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SF 1750

3rd Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/30/2012 01:26pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; modifying Heartland Trail; providing for expedited
exchanges of certain lands; adding to and deleting from state parks, state
recreation areas, and state forests; authorizing public and private sale of certain
state and county lands; modifying certain easements; modifying certain lease
provisions; modifying Mississippi River management plan; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2010, sections 84.631; 85.015, subdivision 12; 92.50, subdivision 1;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 92.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 84.631, is amended to read:


84.631 ROAD EASEMENTS ACROSS STATE LANDS.

(a) Except as provided in section 85.015, subdivision 1b, the commissionernew text begin of natural
resources
new text end, on behalf of the state, may convey a road easement across state land under the
commissioner's jurisdiction deleted text beginother than school trust land,deleted text end to a private person requesting an
easement for access to property owned by the person only if the following requirements
are met: (1) there are no reasonable alternatives to obtain access to the property; and (2)
the exercise of the easement will not cause significant adverse environmental or natural
resource management impacts.

(b) The commissioner shall:

(1) require the applicant to pay the market value of the easement;

(2)new text begin limit the easement term to 50 years if the road easement is across school trust
land;
new text end

new text begin (3)new text end provide that the easement reverts to the state in the event of nonuse; and

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end impose other terms and conditions of use as necessary and appropriate under
the circumstances.

(c) An applicant shall submit an application fee of $2,000 with each application
for a road easement across state land. The application fee is nonrefundable, even if the
application is withdrawn or denied.

(d) In addition to the payment for the market value of the easement and the
application fee, the commissioner of natural resources shall assess the applicant a
monitoring fee to cover the projected reasonable costs for monitoring the construction of
the road and preparing special terms and conditions for the easement. The commissioner
must give the applicant an estimate of the monitoring fee before the applicant submits
the fee. The applicant shall pay the application and monitoring fees to the commissioner
of natural resources. The commissioner shall not issue the easement until the applicant
has paid in full the application fee, the monitoring fee, and the market value payment for
the easement.

(e) Upon completion of construction of the road, the commissioner shall refund the
unobligated balance from the monitoring fee revenue.

(f) Fees collected under paragraphs (c) and (d) must be credited to the land
management account in the natural resources fund and are appropriated to the
commissioner of natural resources to cover the reasonable costs incurred under this section.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 85.015, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Heartland Trail, Clay, Becker, Hubbard, and Cass Counties.

(a) The trail shall originate at Moorhead in Clay County and extend in an easterly
direction through Detroit Lakes in Becker County to mile post 90.92 at Park Rapids in
Hubbard County; thence in an easterly direction along the Burlington Northern Railroad
right-of-way through Walker in Cass County; thence in a northerly direction along the
Burlington Northern Railroad right-of-way to Cass Lake in Cass County, and there
terminate.new text begin A segment shall be established that connects the trail to Itasca State Park.
new text end

(b) The trail shall be developed primarily for riding and hiking.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 92.50, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Lease terms.

(a) The commissioner of natural resources may lease
land under the commissioner's jurisdiction and control:

(1) to remove sand, gravel, clay, rock, marl, peat, and black dirt;

(2) to store ore, waste materials from mines, or rock and tailings from ore milling
plants;

(3) for roads or railroads; or

(4) for other uses consistent with the interests of the state.

(b) The commissioner shall offer the lease at public or private sale for an amount
and under terms and conditions prescribed by the commissioner. Commercial leases for
more than ten years and leases for removal of peat that cover 320 or more acres must be
approved by the Executive Council.

(c) The lease term may not exceed deleted text begintendeleted text endnew text begin 21new text end years except:

(1) leases of lands for storage sites for ore, waste materials from mines, or rock and
tailings from ore milling plants, or for the removal of peat new text beginfor nonagricultural purposes
new text endmay not exceed a term of 25 years;new text begin and
new text end

(2) deleted text beginleases for the use of peat lands for agricultural purposes may not exceed 21
years; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end leases for commercial purposes, including major resort, convention center, or
recreational area purposes, may not exceed a term of 40 years.

(d) Leases must be subject to sale and leasing of the land for mineral purposes and
contain a provision for cancellation for just cause at any time by the commissioner upon
six months' written notice. A longer notice period, not exceeding three years, may be
provided in leases for storing ore, waste materials from mines or rock or tailings from ore
milling plants. The commissioner may determine the terms and conditions, including the
notice period, for cancellation of a lease for the removal of peat and commercial leases.

(e) Money received from leases under this section must be credited to the fund to
which the land belongs.

