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HF 3502

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/08/2018 02:31pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; modifying licensing requirements; modifying
commissioner's duties; providing for training and licensing of wildland firefighters;
prohibiting bear feeding; modifying Wildfire Act; modifying tagging requirements
for gear used in commercial fishing; modifying restrictions on using cast nets;
modifying penalties related to approved firewood; providing for legal counsel to
vacate roads; providing for lease security; modifying requirements of public land
sales; adding to and deleting from state parks, recreation areas, and forests;
providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 88.10,
by adding a subdivision; 88.75, subdivision 1; 89.551; 92.50, by adding a
subdivision; 94.10, subdivision 2; 97A.051, subdivision 2; 97A.433, subdivisions
4, 5; 97C.345, subdivision 3a; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, sections
84.01, subdivision 6; 84D.03, subdivisions 3, 4; 89.17; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97B; repealing Laws 2008, chapter 368, article
1, section 21, subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 84.01, subdivision 6, is amended
to read:


Subd. 6.

Legal counsel.

The commissioner of natural resources may appoint attorneys
or outside counsel to render title opinions, represent the department in severed mineral
interest forfeiture actions brought pursuant to section 93.55, and, notwithstanding any statute
to the contrary, represent the state in quiet title or title registration actions affecting land or
interests in land administered by the commissionernew text begin and in all proceedings relating to road
vacations
new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 84D.03, subdivision 3, is amended
to read:


Subd. 3.

Bait harvest from infested waters.

(a) Taking wild animals from infested
waters for bait or aquatic farm purposes is prohibited except as provided in paragraph (b),
(c), or (d) and section 97C.341.

(b) In waters that are listed as infested waters, except those listed as infested with
prohibited invasive species of fish or certifiable diseases of fish, as defined under section
17.4982, subdivision 6, taking wild animals may be permitted for:

(1) commercial taking of wild animals for bait and aquatic farm purposes as provided
in a permit issued under section 84D.11, subject to rules adopted by the commissioner; and

(2) bait purposes for noncommercial personal use in waters that contain Eurasian
watermilfoil, when the infested waters are listed solely because they contain Eurasian
watermilfoil and if the equipment for taking is limited to cylindrical minnow traps not
exceeding 16 inches in diameter and 32 inches in length.

(c) In streams or rivers that are listed as infested waters, except those listed as infested
with certifiable diseases of fish, as defined under section 17.4982, subdivision 6, the harvest
of bullheads, goldeyes, mooneyes, sheepshead (freshwater drum), and suckers for bait by
hook and line for noncommercial personal use is allowed as follows:

(1) fish taken under this paragraph must be used on the same body of water where caught
and while still on that water body. Where the river or stream is divided by barriers such as
dams, the fish must be caught and used on the same section of the river or stream;

(2) fish taken under this paragraph may not be transported live from or off the water
body;

(3) fish harvested under this paragraph may only be used in accordance with this section;

(4) any other use of wild animals used for bait from infested waters is prohibited;

(5) fish taken under this paragraph must meet all other size restrictions and requirements
as established in rules; and

(6) all species listed under this paragraph shall be included in the person's daily limit as
established in rules, if applicable.

(d) In the new text beginMinnesota River downstream of Granite Falls, the new text endMississippi River
downstream of St. Anthony Fallsnew text begin,new text end and the St. Croix River downstream of the dam at Taylors
Falls, including portions described as Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary waters in Minnesota
Rules, part 6266.0500, subpart 1, items A and B, the harvest of gizzard shad by cast net for
noncommercial personal use as bait for angling, as provided in a permit issued under section
84D.11, is allowed as follows:

(1) nontarget species must immediately be returned to the water;

(2) gizzard shad taken under this paragraph must be used on the same body of water
where caught and while still on that water body. Where the river is divided by barriers such
as dams, the gizzard shad must be caught and used on the same section of the river;

(3) gizzard shad taken under this paragraph may not be transported off the water body;
and

(4) gizzard shad harvested under this paragraph may only be used in accordance with
this section.

deleted text begin This paragraph expires December 1, 2017.
deleted text end

(e) Equipment authorized for minnow harvest in a listed infested water by permit issued
under paragraph (b) may not be transported to, or used in, any waters other than waters
specified in the permit.

