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Laws of Minnesota 1991 CHAPTER 219-S.F.No. 1216 An act relating to state lands; allowing sales of certain state lands to be held in counties adjacent to the county where the land is located; allowing the commissioner of natural resources to sell certain state lands bordering public waters; transferring state land by private sale to the town board of the town of Lake in Roseau county; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 92.03, subdivision 1; 92.12, subdivision 4; 92.13; 92.14; 92.67, subdivision 1; and Laws 1986, chapter 449, section 6. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 92.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [SCHOOL LANDS.] The price of school lands must be at least $5 an acre, including the value of timber reproduction. Sales of school lands must be held within the county containing the lands or an adjacent county. No more than 100,000 acres of school lands may be sold in one year. If a patent has been issued by the federal government to school land before 1864 and the taxes on it have been paid for at least 35 years, the commissioner of finance may reduce the minimum price of $5 an acre by the taxes paid to make the land salable. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 92.12, subdivision 4, is amended to read: Subd. 4. [SALES.] The commissioner shall hold frequent sales of school and other state lands. The time and place of the sales must be publicly posted
on the front door ofin the courthouse in the county where the lands are located and in the courthouse in the county where the sale is to take place at least 30 days in advance, in addition to the regular notice of sale provided by law. At this sale the commissioner shall sell lands the commissioner considers best for the public interest. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 92.13, is amended to read: 92.13 [STATE LANDS, DATE OF SALE.] The commissioner shall hold public sales of school and other state lands in counties containing themwhen it is advantageous to the state and to intending buyers and settlers. Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 92.14, is amended to read: 92.14 [SALE, NOTICE.] Subdivision 1. [TIME.] Before any sale is made,The commissioner shall give four weeks' published notice of the time and place ofsale at St. Paul and, in each county containing land to be sold, and in the county where the sale will be held. The notice must describe each parcel of land to be sold.If there is no newspaper published in the county, four weeks' posted notice in the county courthouse must be given. On or before the day of sale, the commissioner may withdraw any lands. Subd. 2. [CONTENTS.] The commissioner shall give public notice of each sale referred to in section 92.13 by four publications in a weekly newspaper printed and published at the county seat of the county containing the lands, and by four weekly publications in a daily newspaper published and printed in St. Paul.The notice must contain the following information: (1) the time and place for the holding of the sales; (2) the limitations and requirements provided by law for purchasers of the lands; (3) the terms and conditions of payments required by law; and (4) the place where lists of lands to be offered for sale may be obtained. Subd. 3. [ADDITIONAL ADVERTISING OF LAND SALES.] In addition to postednotice of land sales required by subdivisionssubdivision 1 and 2, the commissioner shall publicize land sales in Minnesota and elsewhere to the greatest extent possible, consistent with appropriations available for that purpose. Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 92.67, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [SALE REQUIREMENT.] Notwithstanding section 92.45 or any other law, at the request of a lessee or as otherwise provided in this section, the commissioner of natural resources shall sell state property bordering public waters that is leased for the purpose of a private cabin under section 92.46. The commissioner may also sell other state property that is not necessary for public access to water and that has been included in plats of state property authorized for sale under this section. Requests for sale must be made prior to December 31, 1992, and the commissioner shall complete all requested sales and sales arising from those requests by December 31, 1993, subject to subdivision 3, clause (d). The sale shall be made in accordance with laws providing for the sale of trust fund land except as modified by the provisions of this section. In 1990 and 1991 a request for sale may be withdrawn by a lessee at any time more than ten days before the day set for a sale. Property withdrawn from sale by its lessee is not subject to sale under this section until the lessee makes another request. Property withdrawn from sale shall continue to be governed by other law. Sec. 6. Laws 1986, chapter 449, section 6, is amended to read: Sec. 6. [REPEALER.] Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 292.67 and 3 of this act92.68, are repealed on July 1, 1992January 1, 1994. Sec. 7. [STATE LAND CONVEYANCE; LAKE.] (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A, 94, and 282, the commissioner of natural resources, on behalf of the state, shall convey the land described in paragraph (c) to the town board of the town of Lake in Roseau county for no consideration. (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general and must provide that the land reverts to the state if the land is not used as described in paragraphs (d) and (e). (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Roseau county, contains 32.33 acres, more or less, and is described as Lot 2 in Section 27, Township 163 North, Range 37 West. (d) The described property is located adjacent to the town hall property. The town desires to expand its town hall and to manage and use the remaining property in its natural state or as a park. (e) Before undertaking any activities on the land, the town shall consult with the commissioner of natural resources regarding the town's specific plans for the use of the land. The plans must provide for the preservation of existing trees on the land to the maximum extent consistent with the uses described in paragraph (d). Sec. 8. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 7 is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor May 24, 1991 Signed by the governor May 28, 1991, 10:20 a.m.