Sec. 4.

new text begin [92.80] EXPEDITED EXCHANGE OF LAND WITHIN BOUNDARY
WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS FOR FEDERALLY OWNED LANDS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose and scope. new text end

new text begin (a) The purpose of this section is to expedite
the exchange of a portion of the state-owned lands located within the Boundary Waters
Canoe Area Wilderness. The state owns 116,559 acres of land within the wilderness area,
86,295 acres of which are school trust land.
new text end

new text begin (b) Exchange of school trust lands within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Wilderness for federally owned lands located outside the wilderness area will preserve the
spectacular wild areas while producing economic benefits for Minnesota's public schools.
new text end

new text begin (c) For land exchanges under this section, sections 94.342 to 94.347 apply only to
the extent specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Classes of land; definitions. new text end

new text begin The classes of state land that may be involved
in an expedited exchange under this section are:
new text end

new text begin (1) school trust land as defined in section 92.025;
new text end

new text begin (2) university land granted to the state by acts of Congress;
new text end

new text begin (3) all other lands acquired by the state in any manner and under the control of
the commissioner of natural resources; and
new text end

new text begin (4) all lands acquired by the state through tax forfeiture, held subject to a trust in
favor of the taxing districts, and under the control of county authorities for classification,
appraisal, and sale.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Priority. new text end

new text begin An exchange of state land under this section shall give priority to
exchanges that provide the most opportunity for revenue generation for the permanent
school fund, and priority shall be given to lands within the Superior National Forest in
the Mesabi Purchase Unit in St. Louis County and in the following townships in St.
Louis County:
new text end

new text begin (1) Township 59 North, Range 14 West;
new text end

new text begin (2) Township 59 North, Range 13 West;
new text end

new text begin (3) Township 60 North, Range 13 West; and
new text end

new text begin (4) Township 60 North, Range 12 West.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Valuation of land; goals. new text end

new text begin (a) In an exchange of school trust land,
university land, or other land under the control of the commissioner of natural resources
for land owned by the United States, the examination and value determination of the land
shall be done in a manner as agreed to between the commissioner and the authorized
representative of the United States.
new text end

new text begin (b) In an exchange of tax-forfeited land for land owned by the United States, the
examination and value determination shall be done in a manner as agreed to between the
county board and the authorized representative of the United States.
new text end

new text begin (c) All lands exchanged under this section shall be exchanged only for lands of
at least substantially equal value. For the purposes of this subdivision, "substantially
equal value" has the meaning given under section 94.343, subdivision 3, paragraph (b).
No payment is due either party if the lands are of substantially equal value but are not
of the same value.
new text end

new text begin (d) The goals of the exchange shall be:
new text end

new text begin (1) the state receiving at least as many acres as the number given in exchange by
the state; and
new text end

new text begin (2) reuniting mineral and surface rights.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Title. new text end

new text begin Title to the land must be examined to the extent necessary for the
parties to determine that the title is good, with any encumbrances identified. The parties to
the exchange may use title insurance to aid in the determination.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Approval by Land Exchange Board. new text end

new text begin In accordance with the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, section 10, all expedited land exchanges under this section require
the unanimous approval of the Land Exchange Board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Conveyance. new text end

new text begin (a) Conveyance of school trust land, university land, or other
land under the control of the commissioner of natural resources shall be made by deed
executed by the commissioner in the name of the state. Conveyance of tax-forfeited land
shall be by a deed executed by the commissioner of revenue in the name of the state.
new text end

new text begin (b) School trust land, university land, and other land under the control of the
commissioner of natural resources and given in exchange is subject to reservations under
section 94.343, subdivision 4, and the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10.
Tax-forfeited land given in exchange is subject to reservations under section 94.344,
subdivision 4, and the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10.
new text end

new text begin (c) All deeds shall be recorded or registered in the county in which the lands lie.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Land status. new text end

new text begin Land received in exchange for school trust land, university
land, or other land under the control of the commissioner of natural resources is subject to
the same trust, if any, and otherwise has the same status as the land given in exchange.
Land received in exchange for tax-forfeited land is subject to a trust in favor of the
governmental subdivision in which it lies and all laws relating to tax-forfeited land.
new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin [92.82] PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND WITHIN
BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS; COOK, LAKE, AND ST.
LOUIS COUNTIES.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding sections 92.06, 92.13, 92.14, 92.45, 94.09, and 94.10, the
commissioner of natural resources may sell to the United States by private sale the surplus
land, including the land bordering public water, that is described in paragraph (d).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding sections 92.115, 92.12, and 94.10, an appraisal of the lands is
not required, and the value of the lands shall be determined in the same manner as the
exchange with the United States of other state-owned lands within the Boundary Waters
Canoe Area Wilderness.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land that may be sold is state-owned land under the control of the
commissioner of natural resources and located within the boundary of the Boundary
Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Cook, Lake, and St. Louis Counties. The state-owned
lands may include the state land for which the school trust interest was extinguished
through condemnation, university lands granted to the state by acts of Congress, and all
other lands acquired by the state in any manner and under the control of the commissioner
of natural resources.
new text end

