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SF 2985

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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; modifying Minnesota critical habitat private sector
matching account; modifying outdoor recreation system; adding to and deleting
from state parks, recreation areas, and forests; providing for public and private
sales, conveyances, and exchanges of certain state land; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2006, sections 84.943, subdivision 5; 86A.04; 86A.08, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.943, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Pledges and contributions.

The commissioner of natural resources may
accept contributions and pledges to the critical habitat private sector matching account.
A pledge that is made contingent on an appropriation is acceptable and shall be reported
with other pledges as required in this section. new text beginThe commissioner may agree to match a
contribution contingent on a future appropriation.
new text endIn the budget request for each biennium,
the commissioner shall report the balance of contributions in the account and the amount
that has been pledged for payment in the succeeding two calendar years.

Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources only
for the direct acquisition or improvement of land or interests in land as provided in section
84.944. To the extent of available appropriations other than bond proceeds, the money
matched to the nongame wildlife management account may be used for the management
of nongame wildlife projects as specified in section 290.431. Acquisition includes: (1)
purchase of land or an interest in land by the commissioner; or (2) acceptance by the
commissioner of gifts of land or interests in land as program projects.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 86A.04, is amended to read:


86A.04 COMPOSITION OF SYSTEM.

The outdoor recreation system shall consist of all state parks; state recreation areas;
state trails established pursuant to sections 84.029, subdivision 2, 85.015, 85.0155, and
85.0156; state scientific and natural areas; state wilderness areas; state forests; state
wildlife management areas;new text begin state aquatic management areas;new text end state water access sites,
which include all lands and facilities established by the commissioner of natural resources
or the commissioner of transportation to provide public access to water; state wild, scenic,
and recreational rivers; state historic sites; state rest areas, which include all facilities
established by the commissioner of transportation for the safety, rest, comfort and use
of the highway traveler, and shall include all existing facilities designated as rest areas
and waysides by the commissioner of transportation; and any other units not listed in
this section that are classified under section 86A.05. Each individual state park, state
recreation area, and so forth is called a "unit."

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 86A.08, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Secondary authorization; when permitted.

A unit of the outdoor
recreation system may be authorized wholly or partially within the boundaries of another
unit only when the authorization is consistent with the purposes and objectives of the
respective units and only in the instances permitted below:

(a) The following units may be authorized wholly or partially within a state park:
historic site, scientific and natural area, wilderness area, wild, scenic, and recreational
river, trail, rest area, new text beginaquatic management area, new text endand water access site.

(b) The following units may be authorized wholly or partially within a state
recreation area: historic site, scientific and natural area, wild, scenic, and recreational river,
trail, rest area,new text begin aquatic management area, wildlife management area, new text end and water access site.

(c) The following units may be authorized wholly or partially within a state forest:
state park, state recreation area, historic site, wildlife management area, scientific and
natural area, wilderness area, wild, scenic, and recreational river, trail, rest area,new text begin aquatic
management area,
new text end and water access site.

(d) The following units may be authorized wholly or partially within a state historic
site: wild, scenic, and recreational river, trail, rest area, new text beginaquatic management area, new text endand
water access site.

(e) The following units may be authorized wholly or partially within a state wildlife
management area: state water access sitenew text begin and aquatic management areanew text end.

(f) The following units may be authorized wholly or partially within a state wild,
scenic, or recreational river: state park, historic site, scientific and natural area, wilderness
area, trail, rest area, new text beginaquatic management area, new text endand water access site.

