thence South on the west line of 
 39.20     said public landing tract a distance of 100.00 feet 
 39.21     (measured at right angles); thence West parallel to the 
 39.22     north line of Lot 6 for 215.00 feet; thence due North 
 39.23     100.00 feet to the north line of Lot 6; thence East on the 
 39.24     north line of Lot 6 a distance of 225.00 feet, more or 
 39.25     less, to the point of beginning, which is also described as:
 39.26     Assuming the north boundary of said Government Lot 6 to lie 
 39.27     South 88 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East from the iron 
 39.28     pipe which is on the east end of said north boundary, then 
 39.29     North 88 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West along said 
 39.30     north boundary a distance of 384.75 feet to the point of 
 39.31     beginning; thence South 16 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds 
 39.32     West a distance of 103.06 feet; thence North 88 degrees 30 
 39.33     minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 215.00 feet; thence 
 39.34     North 00 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 
 39.35     100.00 feet to a point which lies on the north boundary; 
 39.36     thence South 88 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East along 
 40.1      said north boundary a distance of 239.93 feet back to the 
 40.2      point of beginning; and 
 40.3      (2) that part of Government Lot 7 described as follows: 
 40.4      Assuming the south boundary of Government Lot 7 to lie 
 40.5      South 88 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East and from the 
 40.6      iron pipe which is on the east end of said south boundary, 
 40.7      run North 88 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West along said 
 40.8      south boundary a distance of 346.53 feet to the point of 
 40.9      beginning; thence continue North 88 degrees 30 minutes 00 
 40.10     seconds West along said south boundary a distance of 388.17 
 40.11     feet; thence North 03 degrees 16 minutes 36 seconds West a 
 40.12     distance of 183.65 feet; thence North 23 degrees 01 minute 
 40.13     18 seconds East a distance of 113.59 feet; thence North 68 
 40.14     degrees 27 minutes 48 seconds East a distance of 225.73 
 40.15     feet; thence North 75 degrees 27 minutes 57 seconds East a 
 40.16     distance of 88.62 feet; thence North 82 degrees 47 minutes 
 40.17     51 seconds East to the shore of Saganaga Lake; thence 
 40.18     southwesterly along the shoreline to a point which lies on 
 40.19     the north boundary of the county public landing; thence 
 40.20     South 38 degrees 19 minutes 12 seconds West along said 
 40.21     northerly boundary of the county public landing a distance 
 40.22     of 90 feet, more of less; thence South 57 degrees 28 
 40.23     minutes 36 seconds West along said northerly boundary of 
 40.24     the county public landing a distance of 169.25 feet; thence 
 40.25     South 47 degrees 38 minutes 48 seconds East along the 
 40.26     southwesterly boundary of the county public landing a 
 40.27     distance of 92.42 feet back to the point of beginning. 
 40.28     [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
 40.29  following final enactment. 
 40.30     Sec. 14.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 40.31  PUBLIC WATER; CROW WING COUNTY.] 
 40.32     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 40.33  282.018, subdivision 1, Crow Wing County may sell the 
 40.34  tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in 
 40.35  paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
 40.36  Statutes, chapter 282. 
 41.1      (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 41.2   attorney general.  
 41.3      (c) The land to be sold is located in Crow Wing County and 
 41.4   is described as:  undivided 1/3 interest in the Northwest 
 41.5   Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 8, Township 45 North, 
 41.6   Range 28 West. 
 41.7      (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 41.8   management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 41.9   returned to private ownership. 
 41.10     Sec. 15.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING ON 
 41.11  PUBLIC WATER OR WETLANDS; HENNEPIN COUNTY.] 
 41.12     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 
 41.13  103F.535, and 282.018, subdivision 1, Hennepin County may 
 41.14  subdivide a larger tract of tax-forfeited land bordering Avalon 
 41.15  Channel, Black Lake, Lake Minnetonka, and described as Lot 18, 
 41.16  also Lots 29 to 32 inclusive, Block 24, "Seton," situated in the 
 41.17  city of Mound and may sell the portion of the parcel of 
 41.18  tax-forfeited lands bordering public water or natural wetlands 
 41.19  that is described in paragraph (c) according to this section. 