new text begin (e) Conveyance of state lands within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
to the United States will preserve the spectacular wild areas while producing economic
benefits for the state.
new text end

new text begin (f) Payment for state lands for which the school trust interest was extinguished
through condemnation shall be used to pay the award under the condemnation action.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginDELETIONS FROM STATE PARKS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 28] Interstate State Park, Chisago County. new text end

new text begin The
following area is deleted from Interstate State Park: that part of Lots 8, 9, and 10 of Block
35 of the Plat of the Town of Taylor's Falls, on file and of record in the Chisago County
Recorder's Office, described as follows: beginning at the northwest corner of said Lot 10;
thence on an assumed bearing of South 08 degrees 05 minutes 41 seconds West 151.46 feet
along the west line of said Lots 10, 9, and 8 to the southwest corner of said Lot 8; thence
South 89 degrees 51 minutes 29 seconds East 160.00 feet along the south line of said Lot 8;
thence North 00 degrees 30 minutes 25 seconds East 150.00 feet to a point which is 140.00
feet east of the northwest corner of said Lot 10 as measured along the north line thereof;
thence North 89 degrees 51 minutes 29 seconds West 140.00 feet to the point of beginning.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 40] McCarthy Beach State Park, St. Louis County.
new text end

new text begin The following area is deleted from McCarthy Beach State Park: that part of Government
Lot 1, Section 20, Township 60 North, Range 21 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota,
described as follows: commencing at meander corner #6 on the north line of said section;
thence North 89 degrees 49 minutes 20 seconds East, assumed bearing, along the north
line of said section 100.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 31 degrees 35
minutes 24 seconds East 409.70 feet to the centerline of McCarthy Beach Road; thence
North 20 degrees 47 minutes 12 seconds East along said centerline 374.52 feet to the north
line of said section; thence South 89 degrees 49 minutes 20 seconds West along the north
line of said section 347.53 feet to the point of beginning.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginADDITIONS TO STATE RECREATION AREAS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin [85.013] [Subd. 11b] Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area,
Meeker County.
new text end

new text begin The following area is added to the Greenleaf Lake State Recreation
Area, Meeker County: the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and Government
Lots 5, 6, 7, and 8, all in Section 20, Township 118 North, Range 30 West, Meeker County,
Minnesota, LESS AND EXCEPT the following two tracts:
new text end

new text begin (1) that part of Government Lot 8, Section 20, Township 118 North, Range 30 West,
lying North of the south line of said Section 20 and East of a line at right angles to and
beginning at a point on said line 734.6 feet East of its intersection with the centerline of
County Road No. 169; and
new text end

new text begin (2) all that part of Government Lots 7 and 8 of Section 20, Township 118 North,
Range 30 West, lying West of County Road No. 169.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin [85.013] [Subd. 12a] Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation
Area, St. Louis County.
new text end

new text begin The following areas are added to the Iron Range Off-Highway
Vehicle Recreation Area:
new text end

new text begin (1) that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 25,
Township 58 North, Range 17 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota, lying southeasterly
of the DM & IR Railroad; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the East 100 feet of the Southeast Quarter of Section 26, Township 58 North,
Range 17 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginDELETION FROM STATE RECREATION AREA.
new text end

new text begin [85.013] [Subd. 12a] Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area, St.
Louis County.
new text end
new text begin The following areas are deleted from the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle
Recreation Area:
new text end

new text begin (1) that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, the Northwest
Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, and the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, all
in Section 26, Township 58 North, Range 17 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota, lying
northwesterly of the Gilbert mine pit in said section;
new text end

new text begin (2) that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 35, Township
58 North, Range 17 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota, lying northwesterly of Deep
Lake in said section; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the South Half of Section 36, except the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter, all in Township 58 North, Range 17 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginDELETION FROM STATE FOREST.
new text end

new text begin [89.021] [Subd. 18] Fond du Lac State Forest. The following areas are deleted
from the Fond du Lac State Forest:
new text end

new text begin (1) that part of Section 7 lying east of State Highway 23 and Sections 18, 19, and 30
of Township 48 North, Range 15 West; and
new text end

new text begin (2) that part of Sections 13 and 24 lying east of State Highway 23 and Section
25 of Township 48 North, Range 16 West.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginADDITION TO STATE FOREST.
new text end

new text begin [89.021] [Subd. 35] Nemadji State Forest. The following areas are added to
the Nemadji State Forest:
new text end

new text begin (1) that part of Section 7 lying east of State Highway 23 and Sections 18, 19, and 30
of Township 48 North, Range 15 West; and
new text end