(f) Bait intended for sale may not be held in infested water after taking and before sale,
unless authorized under a license or permit according to Minnesota Rules, part 6216.0500.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from December 1, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 84D.03, subdivision 4, is amended
to read:


Subd. 4.

Restrictions in infested and noninfested waters; commercial fishing and
turtle, frog, and crayfish harvesting.

(a) All nets, traps, buoys, anchors, stakes, and lines
used for commercial fishing or turtle, frog, or crayfish harvesting in an infested water that
is listed because it contains invasive fish, invertebrates, new text beginaquatic plants or aquatic macrophytes
other than Eurasian watermilfoil,
new text endor certifiable diseases, as defined in section 17.4982, must
be tagged with tags provided by the commissioner, as specified in the commercial licensee's
license or permit. Tagged gear must not be used in water bodies other than those specified
in the license or permit. Thenew text begin license ornew text end permit may authorize department staff to remove
tags deleted text beginafter thedeleted text endnew text begin fromnew text end gear deleted text beginisdeleted text endnew text begin that has beennew text end decontaminatednew text begin according to a protocol specified
by the commissioner if removing tags from the gear would not pose an unreasonable risk
of harm to natural resources or the use of natural resources in the state
new text end. This tagging
requirement does not apply to commercial fishing equipment used in Lake Superior.

(b) All nets, traps, buoys, anchors, stakes, and lines used for commercial fishing or turtle,
frog, or crayfish harvesting in an infested water that is listed solely because it contains
Eurasian watermilfoil must be dried for a minimum of ten days or frozen for a minimum
of two days before they are used in any other waters, except as provided in this paragraph.
Commercial licensees must notify the department's regional or area fisheries office or a
conservation officer before removing nets or equipment from an infested water listed solely
because it contains Eurasian watermilfoil and before resetting those nets or equipment in
any other waters. Upon notification, the commissioner may authorize a commercial licensee
to move nets or equipment to another water without freezing or drying, if that water is listed
as infested solely because it contains Eurasian watermilfoil.

(c) A commercial licensee must remove all aquatic macrophytes from nets and other
equipment before placing the equipment into waters of the state.

(d) The commissioner shall provide a commercial licensee with a current listing of listed
infested waters at the time that a license or permit is issued.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 88.10, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Wildland firefighters; training and licensing. new text end

new text begin Forest officers and all
individuals employed as wildland firefighters under this chapter are not subject to the
requirements of chapter 299N.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 88.75, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Misdemeanor offenses; damages; injunctive relief.

new text begin(a) new text endAny person
who violates any of the provisions of sections 88.03 to 88.22 for which no specific penalty
is therein prescribed shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished accordingly.

new text begin (b) new text endFailure by any person to comply with any provision or requirement of sections 88.03
to 88.22 to which such person is subject shall be deemed a violation thereof.

new text begin (c) new text endAny person who violates deleted text beginany provisions ofdeleted text end sections 88.03 to 88.22, in addition to
any penalties therein prescribed, or hereinbefore in this section prescribed, for such violation,
shall also be liable in full damages to any and every person suffering loss or injury by reason
of such violation, including liability to the state, and any of its political subdivisions, for
all expenses incurred in fighting or preventing the spread of, or extinguishing, any fire
caused by, or resulting from, any violation of these sections.new text begin Notwithstanding any statute
to the contrary, an attorney who is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and is an employee
of the Department of Natural Resources may represent the commissioner in proceedings
under this subdivision that are removed to district court from conciliation court.
new text end All expenses
so collected by the state shall be deposited in the general fund. When a fire set by any person
spreads to and damages or destroys property belonging to another, the setting of the fire
shall be prima facie evidence of negligence in setting and allowing the same to spread.

