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                         Laws of Minnesota 1986 

                        CHAPTER 366-H.F.No. 2344 
           An act relating to St. Louis county; making certain 
          offices appointive; allowing the county board to 
          assign certain offices to the unclassified service; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, sections 375A.06, 
          subdivision 5; 383C.035 and 383C.136.  
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 375A.06, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [APPOINTMENT WITHOUT REFERENDUM.] Notwithstanding 
section 375A.12, a county board meeting the requirements of 
subdivision 1 except St. Louis county may without referendum 
appoint a county administrator as provided in this section. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 383C.035, is 
amended to read: 
    The officers and employees of such county and of any 
agency, board, or commission, supported in whole or in part by 
taxation upon the taxable property of such county or appointed 
by the judges of the district or probate court for such county, 
are hereby divided into the unclassified and classified 
service.  The unclassified service shall comprise: 
    (a) All officers elected by popular vote or persons 
appointed to fill vacancies in such offices. 
    (b) Judges and receivers, referees, arbiters, court 
reporters, jurors, notaries public, and persons appointed by a 
court to make or conduct any special inquiry of a judicial and 
temporary character.  
    (c) Superintendent or principal administrative officer or 
comptroller of any separate department of county government 
which is now or hereafter created pursuant to law, who is 
directly responsible to the board of county commissioners or any 
other board or commission, as well as the county agricultural 
agents and the home demonstration agents under the control of 
the county extension committee. 
    (d) Members of the teaching staff, supervisors and 
principals in the employ of the superintendent of county schools.
    (e) Members of nonpaid board, or commissioners appointed by 
the board of county commissioners or acting in an advisory 
    (f) (e) Assistant county attorneys or special investigators 
in the employ of the county attorney. 
    (g) (f) All common labor temporarily employed on an hourly 
    (h) (g) All inmate or patient help in county institutions. 
    (i) (h) All physicians, dentists, registered nurses and 
medical laboratory technicians working under the direction of a 
licensed physician or dentist in any hospital or sanatorium 
operated by a commission or board of such county. 
    (j) (i) All county commissioners' clerks appointed by the 
county board after the passage of sections 383C.03 to 383C.059; 
but nothing in sections 383C.03 to 383C.059 shall affect the 
civil service status of any person previously appointed and now 
holding such a position in the classified service of the county. 
    (k) (j) A legislative lobbyist/grant coordinator appointed 
by the county board to act as legislative liaison with the St. 
Louis county legislative delegation and pursue legislative 
concerns and grant opportunities for the county, and the clerk 
for that position. 
    (k) The county recorder. 
    (l) Any department head designated by the county board. 
    The classified service shall include all other positions 
now existing and hereinafter created in the service of the 
county or any board or commission, agency, or offices of such 
county, including mine inspectors appointed by the board of 
county commissioners. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 383C.136, is 
amended to read: 
    In St. Louis county on the expiration of the current term 
of the county treasurer and starting on January 4, 1971, the 
duties and functions of the county treasurer shall be 
transferred to and be performed by the county auditor, and the 
office of county treasurer shall be is abolished and cease to 
exist from and after that date. 
    In St. Louis county, no person shall be elected after 1986 
to succeed the county recorder.  In 1991 the county board shall 
appoint a county recorder to serve at its discretion. 
    (a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the state of 
Minnesota and St. Louis county may convey to Clyde E. Arnberg 
and Lilah E. Arnberg, Box 2345, Star Route, Virginia, Minnesota 
55792, land in St. Louis county identified as Lot C, Plat Da Bi 
Na Wa that forfeited for unpaid property taxes.  The price for 
the land must be the same as that provided under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 281.02. 
    (b) The attorney general shall prepare the instrument of 
    (c) The property to be sold was forfeited to the state for 
unpaid taxes as a result of a recording error.  The Arnbergs 
were unaware that the taxes were not paid and were not notified 
of the proceeding that forfeited the property. 
    Sec. 5.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 645.023, 
subdivision 1, paragraph (b), section 1 of this act is effective 
without local approval.  
    After compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, 
subdivision 3, by the St. Louis county board, 
    Section 2 of this act, except paragraph (l), takes effect 
January 1, 1987, 
    Section 2, paragraph (l), of this act takes effect January 
1, 1989, and 
    Section 3 of this act takes effect January 1, 1990. 
    Section 4 of this act is effective the day after final 
    Approved March 19, 1986

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