new text begin (2) that part of Sections 13 and 24 lying east of State Highway 23 and Section
25 of Township 48 North, Range 16 West.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginMISSISSIPPI RIVER MANAGEMENT PLAN; CRITICAL AREA
ADMINISTRATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, parts 6105.0800 to 6105.0960, or other law to
the contrary, those portions of the Mississippi River within the boundaries of the cities
of Dayton and Ramsey are exempt from designation as a component of the Minnesota
wild, scenic, and recreational rivers system.
new text end

new text begin (b) The zoning standards in effect in the cities of Dayton and Ramsey on March 1,
2012, shall become the minimum standards for future critical area ordinance approval by
the commissioner of natural resources, but the commissioner may, by written approval,
allow varied standards, provided the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 116G.15, are
satisfied.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of land use districts within the Mississippi River corridor critical
area under Minnesota Statutes, section 116G.15, the commissioner of natural resources
shall classify the city of Dayton as rural open space according to the governor's Executive
Order No. 79-19, published in the State Register on March 12, 1979.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; BELTRAMI COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1,
Beltrami County may sell the tax-forfeited lands bordering public water that are described
in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in Beltrami County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin (1) parcel 01.00113.00;
new text end

new text begin (2) parcel 01.00204.00;
new text end

new text begin (3) parcel 34.00558.00; and
new text end

new text begin (4) parcel 34.00568.00.
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be
best served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; BIG STONE COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1,
Big Stone County may sell the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney
general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in Big Stone County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin (1) Lots 1 to 12, Block 3, Original Plat; and
new text end

new text begin (2) Outlot 160, city of Ortonville.
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
best be served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; DAKOTA COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 94.10, the commissioner
of natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus land that is described in paragraph
(c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy. The commissioner may sell to the United States for less than the
value of the land, as determined by the commissioner, but the conveyance must provide
that the land be managed for conservation purposes and reverts to the state if the United
States fails to manage the land for conservation purposes.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Dakota County and is described as: that
part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 27 North, Range
24 West, lying northwesterly of the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Railroad, and that part of the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, Township
27 North, Range 24 West, described as follows: beginning at the northeast corner of said
East Half of the Northwest Quarter; thence on an assumed bearing of South 89 degrees 49
minutes 47 seconds West along the north line of said East Half of the Northwest Quarter, a
distance of 127.6 feet; thence South 24 degrees 20 minutes 13 seconds West, a distance of
437.59 feet; thence South 47 degrees 28 minutes 32 seconds West, a distance of 522.97
feet; thence South 1/2 degree 31 minutes 28 seconds East, a distance of 866.39 feet to the
northwesterly line of the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company Railroad;
thence North 44 degrees 39 minutes 07 seconds East, along said northwesterly line, a
distance of 130.52 feet to the east line of said East Half of the Northwest Quarter; thence
North 00 degrees 42 minutes 27 seconds East, along the east line of said East Half of
the Northwest Quarter, a distance of 1,487.79 feet to the point of beginning; containing
30.72 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the state's land
management interests would best be served if the land was conveyed to the United States.
The land was part of the Black Dog Preserve Scientific and Natural Area, which was
de-designated by the commissioner, effective November 21, 2011. The United States,
acting by and through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, wishes to acquire the
land for inclusion in the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; GOODHUE COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1,
Goodhue County may sell the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in
paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney
general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in Goodhue County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin (1) part of Lot 3, Welch Township, Section 26, Township 114 North, Range 16
West (parcel 46.126.0070); and
new text end

