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                            CHAPTER 182-S.F.No. 1082 
                  An act relating to natural resources; adding to and 
                  deleting from state parks and state recreation areas; 
                  redescribing a state park boundary and administration; 
                  modifying administration of certain boathouse lot 
                  leases in Soudan underground mine state park; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.012, subdivision 
                  17; Laws 2000, chapter 486, section 4. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.012, 
        subdivision 17, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 17.  Fort Ridgely state park, Nicollet county, which 
        is hereby renamed from Fort Ridgely memorial state park and 
        Renville counties. 
           Sec. 2.  Laws 2000, chapter 486, section 4, is amended to 
        read: 
           Sec. 4.  [BOATHOUSE LEASES; SOUDAN UNDERGROUND MINE STATE 
        PARK.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 85.011; 
        85.012, subdivision 1; and 86A.05, subdivision 2, the leased 
        boathouse lots located at Stuntz bay in the Soudan underground 
        mine state park are extended for the lifetime of the current 
        leaseholder.  The commissioner of natural resources shall not 
        cancel a lease, except for noncompliance with the lease 
        agreement. 
           (b) A lease, described under paragraph (a), may be 
        transferred only once by the current leaseholder to a person 
        within the third degree of kindred according to civil law or to 
        first cousins.  When possession is transferred, the transferee 
        shall notify the commissioner and pay to the department of 
        natural resources an annual lease fee.  The commissioner may 
        offer and, after agreement with the leaseholder, lease 
        equivalent alternative boathouse sites to a leaseholder. 
           (a) In 1965, United States Steel Corporation conveyed land 
        to the state of Minnesota that was included in the Soudan 
        underground mine state park, with certain lands at Stuntz Bay 
        subject to leases outstanding for employee boathouse sites. 
           (b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 85.011, 
        85.012, subdivision 1, and 86A.05, subdivision 2, upon the 
        expiration of a boathouse lease described under paragraph (a), 
        the commissioner of natural resources shall offer a new lease to 
        the party in possession at the time of lease expiration, or, if 
        there has been a miscellaneous lease issued by the department of 
        natural resources due to expiration of a lease described under 
        paragraph (a), upon its expiration to the lessee.  The new lease 
        shall be issued under the terms and conditions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 92.50, with the following limitations: 
           (1) the term of the lease shall be for the lifetime of the 
        party being issued a renewed lease and, if transferred, for the 
        lifetime of the party to whom the lease is transferred; 
           (2) the new lease shall provide that the lease may be 
        transferred only once and the transfer must be to a person 
        within the third degree of kindred or first cousin according to 
        civil law; and 
           (3) the commissioner shall limit the number of lessees per 
        lease to no more than two persons who have attained legal age. 
        At the time of the new lease, the commissioner may offer, and 
        after agreement with the leaseholder, lease equivalent 
        alternative sites to the leaseholder. 
           (c) The commissioner shall not cancel a boathouse lease 
        described under paragraphs (a) and (b) except for noncompliance 
        with the lease agreement. 
           (c) (d) By January 15, 2001, the commissioner of natural 
        resources shall report to the senate and house environment and 
        natural resources policy and finance committees on boathouse 
        leases in state parks.  The report shall include information on: 
           (1) the number of boathouse leases; 
           (2) the number of leases that have forfeited; 
           (3) the expiration dates of the leases; 
           (4) the historical significance of the boathouses; 
           (5) recommendations on the inclusion of the land described 
        in paragraph (d) within the park boundary; and 
           (6) any other relevant information on the leases. 
           (d) (e) The commissioner of natural resources shall contact 
        U.S.X. Corporation and local units of government regarding the 
        inclusion of the following lands within Soudan underground mine 
        state park: 
           (1) all lands located South of Vermillion Lake shoreline in 
        Section 13, Township 62 North, Range 15 West; 
           (2) all lands located South of Vermillion Lake shoreline in 
        the S1/2-SE1/4 of Section 14, Township 62 North, Range 15 West; 
           (3) NE1/4-SE1/4 and E1/2-NE1/4 of Section 22, Township 62 
        North, Range 15 West; 
           (4) all lands located South of Vermillion Lake shoreline in 
        Section 23, Township 62 North, Range 15 West; 
           (5) all of Section 24, Township 62 North, Range 15 West; 
           (6) all lands North of trunk highway No. 169 located in 
        Section 25, Township 62 North, Range 15 West; 
           (7) all lands North of trunk highway No. 169 located in 
        Section 26, Township 62 North, Range 15 West; 
           (8) NE1/4-SE1/4 and SE1/4-NE1/4 of Section 27, Township 62 
        North, Range 15 West; and 
           (9) NW1/4 of Section 19, Township 62 North, Range 14 West. 