(g) The following units may be authorized wholly or partially within a state rest
area: historic site, trail, wild, scenic, and recreational river,new text begin aquatic management area,new text end
and water access site.

new text begin (h) The following units may be authorized wholly or partially within an aquatic
management area: historic site, scientific and natural area, wild, scenic, and recreational
river, trail, rest area, and water access site.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginADDITIONS TO STATE PARKS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 9.] Buffalo River State Park, Clay County. new text end

new text begin The
following area is added to Buffalo River State Park, all in Section 11, Township 139
North, Range 46, Clay County: That part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11, described
as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of said Section
11; thence North 00 degrees 13 minutes 06 seconds East (assumed bearing), along the
westerly line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 11, for a distance of 503.33 feet;
thence South 89 degrees 25 minutes 32 seconds East for a distance of 200.00 feet; thence
North 00 degrees 13 minutes 06 seconds East, parallel to the westerly line of the Southeast
Quarter of said Section 11, for a distance of 457.87 feet; thence South 89 degrees 44
minutes 18 seconds East for a distance of 323.00 feet; thence South 48 degrees 16 minutes
47 seconds East for a distance of 89.46 feet; thence South 29 degrees 17 minutes 10
seconds East for a distance of 1,035.56 feet to a point of intersection with the southerly
line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 11; thence North 89 degrees 44 minutes 18
seconds West, along the southerly line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 11, for
a distance of 1,100.00 feet to the point of beginning. Said tract of land contains 16.133
acres, more or less, and is subject to the following described ingress-egress easement: A
30.00-foot strip of land for purposes of ingress and egress centered along the following
described line: Commencing at the southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of Section
11, Township 139 North, Range 46 West, Fifth Principal Meridian, Clay County,
Minnesota; thence North 00 degrees 13 minutes 06 seconds East (assumed bearing), along
the westerly line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 11, for a distance of 15.00 feet to
the true point of beginning; thence South 89 degrees 44 minutes 18 seconds East, parallel
to and 15.00 feet northerly of the southerly line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section
11, for a distance of 797.03 feet; thence North 22 degrees 07 minutes 20 seconds East for a
distance of 327.76 feet and there terminating.
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 Frontenac State Park, Goodhue County:
new text end

new text begin (1) all that part of Government Lot 4, and all that part of the Southwest Quarter of
the Southeast Quarter and of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, all in Section
2, Township 112 North, Range 13 West, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the
point of intersection of the east and west center line of said Section 2 with the line of the
west shore of Lake Pepin, running thence West 6 chains; thence South 33 degrees 15
minutes West 9.60 chains; thence South 41 degrees West 5.54 chains; thence South 51
degrees 15 minutes West 4.32 chains; thence South 65 degrees 15 minutes West 4 chains;
thence South 70 degrees 45 minutes West 11.27 chains to a rock in Glenway Street in the
village of Frontenac; thence South 48 degrees 30 minutes East 4.72 chains to the north and
south center line of said section; thence South 39 degrees 10 minutes East 11.14 chains;
thence South 32 degrees 30 minutes East 8.15 chains to the north line of Waconia Avenue
in said Frontenac; thence North 42 degrees 50 minutes East 5.15 chains; thence North 23
degrees 50 minutes East 2.75 chains; thence North 9 degrees 20 minutes East 7.90 chains;
thence North 20 degrees 20 minutes East 4.64 chains; thence North 52 degrees West 3.80
chains; thence North 20 degrees 20 minutes East 18.40 chains to the east line of said Mill
Street in said Frontenac; thence South along the east line of said Mill Street 3.76 chains
to the north line of Lot 8 in Block 13 in said Frontenac; thence along said north line to
the shore of Lake Pepin; thence along the shore of said lake 1.50 chains to the point of
beginning, containing in all 35.67 acres of land, more or less. Excepting therefrom all that
part of Government Lot 4, Section 2, Township 112 North, Range 13 West, described,
as follows: Beginning on the shore of Lake Pepin at the northeast corner of Lot 8 in
Block 13 of the town of Frontenac, running thence westerly along the north line of said
lot to the northwest corner thereof; thence northerly along the easterly line of Mill Street
in said town of Frontenac 215 feet, more or less, to its intersection with the north line of
said Government Lot 4; thence East along the north line of said Government Lot 4 to low
water mark on shore of Lake Pepin; thence southerly along the low water mark of Lake
Pepin to the place of beginning. Also excepting that part of Government Lot 4, Section 2,
Township 112 North, Range 12 West, which lies West of Undercliff Street in said village,
North of the southerly line of said Lot 1, Block 14, prolonged westerly, and East of a line
beginning 6 chains West of the intersection of the east and west center line of said Section
2 with the west shore of Lake Pepin, being the point of intersection of the west line of said
Undercliff Street and said east and west center line; thence South 33 degrees 15 minutes
West 9.60 chains, being a triangular piece of land; all of Block 14, except Lot 1 of said
Block 14; Lots 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 of Block 15, except so much of Lot
11 in said Block 15 (in a triangular form) as lies between the west end of Lots 2 and 3 of
said Block 15 and the east line of Bluff Street, all in the town of Frontenac according to
the accepted and recorded map of said town of Frontenac now on file and of record in the
Office of the Register of Deeds in and for said County of Goodhue;
new text end

