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HF 1250

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/10/2021 01:56pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/18/2021
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/10/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to state lands; requiring reimbursement of certain land-transaction costs;
adding and deleting land from certain state parks; establishing new state forest;
authorizing private sale of certain tax-forfeited and surplus state land; authorizing
certain land leases and transfers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections
84.415, by adding a subdivision; 84.63; 84.631; 89.021, by adding a subdivision;
89.17; 92.50, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84.415, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Reimbursing costs. new text end

new text begin In addition to fees specified in this section or in rules
adopted by the commissioner, the applicant must reimburse the state for costs incurred for
cultural resources review, monitoring, or other services provided by the Minnesota Historical
Society under contract with the commissioner of natural resources or the State Historic
Preservation Office of the Department of Administration in connection with the license
application, preparing the license terms, or constructing the utility line.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84.63, is amended to read:


84.63 CONVEYANCE OF INTERESTS IN LANDS TO STATE AND FEDERAL
GOVERNMENTS.

(a) Notwithstanding any existing law to the contrary, the commissioner of natural
resources is hereby authorized on behalf of the state to convey to the United States or to the
state of Minnesota or any of its subdivisions, upon state-owned lands under the administration
of the commissioner of natural resources, permanent or temporary easements for specified
periods or otherwise for trails, highways, roads including limitation of right of access from
the lands to adjacent highways and roads, flowage for development of fish and game
resources, stream protection, flood control, and necessary appurtenances thereto, such
conveyances to be made upon such terms and conditions including provision for reversion
in the event of non-user as the commissioner of natural resources may determine.

(b) In addition to the fee for the market value of the easement, the commissioner of
natural resources shall assess the applicant the following fees:

(1) an application fee of $2,000 to cover reasonable costs for reviewing the application
and preparing the easement; and

(2) a monitoring fee to cover the projected reasonable costs for monitoring the
construction of the improvement for which the easement was conveyed 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.

(c) The applicant shall pay these 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.

(d) Upon completion of construction of the improvement for which the easement was
conveyed, the commissioner shall refund the unobligated balance from the monitoring fee
revenue. The commissioner shall not return the application fee, even if the application is
withdrawn or denied.

(e) Money received under paragraph (b) must be deposited in the land management
account in the natural resources fund and is appropriated to the commissioner of natural
resources to cover the reasonable costs incurred for issuing and monitoring easements.

(f) A county or joint county regional railroad authority is exempt from all fees specified
under this section for trail easements on state-owned land.

new text begin (g) In addition to fees specified in this section, the applicant must reimburse the state
for costs incurred for cultural resources review, monitoring, or other services provided by
the Minnesota Historical Society under contract with the commissioner of natural resources
or the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Administration in connection
with the easement application, preparing the easement terms, or constructing the trail,
highway, road, or other improvements.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 commissioner of natural
resources, on behalf of the state, may convey a road easement across state land under the
commissioner's jurisdiction 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) limit the easement term to 50 years if the road easement is across school trust land;

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

(4) 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.

new text begin (g) In addition to fees specified in this section, the applicant must reimburse the state
for costs incurred for cultural resources review, monitoring, or other services provided by
the Minnesota Historical Society under contract with the commissioner of natural resources
or the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Administration in connection
with the easement application, preparing the easement terms, or constructing the road.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 89.021, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 42a. new text end

new text begin Riverlands State Forest.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 89.17, is amended to read:


89.17 LEASES AND PERMITS.

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

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

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

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

new text begin (e) In addition to other payments required by this section, the applicant must reimburse
the state for costs incurred for cultural resources review, monitoring, or other services
provided by the Minnesota Historical Society under contract with the commissioner of
natural resources or the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of
Administration in connection with reviewing the lease request, preparing the lease terms,
or monitoring construction of improvements on the leased premises.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 92.50, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reimbursing costs. new text end

new text begin In addition to other payments required by this section, the
applicant must reimburse the state for costs incurred for cultural resources review, monitoring,
or other services provided by the Minnesota Historical Society under contract with the
commissioner of natural resources or the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department
of Administration in connection with reviewing the lease request, preparing the lease terms,
or constructing improvements on the leased premises.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginADDITION TO STATE PARK.
new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 38A.] Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park, St.
Louis County.
The following areas are added to Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground
Mine State Park, St. Louis County, and are designated as the Granelda Unit:
new text end