new text begin (d) new text endAt any time the state, or any political subdivision thereof, either of its own motion,
or at the suggestion or request of the director, may bring an action in any court of competent
jurisdiction to restrain, enjoin, or otherwise prohibit any violation of sections 88.03 to 88.22,
whether therein described as a crime or not, and likewise to restrain, enjoin, or prohibit any
person from proceeding further in, with, or at any timber cutting or other operations without
complying with the provisions of those sections, or the requirements of the director pursuant
thereto; and the court may grant such relief, or any other appropriate relief, whenever it
shall appear that the same may prevent loss of life or property by fire, or may otherwise aid
in accomplishing the purposes of sections 88.03 to 88.22.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 89.17, is amended to read:


89.17 LEASES AND PERMITS.

(a) Notwithstanding the permit procedures of chapter 90, the commissioner may grant
and execute, in the name of the state, leases and permits for the use of any forest lands under
the authority of the commissioner for any purpose that in the commissioner's opinion is not
inconsistent with the maintenance and management of the forest lands, on forestry principles
for timber production. Every such lease or permit is revocable at the discretion of the
commissioner at any time subject to such conditions as may be agreed on in the lease. The
approval of the commissioner of administration is not required upon any such lease or
permit. No such lease or permit for a period exceeding 21 years shall be granted except with
the approval of the Executive Council.

(b) Public access to the leased land for outdoor recreation is the same as access would
be under state management.

(c) Notwithstanding section 16A.125, subdivision 5, after deducting the reasonable costs
incurred for preparing and issuing the lease, all remaining proceeds from leasing school
trust land and university land for roads on forest lands must be deposited into the respective
permanent fund for the lands.

(d) The commissioner may require a performance bondnew text begin, security deposit, or other form
of security
new text end for removing any improvements or personal property left on the leased premises
by the lessee upon termination or cancellation of the lease.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 89.551, is amended to read:


89.551 APPROVED FIREWOOD REQUIRED.

(a) After the commissioner issues an order under paragraph (b), a person may not possess
firewood on land administered by the commissioner of natural resources unless the firewood:

(1) was obtained from a firewood distribution facility located on land administered by
the commissioner;

(2) was obtained from a firewood dealer who is selling firewood that is approved by the
commissioner under paragraph (b); or

(3) has been approved by the commissioner of natural resources under paragraph (b).

(b) The commissioner of natural resources shall, by written order published in the State
Register, approve firewood for possession on lands administered by the commissioner. The
order is not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14new text begin,new text end and section 14.386 does not
apply.

(c) A violation under this section is subject to confiscation of firewood deleted text beginand after May
1, 2008, confiscation
deleted text end and a $100 penalty. deleted text beginA firewood dealer shall be subject to confiscation
and assessed a $100 penalty for each sale of firewood not approved under the provisions
of this section and sold for use on land administered by the commissioner.
deleted text end

(d) For the purposes of this section, "firewood" means any wood that is intended for use
in a campfire, as defined in section 88.01, subdivision 25.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 92.50, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Security requirement. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may require a performance bond,
security deposit, or other form of security for removing any improvements or personal
property left on the leased premises by the lessee upon termination or cancellation of the
lease.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 94.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Public sale requirements.

(a) After complying with subdivision 1 and before
any public sale of surplus state-owned land is made and at least 30 days before the sale, the
commissioner of natural resources shall publish a notice of the sale in a newspaper of general
distribution in the county in which the real property to be sold is situated. The notice shall
specify the time and place at which the sale will commence, a general description of the
lots or tracts to be offered, and a general statement of the terms of sale. The commissioner
shall also provide electronic notice of sale.

(b) The minimum bid for a parcel of land must include the estimated value or appraised
value of the land and any improvements and, if any of the land is valuable for merchantable
timber, the value of the merchantable timber. The minimum bid may include expenses
incurred by the commissioner in rendering the property salable, including survey, appraisal,
legal, advertising, and other expenses.

(c) The purchaser of state land must pay recording fees and the state deed tax.