new text begin (2) that part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 112
North, Range 13 West, Goodhue County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing
at the northeast corner of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 6; thence
South 01 degree 11 minutes 39 seconds East, assumed bearing, along the east line of
said West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, a distance of 1,100.00 feet to the
point of beginning of the land to be described; thence North 01 degree 11 minutes 39
seconds West, along said east line, a distance of 400.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 01
minute 10 seconds West, a distance of 442.03 feet; thence southwesterly, a distance of
534.99 feet along a nontangential curve concave to the northwest having a radius of
954.93 feet, a central angle of 33 degrees 53 minutes 57 seconds, and a chord that bears
South 42 degrees 45 minutes 42 seconds West; thence South 59 degrees 42 minutes 41
seconds West, tangent to said curve, a distance of 380.00 feet to the centerline of State
Highway 61, as now located and established; thence southeasterly, along said centerline
of State Highway 61, a distance of 160 feet, more or less, to the intersection with a line
bearing South 73 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West from the point of beginning; thence
North 73 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East, to the point of beginning. Together with a
50.00-foot wide driveway and utility easement, which lies northwesterly and adjoins the
northwesterly line of the above described property; and
new text end

new text begin (3) that part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township
112 North, Range 13 West, Goodhue County, described as follows: Commencing at
the northeast corner of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 6; thence
South 01 degree 11 minutes 39 seconds East, assumed bearing, along the east line of
said West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, a distance of 1,100.00 feet to the
point of beginning of the land to be described; thence South 73 degrees 00 minutes 00
seconds West, to the centerline of State Highway 61, as now located and established;
thence southeasterly, along said centerline of State Highway 61, to the south line of said
West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6; thence North 88 degrees 34 minutes
56 seconds East, along said south line, to the southeast corner of said West Half of the
Northeast Quarter of Section 6; thence North 01 degree 11 minutes 39 seconds West, a
distance of 1,902.46 feet to the point of beginning.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 44.] Monson Lake State Park, Swift County. new text end

new text begin The
following area is added to Monson Lake State Park, Swift County: the Northeast Quarter
of Section 1, Township 121 North, Range 37 West.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 51.] Savanna Portage State Park, Aitkin and St.
Louis Counties.
new text end

new text begin The following areas are added to Savanna Portage State Park: the
Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Government Lot 2, and Government Lot 3, all in Section 13, Township 50 North,
Range 23 West, Aitkin County.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 52.] Scenic State Park, Itasca County. new text end

new text begin The following
areas are added to Scenic State Park: Government Lot 3, Government Lot 4, the Northeast
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, all
in Section 7, Township 60 North, Range 25 West, Itasca County.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 53a.] Soudan Underground Mine State Park, St.
Louis County.
new text end

new text begin The following area is added to Soudan Underground Mine State Park: the
Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 29, Township 62 North, Range 15
West, St. Louis County.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 60.] William O'Brien State Park, Washington County.
new text end

new text begin The following areas are added to William O'Brien State Park, Washington County:
new text end

new text begin (1) Lot 1, Block 1, and Outlots A and B, Spring View Acres according to the plat on
file and of record in the Office of the Recorder for Washington County;
new text end

new text begin (2) the South 200.00 feet of the North 1,326.20 feet of the West One-Half of the
Southeast Quarter, Section 36, Township 32 North, Range 20 West; and
new text end

