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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 128-H.F.No. 569 
           An act relating to natural resources; authorizing 
          acceptance of tips by food service and room cleaning 
          employees at Itasca state park; authorizing additions 
          to and deletions from certain state parks and waysides;
          abolishing Old Crossing Treaty State Wayside and Rice 
          Lake State Wayside; authorizing sale and consumption 
          of wine by the drink at Douglas Lodge in Itasca state 
          park; amending Minnesota Statutes 1986, sections 
          43A.38, subdivision 2; and 85.012, subdivision 57; 
          proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
          chapter 85; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1986, 
          sections 85.013, subdivisions 19 and 21a; and 138.55, 
          subdivision 6. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 43A.38, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  [ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS; FAVORS.] Employees in the 
executive branch in the course of or in relation to their 
official duties shall not directly or indirectly receive or 
agree to receive any payment of expense, compensation, gift, 
reward, gratuity, favor, service or promise of future employment 
or other future benefit from any source, except the state for 
any activity related to the duties of the employee unless 
otherwise provided by law.  However, the acceptance of any of 
the following shall not be a violation of this subdivision: 
    (a) Gifts of nominal value or gifts or textbooks which may 
be accepted pursuant to section 15.43. 
    (b) Plaques or similar mementos recognizing individual 
services in a field of specialty or to a charitable cause. 
    (c) Payment of reimbursement expenses for travel or meals, 
not to exceed actual expenses incurred, which are not reimbursed 
by the state and which have been approved in advance by the 
appointing authority as part of the work assignment. 
    (d) Honoraria or expenses paid for papers, talks, 
demonstrations or appearances made by employees on their own 
time for which they are not compensated by the state. 
    (e) Tips received by employees engaged in food service and 
room cleaning at restaurant and lodging facilities in Itasca 
state park. 
    Sec. 2.  [NATURAL RESOURCES; ADDITIONS TO CERTAIN STATE 
PARKS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  The lands described in this section are, as 
specified in this section, added to or deleted from the 
boundaries of the state parks designated in this section.  The 
commissioner of natural resources is authorized to acquire by 
gift, purchase, or, if authorized by law, by condemnation 
proceedings the lands as described which are added.  Any land 
which now is or hereafter becomes tax-forfeited land and is 
located within the described park boundaries is withdrawn from 
sale and is transferred from the custody, control, and 
supervision of the county board of the county to the 
commissioner of natural resources, free from any trust in favor 
of the interested taxing districts.  The commissioner shall 
execute a certificate of acceptance of the lands on behalf of 
the state for these purposes and transmit it to the county 
auditor of the county for record as provided by law in the case 
of tax-forfeited land transferred to the commissioner by 
resolution of the county board for conservation purposes.  Any 
land within the herein described boundaries which may be owned 
by the United States and managed by any of its agents may be 
acquired by land exchange, direct transfer, or purchase as 
federal laws may prescribe.  The lands acquired pursuant to this 
section shall be administered in the same manner as provided for 
other state parks and shall be perpetually dedicated for this 
use. 
     Subd. 2.  [85.012] [Subd. 23] [GLACIAL LAKES STATE PARK, 
POPE COUNTY.] The following area is added to Glacial Lakes State 
Park:  The Southeast Quarter, the East Half of the Southwest 
Quarter, the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and the 
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, the Northwest 
Quarter, the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of 
Section 19; that part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 20 
lying westerly of County State Aid Highway 13; the East Half and 
the Northwest Quarter of Section 30; all in Township 124 North, 
Range 38 West. 
    The East 8.0 chains of the Northwest Quarter of the 
Northwest Quarter, the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest 
Quarter, and the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter 
excepting the South 250 feet thereof of Section 25, Township 124 
North, Range 39 West. 
    Subd. 3.  [85.012] [Subd. 52] [SCENIC STATE PARK, ITASCA 
COUNTY.] The following area is added to Scenic State Park:  Lots 
1 and 2 of AUDITOR'S SUBDIVISION NO. 25, the Northeast Quarter 
of the Southeast Quarter, the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast 
Quarter, and Government Lot 8, Section 7, Township 60 North, 
Range 25 West of the 4th Principal Meridian. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 85.012, 
subdivision 57, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 57.  Tower Soudan Underground Mine state park, St. 
Louis county.  