(d) Except as provided under paragraph (e), parcels remaining unsold after the offering
may be sold to anyone agreeing to pay at least 75 percent of the appraised value. The sale
shall continue until all parcels are sold or until the commissioner orders a reappraisal or
withdraws the remaining parcels from sale.

(e) The commissioner may retain the services of a licensed real estate broker to find a
buyer for parcels remaining unsold after the offering. The sale price may be negotiated by
the broker, but must not be less than 90 percent of the appraised value as determined by the
commissioner. The broker's fee must be established by prior agreement between the
commissioner and the broker and must not exceed ten percent of the sale price for sales of
$10,000 or more. The broker's fee must be paid to the broker from the proceeds of the sale.

new text begin (f) Public sales of surplus state-owned land may be conducted through online auctions.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.051, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Summary of fish and game laws.

(a) The commissioner shall prepare a
summary of the hunting and fishing laws and rules and deliver a sufficient supply to license
vendors deleted text beginto furnish one copy to each person obtaining a hunting, fishing, or trapping licensedeleted text end.

(b) At the beginning of the summary, under the heading "Trespass," the commissioner
shall summarize the trespass provisions under sections 97B.001 to 97B.945, state that
conservation officers and peace officers must enforce the trespass laws, and state the penalties
for trespassing.

(c) In the summary the commissioner shall, under the heading "Duty to Render Aid,"
summarize the requirements under section 609.662 and state the penalties for failure to
render aid to a person injured by gunshot.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.433, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Discretionary separate selection; eligibility.

(a) The commissioner may
conduct a separate selection for up to 20 percent of the elk licenses to be issued for an area.
Only owners of, and tenants living on, at least 160 acres of agricultural or grazing land in
the area, and their family members, are eligible for the separate selection. Persons that are
unsuccessful in a separate selection must be included in the selection for the remaining
licenses. Persons who obtain an elk license in a separate selection deleted text beginmust allow public elk
hunting on their land during the elk season for which the license is valid
deleted text endnew text begin may sell the license
to any Minnesota resident eligible to hunt big game for no more than the original cost of
the license
new text end.

(b) The commissioner may by rule establish criteria for determining eligible family
members under this subdivision.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.433, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Mandatory separate selection.

The commissioner must conduct a separate
selection for 20 percent of the elk licenses to be issued each year. Only individuals who
have applied at least ten times for an elk license and who have never received a license are
eligible for this separate selection.new text begin A person who is unsuccessful in a separate selection
under this subdivision must be included in the selection for the remaining licenses.
new text end

Sec. 13.

new text begin [97B.427] FEEDING BEARS.
new text end

new text begin Feeding a bear by hand or other physical contact is prohibited. A person violating this
section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97C.345, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Cast nets for gizzard shad.

(a) Cast nets may be used only to take gizzard
shad for use as bait for angling:

(1) from July 1 to November 30; and

(2) from the new text beginMinnesota River downstream of Granite Falls, new text endMississippi River downstream
of St. Anthony Fallsnew text begin,new text end and the St. Croix River downstream of the dam at Taylors Falls,
including portions described as Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary waters in Minnesota Rules,
part 6266.0500, subpart 1, items A and B, that are listed as infested waters as allowed under
section 84D.03, subdivision 3.

(b) Cast nets used under this subdivision must be monofilament and may not exceed
deleted text begin sevendeleted text endnew text begin fivenew text end feet in deleted text begindiameterdeleted text endnew text begin radiusnew text end, and mesh size must be from three-eighths to five-eighths
inch bar measure.new text begin No more than two cast nets may be used at one time.
new text end

deleted text begin (c) This subdivision expires December 1, 2017. The commissioner must report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees
with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources by March 1, 2018, on the number
of permits issued, conservation impacts from the use of cast nets, and recommendations for
any necessary changes in statutes or rules.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from December 1, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginADDITIONS TO STATE PARKS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 21.] Frontenac State Park, Goodhue County. new text end

new text begin The
following area is added to Frontenac State Park, Goodhue County:
new text end