 41.20     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 41.21  attorney general and must be subject to restrictions imposed by 
 41.22  the commissioner of natural resources, including but not limited 
 41.23  to the requirement that no new structures, other than docks, 
 41.24  shall be allowed on the portion of the parcel Hennepin County 
 41.25  may sell, and further requirement that the balance of the 
 41.26  tax-forfeited parcel not sold shall remain in city park status.  
 41.27  The land described in paragraph (c) must be sold under the 
 41.28  alternate sale provisions in Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, 
 41.29  subdivision 7a. 
 41.30     (c) The parcel of land that may be sold is described as: 
 41.31  that part of Lot 29, Block 24, "Seton," lying easterly of the 
 41.32  northerly extension of the west line of the East 10 feet of Lot 
 41.33  4, Block 1, Avalon. 
 41.34     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 41.35  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 41.36  returned to private ownership. 
 42.1      [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
 42.2   following final enactment and upon delivery by the city of Mound 
 42.3   to the Hennepin County auditor a deed reconveying portions of 
 42.4   tax-forfeited land to the state of Minnesota for that portion 
 42.5   described in paragraph (c) that may be sold by Hennepin County. 
 42.6      Sec. 16.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ITASCA 
 42.7   COUNTY.] 
 42.8      (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
 42.9   Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, Itasca 
 42.10  County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
 42.11  in paragraph (c) to an adjoining landowner to resolve an 
 42.12  encroachment. 
 42.13     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 42.14  attorney general for consideration no less than the appraised 
 42.15  value of the land. 
 42.16     (c) The land to be sold is located in Itasca County and is 
 42.17  described as:  the North 150 feet of the East 175 feet of 
 42.18  Government Lot 8, Section 21, Township 55 North, Range 26 West. 
 42.19     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 42.20  management interests would best be served if the parcel was 
 42.21  returned to private ownership. 
 42.22     Sec. 17.  [PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND; 
 42.23  LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY.] 
 42.24     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A, 94, 
 42.25  and 282, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by 
 42.26  private sale the surplus land described in paragraph (c) 
 42.27  according to this section. 
 42.28     (b) The sale must be in a form approved by the attorney 
 42.29  general and may be for less than the appraised value.  The 
 42.30  attorney general may make necessary changes in the legal 
 42.31  description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.  Proceeds 
 42.32  shall be disposed of according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
 42.33  84A. 
 42.34     (c) The land to be sold is located in Lake of the Woods 
 42.35  County and described as:  1 acre, more or less, located in the 
 42.36  North Half of the North Half of Northeast Quarter of the 
 43.1   Northwest Quarter, Section 23, Township 160 North, Range 33 
 43.2   West, known as Potamo Cemetery. 
 43.3      (d) The land described in paragraph (c) is a burial ground 
 43.4   and thus not suitable for natural resource purposes. 
 43.5      Sec. 18.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TRUST FUND LAND BORDERING PUBLIC 
 43.6   WATER; MILLE LACS COUNTY.] 
 43.7      (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the 
 43.8   commissioner of natural resources may sell by public sale the 
 43.9   school trust fund land bordering public water that is described 
 43.10  in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions in Minnesota 
 43.11  Statutes, chapter 92.  
 43.12     (b) The conveyance shall be in a form approved by the 
 43.13  attorney general for consideration no less than the appraised 
 43.14  value of the land.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 43.15  changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure 
 43.16  accuracy. 
 43.17     (c) The land that may be sold is located in Mille Lacs 
 43.18  County and is described as follows:  Lot 2, Section 16, Township 
 43.19  42 North, Range 26 West. 
 43.20     (d) The commissioner of natural resources has determined 
 43.21  that the land is no longer needed for any natural resource 
 43.22  purpose and that the state's land management interests would 
 43.23  best be served if the land was sold. 
 43.24     Sec. 19.  [PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING 
 43.25  PUBLIC WATER; MILLE LACS COUNTY.] 
 43.26     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the 
 43.27  commissioner of natural resources may sell by public sale the 
 43.28  surplus state land bordering public water that is described in 
 43.29  paragraph (c) under the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, 
 43.30  chapter 94, or Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 1, 
 43.31  article 1, section 31.  