new text begin (1) Lot 3 of Section 28 and Lot 5 of Section 29 in Township 63 North of Range 17, all
West of the 4th Principal Meridian, according to the United States Government Survey
thereof;
new text end

new text begin (2) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, the Northwest Quarter, the Southeast
Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, and Lots
numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Section 29 in Township 63 North of Range 17, all West of the
4th Principal Meridian, according to the United States Government survey thereof;
new text end

new text begin (3) Lots 1 and 2 of Section 32 in Township 63 North of Range 17, all West of the 4th
Principal Meridian, according to the United States Government Survey thereof; and
new text end

new text begin (4) Lot 4 of Section 23 in Township 63 North of Range 18, all West of the 4th Principal
Meridian, according to the United States Government Survey thereof.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginDELETION FROM STATE PARK.
new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 43.] Minneopa State Park, Blue Earth County. The following area
is deleted from Minneopa State Park, Blue Earth County: a tract of land located in the
Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 21, Township 108 North, Range 27
West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, more particularly
described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the northwest corner of said Section 21; thence on an assumed bearing
of South 01 degree 31 minutes 27 seconds East, along the west line of the Northwest
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 21, a distance of 545.00 feet, to the
south line of the North 545.00 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter
of said Section 21, also being the south line of Minneopa Cemetery and the point of
beginning of the tract to be herein described; thence North 88 degrees 22 minutes 26
seconds East, along said south line of Minneopa Cemetery, a distance of 228.95 feet;
thence southwesterly 58.5 feet, more or less, to the intersection of the west line of Block
188 and the northerly line of the railroad right-of-way, said point of intersection being
31.90 feet distant, measured at right angles from the south line of said Minneopa
Cemetery; thence continue southwesterly along said railroad right-of-way 187 feet, more
or less, to a point on the west line of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of
said Section 21; thence North 01 degree 31 minutes 27 seconds West, along said west
line to the point of beginning.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginRIVERLANDS STATE FOREST; BOUNDARIES.
new text end

new text begin [89.021] [Subd. 42a.] Riverlands State Forest. The following areas are designated as
the Riverlands State Forest:
new text end

new text begin (1) those parts of Carlton County in Township 49 North, Range 16 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 4, 5, and 6, the westerly 50 feet of Government Lot 3, the easterly
50 feet of Government Lot 8, and Government Lot 7 except that part conveyed to the State
of Minnesota for highway right-of-way, Section 30;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 and all of Government Lot
14 except the North 890 feet of the West 765 feet and except the railroad right-of-way,
Section 31; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) the South Half of the Northwest Quarter and the Southwest Quarter of Section 32;
new text end

new text begin (2) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 50 North, Range 17 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, and 6 and the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter
of Section 7;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 1, 2, and 3, that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast
Quarter lying south of Township Road 5703, the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, the Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the Northwest Quarter
of the Southeast Quarter, and the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 15;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Section 16;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Section 17;
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 18;
new text end

new text begin (vi) Government Lots 3, 7, 8, and 9, Section 22;
new text end

new text begin (vii) that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter lying within 50 feet of
the St. Louis River in Section 23;
new text end

new text begin (viii) Government Lots 11 and 12 and that part of Government Lot 6 lying South of the
North 700 feet except the railroad right-of-way, Section 26; and
new text end