           Sec. 3.  [ADDITIONS TO STATE PARKS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [85.012] [Subd. 4.] [BEAR HEAD LAKE STATE 
        PARK, ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] The following area is added to Bear 
        Head Lake state park, St. Louis county:  the North Half of the 
        Northeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 61 North, Range 14 
        West. 
           Subd. 2.  [85.012] [Subd. 12.] [CASCADE RIVER STATE PARK, 
        COOK COUNTY.] (a) The following areas are added to Cascade River 
        state park, all in Cook county: 
           (1) the North Half of the Southwest Quarter, the Southwest 
        Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and the East Half of the 
        Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter EXCEPT the westerly 
        155 feet of the South Half of the East Half of the Southeast 
        Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31; that part of the 
        Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter that lies southerly 
        and southeasterly of county road No. 7 as it exists on January 
        13, 1976, of Section 32; the East 150 feet of Government Lot 4, 
        lying South of highway 61, of Section 33; all in Township 61 
        North, Range 1 West; 
           (2) the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 1; 
        the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the Southeast 
        Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, the North Half of the 
        Southwest Quarter, and the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter of Section 2; the East Half of the Northeast Quarter, 
        the North Half of the Northwest Quarter, the Southwest Quarter 
        of the Northwest Quarter, the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter, the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and the 
        Southeast Quarter of Section 3; the Northeast Quarter of Section 
        9; the Northwest Quarter and the East 10 acres of the Southeast 
        Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 10; all in Township 
        60 North, Range 2 West; and 
           (3) that part of the Southwest Quarter that lies southerly 
        and easterly of county road No. 45, and that part of the 
        Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter that lies southerly 
        of county road No. 45 excepting therefrom that part of the 
        Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter described as 
        follows:  Commencing at the monument at the southwest corner of 
        said SW1/4 of SE1/4, thence east along the south boundary of 
        said SW1/4 a distance of 835 feet, and which is the point of 
        beginning (marked with an iron stake); thence North 120 feet, 
        more or less, to the centerline of Cook county road No. 45 
        (known as Pike Lake road); thence in a northwesterly direction 
        along the centerline of Cook county road No. 45 a distance of 
        580.0 feet, more or less, to the intersection with the 
        centerline of the former Babineau road; thence southeasterly 
        along the centerline of the former Babineau road a distance of 
        370 feet, more or less, to intersect with the south boundary of 
        said SW1/4 of SW1/4; thence East along the south boundary of 
        said SW1/4 of SE1/4 a distance of 325 feet, more or less, to the 
        point of beginning, containing approximately 1.9 acres, of 
        Section 24; the East Half, the South Half of the Southwest 
        Quarter, and that part of the Northwest Quarter that lies 
        southerly of county road No. 45 of Section 25; that part of the 
        Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter that lies southerly 
        of county road No. 45, the South Half of the Northeast Quarter, 
        and the Southeast Quarter of Section 26; all of Section 35; all 
        in Township 61 North, Range 2 West. 
           (b) The commissioner of natural resources shall manage the 
        addition under paragraph (a) as a state park according to 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 2, and in 
        addition to other activities authorized in Cascade River state 
        park, public hunting shall be allowed on public lands in that 
        portion of the addition under paragraph (a) that lies north of 
        Minnesota trunk highway No. 61. 
           Subd. 3.  [85.012] [Subd. 17.] [FORT RIDGELY STATE PARK, 
        NICOLLET AND RENVILLE COUNTIES.] The following areas are added 
        to Fort Ridgely state park, all in Township 112 North, Range 32 
        West, Renville county: 
           (1) the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 29; 
           (2) the North Half of the Southeast Quarter, the Southeast 
        Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, and the Southwest Quarter of 
        the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, excepting that part of said 
        Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter described as follows: 
        Beginning at the southwest corner of said Southeast Quarter of 
        Section 30; thence on an assumed bearing of East along the south 
        line of said Section 30 a distance of 250 feet; thence northerly 
        along a line parallel to the east line of said Southeast 
        Quarter, a distance of 872 feet; thence westerly along a line 
        parallel to the south line of said Southeast Quarter, a distance 
        of 250 feet, thence southerly along a line parallel to the east 
        line of said Southeast Quarter, a distance of 872 feet to the 
        point of beginning; 
           (3) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the 
        North Half of the Southwest Quarter, and the North Half of the 
        South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 31; and 
           (4) the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 32. 
