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                         Laws of Minnesota 1992 

                        CHAPTER 405-S.F.No. 2421 
           An act relating to natural resources; extending the 
          term of certain timber permits; providing for a 
          cooperative agreement with the United States Forest 
          Service for control of certain waters; providing 
          conditions for class B land exchanges; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 94.344, subdivision 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [SPECIAL EXTENSION OF TIMBER PERMITS.] 
    Timber permits issued before June 1, 1990, under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 90.121 or timber permits issued before June 1, 
1988, under Minnesota Statutes, section 90.151, or timber 
permits issued before June 1, 1991, under section 90.191, will 
be extended until June 1, 1994, if all regular extensions 
provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 90.121, 90.151, or 
90.191, have been used.  Extensions under this section shall be 
without interest and any timber cut during the period of this 
extension or remaining uncut at the expiration of this extension 
shall be billed for at the stumpage rates of the original sale.  
Any extensions under Minnesota Statutes, section 90.193 between 
December 1, 1991, and the effective date of this section, due to 
a lack of suitable winter logging conditions, shall be granted 
without interest and any timber cut during the period of this 
extension or remaining uncut at the expiration of this extension 
shall be billed for at the stumpage rates of the original sale.  
    Sec. 2.  [CAMP 97 CREEK, GOLD MINE, AND CRANE LAKE TOWER 
IMPOUNDMENTS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [AGREEMENT; PURPOSE.] In accordance with 
Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.545, the commissioner of 
natural resources may enter into a cooperative agreement with 
the United States Forest Service to construct and maintain a dam 
and control structure across, and thereby alter the natural 
water level and volume of flowage of, the following waters in 
St. Louis county: 
    (1) Camp 97 Creek in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest 
Quarter of Section 33, Township 66 North, Range 16 West; 
    (2) an unnamed tributary of the Vermilion river in the 
Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11, 
Township 66 North, Range 18 West; and 
    (3) an unnamed flowage in the Northwest Quarter of the 
Northeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 67 North, Range 17 
West. 
The purpose of these projects, to be known as the Camp 97 Creek 
Impoundment, the Gold Mine Impoundment, and the Crane Lake Tower 
Impoundment, respectively, is to create and maintain permanent 
impoundments for the benefit of wildlife, recreation, and other 
public purposes. 
    Subd. 2.  [AUTHORIZATION.] No alteration of the course, 
current, or cross-section of any of the waters described in 
subdivision 1 or any other public waters, and no filling or 
draining of wetlands, may be accomplished until any 
authorizations required for these activities under Minnesota 
Statutes, sections 103G.222, 103G.2369, and 103G.245, have been 
obtained. 
    Subd. 3.  [EASEMENT.] Lands owned by the state may not be 
flooded or otherwise affected by flooding resulting from the 
projects described in subdivision 1 until an easement, lease, 
license, or permit for this purpose is obtained from the 
commissioner of natural resources.  The commissioner may grant 
any necessary easements, leases, licenses, or permits. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 94.344, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  (a) Except as otherwise provided, Class B land 
may be exchanged only for land of substantially equal value or 
greater value to the state, as determined by the county board, 
with the approval of the commissioner and the land exchange 
board.  For an exchange involving Class B land for Class A or 
Class C land, the value of the lands shall be determined by the 
commissioner, with approval of the land exchange board.  For 
purposes of the determination, the commissioner shall appraise 
the state and tax-forfeited land proposed to be exchanged in the 
same manner as Class A land.  For all other purposes, the county 
board shall appraise the state land and the land in the proposed 
exchange in the same manner as tax-forfeited land to be offered 
for sale.  The appraised values shall not be conclusive, but 
shall be taken into consideration, together with such other 
matters as may be deemed material, in determining the values for 
the purposes of exchange. 
    (b) For the purposes of this subdivision, "substantially 
equal value" means:  
    (1) where the lands being exchanged are both over 100 
acres, their values do not differ by more than ten percent; and 
    (2) in other cases, the values of the exchanged lands do 
not differ by more than 20 percent.  
    Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This act is effective the day following final enactment.  
Section 1 shall expire May 31, 1994. 
    Presented to the governor April 3, 1992 
    Signed by the governor April 7, 1992, 9:10 a.m.