new text begin That part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 10, that part of the Southeast Quarter of
Section 10, that part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 11, and that part of the Southwest
Quarter of Section 11, all in Township 112 North, Range 13 West, Goodhue County,
Minnesota, described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the east quarter corner of said Section 10; thence on an assumed bearing
South 00 degrees 25 minutes 27 seconds East, along the east line of the Southeast Quarter
of said Section 10, a distance of 1,654.63 feet; thence South 89 degrees 34 minutes 33
seconds West, a distance of 2,219.43 feet to the point of beginning of the land to be described;
thence North 19 degrees 04 minutes 33 seconds East, a distance of 3,905.90 feet to the
centerline of Hill Avenue; thence southeasterly, along said centerline, to the northwesterly
right-of-way boundary of County Road Number 2, as designated on Goodhue County
Highway Right-Of-Way Plat No. 25, as recorded in the Goodhue County Recorder's Office;
thence southwesterly along said northwesterly right-of-way boundary and along the
northwesterly right-of-way boundary of County Road Number 2, as designated in Goodhue
County Highway Right-Of-Way Plat No. 24, and along the northwesterly right-of-way
boundary of County Road Number 2, as designated in Goodhue County Highway
Right-of-Way Plat No. 23, to the intersection with a line bearing South 76 degrees 25 minutes
27 seconds East from the point of beginning; thence North 76 degrees 25 minutes 27 seconds
West, a distance of 907.89 feet to the point of beginning.
new text end

new text begin EXCEPT that part lying within the boundaries of the following described parcel:
new text end

new text begin That part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 112 North, Range 13 West,
and that part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 112 North, Range 13 West,
Goodhue County, Minnesota, described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the northeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 10; thence
southerly on an assumed azimuth from North of 179 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds, along
the east line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 10, a distance of 1,100.31 feet; thence
westerly 269 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds azimuth, a distance of 80.53 feet to the point
of beginning of the land to be described; thence northerly 340 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds
azimuth, a distance of 300.00 feet; thence easterly 100 degrees 22 minutes 46 seconds
azimuth, a distance of 286.97 feet to the centerline of County Road Number 2, as now
located and established; thence southerly and southwesterly, along said centerline, to the
intersection with a line drawn southerly 160 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds azimuth from
the point of beginning; thence northerly 340 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds azimuth, a
distance of 51.66 feet to the point of beginning.
new text end

new text begin EXCEPT that part lying within the boundaries of the following described parcel:
new text end

new text begin That part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 112, Range 13, Goodhue
County, Minnesota, described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the northeast corner of said Southeast Quarter; thence southerly, on an
assumed azimuth from North of 179 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds, along the east line of
said Southeast Quarter; a distance of 1,491.88 feet; thence westerly 269 degrees 34 minutes
33 seconds azimuth, a distance of 870.79 feet to an iron pipe on the centerline of County
Road Number 2, as now located and established, being the point of beginning of the land
to be described; thence northerly 24 degrees 07 minutes 23 seconds azimuth, a distance of
132.28 feet to an iron pipe; thence northwesterly 301 degrees 14 minutes 43 seconds azimuth,
a distance of 524.46 feet to an iron pipe; thence southerly 180 degrees 51 minutes 58 seconds
azimuth a distance of 342.82 feet to an iron pipe; thence southeasterly 118 degrees 29
minutes 28 seconds azimuth, a distance of 273.01 feet to an iron pipe on the centerline of
said County Road Number 2, as now located and established; thence northeasterly along
said centerline to the point of beginning.
new text end

new text begin EXCEPT that part described as follows:
new text end

new text begin That part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 112 North, Range 13 West,
Goodhue County, Minnesota, described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the northeast corner of said Southeast Quarter of Section 10; thence
southerly, on an assumed azimuth from North of 179 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds, along
the east line of said Southeast Quarter of Section 10, a distance of 1,100.31 feet; thence
westerly 269 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds azimuth, a distance of 80.53 feet to the point
of beginning of the land to be described; thence northerly 340 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds
azimuth, a distance of 300.00 feet; thence westerly 250 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds
azimuth, a distance of 300.00 feet; thence southerly 160 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds
azimuth, a distance of 384.25 feet, to the northwesterly right-of-way boundary of County
Road Number 2, as designated in Goodhue County Highway Right-of-Way Plat No. 23, as
recorded in the Goodhue County Recorder's Office; thence northeasterly, along said
northwesterly right-of-way boundary, to the intersection with a line drawn southerly 160
degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds azimuth from the point of beginning; thence northerly 340
degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds azimuth, a distance of 10.01 feet to the point of beginning.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 21.] Frontenac State Park, Goodhue County. new text end