           Subd. 4.  [85.012] [Subd. 19.] [FORESTVILLE MYSTERY CAVE 
        STATE PARK, FILLMORE COUNTY.] The following area is added to 
        Forestville Mystery Cave state park, all in Section 14, Township 
        102 North, Range 12 West, Fillmore county:  That part of the 
        Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 14 
        described as follows:  Beginning at a point on the east line of 
        the Southeast Quarter of Section 14 a distance of 15.25 chains 
        North of the southeast corner thereof; thence South 15.25 chains 
        to said corner; thence West 6.25 chains; thence North 18 chains; 
        thence South 69 1/2 degrees East to the place of beginning. 
           Subd. 5.  [85.012] [Subd. 34.] [LAKE BRONSON STATE PARK, 
        KITTSON COUNTY.] The following area is added to Lake Bronson 
        state park, Kittson county:  all of Section 4, Township 160 
        North, Range 46 West. 
           Subd. 6.  [85.012] [Subd. 38.] [LAKE SHETEK STATE PARK, 
        MURRAY COUNTY.] The following area is added to Lake Shetek state 
        park, all in Section 32, Township 108 North, Range 40 West, 
        Murray county:  That part of Sublots 1 and 2 of Government Lot 
        4, lying westerly of the following described line:  Commencing 
        at the south quarter corner of said Section 32; thence on an 
        assumed bearing of West along the south line of said Section 32 
        a distance of 439.20 feet to the point of beginning; thence 
        North 00 degrees 23 minutes 26 seconds East 1164.26 feet along 
        the center line of an existing road; thence North 41 degrees 07 
        minutes 40 seconds West 468.30 feet along the center line of an 
        existing road; thence North 48 degrees 27 minutes 52 seconds 
        West 114.73 feet along the center line of an existing road; 
        thence South 66 degrees 19 minutes 52 seconds West 60.70 feet; 
        thence North 14 degrees 00 minutes 37 seconds West 200 feet, 
        more or less, to the shoreline of Lake Shetek and there 
        terminating and lying outside of the existing statutory boundary.
           Subd. 7.  [85.012] [Subd. 45.] [NERSTRAND BIG WOODS STATE 
        PARK, RICE COUNTY.] The following area is added to Nerstrand Big 
        Woods state park, all in Township 110 North, Range 19 West, Rice 
        county:  The West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter of Section 3 and the North Half of the Southeast Quarter 
        of Section 4; EXCEPTING THEREFROM:  Beginning at the northwest 
        corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said 
        Section 3; thence East 231.0 feet; thence South 43 rods; thence 
        West 24 rods; thence North 17 rods; thence East 3 rods; thence 
        North 26 rods to the north line of the Southeast Quarter of said 
        Section 4; thence East 7 rods to the place of beginning. 
           Subd. 8.  [85.012] [Subd. 54.] [SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE STATE 
        PARK, LAKE COUNTY.] The following areas are added to Split Rock 
        state park, all in Township 55 North, Range 8 West, Lake county: 
           (1) that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast 
        Quarter of Section 32 lying north and west of the centerline of 
        Minnesota trunk highway No. 61; 
           (2) that part of Government Lots 2 and 3 of Section 28 
        lying westerly of Minnesota Department of Transportation 
        right-of-way plat number 38-2 as the same is on file and of 
        record in the office of the county recorder and the register of 
        titles, in and for Lake county, Minnesota, as Torrens Document 
        No. 19231; 
           (3) Outlot 3 of Government Lot 2 of Section 33; and 
           (4) the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 31. 
           Sec. 4.  [ADDITIONS TO STATE RECREATION AREAS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [85.013] [Subd. 2c.] [BIG BOG STATE 
        RECREATION AREA, BELTRAMI COUNTY.] (a) The following area is 
        added to Big Bog state recreation area, Beltrami county:  That 
        part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter lying 
        west of the Tamarac river, all in Section 9, Township 154 North, 
        Range 30 West. 
           (b) The commissioner of natural resources shall manage the 
        state recreation area according to Minnesota Statutes, section 
        86A.05, subdivision 3, and in addition to other activities 
        authorized in the state recreation area, portions of the 
        northern unit of Big Bog state recreation area shall be open to 
        hunting and trapping activities as described in the state 
        recreation area management plan. 
