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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.
TowerSoudan 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