 43.32     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 43.33  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 43.34  changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure 
 43.35  accuracy. 
 43.36     (c) The land that may be sold is located in Mille Lacs 
 44.1   County and is described as:  Government Lots 1 and 2 of Section 
 44.2   21, Township 43 North, Range 27 West, except the south 560 feet 
 44.3   of said Government Lot 2 lying between U.S. Highway No. 169 and 
 44.4   Mille Lacs Lake; also except the north 205.97 feet of said 
 44.5   Government Lot 1 lying west of the westerly right-of-way line of 
 44.6   U.S. Highway No. 169; also except that portion taken for trunk 
 44.7   highway purposes in addition to the existing highway, together 
 44.8   with all right of access being the right of ingress to and 
 44.9   egress from all that portion of the above-described property to 
 44.10  Trunk Highway No. 169. 
 44.11     (d) The commissioner has determined that the state's land 
 44.12  management interests would best be served if the land was sold. 
 44.13     Sec. 20.  [CONVEYANCE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; OLMSTED 
 44.14  COUNTY.] 
 44.15     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 to 
 44.16  94.16, the commissioner of administration shall convey to the 
 44.17  city of Rochester for no consideration the surplus land that is 
 44.18  described in paragraph (c). 
 44.19     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 44.20  attorney general. 
 44.21     (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Olmsted County 
 44.22  and is described as: 
 44.23     All that part of the Southwest Quarter and all that part of 
 44.24     the West Half of the Southeast Quarter, in Section 5, 
 44.25     Township 106 North, Range 13 West, Olmsted County, 
 44.26     Minnesota which lies south of Trunk Highway No. 14; also, 
 44.27     all that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast 
 44.28     Quarter in Section 6, Township 106 North, Range 13 West, 
 44.29     Olmsted County, Minnesota which lies south of Trunk Highway 
 44.30     No. 14; containing in all approximately 175 acres. 
 44.31     (d) The commissioner has determined that the land is no 
 44.32  longer needed for any state purpose and that the state's land 
 44.33  management interests would best be served if the land was 
 44.34  conveyed to and used by the city of Rochester. 
 44.35     Sec. 21.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 44.36  PUBLIC WATER; ROCK COUNTY.] 
 45.1      (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 45.2   282.018, subdivision 1, Rock County may sell the tax-forfeited 
 45.3   land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c), 
 45.4   under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
 45.5   282. 
 45.6      (b) A deed restriction shall be a part of the sale that 
 45.7   prevents any tillage or building construction on the property 
 45.8   and grazing shall be limited to stocking rates approved by the 
 45.9   United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources 
 45.10  Conservation Service. 
 45.11     (c) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 45.12  attorney general.  
 45.13     (d) The land to be sold is located in Rock County and is 
 45.14  described as:  the North 580.08 feet of the South 2112.08 feet 
 45.15  of the East 875 feet of the SE 1/4 of Section 26, Township 104 
 45.16  North, Range 44 West. 
 45.17     (e) The county has determined that the county's land 
 45.18  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 45.19  returned to private ownership. 
 45.20     [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
 45.21  following final enactment. 
 45.22     Sec. 22.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 45.23  PUBLIC WATER; ROSEAU COUNTY.] 
 45.24     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 45.25  282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
 45.26  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Roseau County may convey to a 
 45.27  public entity for no consideration the tax-forfeited land 
 45.28  bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c) or may 
 45.29  sell the land to a public entity for the appraised value. 
 45.30     (b) The conveyance or sale must be in a form approved by 
 45.31  the attorney general.  A conveyance for no consideration must 
 45.32  provide that the land reverts to the state if the public entity 
 45.33  stops using the land for a public purpose. 
