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CHAPTER 318-H.F.No. 2489 An act relating to natural resources; modifying the description of a state trail in Ramsey and Washington counties; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 85.015, subdivision 14. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 85.015, subdivision 14, is amended to read: Subd. 14. [STATE TRAIL, CHISAGO, RAMSEY, AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES.] (a) The trail shall originate at
milepost 446.19 on the Soo Line Railroad right-of-way in the Southeast Quarter of Section 19, Township 29 North, Range 22 West, Ramsey county, and shall extend in an easterly and northeasterly direction along the Soo Line Railroad right-of-way to milepost 438.33 in the Southwest Quarter of Section 5, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, in Washington county,the state capitol and shall extend northerly and northeasterly to William O'Brien state park, thence northerly to Taylors Falls in Chisago county, and there terminate. (b) The trail shall be developed primarily for hiking and nonmotorized riding. (c) In addition to the authority granted in Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015, subdivision 1, lands and interests in lands for the trail may be acquired by eminent domain. (d) The commissioner of natural resources, after consulting with all local units of government affected by the trail, and with the commissioner of transportation and the metropolitan council, shall prepare a master plan for the trail. After completion of the master plan, any land or interest in land not needed for the trail may be disposed of by the commissioner of natural resources as follows: (1) by transfer to the department of transportation, the historical society, or another state agency; (2) by sale at not less than the purchase price to a city, town, school district, park district, or other political subdivision whose boundaries include or are adjacent to the land, for public purposes only, after written notice to each of these political subdivisions; or (3) if no offer to purchase is received from any political subdivision within one year after the completion of the master plan, then by public sale, at not less than the purchase price, upon notice published in the manner provided in section 92.14, and otherwise in the same manner as trust fund lands are sold, so far as applicable. All proceeds derived from sales of unneeded land and interest in land shall be deposited in the state bond fund. For the purposes of United States Code, title 23, section 138, and title 49, section 1653(f), any land or interest in land not needed for the trail and transferred to another state agency, or sold, does not constitute permanent park, recreation area, or wildlife or waterfowl refuge facility land. Presented to the governor March 19, 1998 Signed by the governor March 23, 1998, 10:40 a.m.