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                            CHAPTER 236-H.F.No. 299 
                  An act relating to state parks; adding to state parks; 
                  renaming O.L. Kipp state park; permitting liquor sales 
                  in certain parks; authorizing the commissioner to 
                  contract out certain restaurant services; permitting a 
                  land sale in St. Louis county; providing for entry to 
                  Tettegouche state park; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  1996, sections 85.012, by adding a subdivision; and 
                  85.0505; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 
                  85.012, subdivision 46. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 85.012, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 24a.  Great River Bluffs state park, Winona county, 
        which is renamed from O.L. Kipp state park. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 85.0505, is 
        amended to read: 
           85.0505 [SALE OF WINE AT DOUGLAS LODGE IN ITASCA STATE PARK 
        FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE IN STATE PARKS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ITASCA STATE PARK.] Minnesota produced 
        wine and beer 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. 
           Subd. 2.  [JOHN A. LATSCH STATE PARK.] (a) Liquor may be 
        sold and consumed by the drink at the restaurant in John A. 
        Latsch state park, subject to other laws relating to the sale of 
        intoxicating liquor, and provided that the restaurant is 
        operated by a private entity as provided in paragraph (b). 
           (b) The commissioner of natural resources may contract with 
        a private person, firm, or corporation to operate the restaurant 
        in John A. Latsch state park. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 85.054, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [TETTEGOUCHE STATE PARK.] A state park permit is 
        not required and a fee may not be charged for motor vehicle 
        entry at Palisade Head in Tettegouche state park, provided that 
        motor vehicles entering the park under this provision may not be 
        parked at Palisade Head for more than one hour. 
           Sec. 4.  [ADDITIONS TO STATE PARKS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [85.012] [Subd. 4.] [BEAR HEAD LAKE STATE 
        PARK, ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] The following areas are added to Bear 
        Head Lake state park, all in St. Louis county, Minnesota: 
           (1) Outlot A in the plat of Swanson Shores in Section 34, 
        Township 62 North, Range 14 West; and 
           (2) Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 3, Township 61 North, 
        Range 14 West. 
           Subd. 2.  [85.012] [Subd. 19.] [FORESTVILLE STATE PARK, 
        FILLMORE COUNTY.] The following area is added to Forestville 
        state park:  the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of 
        Section 23, Township 102 North, Range 12 West, Fillmore county, 
        Minnesota. 
           The commissioner shall manage this addition as a state park 
        as provided in section 86A.05, subdivision 3, but in addition to 
        other activities authorized in Forestville state park shall 
        allow hunting. 
           Subd. 3.  [85.012] [Subd. 30a.] [JOHN LATSCH STATE PARK, 
        WINONA COUNTY.] The following areas are added to John Latsch 
        state park, all in Township 108 North, Range 8 West, Winona 
        county, Minnesota: 
           (1) Government Lot 1, Section 16; 
           (2) that part of Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 17, lying 
        north and east of the right-of-way of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St.
        Paul, and Pacific Railroad Company; and 
           (3) that part of the East Half of Government Lot 3, Section 
        17, lying north and east of a line 35 feet riverward and 
        parallel with the centerline of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. 
        Paul, and Pacific Railroad Company's riverward track, excepting 
        therefrom that part of the East Half of Government Lot 3 
        acquired as tract Wi-1 by the United States Government on 
        January 6, 1936, by condemnation. 
           Subd. 4.  [85.012] [Subd. 54.] [SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE STATE 
        PARK.] The following areas are added to Split Rock Lighthouse 
        state park: 
           (1) Outlot 4 of Government Lot 2; and 
           (2) Government Lot 1, Section 33, Township 55 North of 
        Range 8 West of the Fourth Principal Meridian, according to the 
        United States Government survey thereof, except that part 
        described as follows: 
           (i) that part of said premises shown as Parcel 1142 on 
        Minnesota Department of Transportation Right of Way Plat 
        Numbered 38-1 filed in the office of the Registrar of Titles, 
        Lake County, Minnesota, as Document No. 111,156. 
           Those lands in Government Lot 1 North and West of Highway 
        61 shall remain open to hunting and other recreational uses as 
        approved in the park management plan. 
           Sec. 5.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, St. Louis county may sell the 
        land in St. Louis county described in this section by private 
        sale under the remaining provisions of chapter 282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and must reserve an easement for the state, in 
        a form prescribed by the commissioner of natural resources, for 
        the land within 66 feet of either side of the center line of 
        Amity creek for angling and fish management purposes, and rights 
        of access to the easement for the commissioner by a reasonable 
        route across the parcels of land. 
           (c) The parcels of land that may be sold are described as: 
           (1) City of Duluth:  that part of the Northeast Quarter of 
        the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest 1/4 lying north of the 
        center line of Amity creek, Section 31, Township 51, Range 13; 
        and 
           (2) City of Duluth:  that part of the North 1/2 of the 
        Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Northeast 1/4 lying north 
        of the center line of Amity creek and within 220 feet of the 
        west line of the said Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, 
        Section 31, Township 51, Range 13. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 6.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 85.012, subdivision 46, is 
        repealed. 
           Presented to the governor May 29, 1997 
           Signed by the governor June 2, 1997, 2:12 p.m.