 45.34     (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Roseau County and 
 45.35  is described as: 
 45.36     (1) Lot 2, Soler Township, Section 2, Township 162 North, 
 46.1   Range 43 West; 
 46.2      (2) Lot 3, Soler Township, Section 2, Township 162 North, 
 46.3   Range 43 West; 
 46.4      (3) Lot 4, Soler Township, Section 2, Township 162 North, 
 46.5   Range 43 West; 
 46.6      (4) the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 
 46.7   18, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; 
 46.8      (5) the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 
 46.9   27, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; 
 46.10     (6) the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 
 46.11  27, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; and 
 46.12     (7) the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 
 46.13  34, Township 163 North, Range 44 West.  
 46.14     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 46.15  management interests would best be served if the land were 
 46.16  conveyed to a public entity. 
 46.17     Sec. 23.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 46.18  PUBLIC WATER; ROSEAU COUNTY.] 
 46.19     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 46.20  282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
 46.21  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Roseau County may convey to a 
 46.22  public entity for no consideration, sell to a public entity for 
 46.23  the appraised value, or sell by public sale under the remaining 
 46.24  provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, the tax-forfeited 
 46.25  land bordering public water described in paragraph (c). 
 46.26     (b) The conveyance or sale must be in a form approved by 
 46.27  the attorney general and reserve an easement for potential trail 
 46.28  purposes and a road easement across the Southeast Quarter of the 
 46.29  Northeast Quarter of Section 18, Township 163, Range 44, to 
 46.30  provide access to state lands and the Roseau River Access. 
 46.31     (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Roseau County and 
 46.32  described as: 
 46.33     (1) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 
 46.34  18, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; 
 46.35     (2) the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 
 46.36  18, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; 
 47.1      (3) the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 
 47.2   18, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; 
 47.3      (4) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 
 47.4   18, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; 
 47.5      (5) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 
 47.6   18, Township 163 North, Range 44 West; and 
 47.7      (6) the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 
 47.8   27, Township 163 North, Range 44 West. 
 47.9      (d) The county has determined that the county's best 
 47.10  interests would be served if the land were conveyed to an 
 47.11  outside interest subject to the trail and road easements. 
 47.12     Sec. 24.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
 47.13  PUBLIC WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
 47.14     (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
 47.15  282.018, subdivision 1, St. Louis County may sell the 
 47.16  tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in 
 47.17  paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
 47.18  Statutes, chapter 282. 
 47.19     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 47.20  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 47.21  changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure 
 47.22  accuracy. 
 47.23     (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and 
 47.24  is described as: 
 47.25     (1) NE1/4 of SW1/4, Section 19, T52N, R20W; 
 47.26     (2) NE1/4 of NE1/4 and NW1/4 of NE1/4 ex part wly of 
 47.27  centerline of County Rd #44, Section 22, T56N, R12W; 
 47.28     (3) that part of NE1/4 of SE1/4 lying S of Floodwood River, 
 47.29  Section 19, T52N, R20W; 
 47.30     (4) NW1/4 of SE1/4 ex W1/2 and E165 ft of W1/2 of NW1/4 of 
 47.31  SE1/4, Section 5, T51N, R13W; 
 47.32     (5) NE1/4 of SW1/4 inc E1/2 of NW1/4 of SW1/4, Section 32, 
 47.33  T52N, R14W; 
 47.34     (6) that part of SW1/4 of SE1/4 lying W of county rd ex sly 
 47.35  2 ac, Section 21, T56N, R18W; and 
 47.36     (7) Lot 7 ex part lying S and E of centerline of Co Rd 
 48.1   #609, Section 1, T56N, R16W. 
 48.2      (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 48.3   management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 48.4   returned to private ownership. 
 48.5      (e) For the NE1/4 of NE1/4 and NW1/4 of NE1/4 ex part wly 
 48.6   of centerline of County Rd #44, Section 22, T56N, R12W and the 
 48.7   NW1/4 of SE1/4 ex W1/2 and E165 ft of W1/2 of NW1/4 of the SE1/4 
 48.8   of Section 5, T51N, R13W, the county shall grant an easement to 
 48.9   the state to the bed of the designated trout stream or tributary 
 48.10  and a strip of land no wider than will be enclosed between the 
 48.11  top edge of the streambank and a line parallel thereto and 66 
 48.12  feet distance therefrom on either side of the stream as it 
 48.13  crosses St. Louis County tax-forfeited land for the purpose of 
 48.14  fish stocking and the development of fish habitat in the 
 48.15  described area, including tree planting, fencing, erosion 
 48.16  control, installation of instream structures, posting of signs, 
 48.17  and other improvements as deemed necessary and angling by the 
 48.18  public in the described area. 
