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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 679-H.F.No. 2155 
           An act relating to natural resources; revising 
          provisions relating to the Heartland Trail; proposing 
          the authorization of a new state trail; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 85.015, subdivision 
          12, and by adding a subdivision.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 85.015, 
subdivision 12, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 12.  Heartland Trail, Hubbard and Cass counties.  
    (a) The trail shall originate at mile post 90.92 at Park 
Rapids in Hubbard county and shall extend in an easterly 
direction along the Burlington Northern Railroad right-of-way to 
the south line of Oak Avenue in through Walker in Cass county.  
The trail shall then continue from the section line between 
sections 9 and 16, Township 142 North, Range 31 West, in a 
northerly direction along the Burlington Northern Railroad 
right-of-way to mile post 137.78, approximately 2 miles south of 
Cass Lake in Cass county, and there terminate.  
    (b) The trail shall be developed primarily for riding and 
hiking.  
    (c) In addition to the authority granted in subdivision 1, 
lands and interests in lands for the Heartland Trail may be 
acquired by eminent domain.  Before acquiring any land or 
interest in land by eminent domain the commissioner of 
administration shall obtain the approval of the governor.  The 
governor shall consult with the legislative advisory commission 
before granting approval. Recommendations of the legislative 
advisory commission shall be advisory only.  Failure or refusal 
of the commission to make a recommendation shall be deemed a 
negative recommendation.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 85.015, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 15.  [PAUL BUNYAN TRAIL, CROW WING, CASS, HUBBARD, 
AND BELTRAMI COUNTIES.] The trail shall originate in the city of 
Baxter in Crow Wing county and shall extend in a northerly 
direction along the Burlington Northern Railroad right-of-way, 
intersecting the Heartland State Trail southeast of the city of 
Walker in Cass county.  The trail shall continue on the 
Heartland State Trail through the city of Walker, then in a 
northwesterly direction along the Burlington Northern Railroad 
right-of-way to the city of Bemidji in Beltrami county and there 
terminate. 
    Sec. 3.  [NOTIFICATION TO LANDOWNERS.] 
    At least 30 days before the commissioner of natural 
resources acquires land for the Paul Bunyan Trail under section 
2, the commissioner must notify adjoining landowners of a 
hearing on the acquisition.  The commissioner must hold a 
hearing on the land acquisition and development of the trail. 
    Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This act is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved April 27, 1988