new text begin (2) Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Block 6, Emerald Valley, city of Wanamingo (parcels
70.147.1010, 70.147.1020, 70.147.1030, 70.147.1040, and 70.147.1050).
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
best be served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginCONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATERS; HENNEPIN COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45; 282.01, subdivision 1a; and
282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter
282, Hennepin County may convey to a governmental subdivision of the state for no
consideration the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in paragraph
(c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy. The conveyance must provide that the land reverts to the state if
the governmental subdivision stops using the land as a flood plain and open space and
for wetland mitigation purposes.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Hennepin County and is described as: that
part of Government Lot 3 lying South of the North 45 rods thereof and North of Nichols
Shoreland and lying westerly of Magda Drive, Section 36, Township 119 North, Range 22
West (Hennepin County tax identification no. 36-119-22 11 0004).
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be
best served if the land is conveyed to a governmental subdivision of the state for use as a
flood plain and open space and for wetland mitigation purposes.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginCONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATERS; HENNEPIN COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45; 282.01, subdivision 1a; and
282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter
282, Hennepin County may convey to a governmental subdivision of the state for no
consideration the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in paragraph
(c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy. The conveyance must provide that the land reverts to the state if the
governmental subdivision stops using the land for preservation of wetlands.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Hennepin County and is described as:
Government Lot 1, Section 19, Township 120 North, Range 22 West (Hennepin County
tax identification no. 19-120-22 22 0001).
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
be best served if the land is conveyed to a governmental subdivision of the state for
preservation of wetlands.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginCONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATERS; HENNEPIN COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45; 282.01, subdivision 1a; and
282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter
282, Hennepin County may convey to the city of Corcoran for no consideration the
tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and
ensure accuracy. The conveyance must provide that the land reverts to the state if the city
of Corcoran stops using the land for a recreational trail and for storm water ponding.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Hennepin County and is described as:
Outlot A, Lake Jubert Estates (Hennepin County tax identification no. 29-119-23 43 0008).
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
be best served if the land is conveyed to the city of Corcoran for a recreational trail and
for storm water ponding.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS; ITASCA COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter
282, Itasca County may sell by private sale to the adjoining landowner the tax-forfeited
lands that are described in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and
ensure accuracy. The purchaser must provide a certified survey of the parcel to be sold
that is acceptable to Itasca County and must pay all survey and appraisal costs.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is in Itasca County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin (1) a parcel of land situated in Government Lot 7, Section 14, Township 54 North,
Range 27 West, more particularly described as follows: commencing at the southeast
corner of said Government Lot 7; thence North 01 degrees 06 minutes 20 seconds West,
bearing assigned along the east line of said Government Lot 7, a distance of 975.45
feet to the point of beginning; thence North 59 degrees 29 minutes 01 seconds West
120.07 feet more or less to intersect a line that is 100.00 feet westerly of the east line
of said Government Lot 7; thence North 01 degrees 06 minutes 20 seconds West on a
line 100.00 feet westerly of the east line of said Government Lot 7, a distance of 50.41
feet; thence North 23 degrees 18 minutes 59 seconds East 241.87 feet more or less to
a 2-1/2 inch aluminum cap affixed to a 5/8 inch by 2-foot rebar along the east line of
said Government Lot 7; thence South 01 degrees 06 minutes 20 seconds East along the
east line of said Government Lot 7, a distance of 332.21 feet to the point of beginning
and there terminate; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the South 15 feet of the East 100 feet of the West 460 feet of the Northeast
Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 10, Township 61 North, Range 23 West.
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be
best served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; KOOCHICHING
COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282,
Koochiching County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited lands that are described in
paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and
ensure accuracy. Prior to the sale, the county shall grant an easement in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 282.04, subdivision 4, to provide for public road access.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is in Koochiching County and is described as: the South Half
of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 63 North,
Range 25 West.
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be
best served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 21. new text beginSALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATERS;
LAKE COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1,
Lake County may sell the tax-forfeited lands bordering public waters that are described in
paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is in Lake County and is described as Government Lot 2,
Government Lot 3, and the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, all in Section 36,
Township 60 North, Range 7 West.
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be
best served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; LAKE COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282,
or other law to the contrary, Lake County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land
described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney
general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in Lake County and is described as: the Northeast
Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 19, Township 56 North, Range 9 West.
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
best be served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 23. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATERS; MORRISON COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 282.01, subdivision 1a, and
282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter
282, Morrison County may convey to a governmental subdivision of the state for less
than market value for public use as a park, the tax-forfeited land bordering public water
that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and
ensure accuracy. The conveyance must provide that the land be for public use as a park
and reverts to the state if the governmental subdivision of the state abandons such use.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in Morrison County and is described as:
Government Lot 20, Section 18, Township 133 North, Range 31 West, Morrison County,
less that part described as follows: beginning at the southwest corner of said Section 18;
thence North 0 degrees 01 minute 24 seconds East along the west line of said Section 18 a
distance of 180.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 30 seconds East a distance
of 450.00 feet; thence South 0 degrees 01 minute 24 seconds West a distance of 147.00
feet; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 30 seconds East a distance of 776.83 feet to
the westerly right-of-way of State Highway 10; thence southerly along said westerly
right-of-way line a distance of 14.61 feet along a nontangential curve concave to the East,
having a radius of 5,789.58 feet and a central angle of 0 degrees 08 minutes 41 seconds,
the chord of said curve bears South 0 degrees 14 minutes 53 seconds West; thence South 0
degrees 10 minutes 32 seconds West along said westerly right-of-way line a distance of
18.39 feet to the south line of said Section 18; thence North 89 degrees 47 minutes 30
seconds West along the southerly line of said Section 18 a distance of 1,226.72 feet to
the point of beginning (parcel 410029000).
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be
best served if the land is conveyed to a governmental subdivision for public use as a park.
new text end