new text begin (ix) Government Lot 3 in Section 27;
new text end

new text begin (3) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 50 North, Range 18 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10, the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter, the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, reserving a 66-foot-wide access
easement across Government Lot 2 for access to Grantor's property in Section 31, Township
51 North, Range 17 West, and that part of Government Lot 6, Section 1, and Government
Lot 6, Section 2, described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at an iron pin at the centerline curve point of Trunk Highway No. 2, being
the Minnesota Department of Transportation Station No. 2637 + 00, said point bears
North 76 degrees 18 minutes 00 seconds West, assumed bearing 762.00 feet from the
point of intersection of the tangent of said Trunk Highway No. 2, being an
aluminum-capped monument on the cap of which are stamped the figures "2644 62.0"
and the letters "PI," "Minn Highway Dept. Monument," thence South 13 degrees 42
minutes 00 seconds West 100.00 feet along the prolongation of the radial line from said
curve point, to the southerly right-of-way line of said Trunk Highway No. 2, the point
of beginning of the tract to be herein described; thence easterly 622.50 feet along said
southerly right-of-way line, along a nontangential curve, concave to the North, having
a radius of 5,830.00 feet, a central angle of 6 degrees 07 minutes 04 seconds, and the
chord of said curve bears South 79 degrees 21 minutes 32 seconds East; thence South
26 degrees 25 minutes 57 seconds West 284.19 feet; thence South 88 degrees 07 minutes
14 seconds West 769 feet, more or less, to the shore of the St. Louis River; thence
northerly along said shore to its intersection with a line that bears North 76 degrees 18
minutes 00 seconds West from the point of beginning; thence South 76 degrees 18
minutes 00 seconds East 274 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning, Section 1; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lot 1, Section 12;
new text end

new text begin (4) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 51 North, Range 17 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8, Section 3;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 and the Northwest Quarter of the
Northeast Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and East Half of the Southeast
Quarter, Section 9;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 1, 2, 5, and 8 and the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter,
Section 16;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 and the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 20;
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lot 1 and the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (vi) Government Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 and the Northeast Quarter of
Southwest Quarter, Section 30; and
new text end

new text begin (vii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, Section 31;
new text end

new text begin (5) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 51 North, Range 18 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 27;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lot 1, Section 28, except railroad right-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 2, 3, and 4, Section 28;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 3 and 4, Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 2, 3, and 4, Section 30;
new text end

new text begin (vi) Government Lots 3 and 4, Section 35; and
new text end

new text begin (vii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter, and Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 36, reserving a
66-foot-wide access easement across Government Lots 5 and 6 and the Southwest Quarter
of the Southeast Quarter for access to Grantor's property in Section 31, Township 51 North,
Range 17 West;
new text end

new text begin (6) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 51 North, Range 19 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) that part of Government Lots 1, 2, and 3, Section 26, lying North of the St. Louis
River and Government Lot 7, Section 28;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lot 8, Section 28, lying northerly of G.N. right-of-way and Government
Lot 5, Section 30;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 7 and 10, Section 30, except right-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lot 9, Section 30; and
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lot 1, Section 31, lying northerly of the northerly railroad right-of-way
line;
new text end

new text begin (7) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 51 North, Range 20 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lot 2, Section 16;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lot 8, Section 22;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lot 3, Section 26;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Section 36; and
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 6, 7, and 8, Section 36, except railroad right-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (8) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 52 North, Range 15 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 3, 4, 5, and 6, Section 16;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8, Section 17, and Government Lot 6, Section
17, except the West 330 feet; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, Section 19;
new text end

new text begin (9) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 52 North, Range 16 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter,
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 21;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 and the Northeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter and Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 22;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lot 3, Section 23;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lot 2, Section 24;
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, Section 25;
new text end

new text begin (vi) Government Lot 1, Section 26;
new text end

new text begin (vii) Government Lots 2 and 7, Section 26;
new text end

new text begin (viii) Government Lots 3 and 4, Section 27, reserving unto Grantor and Grantor's
successors and assigns a 66-foot-wide access road easement across said Government Lot 3
for the purpose of access to Grantor's or Grantor's successors or assigns land and Grantor's
presently owned land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred in Government Lot 1, Section
27, said access road being measured 33 feet from each side of the centerline of that road
that is presently existing at various widths and running in a generally
southwesterly-northeasterly direction;
new text end

new text begin (ix) Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 28;
new text end

new text begin (x) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, and 5 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter
and Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (xi) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Section 31, reserving unto Grantor and Grantor's
successors and assigns a 66-foot-wide access road easement across said Government Lots
1, 2, and 3 for the purpose of access to Grantor's or Grantor's successors or assigns land and
Grantor's presently owned lands that may be sold, assigned, or transferred in Government
Lot 4, Section 29, said access road being measured 33 feet from each side of the centerline
of that road that is presently existing at various widths and running in a generally East-West
direction and any future extensions thereof as may be reasonably necessary to provide the
access contemplated herein;
new text end