new text begin (3) that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter lying west of
Highway 95 (St. Croix Trail North) in Section 31, Township 32 North, Range 19 West.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginDELETIONS FROM 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 areas are deleted from Frontenac State Park, all in Township 112 North,
Range 13 West, Goodhue County:
new text end

new text begin (1) that part of the East Half, Section 11, and that part of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 12, being described as BLOCK's O, F, H, G, and L, GARRARD'S SOUTH
EXTENSION TO FRONTENAC according to the plat on file and of record in the Office
of the Recorder for Goodhue County, Minnesota. Including all of those parts of vacated
Birch Way and Birch Way South situated in GARRARD'S SOUTH EXTENSION TO
FRONTENAC lying southerly of vacated Ludlow Avenue and northerly of Winona
Avenue;
new text end

new text begin (2) that part of the Northeast Quarter, Section 11, being described as BLOCK 70,
WESTERVELT (also known as the town of Frontenac) according to the plat on file and of
record in the Office of the Recorder for Goodhue County, Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (3) that part of the Northeast Quarter, Section 11, being described as Lots 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16, BLOCK 69, WESTERVELT (aka town of
Frontenac) according to the plat on file and of record in the Office of the Recorder for
Goodhue County, Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (4) that part of the Northeast Quarter, Section 11, being described as BLOCK 67,
WESTERVELT (aka town of Frontenac) according to the plat on file and of record in the
Office of the Recorder for Goodhue County, Minnesota. Including the South 30 feet
of Graham Street lying adjacent to and northerly of Lots 1 and 16, BLOCK 67 of said
plat of WESTERVELT;
new text end

new text begin (5) that part of the Northeast Quarter, Section 11, being described as BLOCK 66,
WESTERVELT (aka town of Frontenac) according to the plat on file and of record in the
Office of the Recorder for Goodhue County, Minnesota; and
new text end

new text begin (6) that part of the Northeast Quarter, Section 11, being described as those parts of
Lots 1 and 9 in BLOCK 65 of the town of Frontenac lying adjacent to and northerly of the
southerly 50 feet of said Lots 1 and 9 according to the plat on file and of record in the
Office of the Recorder for Goodhue County, Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 35.] Lake Carlos State Park, Douglas County. new text end

new text begin The
following area is deleted from Lake Carlos State Park: that part of Government Lot 2,
being described as EHLERT'S ADDITION according to the plat on file and of record in
the Office of the Recorder for Douglas County, Minnesota, Section 10, Township 129
North, Range 37 West, Douglas County.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 38.] Lake Shetek State Park, Murray County. new text end

new text begin The
following areas are deleted from Lake Shetek State Park:
new text end

new text begin (1) Blocks 3 and 4 of Forman Acres according to the plat on file and of record in the
Office of the Recorder for Murray County;
new text end

new text begin (2) the Hudson Acres subdivision according to the plat on file and of record in the
Office of the Recorder for Murray County; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the road right-of-way running adjacent to Blocks 3 and 4 of Forman Acres
in Government Lot 7, Section 6, Township 107 North, Range 40 West, and the road
right-of-way running adjacent to the Hudson Acres subdivision in Government Lots 1
and 2, Section 7, Township 107 North, Range 40 West.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 44a.] Moose Lake State Park, Carlton County. new text end

new text begin The
following areas are deleted from Moose Lake State Park, all in Township 46 North, Range
19 West, Carlton County:
new text end

new text begin (1) Parcel A: the West 660.00 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter
of Section 28;
new text end

new text begin (2) Parcel B: the West 660.00 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter
of Section 28 lying northerly of a line 75.00 feet northerly of and parallel with the
centerline of State Trunk Highway 73, and subject to a taking for highway purposes of a
100.00-foot wide strip for access and also subject to highway and road easements;
new text end