Sec. 24. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 94.09, and 94.10, the
commissioner of natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus land bordering
public water that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and
ensure accuracy. The conveyance must be subject to the perpetual easement described in
paragraph (d).
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as:
that part of Government Lot 1, Section 20, Township 60 North, Range 21 West, St. Louis
County, Minnesota, described as follows: commencing at meander corner #6 on the
north line of said section; thence North 89 degrees 49 minutes 20 seconds East, assumed
bearing, along the north line of said section 100.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence
South 31 degrees 35 minutes 24 seconds East 409.70 feet to the centerline of McCarthy
Beach Road; thence North 20 degrees 47 minutes 12 seconds East along said centerline
374.52 feet to the north line of said section; thence South 89 degrees 49 minutes 20
seconds West along the north line of said section 347.53 feet to the point of beginning,
containing 1.4 acres, more or less. Subject to existing easements of record.
new text end

new text begin (d) Prior to the sale of the land described in paragraph (c), the commissioner shall
convey a perpetual easement according to Minnesota Statutes, section 84.631, for the
benefit of Lots 50, 51, and 52 of the Plat of McCarthy's Beach over and across an existing
driveway being a strip of land 16.5 feet in width, lying 8.25 feet on each side of the
following described centerline: commencing at meander corner #6 on the north line of
Section 20; thence North 89 degrees 49 minutes 20 seconds East, assumed bearing, along
the north line of said section 196.98 feet to the centerline of an existing driveway and the
point of beginning; thence South 20 degrees 14 minutes 17 seconds East 54.79 feet;
thence South 17 degrees 53 minutes 29 seconds East 47.03 feet; thence South 04 degrees
05 minutes 31 seconds East 44.44 feet; thence South 06 degrees 18 minutes 21 seconds
West 61.38 feet; thence South 04 degrees 27 minutes 18 seconds West 53.03 feet; thence
South 01 degree 47 minutes 03 seconds East 90.46 feet, more or less, to the centerline of
McCarthy Beach Road and there terminating, containing 0.13 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (e) The land to be sold is part of a parcel that borders Big Sturgeon Lake. The
Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural
resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would be best served if
the land were conveyed to an adjacent landowner to resolve an inadvertent trespass.
new text end

Sec. 25. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1,
St. Louis County may sell the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure
accuracy. The easement required under paragraph (c), clause (9), shall be memorialized
on the certificate of title according to Minnesota Statutes, section 508.49, upon filing of
the instrument that creates the easement.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin (1) all of Government Lot 1, Section 26, Township 51 North, Range 13 West,
lying South of the Duluth and Iron Range Railway, except the East 1,184.75 feet (parcel
010-2690-00520);
new text end

new text begin (2) the West 135 feet of the East 1,184.75 feet of that part of Government Lot 1,
Section 26, Township 51 North, Range 13 West, South of the Duluth and Iron Range
Railway (parcel 010-2690-00521);
new text end

new text begin (3) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 18, Township 58 North,
Range 20 West (parcel 235-0010-03050);
new text end

new text begin (4) the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 34, Township 59 North,
Range 20 West (parcel 235-0030-05460);
new text end

new text begin (5) Government Lot 4, Section 11, Township 58 North, Range 16 West, except the
railway right-of-way 5.55 acres and except that part West of County State-Aid Highway 4
(parcel 260-0012-00150);
new text end

new text begin (6) Government Lot 5, Section 11, Township 58 North, Range 16 West (parcel
260-0012-00160);
new text end

new text begin (7) the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 22, Township 57 North,
Range 18 West, except the North 250 feet of the East 600 feet and except the highway
right-of-way (parcel 295-0016-00120);
new text end

new text begin (8) Lot 7, Block 1, Reinkes Shore Lots, town of Cotton, Section 20, Township 54
North, Range 16 West (parcel 305-0043-00070);
new text end

new text begin (9) the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 27,
Township 52 North, Range 12 West (parcel 315-0020-04395). Prior to sale of this land,
the commissioner of revenue shall grant an easement according to Minnesota Statutes,
section 282.37, to provide riparian protection and angler access. The easement must be
150 feet in width, lying 75 feet on each side of the centerline of the river;
new text end

new text begin (10) Outlot 4, Rearrangement Eagles Nest, Section 22, Township 62 North, Range
14 West (parcel 317-0081-00100);
new text end

new text begin (11) an undivided half interest in Government Lot 2, Section 33, Township 55 North,
Range 16 West (parcel 320-0010-05400);
new text end

new text begin (12) an undivided half interest in Government Lot 2, Section 33, Township 55 North,
Range 16 West (parcel 320-0010-05401);
new text end

new text begin (13) Government Lot 2, Section 6, Township 55 North, Range 17 West, except the
1.34 acres at the southwest corner (parcel 320-0020-00830);
new text end

new text begin (14) the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 17,
Township 62 North, Range 12 West (parcel 465-0010-02420);
new text end