new text begin (xii) Government Lots 5, 7, 8, and 9, Section 31;
new text end

new text begin (xiii) Government Lots 1 and 2, an undivided two-thirds interest in the Northeast Quarter
of the Northwest Quarter, an undivided two-thirds interest in the Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter, and an undivided two-thirds interest in the Southwest Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter, Section 32, reserving unto Grantor and Grantor's successors and assigns
an access road easement across the West 66 feet of the North 66 feet of said Government
Lot 1 for the purpose of access to Grantor's or Grantor's successors or assigns land and
Grantor's presently owned land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred in Government
Lot 4, Section 29; and
new text end

new text begin (xiv) Northeast Quarter of Northeast Quarter, Section 35;
new text end

new text begin (10) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 52 North, Range 17 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and Southeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter, Section 24, reserving unto Grantor and Grantor's successors and assigns a
66-foot-wide access road easement across said Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter
for the purpose of access to Grantor's or Grantor's successors or assigns land and Grantor's
presently owned land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred in Government Lot 4, Section
29, Township 52 North, Range 16 West, said access road being measured 33 feet from each
side of the centerline of that road that is presently existing at various widths and running in
a generally North-South direction;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 and the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Section 25, reserving unto Grantor and Grantor's successors and assigns a 66-foot-wide
access road easement across said Government Lots 2 and 5 for the purpose of access to
Grantor's or Grantor's successors or assigns land and Grantor's presently owned land that
may be sold, assigned, or transferred in Government Lot 6, Section 25, said access road
being measured 33 feet from each side of the centerline of that road that is presently existing
at various widths and running in a generally northwesterly-southeasterly direction and any
future extensions thereof as may be reasonably necessary to provide the access contemplated
herein;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 2, 4, 5, and 6 and all that part of Government Lot 3 lying East of
U.S. Highway 53, Section 26, reserving unto Grantor and Grantor's successors and assigns
a 66-foot-wide access road easement across said Government Lots 2 and 3 for the purpose
of access to Grantor's or Grantor's successors or assigns land and Grantor's presently owned
land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred in Government Lot 1, Section 26, said access
road being measured 33 feet from each side of the centerline of that road that is presently
existing at various widths and running in a generally southwesterly-northeasterly direction
and reserving unto Grantor and Grantor's successors and assigns a 66-foot-wide access road
easement across said Government Lots 4, 5, and 6 for the purpose of access to Grantor's or
Grantor's successors or assigns land and Grantor's presently owned land that may be sold,
assigned, or transferred in Government Lot 6, Section 25, said access road being measured
33 feet from each side of the centerline of that road that is presently existing at various
widths and running in a generally southwesterly-northeasterly direction and any future
extensions thereof as may be reasonably necessary to provide the access contemplated
herein; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 1, 2, and 3, Section 36, reserving unto Grantor and Grantor's
successors and assigns an access road easement across the West 66 feet of said Government
Lot 2 for the purpose of access to Grantor's or Grantor's successors or assigns land and
Grantor's presently owned land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred in the Southwest
Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 36;
new text end

new text begin (11) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 52 North, Range 19 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lot 1, Section 16;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 17; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lot 1, Section 19;
new text end

new text begin (12) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 52 North, Range 20 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 2, 3, and 4, Section 13;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lot 6, Section 24;
new text end

new text begin (iii) that part of Government Lot 8, Section 24, described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the West Quarter corner of said Section 24, which is also the northwest
corner of Government Lot 8; thence South 01 degree 36 minutes 01 second East (bearing
assigned) 1,230.11 feet along the west line of Government Lot 8 to the centerline of St.
Louis County Highway 29 and the point of beginning; thence North 46 degrees 59
minutes 59 seconds East along said centerline 445.91 feet; thence South 43 degrees 00
minutes 01 second East 82.57 feet to an iron pipe monument on the westerly bank of
the St. Louis River; thence continuing South 43 degrees 00 minutes 01 second East 30
feet, more or less, to the water's edge of the St. Louis River; thence southwesterly along
said water's edge to the west line of said Government Lot 8; thence North 01 degree 36
minutes 01 second West along the west line of said Government Lot 8 to the point of
beginning;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 3, 4, and 5 and the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 26; and
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Section 34;
new text end