new text begin The following
areas are added to the Frontenac State Park, Goodhue County:
new text end

new text begin (1) all that part of Sections 31 and 32, Township 113 North, Range 13 West, in the
County of Goodhue and State of Minnesota, described as follows:
new text end

new text begin All of Block 7, Wacouta Beach, in said Section 32 lying on the south side of and adjoining
Lake View Drive and adjoining the south and west lines of said Section 32. Also that part
of said Section 31 described as follows:
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new text begin Beginning at the southeast corner of said Section 31; thence run North along the east
line of said Section 31 a distance of 961.0 feet more or less to the southerly right-of-way
line of Lake View Drive; thence run North 61 degrees 30 minutes West along the southerly
right-of-way of Lake View Drive a distance of 170.0 feet; thence run South 34 degrees West
320.0 feet; thence run North 77 degrees East 125.0 feet; thence run South 13 degrees West
610.0 feet; thence run South 76 degrees West 600.0 feet; thence run South 88 degrees 30
minutes West 1,100.0 feet; thence run North 54 degrees 45 minutes West 1,140.0 feet;
thence run North 37 degrees 15 minutes West 400.0 feet; thence run North 72 degrees West
1,000.0 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 45 minutes West 200.0 feet; thence run North 70
degrees 45 minutes West 250.0 feet to a point on or near the east right-of-way line of public
road; thence run South 15 degrees 45 minutes West 720.0 feet along or near said east
right-of-way line of public road to a point at or near the northerly right-of-way line of State
Trunk Highway 61; thence run easterly along said northerly right-of-way line of State Trunk
Highway 61 a distance of 2,050.0 feet more or less to the south line of said Section 31;
thence run East 2,925.0 feet more or less along said south line of Section 31 to the point of
beginning;
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new text begin (2) the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 112 North, Range
13 West, EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING:
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new text begin All that part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 112 North,
Range 13 West, in Goodhue County and State of Minnesota, described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Beginning at the center of said Section 6; thence North 1,970 feet to the centerline of
State Trunk Highway 61; thence southeasterly along the centerline of said highway for 335
feet; thence North 66 degrees 31 minutes East 380 feet; thence deflect to the left on a six
degree curve for 570 feet to the south line of Borrow Pit No. 225; (Borrow Pit No. 225
being described in that certain Notice of Lis Pendens dated May 19, 1952, and recorded
May 20, 1952, in Book 115 of Mortgages, page 77); thence East 430 feet to the east line of
the West Half of said Northeast Quarter; thence South 2,250 feet to the southeast corner of
said West Half of the Northeast Quarter; thence West 1,320 feet to the place of beginning.
EXCEPTING from the above all rights-of-way of state highway and excepting the
right-of-way of the railroad company.
new text end

new text begin ALSO an easement for right-of way purposes on a strip of land 50 feet in width adjoining
and northwesterly of the northwesterly line of the above conveyed tract;
new text end

new text begin (3) that part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 112 North, Range 13 West,
Goodhue County, Minnesota, lying northeasterly of the northeasterly right-of-way line of
the Canadian Pacific Railroad (formerly the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Co.);
and
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new text begin (4) Block 8 and Block 9, Wacouta Beach, according to the plat thereof, on file and of
record in the Goodhue County Recorder's Office.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 43.] Minneopa State Park, Blue Earth County. new text end

