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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. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 85.015, 
        subdivision 14, is amended to read: 
        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 
           (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.

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