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HF 1744

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/01/2021 04:09pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/01/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state lands; authorizing private sale of certain surplus state land bordering
public waters in Roseau County.

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

Section 1. 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 quit claim 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).
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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.
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