new text begin (15) the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 27, Township 61
North, Range 16 West (parcel 560-0011-04320); and
new text end

new text begin (16) the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 3, Township 57 North,
Range 15 West (parcel 570-0010-00370).
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
best be served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 26. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282,
or other law to the contrary, St. Louis County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited
land described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney
general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin (1) Lot P, Block 18, Hunter/Markells Grassy Point Addition to Duluth, Section 13,
Township 49 North, Range 15 West, except the railway right-of-way, including part of the
adjacent vacated avenue and including part of the vacated street (parcel 010-2420-03700);
and
new text end

new text begin (2) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 6, Township 57 North,
Range 19 West, except that part South of the railway right-of-way and except the 5.15
acres North of the railway right-of-way except beginning at a point 588 feet South of the
northeast corner on the east line; thence North 79 degrees 57 minutes 49 seconds West a
distance of 775 feet to the easterly right-of-way of County Highway 451; thence northerly
and easterly along the right-of-way to the easterly line of forty; thence South along the
east line a distance of 516 feet to the point of beginning (parcel 290-0010-00990).
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
best be served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 27. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, or
other law to the contrary, St. Louis County shall sell the tax-forfeited land described in
paragraph (c) to the city of Virginia.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney
general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 1a, the county shall sell
the land to the city of Virginia for less than the appraised value, not to exceed $25,000.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as: that part of
the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 8, Township 58 North, Range
17 West, commencing at the southwest corner of said forty; thence North 87 degrees 38
minutes 02 seconds East 124.67 feet to the point of beginning; thence North 23 degrees 30
minutes 20 seconds West 91.12 feet; thence North 87 degrees 38 minutes 02 seconds East
parallel to the south line 252.66 feet; thence North 02 degrees 21 minutes 58 seconds West
415 feet; thence North 87 degrees 38 minutes 02 seconds East 350 feet; thence South 02
degrees 21 minutes 58 seconds East 500 feet to the south line of said forty; thence South
87 degrees 38 minutes 02 seconds West 569.80 feet to the point of beginning; except
assuming the west line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter to bear North
01 degree 57 minutes 18 seconds West and commencing at the southwest corner of said
forty; thence run North 87 degrees 38 minutes 02 seconds East along the south line 444.47
feet to the point of beginning; thence run North 02 degrees 21 minutes 58 seconds West
500 feet; thence North 87 degrees 38 minutes 02 seconds East 250 feet; thence South 02
degrees 21 minutes 58 seconds East 500 feet to the south boundary line of said forty;
thence South 87 degrees 38 minutes 02 seconds West 250 feet to the point of beginning.
1.61 acres. (parcel 090-0195-00205).
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
best be served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 28. new text beginSALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LEASED LANDS; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Sale authorized. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections
92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 282, St. Louis County may in its sole discretion sell tax-forfeited lakeshore lots
that are currently leased. St. Louis County may also sell other adjacent tax-forfeited lands
under this section necessary for roadway access and the creation of conforming lot sizes.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Method of sale. new text end

new text begin (a) The leaseholder of a leased parcel may purchase at
private sale the leased parcel and any other lands allocated to the parcel by the county
under subdivision 6 that is offered for sale under this section. The purchase price is the
appraised value of the land under subdivision 3 exclusive of improvements on it. To
purchase a parcel, a leaseholder must pay in cash to the county an amount equal to the
appraised value of the land within 180 days from the date of mailing to or service of notice
of appraised value to the leaseholder by the county. The 180-day period runs from the date
of mailing of a copy of the appraisal to the leaseholder at the address shown upon the most
recent lease agreement between the parties, exclusive of the date of mailing or service.
The county may use any alternative method of notice under the Minnesota Rules of Civil
Procedure for the service of a summons and complaint.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the leaseholder does not purchase the parcel so offered, the county may
offer the lands for sale at public auction under the provisions of Minnesota Statutes,
section 282.01, subdivision 3. If a person other than the leaseholder purchases the parcel,
the purchaser must make payment in full to the leaseholder in the manner provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 92.06, subdivision 4, for the value of any improvements as
determined under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (c) Failure of a purchaser to comply with the terms of payment voids the sale and the
property may be reoffered for sale.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Appraisal. new text end

new text begin (a) An appraisal must be made in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 3, except as modified by this subdivision.
Improvements that are owned by the lessee must be appraised separately.
new text end

new text begin (b) The county shall select the appraiser. The appraiser selected must meet the
minimal appraisal standards established by the federal Farmers Home Administration or
the federal Veterans Administration, and be licensed under Minnesota Statutes, section
82B.03, to appraise the property to be sold.
new text end