    Sec. 4.  [85.013] [Subd. 19] [OLD CROSSING TREATY STATE 
WAYSIDE; TRANSFER OF LANDS; ABOLISHMENT.] The commissioner of 
natural resources, in the name of the state, may quitclaim and 
convey the following described state lands included in Old 
Crossing Treaty State Wayside to the entities named below on the 
conditions specified: 
    (a) To Red Lake County, on the conditions that the county 
agrees (1) to operate and maintain the same as a public park, 
(2) to designate the same as an historic site, and (3) to 
continue to maintain and operate nonmotorized trails existing on 
the lands at the time of transfer; That part of Government Lot 1 
of Section 28 lying westerly of the Black River except that part 
used for public highways and also except that part described as 
follows:  Commencing at the northwest corner of the tract 
described in Book 42 of Deeds, page 238, running thence South 
along the westerly line of said tract 174 feet; thence East and 
parallel with the north line of said tract 121 feet; thence 
North and parallel with the west line of said tract 174 feet to 
the north line; thence West on said north line 121 feet to place 
of beginning; that part of Government Lot 2 of Section 28 which 
lies southeasterly of the county road running across said 
government subdivision and southwesterly of the southwesterly 
line of Auditor's Lot "B" in said government lot; all of 
Government Lot 1 of Section 33; all in Township 151 North, Range 
45 West.  From money appropriated for park development, 
improvement, or betterment, the commissioner may grant up to 
$10,000 to Red Lake county for development, improvement, or 
betterment of the lands so transferred to the county for park 
purposes. 
    (b) To the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, 
on the conditions that the regents agree (1) to operate and 
maintain the lands under the management of the Crookston campus 
for school forest and related purposes, and (2) to continue to 
maintain and operate nonmotorized trails existing on the lands 
at the time of transfer; Government Lot 3 of Section 28, 
Township 151 North, Range 45 West. 
    The lands shall be conveyed in the form that the attorney 
general shall prescribe and the conveyance shall contain a 
provision that the lands shall revert to the state in the event 
the county or the regents fail to maintain and operate the same 
for the purposes for which the lands were transferred.  
Notwithstanding this limitation, the county may convey not to 
exceed 7.0 acres to adjacent landowners for the purpose of 
resolving any boundary disputes that may exist on the effective 
date of this act.  
    Upon completion of the conveyances authorized by this 
section, the balance of the land remaining in the state wayside 
shall be designated, operated, and maintained as a state 
wildlife management area by the commissioner of natural 
resources.  The commissioner shall allow nonmotorized trails on 
the lands designated as a wildlife management area in 
conjunction with trails on adjoining county land.  Effective 
upon designation of the balance of the land as a wildlife 
management area by the commissioner, Old Crossing Treaty State 
Wayside is abolished, and sections 85.013, subdivision 19, and 
138.55, subdivision 6, are repealed.  
    Sec. 5.  [85.013] [Subd. 21a] [RICE LAKE STATE WAYSIDE, 
SCOTT COUNTY; EXCHANGE OF LAND; ABOLISHMENT.] The commissioner 
of natural resources may exchange state lands within Rice Lake 
State Wayside for land of the United States located within 
Glacial Lakes State Park for inclusion in Glacial Lakes State 
Park.  Upon completion of the exchange, Rice Lake State Wayside 
is abolished, and Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 85.013, 
subdivision 21a, is repealed.  
    Sec. 6.  [85.0505] [SALE OF WINE AT DOUGLAS LODGE IN ITASCA 
STATE PARK.] 
    Wine may be sold and consumed by the drink at the 
restaurant in Douglas Lodge in Itasca state park, subject to 
other laws relating to the sale of intoxicating liquor. 
    Sec. 7.  [INSTRUCTIONS TO THE REVISOR.] 
    The revisor of statutes shall change the name of Tower 
Soudan state park to Soudan Underground Mine state park wherever 
it appears in Minnesota Statutes and renumber subdivision 57 of 
section 85.012 to the appropriate alphabetical location.  
Effective upon the repeal of sections 85.013, subdivision 19, 
and 138.55, subdivision 6, the revisor of statutes shall insert 
the following in section 138.56:  "Subd. ....  Old Crossing 
Treaty Site, owned by Red Lake County, located in Section 33, 
Township 151 North, Range 45 West." 
    Sec. 8.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This act is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved May 14, 1987