new text begin (13) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 53 North, Range 13 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) all that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter lying North and West
of the Little Cloquet River, Section 4;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter,
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter,
Section 5;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 1, 2, and 4 and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter,
Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter,
Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 6;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 and the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast
Quarter, Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Northwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Southwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, and Northeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter, Section 7;
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 1 and 2 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Southwest Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter, Section 8;
new text end

new text begin (vi) the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Northwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and Southwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Section 17;
new text end

new text begin (vii) Government Lots 1 and 4, Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (viii) Government Lots 1 and 2 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter,
Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter,
Section 30; and
new text end

new text begin (ix) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Section 31;
new text end

new text begin (14) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, Section 36, Township 53 North,
Range 14 West, St. Louis County;
new text end

new text begin (15) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 53 North, Range 18 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 3, 6, 7, and 8, Section 6; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 7;
new text end

new text begin (16) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 53 North, Range 19 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) all that part of Government Lot 5 lying within 50 feet of the St. Louis River, Section
5, and Government Lots 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Section 12;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and 9, Section 13;
new text end

new text begin (iii) all that portion of Government Lot 1, Section 23, that lies within 50 feet of the East
bank of the Whiteface River at mean stage of water;
new text end

new text begin (iv) all that portion of Government Lots 2, 4, and 5, Section 23, that lies within 50 feet
of the West bank of the Whiteface River at mean stage of water;
new text end

new text begin (v) all that part of Government Lot 7, Section 23, lying West of the former DM&IR
railroad right-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (vi) Government Lots 8 and 10, Section 23;
new text end

new text begin (vii) all that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 23, lying
West of the former DM&IR railroad right-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (viii) Government Lots 5, 7, and 8, Section 31; and
new text end

new text begin (ix) Government Lot 5, Section 33;
new text end

new text begin (17) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 54 North, Range 13 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7, Section 20;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 and the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 21;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, and 10, Section 30; and
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 5, 6, and 7 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter,
Section 31;
new text end

new text begin (18) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 54 North, Range 16 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 2, 3, and 4 and the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
and Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 1;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter, Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Southwest Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter, and Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 2;
new text end

new text begin (iii) all that part of Government Lot 9 lying South of the Whiteface River and West of
County Road 547, also known as Comstock Lake Road, Section 3; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 3 and 4 and the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and
Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 10;
new text end

new text begin (19) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 54 North, Range 18 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) the South Half of the Southwest Quarter, except the railroad right-of-way, Section
15;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lot 2, except the North 660 feet of the East 990 feet, Section 16;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Section 16;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lot 3, Section 20;
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, Section 21;
new text end

new text begin (vi) Government Lots 1, 4, 5, and 7, Section 22;
new text end

new text begin (vii) those parts of Government Lots 2 and 9, except railroad right-of-way, Section 22;
new text end

new text begin (viii) all that part of Government Lot 6, Section 22, lying West of the Duluth Mesaba
and Northern Railway Company's right-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (ix) Government Lot 9, Section 22, except the following parcels:
new text end

new text begin (A) beginning at a point where the south line of company road, called Kelsey Road,
intersects with the west line of the right-of-way of the Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway
on the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 22, Township 54, Range 18;
thence West along the south line of said company road 627 feet; thence South 348 1/3 feet;
thence East 627 feet to the west line of the right-of-way of the Duluth, Missabe and Northern
Railway; thence North on the west line of said right-of-way 348 1/3 feet to commencement;
new text end

new text begin (B) beginning at the quarter corner between Sections 22 and 23, Township 54, Range
18; thence running North along the section line 114 feet, 6 inches, to the south line of Kelsey
Road; thence northwesterly along the south line of Kelsey Road 348 feet, 8 inches, to the
boundary of the right-of-way of the Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway, thence South
along the easterly boundary of the right-of-way of the Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway
274 feet to the quarter line on Section 22; thence easterly along said quarter line 304 feet,
6 inches, to the point of beginning; and
new text end