new text begin (c) The costs of appraisal must be allocated by the county to the lots offered for sale
and the successful purchaser on each lot shall reimburse the county for the appraisal costs
allocated to the lot purchased. If no one purchases a lot, the county is responsible for
the appraisal cost.
new text end

new text begin (d) If a leaseholder disagrees with the appraised value of the leasehold improvements,
the leaseholder may select an appraiser that meets the qualifications in paragraph (b) to
reappraise the improvements. The leaseholder must give notice of intent to object to the
appraised value of the improvements within ten days of the date of the mailing or service
of notice under subdivision 2, paragraph (a). The reappraisal must be delivered by the
leaseholder to the county auditor within 60 days of the date of mailing or service of notice
of appraised value under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), or the initial appraisal shall be
conclusive. The leaseholder is responsible for the costs of the reappraisal. If the parcel is
reappraised within the time required in this paragraph and the county and the leaseholder
fail to agree on the value of the improvements by a date set by the county, each of the
appraisers shall agree upon the selection of a third appraiser to conduct a third appraisal
that shall be conclusive as to the value of the improvements. The cost of this appraisal
must be paid equally by the county and the leaseholder.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Proceeds. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), the proceeds from
the sale of land described in subdivision 1 must be deposited by the county into an
environmental trust fund as provided in Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 16, section 31,
subdivision 4, as amended.
new text end

new text begin (b) The following amounts may be withheld by a county board and not deposited
into an environmental trust fund: the costs of appraisal, abstracts, and surveys; money
received from a sale that is attributable to land owned by a county in fee; amounts paid to
lessees for improvements; and the costs of sale to lessees or other parties, including the
costs of advertising, realtors, and closing services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Survey. new text end

new text begin (a) Prior to offering it for sale, St. Louis County shall have each
lot surveyed by a licensed surveyor.
new text end

new text begin (b) The costs of the survey must be allocated by the county to the lots offered for
sale and the successful purchaser on each lot shall reimburse the county for the survey
costs allocated to the lot purchased. If no one purchases the lot, the county is responsible
for the survey costs. All surveying must be conducted by a licensed surveyor.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Adding lands; zoning conformance. new text end

new text begin Any lands to be sold under this
section must be considered lots of record for zoning purposes. Whenever possible, St.
Louis County may add land to the lots offered for sale to permit conformance with zoning
requirements. The added lands must be included in the appraised value of the lot.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Roadways. new text end

new text begin St. Louis County has the authority to designate whether
roads within minor subdivisions under the county platting and subdivision ordinance
are public or private.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Opt out; continuation of lease. new text end

new text begin The leaseholder may elect not to purchase
the leased parcel if offered for sale under this section and instead continue in the annual
lease program with the county, not to exceed the lifetime of the leaseholder. The fee for a
lease under this subdivision shall include the amount of the estimated property tax on the
parcel if it had been returned to private ownership.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Sunset. new text end

new text begin This section expires five years after the effective date.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 29. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF LAND; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Private sale of land. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 373.01, or any other law to the contrary, St. Louis County may, without advertising
for bids, sell and convey directly to the current lessee or its assigns the land described in
paragraph (b). The consideration must be in an amount negotiated between the county and
the lessee or its assigns. The conveyance must be executed by October 31, 2014.
new text end

new text begin (b) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and consists of the parcel of
property known as the Chris Jensen Health & Rehabilitation Center and adjacent property,
all located within the following legal description: a parcel of land located within the
Northwest Quarter, Section 16, Township 50 North, Range 14 West of the Fourth Principal
Meridian lying west of Rice Lake Road.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 373.01, or any other law to the
contrary, St. Louis County may include some or all tangible and intangible personal
property associated with the land to be sold as part of the negotiated sale price.
new text end

new text begin (d) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the St. Louis county attorney.
The county attorney may change the land description in paragraph (b) to implement the
intent of St. Louis County.
new text end

new text begin (e) The lessee is providing under the lease nursing home services formerly provided
by the county, and the county has determined that its land management interests are best
served if the ownership of the property is transferred to the lessee or its assigns.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Disposition of lease. new text end

new text begin Upon the conveyance, the existing lease of the real
and personal property is merged into the fee ownership.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; LOCAL APPROVAL. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day
after the governing body of St. Louis County and its chief clerical officer comply with
Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end

Sec. 29. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; WASHINGTON COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1,
and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Washington County
may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in
paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney
general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in Washington County and is described as: new text end new text begin Block
21, Division No. 1, St. Paul Park, together with the south half of vacated Second Avenue
adjacent to the north side of Block 21 and the west half of Front Street adjacent to the east
side of Block 21 (parcel 02.027.22.41.0011).
new text end

new text begin (d) The sale would be to an adjacent landowner and the Department of Natural
Resources has determined that the land is not appropriate for the department to manage.
new text end