 48.19     (f) For the NE1/4 of SW1/4, Section 19, T52N, R20W and that 
 48.20  part of NE1/4 of SE1/4 lying S of Floodwood River, Section 19, 
 48.21  T52N, R20W, the county shall grant to the state an easement to 
 48.22  the bed of the stream and a strip of land no wider than will be 
 48.23  enclosed between the top edge of the streambank and a line 
 48.24  parallel thereto and 50 feet distance therefrom on either side 
 48.25  of the Floodwood River as it crosses the St. Louis County 
 48.26  tax-forfeited land for the purpose of fish stocking and the 
 48.27  development of fish habitat in the described area, including 
 48.28  tree planting, fencing, erosion control, installation of 
 48.29  instream structures, posting of signs, and other improvements as 
 48.30  deemed necessary and angling by the public in the described area.
 48.31     (g) For the NE1/4 of SW1/4 inc E1/2 of NW1/4 of SW1/4, 
 48.32  Section 32, T52N, R14W, the county shall grant to the state an 
 48.33  easement to the bed of the stream and a strip of land no wider 
 48.34  than will be enclosed between the top edge of the streambank and 
 48.35  a line parallel thereto and 50 feet distance therefrom on either 
 48.36  side of the inlet stream to Fish Lake Reservoir as it crosses 
 49.1   the St. Louis County tax-forfeited land for the purpose of fish 
 49.2   stocking and the development of fish habitat in the described 
 49.3   area, including tree planting, fencing, erosion control, 
 49.4   installation of instream structures, posting of signs, and other 
 49.5   improvements as deemed necessary and angling by the public in 
 49.6   the described area. 
 49.7      (h) For Lot 7 ex part lying S and E of centerline of Co Rd 
 49.8   #609, Section 1, T56N, R16W, the county shall grant to the state 
 49.9   an easement of 66 feet from the ordinary high water mark of Mud 
 49.10  Hen Lake for the purpose of providing protection of riparian 
 49.11  vegetation, angler access for fishing, and DNR access for 
 49.12  habitat improvement. 
 49.13     Sec. 25.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS 
 49.14  COUNTY.] 
 49.15     (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
 49.16  Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, St. Louis 
 49.17  County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
 49.18  in paragraph (c). 
 49.19     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 49.20  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 49.21  changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure 
 49.22  accuracy. 
 49.23     (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and 
 49.24  is described as: 
 49.25     (1) part of SE1/4 of SE1/4 lying within 33 ft on each side 
 49.26  of a line comm at E1/4 cor of sec; thence wly on E-W1/4 line 
 49.27  with an assumed azimuth of 269 degrees 06 minutes 51 seconds 
 49.28  384.05 ft; thence at an azimuth of 204 degrees 41 minutes 21 
 49.29  seconds 1179.68 ft; thence at an azimuth of 205 degrees 41 
 49.30  minutes 50 seconds 288 ft to N line of forty and the point of 
 49.31  beg; thence continue on previous azimuth 660 ft to W line of 
 49.32  forty, Section 11, T51N, R15W; 
 49.33     (2) NW1/4 of NE1/4 ex part lying E of a line 33 ft ely of a 
 49.34  line beg on N line at an azimuth of 269 degrees 6 minutes 49 
 49.35  seconds 361.54 ft from NE cor; thence at an azimuth of 205 
 49.36  degrees 41 minutes 0 seconds 1217.71 ft; thence at an azimuth of 
 50.1   128 degrees 43 minutes 18 seconds 362 ft to S line and ex part 
 50.2   lying W of a line which is 33 ft W of above described line, 
 50.3   Section 14, T51N, R15W; and 
 50.4      (3) that part of NE1/4 of SE1/4 lying within 33 ft ely and 
 50.5   33 ft wly of following desc line comm at E quarter cor of Sect 
 50.6   11; thence wly on E-W quarter line which has an assumed azimuth 
 50.7   (0 degrees N) of 269 degrees 6 minutes 51 seconds for 384.05 ft 
 50.8   to pt of beg of desc line; thence at an azimuth of 204 degrees 
 50.9   41 minutes 21 seconds for 1179.68 ft; thence at an azimuth of 
 50.10  205 degrees 41 minutes 50 seconds for 288 ft to S line of forty, 
 50.11  Section 11, T51N, R15W. 
 50.12     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 50.13  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 50.14  returned to private ownership. 