new text begin (C) commencing at the southwest corner of Riverside Cemetery as recorded in "P" of
Plats, Page 15; thence easterly along the south line of said cemetery to a point where said
cemetery line intersects the westerly line of Highway No. 7, also known as Mesaba Trunk
Highway; thence southerly along the westerly line of said Highway No. 7 to a point where
said westerly line of said Highway No. 7 intersects the south line of Lot 9, Section 22,
Township 54, Range 18; thence westerly along the southerly line of said Lot 9 to a point
where the southerly line intersects the easterly line of the DM & N Railway Company's
right-of-way; thence northerly along the easterly side of said DM & N Railway Company's
right-of-way to beginning;
new text end

new text begin (x) Government Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (xi) Government Lots 5 and 6, Section 30; and
new text end

new text begin (xii) Government Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, and 12, Section 31;
new text end

new text begin (20) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 54 North, Range 19 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, Section 5;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Section 8;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Section 20;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 2 and 3, Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lot 1, Section 32;
new text end

new text begin (vi) Government Lot 5, except the South 1,320 feet, Section 32; and
new text end

new text begin (vii) Government Lot 2, Section 33;
new text end

new text begin (21) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 55 North, Range 15 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Governments Lot 1 and 2, Section 11;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lot 9, except Highway 4 right-of-way, Section 11;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lot 10, except Highway 4 right-of-way, Section 11;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, Section 15;
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 and the Northeast Quarter of Southwest Quarter,
Section 21;
new text end

new text begin (vi) the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, reserving unto Grantor and Grantor's
successors and assigns a 66-foot-wide access easement across said Southwest Quarter of
the Northeast Quarter for the purpose of access to Grantor's or Grantor's successors or
assigns land and Grantor's presently owned land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred
in Government Lot 4, Section 21, Township 55 North, Range 15 West, said access road
being measured 33 feet on each side of the centerline of that road that is presently existing
and known as the Whiteface Truck Trail, Section 21;
new text end

new text begin (vii) Government Lots 1, 2, and 3, Section 22;
new text end

new text begin (viii) Government Lots 1 and 2 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter,
Section 28;
new text end

new text begin (ix) Government Lots 1, 4, 6, 8, and 9 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, and Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (x) Government Lots 3 and 4 and the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter,
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 30;
new text end

new text begin (xi) Government Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 11 and the Northeast Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter, Section 31; and
new text end

new text begin (xii) Government Lot 1, Section 32;
new text end

new text begin (22) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 55 North, Range 16 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, reserving unto Grantor and Grantor's
successors and assigns a 66-foot-wide access road easement across said Southwest Quarter
of the Southeast Quarter for the purpose of access to Grantor's or Grantor's successors or
assigns land and Grantor's presently owned land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred
in Government Lot 5, Section 1, Township 54 North, Range 16 West, Section 35; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, reserving unto Grantor and Grantor's
successors and assigns a 66-foot-wide access road easement across said Southeast Quarter
of the Southeast Quarter for the purpose of access to Grantor's or Grantor's successors or
assigns land and Grantor's presently owned land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred
in Government Lot 5, Section 1, Township 54 North, Range 16 West, Section 35;
new text end

new text begin (23) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 55 North, Range 19 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) an undivided two-thirds interest in Government Lot 1, Section 2;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 2, 9, 10, and 12, Section 2;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lot 11, Section 2, except railroad right-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, Section 10;
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lot 4, Section 11;
new text end

new text begin (vi) Government Lots 1, 2, 6, 7, and 13, Section 15;
new text end

new text begin (vii) Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 16;
new text end

new text begin (viii) Government Lots 1 and 3 and the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and
Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 22;
new text end

new text begin (ix) Government Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (x) Government Lot 6, Section 30; and
new text end

new text begin (xi) Government Lots 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10, Section 31;
new text end

new text begin (24) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 56 North, Range 17 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 2 and 8 and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 3;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9, Section 3; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 6 and 9, that part of Government Lot 8 lying North of Highway
No. 53, and that part of Government Lot 7 lying West of Highway No. 53, Section 4;
new text end

new text begin (25) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 56 North, Range 18 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 5 and 6, Section 2;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 5, 7, and 9 and the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 3;
new text end

new text begin (iii) all that part of Government Lot 11, except the following described parcel of land:
new text end