new text begin (3) Parcel C: the West 660.00 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter
of Section 28 lying northerly of a line 75.00 feet northerly of and parallel with the
centerline of State Trunk Highway 73, and subject to taking for highway purposes of a
road access under S.P. 0919 (311-311) 901 from State Trunk Highway 73 to old County
Road 21, said access being 100.00 feet in width with triangular strips of land adjoining it at
the northerly line of State Trunk Highway 73, and subject to highway and road easements;
new text end

new text begin (4) Parcel G: that part of Government Lot 1 of Section 28, which lies northerly of the
westerly extension of the northerly line of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter
of said Section 28, and southerly of the westerly extension of the northerly line of the
South 660.00 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 28;
new text end

new text begin (5) Parcel H: the South 660.00 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast
Quarter of Section 28;
new text end

new text begin (6) Parcel I: the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 28, except
the West 660.00 feet of said Southwest Quarter; and
new text end

new text begin (7) Parcel J: that part of the North One-Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 28,
described as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of said North One-Half of the
Southeast Quarter; thence South 89 degrees 57 minutes 36 seconds East along the north
line of said North One-Half of the Southeast Quarter a distance of 660.01 feet to the east
line of the West 660.00 feet of said North One-Half of the Southeast Quarter and the actual
point of beginning; thence continue South 89 degrees 57 minutes 36 seconds East along
the north line of said North One-Half of the Southeast Quarter a distance of 657.40 feet to
the southeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 28;
thence South 00 degrees 19 minutes 17 seconds West, parallel to the west line of said North
One-Half of the Southeast Quarter a distance of 715.12 feet to the westerly right-of-way
of US Interstate Highway 35; thence along said westerly right-of-way of US Interstate
Highway 35 a distance of 457.86 feet on a nontangential curve, concave to the southeast,
having a radius of 1,054.93 feet, a central angle of 24 degrees 52 minutes 03 seconds, and
a chord bearing of South 39 degrees 00 minutes 37 seconds West; thence South 46 degrees
44 minutes 11 seconds West along said westerly right-of-way of US Interstate Highway 35
a distance of 295.30 feet to the northerly right-of-way of Minnesota Trunk Highway 73;
thence 163.55 feet along said northerly right-of-way of Minnesota Trunk Highway 73 on
a nontangential curve, concave to the south, having a radius of 1,984.88 feet, a central
angle of 4 degrees 43 minutes 16 seconds, and a chord bearing of South 77 degrees 39
minutes 40 seconds West to the east line of the West 660.00 feet of said North One-Half of
the Southeast Quarter; thence North 00 degrees 19 minutes 17 seconds East a distance of
1,305.90 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning and there terminating.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginADDITIONS TO STATE RECREATION AREAS.
new text end

new text begin [85.013] [Subd. 11a.] Garden Island State Recreation Area, Lake of the Woods
County.
The following areas are added to Garden Island State Recreation Area, Lake of
the Woods County:
new text end

new text begin (1) Bureau of Land Management Island County Control Number 013 (aka Bridges
Island) within Lake of the Woods and located in Section 9, Township 165 North, Range
32 West;
new text end

new text begin (2) Bureau of Land Management Island County Control Number 014 (aka Knight
Island) within Lake of the Woods and located in Section 22, Township 165 North, Range
32 West; and
new text end

new text begin (3) Bureau of Land Management Island County Control Number 015 (aka Babe
Island) within Lake of the Woods and located in Section 17, Township 166 North, Range
32 West.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginADDITIONS TO BIRCH LAKES STATE FOREST.
new text end