 50.15     Sec. 26.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS 
 50.16  COUNTY.] 
 50.17     (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
 50.18  Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, St. Louis 
 50.19  County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
 50.20  in paragraph (c). 
 50.21     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 50.22  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 50.23  changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure 
 50.24  accuracy.  The county may sell the undivided 17/32 interest in 
 50.25  the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and the Northwest 
 50.26  Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 34, Township 59 North, 
 50.27  Range 18 West, by private sale notwithstanding Minnesota 
 50.28  Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 8, and the public sale 
 50.29  provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, under the 
 50.30  remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, subject 
 50.31  to the approval of the commissioner of natural resources.  For 
 50.32  the undivided 17/32 interest in the Northeast Quarter of the 
 50.33  Southeast Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast 
 50.34  Quarter, all in Section 34, Township 59 North, Range 18 West, 
 50.35  the conveyance must provide that the land is subject to the 
 50.36  terms and conditions of State Taconite Iron Ore Mining Lease 
 51.1   Numbered T-5036.  The commissioner of natural resources may 
 51.2   approve sale upon a determination that the taconite resource has 
 51.3   been removed from the land to be sold. 
 51.4      (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and 
 51.5   is described as: 
 51.6      (1) NW1/4 of SE1/4, Section 34, T59N, R18W (17/32 undivided 
 51.7   interest); 
 51.8      (2) NE1/4 of SE1/4, Section 34, T59N, R18W; 
 51.9      (3) NE1/4 of SW1/4, Section 34, T59N, R18W; and 
 51.10     (4) SE1/4 of NW1/4, Section 34, T59N, R18W. 
 51.11     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 51.12  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 51.13  returned to private ownership for stockpiling use. 
 51.14     Sec. 27.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS 
 51.15  COUNTY.] 
 51.16     (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
 51.17  Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, St. Louis 
 51.18  County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
 51.19  in paragraph (c). 
 51.20     (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 51.21  attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 51.22  changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure 
 51.23  accuracy. 
 51.24     (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and 
 51.25  is described as: 
 51.26     (1) the easterly 240.00 feet of the southerly 380.00 feet 
 51.27  of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 4, 
 51.28  Township 62 North, Range 13 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota.  
 51.29  This parcel contains 2.08 acres more or less; and 
 51.30     (2) the westerly 360.00 feet of the southerly 380.00 feet 
 51.31  of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 4, 
 51.32  Township 62 North, Range 13 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota.  
 51.33  This parcel contains 3.14 acres more or less. 
 51.34     (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
 51.35  management interests would best be served if the lands were 
 51.36  returned to private ownership. 
 52.1      Sec. 28.  [PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING 
 52.2   PUBLIC WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
 52.3      (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the 
 52.4   commissioner of natural resources may sell by public sale the 
 52.5   surplus state land bordering public water that is described in 
 52.6   paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
 52.7   Statutes, chapter 92. 
 52.8      (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
 52.9   attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
 52.10  changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure 
 52.11  accuracy. 
 52.12     (c) The land that may be sold is located in St. Louis 
 52.13  County and is described as:  Outlot A, Lake Leander Homesite 
 52.14  Plat No. 1, Section 16, Township 60 North, Range 19 West. 
 52.15     (d) The conveyance shall also reserve an access easement 
 52.16  across the land to ensure access to Lot 11, Block 1 of Lake 
 52.17  Leander Homesite Plat No. 1. 
 52.18     (e) The commissioner has determined that the state's land 
 52.19  management interests would best be served if the land was sold.