new text begin Beginning at a point that is located 958 feet North of the southeast corner of said
Government Lot 11, which corner is also the southeast corner of said Section 3, and 33
feet West of the east line of said Lot 11; thence running North parallel with the east line
of said Lot 11 a distance of 700.5 feet to a point; thence southwesterly to a point that is
331.5 feet West and 1226 feet North of the southeast corner of said Lot 11; thence
southerly parallel with the east line of said lot, a distance of 268 feet to a point; thence
easterly a distance of 298.5 feet to the place of beginning, Section 3;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lot 12, Section 3, except the following described parcels of land:
new text end

new text begin (A) commencing at a point along the East and West One-Quarter line of said Section 3,
which point is 33 feet West of the East One-Quarter corner of said Section 3, said point
being on the west right-of-way line of County Highway No. 7; thence westerly along said
quarter line for a distance of 300 feet to a point; thence southerly at right angles and parallel
to the highway right-of-way in question for a distance of 300 feet to a point; thence easterly
for a distance of 300 feet to a point in the west right-of-way line of County Highway No.
7; thence northerly along the west right-of-way line of County Highway No. 7 for a distance
of 300 feet to the point of beginning;
new text end

new text begin (B) commencing at the East Quarter corner of said Section 3; thence westerly along the
East/West Quarter line of said Section 3 a distance of 33.00 feet to the westerly right-of-way
line of County Highway No. 7; thence continuing westerly along said East/West Quarter
line a distance of 300.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence southerly, parallel with the
westerly right-of-way line of County Highway No. 7 a distance of 400.00 feet; thence
westerly, parallel with said East/West Quarter line to the easterly right-of-way line of the
DM&IR Railroad; thence northerly along said easterly right-of-way line to said East/West
Quarter line; thence easterly along said East/West Quarter line to the point of beginning;
and
new text end

new text begin (C) the East 33 feet of the North 300 feet of said Government Lot 12;
new text end

new text begin (v) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 4;
new text end

new text begin (vi) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 7;
new text end

new text begin (vii) Government Lots 6 and 7, Section 8;
new text end

new text begin (viii) Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 9;
new text end

new text begin (ix) Government Lots 2 and 3, Section 17;
new text end

new text begin (x) Government Lots 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 and the Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter, Section 18;
new text end

new text begin (xi) Government Lots 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Section 19;
new text end

new text begin (xii) Government Lots 1, 5, 8, and 9, Section 20;
new text end

new text begin (xiii) Government Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 and Government Lot 3, except for 1.0 acre for
cemetery, Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (xiv) Government Lot 9, Section 30;
new text end

new text begin (xv) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 11, Section 31; and
new text end

new text begin (xvi) Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 32;
new text end

new text begin (26) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 56 North, Range 19 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lot 1, Section 35;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lot 2, Section 35; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 and the Southeast Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter and Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 36;
new text end

new text begin (27) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 57 North, Range 16 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Northwest Quarter of the Northeast
Quarter, Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Northeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter, Section 12; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 15; and
new text end

new text begin (28) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 57 North, Range 17 West, described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and Southwest Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter, Section 25; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and the Northeast Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, Section 26.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; AITKIN COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, or
other law to the contrary, Aitkin 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 Aitkin County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin The North Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter lying East of 275th
Avenue in Section 11, Township 47 North, Range 25 West, Aitkin County, Minnesota
(part of parcel 15-0-017700).
new text end

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

Sec. 11. new text beginGOODHUE COUNTY; LAND TRANSFERS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Land transfers. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 373.01,
subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (3), Goodhue County may sell, lease, or otherwise
convey county-owned land that abuts Lake Byllesby to adjoining property owners who after
the transfer will have direct access to Lake Byllesby. Any sale, lease, or other conveyance
must be for the market value of the property as appraised by the county. A sale, lease, or
other conveyance under this section must reserve to the county mineral rights according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 373.01, and flowage easements relating to water levels of Lake
Byllesby.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section does not apply to any county-owned land that has been developed by
the county as public parkland.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. 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 Goodhue County and its chief clerical officer comply with Minnesota
Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end

Sec. 12. 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, or
other law to the contrary, Itasca County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited lands
described in paragraph (c).
new text end