new text begin [89.021] [Subd. 7.] Birch Lakes State Forest. The following area is added to
Birch Lakes State Forest: the East Half of the Northeast Quarter, Section 35, Township
127 North, Range 33 West, Stearns County.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginPUBLIC OR PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION
LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; AITKIN COUNTY.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, and the classification and
public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, the commissioner of
natural resources may sell by public or private sale the consolidated conservation land
bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c).
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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 consideration for the conveyance must be for no less than the
survey costs and appraised value of the land and timber. Proceeds shall be disposed of
according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84A.
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new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Aitkin County and is described as: the
East 132 feet of the West 396 feet, less the North 40 feet of Government Lot 8, Section 19,
Township 50 North, Range 23 West, containing 3.74 acres, more or less.
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new text begin (d) The land borders Aitkin Lake with privately-owned land to the east and west. The
land has been subject to continued trespasses by adjacent landowners. The Department of
Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes.
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Sec. 9. new text beginPUBLIC OR PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION
LAND; AITKIN COUNTY.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the classification and public sale provisions of Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, Aitkin County may sell by public or private sale the
consolidated conservation lands that are described in paragraph (c).
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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 consideration for the conveyance must be for no less than the
survey costs and appraised value of the land and timber. Proceeds shall be disposed of
according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84A.
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new text begin (c) The lands that may be sold are located in Aitkin County and are described as:
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new text begin (1) that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 31, Township
49 North, Range 22 West, lying east of County State-Aid Highway 6, containing 3 acres,
more or less;
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new text begin (2) that part of Government Lot 11, Section 3, Township 47 North, Range 26 West,
lying north of County Road 54, containing 2 acres, more or less;
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new text begin (3) that part of Government Lot 1, Section 19, Township 51 North, Range 25 West,
lying southwest of the ditch, containing 20 acres, more or less;
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new text begin (4) that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 13,
Township 51 North, Range 26 West, lying south of the ditch, containing 12 acres, more or
less; and
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new text begin (5) that part of the South Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 13, Township 51
North, Range 26 West, lying south of the ditch, containing 40 acres, more or less.
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new text begin (d) The lands are separated from management units by roads or ditches. The
Department of Natural Resources has determined that the lands are not needed for natural
resource purposes.
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Sec. 10. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; BELTRAMI COUNTY.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 94.10, and upon
completion of condemnation of the school trust land interest, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by private sale to Cormant Township the surplus land that is described
in paragraph (c).
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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 Cormant Township for less than the value
of the land as determined by the commissioner, but the conveyance must provide that the
land described in paragraph (c) be used for the public and reverts to the state if Cormant
Township fails to provide for public use or abandons the public use of the land.
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new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Beltrami County and is described as: that
part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 15, Township 151 North,
Range 31 West, Beltrami County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the
northeast corner of said Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence West along the
north line of said Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter to the northwest corner of
said Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and the POINT OF BEGINNING of the
property to be described; thence East a distance of 76 feet, along said north line; thence
South a distance of 235 feet; thence West a distance of 76 feet to the west line of said
Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence North a distance of 235 feet along said
west line to the point of beginning. Containing 0.41 acre, more or less.
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new text begin (d) Cormant Cemetery has inadvertently trespassed upon the land. The Department
of Natural Resources has determined that the state's land management interests would
best be served if the land was conveyed to Cormant Township and managed as part of
the cemetery. Since the land is currently school trust land, the Department of Natural
Resources shall first condemn the school trust interest prior to conveyance to Cormant
Township.
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Sec. 11. new text beginEXCHANGE OF STATE LAND WITHIN CARVER HIGHLANDS
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA; CARVER COUNTY.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources may, with the approval of the Land
Exchange Board as required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and
according to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.343 to 94.347, exchange
the lands described in paragraph (b).
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new text begin (b) The lands to be exchanged are located in Carver County and are described as:
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new text begin (1) that part of the South Half of the Northwest Quarter and that part of the
Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter lying northwesterly of the following
described line: Beginning on the north line of the South Half of the Northwest Quarter,
1,815 feet East of the northwest corner thereof; thence southwesterly 3,200 feet, more or
less, to the southwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and there
terminating, all in Section 30, Township 115 North, Range 23 West;
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new text begin (2) the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the West Half of the Southeast
Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, and that part of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter
lying easterly of County State-Aid Highway 45, all in Section 25, Township 115 North,