new text begin The following
area is added to Minneopa State Park, Blue Earth County: the East Half of Government Lot
5, Section 2, Township 108 North, Range 28 West, together with an easement 33 feet in
width for access to said property, as now located, extending from the southwest corner of
the East Half of Government Lot 5 in said Section 2, Township 108, Range 28, to Minnesota
Highway 68.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 49.] St. Croix State Park, Pine County. new text end

new text begin The following area
is added to the St. Croix State Park, Pine County: the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Section 30, Township 41 North, Range 17 West.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginDELETION FROM STATE PARK.
new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 49.] St. Croix State Park, Pine County. new text end new text begin The following area is deleted
from St. Croix State Park, Pine County: all that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter, Section 21, and that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section
22, Township 41 North, Range 18 West, bounded by the following described lines: beginning
at the southeast corner of Section 21; thence West 1,025 feet along the south section line;
thence North 515 feet; thence East 350 feet; thence northeasterly 1,070 feet to a point on
the centerline of County State-Aid Highway 22 a distance of 1,130 feet northerly of the
southeast corner of Section 21 as measured along said County State-Aid Highway 22; thence
southerly 1,130 feet along the centerline of County State-Aid Highway 22 to the point of
beginning.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginADDITIONS TO STATE FORESTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin [89.021] [Subd. 2.] Badoura State Forest. new text end

new text begin The following areas are added
to Badoura State Forest, Hubbard County:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Southwest Quarter, Section 35, Township 140 North, Range 32 West;
new text end

new text begin (2) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the
Northeast Quarter, Section 11, Township 139 North, Range 33 West;
new text end

new text begin (3) the South Half of the Northeast Quarter, the West Half, and the Southeast Quarter,
Section 26, Township 140 North, Range 33 West; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the North Half, Section 26, Township 139 North, Range 33 West.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin [89.021] [Subd. 48a.] Snake River State Forest. new text end

new text begin The following areas are
added to Snake River State Forest, Kanabec County:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Northwest Quarter and the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section
8, Township 42 North, Range 22 West;
new text end

new text begin (2) Section 17, Township 42 North, Range 22 West;
new text end

new text begin (3) Section 20, Township 42 North, Range 22 West;
new text end

new text begin (4) the West Half of the Northwest Quarter and the West Half of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 21, Township 42 North, Range 22 West;
new text end

new text begin (5) the Northeast Quarter and the East Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 8, Township
42 North, Range 23 West;
new text end

new text begin (6) Section 9, Township 42 North, Range 23 West;
new text end

new text begin (7) the Southwest Half of the Southwest Quarter, Section 10, Township 42 North, Range
23 West;
new text end

new text begin (8) the Northwest Quarter, the North Half of the Southwest Quarter, and the Southwest
Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 15, Township 42 North, Range 23 West;
new text end

new text begin (9) Section 16, Township 42 North, Range 23 West;
new text end

new text begin (10) the Northeast Quarter and the East Half of the Northeast Quarter, Section 17,
Township 42 North, Range 23 West; and
new text end

new text begin (11) Section 23, Township 42 North, Range 23 West.
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Sec. 18. new text begin REPEALER.
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new text begin Laws 2008, chapter 368, article 1, section 21, subdivision 2, new text end new text begin is repealed.
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APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Session Laws: 18-6490

Laws 2008, chapter 368, article 1, section 21, subdivision 2

Sec. 21. new text beginDELETIONS FROM STATE PARKS.new text end

new text beginSubd. 2.new text end

new text begin [85.012][Subd. 30.] Jay Cooke State Park, Carlton County. new text end

new text begin Effective upon the commissioner of natural resources entering into an agreement with the commissioner of veterans affairs to transfer the property for use as a veterans cemetery, the following areas are deleted from Jay Cooke State Park: new text end

new text begin (a) the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter lying southerly of the railroad right-of-way, Section 21, Township 48 North, Range 16 West; new text end

new text begin (b) the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter lying southerly of the railroad right-of-way, Section 22, Township 48 North, Range 16 West; and new text end

new text begin (c) the East 2 rods of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 22, Township 48 North, Range 16 West. new text end