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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 of in 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 them when 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 of sale 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 posted notice of land sales required by subdivisions 
subdivision 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 2 92.67 and 3 of this act 
92.68, are repealed on July 1, 1992 January 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.