Range 24 West;
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new text begin (3) the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the
North Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, all
in Section 36, Township 115 North, Range 24 West; and
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new text begin (4) the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 6, Township 114 North,
Range 23 West.
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new text begin (c) The lands were acquired in part with bonding appropriations. The exchange with
the United States Fish and Wildlife Service will consolidate land holdings, facilitate
management of the lands, and provide additional wildlife habitat acres to the state.
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Sec. 12. new text beginEXCHANGE OF STATE LAND WITHIN LAKE LOUISE STATE
PARK; MOWER COUNTY.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 94.342, subdivision 4, the
commissioner of natural resources may, 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 land
located within state park boundaries that is described in paragraph (c).
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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.
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new text begin (c) The state land that may be exchanged is located in Mower County and is
described as: that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter of Section 20, Township 101 North, Range 14 West, Mower County, Minnesota,
described as follows: Beginning at a point on the south line of said Section 20 a distance
of 1,039.50 feet (63 rods) East of the south quarter corner of said Section 20; thence North
at right angles to said south line 462.00 feet (28 rods); thence West parallel to said south
line 380.6 feet, more or less, to the west line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence South along said west line 462 feet, more or less,
to the south line of said Section 20; thence East along said south line 380.6 feet, more
or less, to the point of beginning, containing 4.03 acres.
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new text begin (d) The exchange would resolve an unintentional trespass by the Department of
Natural Resources of a horse trail that is primarily located within Lake Louise State Park
and provide for increased access to the state park.
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Sec. 13. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND;
ROSEAU COUNTY.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the classification and public sale provisions of Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private
sale the consolidated conservation land that is described in paragraph (c).
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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 consideration for the conveyance must be for no less than the
survey costs and the appraised value of the land and timber. Proceeds shall be disposed of
according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84A.
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new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Roseau County and is described as: the
North 75 feet of the East 290.4 feet of the West 489.85 feet of the East 1,321.15 feet
of the Northeast Quarter, Section 35, Township 160 North, Range 38 West, containing
0.5 acres, more or less.
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new text begin (d) The land would be sold to the current leaseholder who through an inadvertent
trespass located a cabin, septic system, and personal property on the state land. The
Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural
resource purposes.
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Sec. 14. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 94.10, the commissioner
of natural resources may sell by private sale to St. Louis County the surplus land that is
described in paragraph (c).
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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 St. Louis County for less than the value of
the land as determined by the commissioner, but the conveyance must provide that the
land described in paragraph (c) be used for the public and reverts to the state if St. Louis
County fails to provide for public use or abandons the public use of the land.
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new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as: an
undivided 1/12 interest in Government Lot 6, Section 6, Township 62 North, Range 13
West, containing 35.75 acres, more or less.
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new text begin (d) The land was gifted to the state. The remaining 11/12 undivided interest in
the land is owned by the state in trust for the taxing districts and administered by St.
Louis County. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the state's land
management interests would best be served if the land was conveyed to St. Louis County.
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Sec. 15. new text beginCONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
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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, St. Louis County may
sell or convey to the state acting by and through its commissioner of natural resources,
the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c), under the
provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 1a.
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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.
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new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as:
Lots 4 and 6, Block 1, Majestic Lake Shores, according to the plat thereof on file and of
record in the Office of the County Recorder, St. Louis County.
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new text begin (d) The county has determined that the land is not needed for county management
purposes and the Department of Natural Resources would like to acquire the land for use
as a public water access site to Little Grand Lake.
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Sec. 16. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; WADENA COUNTY.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus lands bordering public water that are
described in paragraph (c).
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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.
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new text begin (c) The lands that may be sold are located in Wadena County and are described as:
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new text begin (1) Government Lot 3, Section 28, Township 135 North, Range 33 West, containing
0.01 acres, more or less;
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new text begin (2) Government Lot 2, Section 34, Township 135 North, Range 33 West, containing
1.5 acres, more or less; and
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new text begin (3) Government Lot 7, Section 30, Township 135 North, Range 35 West, containing
0.01 acres, more or less.
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new text begin (d) The lands border the Leaf River and are not contiguous to other state lands.
The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the lands are not needed for
natural resource purposes.
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Sec. 17. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
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new text begin Sections 1 to 16 are effective the day following final enactment.
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