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SF 2145

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/11/2019 06:01pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state lands; providing for exchange of state land.

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

Section 1. new text beginEXCHANGE OF STATE LAND; AITKIN, BELTRAMI, AND
KOOCHICHING COUNTIES.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the riparian restrictions in Minnesota Statutes, section 94.342,
subdivision 3, and subject to the valuation restrictions described in paragraph (c), the
commissioner of natural resources must, with the approval of the Land Exchange Board as
required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and according to the
remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 to 94.347, exchange the
state-owned land leased for farming wild rice described in paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (b) The state land that must be exchanged is held under the following state leases for
farming wild rice:
new text end

new text begin (1) Lease LAGR001305, covering 175.1 acres in Aitkin County;
new text end

new text begin (2) Lease LMIS010040, covering 107.1 acres in Beltrami County;
new text end

new text begin (3) Lease LMIS010096, covering 137.4 acres in Beltrami County; and
new text end

new text begin (4) Lease LAGR001295, covering 264.40 acres in Koochiching County.
new text end

new text begin (c) For the appraisal of the land, no improvements paid for by the lessee shall be included
in the estimate of market value.
new text end

new text begin (d) Additional adjoining state lands must be added to the exchanges if mutually agreed
upon by the commissioner and the exchange partner to avoid leaving unmanageable parcels
of land in state ownership after an exchange or to meet county zoning standards or other
regulatory needs for the wild rice farming operations.
new text end

new text begin (e) The state land administered by the commissioner of natural resources in Koochiching
County borders the Lost River. The lands to be exchanged are not required to provide at
least equal opportunity for access to waters by the public, but the lands must be at least
equal in value and have the potential to generate revenue for the school trust lands.
new text end