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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 490-H.F.No. 1522
           An act relating to tax-forfeited land; permitting the 
          sale of certain tax-forfeited land in Mille Lacs 
          County; modifying certain limitations on the sale of 
          tax-forfeited land which borders on or is adjacent to 
          certain waters; amending Minnesota Statutes 1982, 
          section 282.018. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [TAX-FORFEITED LAND SALE; MILLE LACS COUNTY.] 
    The following described land located within Mille Lacs 
county may be sold in the manner prescribed by section 282.018 
for tracts or parcels having less than 50 feet of waterfront:  
    (a) Lot number 2, Port Mille Lacs plat, government lot 1, 
section 8, township 43 of range 27; and 
    (b) lots number 23 and 27, Port Mille Lacs plat, government 
lot 2, section 8, township 43 of range 27.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 282.018, is 
amended to read: 
    282.018 [TAX-FORFEITED LAND; MEANDERED LAKES; SALE; 
EXCEPTION.] 
    All land which is the property of the state as a result of 
forfeiture to the state for nonpayment of taxes, regardless of 
whether the land is held in trust for taxing districts, and 
which borders on or is adjacent to meandered lakes and other 
public waters and watercourses, and the live timber growing or 
being thereon, is hereby withdrawn from sale except as 
hereinafter provided.  The authority having jurisdiction over 
the timber on any such lands may sell the timber as otherwise 
provided by law for cutting and removal under such conditions as 
the authority may prescribe in accordance with approved, 
sustained yield forestry practices.  The authority having 
jurisdiction over the timber shall reserve such timber and 
impose such conditions as the authority deems necessary for the 
protection of watersheds, wildlife habitat, shorelines, and 
scenic features.  Within the area in Cook, Lake, and St. Louis 
counties described in the Act of Congress approved July 10, 1930 
(46 Stat. 1020), the timber on tax-forfeited lands shall be 
subject to like restrictions as are now imposed by that act on 
federal lands.  
    Of all tax-forfeited land bordering on or adjacent to 
meandered lakes and other public waters and watercourses and so 
withdrawn from sale, a strip two rods in width, the ordinary 
high-water mark being the water side boundary thereof, and the 
land side boundary thereof being a line drawn parallel to the 
ordinary high-water mark and two rods distant landward 
therefrom, hereby is reserved for public travel thereon, and 
whatever the conformation of the shore line or conditions 
require, the authority having jurisdiction over such lands shall 
reserve a wider strip for such purposes.  
    Any tract or parcel of land which has 50 feet or less than 
50 feet of waterfront may be sold by the authority having 
jurisdiction over the land, in the manner otherwise provided by 
law for the sale of such lands, if the authority determines that 
it is in the public interest to do so.  If the authority having 
jurisdiction over the land is not the commissioner of natural 
resources, the land may not be offered for sale without the 
prior approval of the commissioner of natural resources. 
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective the day after final enactment. 
    Approved April 25, 1984