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

new text begin (c) The lands to be sold are located in Itasca County and are described as:
new text end

new text begin (1) all that part of Government Lot 2, Section 27, Township 145 North, Range 26 West,
lying northeasterly of the northeasterly right-of-way line of CSAH 39 and northwesterly of
the following described line: Commencing at the northwest corner of said Government Lot
2; thence South 89 degrees 21 minutes East, along the north line of said Government Lot
2 a distance of 286 feet, more or less, to a point on the northeasterly right-of-way line of
the CSAH 39 right-of-way; thence South 51 degrees 01 minute East, 260.41 feet to the point
of beginning of the line to be described; thence North 42 degrees 11 minutes East to intersect
the water's edge of Ball Club Lake and there said line terminates; and
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new text begin (2) the South two rods of the East 16 rods of Government Lot 14, Section 4, Township
60 North, Range 26 West of the Fourth Principle Meridian, containing approximately 0.20
acres.
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. 13. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATERS;
ROSEAU 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 island located in
public water that is described in paragraph (d) to a local unit of government for less than
market value.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct
errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land described in paragraph (d) may be sold by quitclaim deed and the conveyance
must provide that the land described in paragraph (d) be used for the public and reverts to
the state if the local unit of government fails to provide for public use or abandons the public
use of the land. The conveyance is subject to a flowage easement held by the United States
of America.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land that may be conveyed is located in Roseau County and is described as: an
unsurveyed island located in the approximate center of the South Half of the Southeast
Quarter of Section 29, Township 163 North, Range 36 West, Roseau County, Minnesota;
said island contains 6.7 acres, more or less (parcel identification number 563199100).
new text end

new text begin (e) The island is located in Warroad River and was created after statehood when dredge
spoils were deposited on a sandbar in the Warroad River. The Department of Natural
Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes, the
conveyance would further the public interest, and the state's land management interests
would best be served if the land was conveyed to a local unit of government for a public
park and other public use.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS; 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 lands
described in paragraph (c).
new text end

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

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

new text begin (1) the South Half of the North Half of the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter, except the East 470 feet and except the part taken for a road, Township
50 North, Range 15 West, Section 29 (parcel identification number 395-0010-08713);
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new text begin (2) the East 271 feet of the West 371 feet of the North 669.94 feet of the Northwest
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, Township 61 North, Range 15 West of the
Fourth Principal Meridian. Together with the West 100 feet of the North 669.94 feet of the
Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, Township 61 North, Range 15
West of the Fourth Principal Meridian, which lies South of the North 300 feet thereof (part
of parcel identification number 410-0024-00550);
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new text begin (3) the West 371 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34,
Township 61 North, Range 15 West of the Fourth Principal Meridian, which lies South of
the North 669.94 feet thereof (part of parcel identification number 410-0024-00550); and
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new text begin (4) the Northeast Quarter, except the Southwest Quarter, and the North Half of the
Northwest Quarter, Township 52 North, Range 19 West, Section 24 (part of parcel
identification number 470-0010-03830).
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. 15. new text beginST. LOUIS COUNTY; LAND LEASE.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin St. Louis County; lease. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections
16A.695 and 282.04, St. Louis County may lease property legally described as part of
Government Lot 5 except the lake portion of Embarrass Mine, Township 58, Range 15
West, Section 5, for use as a water intake and water treatment project under Laws 2018,
chapter 214, article 1, section 22, subdivision 6, for consideration of more than $12,000 per
year and for a period exceeding ten years.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Department of Natural Resources; lease. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 92.50, or other law to the contrary, the commissioner may lease property in Township
58, Range 15, Section 5, for use as a water intake and water treatment project under Laws
2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 22, subdivision 6, for a period exceeding 21 years,
including a lease term of 40 years.
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. 16. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER;
SHERBURNE 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) to a local unit of government for less than market
value.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct
errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Sherburne County and is described as: that
part of Government Lot 3, Section 24, Township 33 North, Range 28 West, described as
follows:
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new text begin The East 400 feet of Government Lot 3, Section 24, Township 33 North, Range 28 West,
according to the United States Government survey thereof.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders Big 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 best be served if the land were conveyed to a local unit of government.
new text end