           Subd. 2.  [85.013] [Subd. 11a.] [GARDEN ISLAND STATE 
        RECREATION AREA, LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY.] The following area 
        is added to Garden Island state recreation area, Lake of the 
        Woods county:  All that part of Government Lot 1, Section 36, 
        Township 167 North, Range 33 West, Little Oak Island, that lies 
        northerly of a line as defined by Marker A now in place on the 
        west shore of said Lot 1 and Marker B now in place on the east 
        shore of said Lot 1 (said monuments or markers being the 
        identical Marker A and Marker B that were described in a certain 
        CORRECTED CONTRACT FOR DEED that was filed for record in Book 
        49, page 177) and the northeasterly and southwesterly extensions 
        of said line, said Marker A lies 938.23 feet due North, and 
        1011.81 feet due West of the center 1/4 corner of said Section 
        36.  Marker B bears North 67 degrees 15 minutes 17 seconds East 
        a distance of 535.96 feet from said Marker A. 
           Sec. 5.  [DELETION FROM BIG BOG STATE RECREATION AREA.] 
           [85.013] [Subd. 2c.] [BIG BOG STATE RECREATION AREA, 
        BELTRAMI COUNTY.] The following area is deleted from Big Bog 
        state recreation area, Beltrami county:  That part of Government 
        Lot 1 of Section 8, Township 154 North, Range 30 West, lying 
        westerly of state trunk highway No. 72 and northerly of the 
        Tamarac river. 
           Sec. 6.  [DELETION FROM CROW WING STATE PARK.] 
           [85.012] [Subd. 14.] [CROW WING STATE PARK, CROW WING 
        COUNTY.] The following area is deleted from Crow Wing state 
        park, all in Township 44 North, Range 32 West, Crow Wing county: 
        That part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of 
        Section 25 lying southeasterly of the northwesterly right-of-way 
        line of Minnesota trunk highway No. 371. 
           Sec. 7.  [REDESCRIBING GEORGE H. CROSBY MANITOU STATE PARK 
        BOUNDARIES.] 
           [85.012] [Subd. 22.] [GEORGE H. CROSBY MANITOU STATE PARK, 
        LAKE COUNTY.] (a) Notwithstanding any other law, including Laws 
        1955, chapter 144, George H. Crosby Manitou state park, 
        heretofore established, shall consist of the following described 
        lands, all in Lake county: 
           (1) the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of 
        Section 2; the Northwest Quarter, the West Half of the Southeast 
        Quarter, the North Half of the Southwest Quarter, and the 
        Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 3; all in 
        Township 57 North, Range 6 West; 
           (2) the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and the 
        Southwest Quarter of Section 14; the Southeast Quarter of the 
        Northeast Quarter, the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest 
        Quarter, and the South Half of Section 15; that part of the 
        Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and that part of the 
        South Half lying southerly and easterly of Lake county road No. 
        7 of Section 17; that part of the East Half and that part of the 
        Southwest Quarter lying easterly of Lake county road No. 7 of 
        Section 20; all of Sections 21 and 22; the Southwest Quarter of 
        the Northeast Quarter, the North Half of the Northwest Quarter, 
        the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and the 
        Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 23; the 
        Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 26; the 
        Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the South Half of 
        the Northeast Quarter, the Northwest Quarter, the North Half of 
        the Southwest Quarter, and the Southwest Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter of Section 27; all of Section 28; the East 
        Half and that part of the West Half lying southerly and easterly 
        of Lake county road No. 7 of Section 29; that part of the 
        Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter lying southerly of 
        Lake county road No. 7 of Section 30; the North Half of the 
        Southeast Quarter and that part of the East Half of the 
        Northeast Quarter lying easterly of Lake county road No. 7 of 
        Section 31; the East Half, the Northwest Quarter, and the East 
        Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 32; all of Section 33; 
        the West Half of the Northwest Quarter and the West Half of the 
        Southwest Quarter of Section 34; all in Township 58 North, Range 
        6 West. 
           (b) The commissioner shall manage the state park as 
        provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 3, 
        but in addition to other activities authorized in George H. 
        Crosby Manitou state park, shall allow public hunting in that 
        portion of the park lying east of the Manitou river and north of 
        Minnesota trunk highway No. 61. 
           (c) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 85.012, 
        subdivision 1, tax-forfeited land located within George H. 
        Crosby Manitou state park is not withdrawn from sale and is not 
        transferred from the custody, control, and supervision of the 
        county board. 
           Presented to the governor May 23, 2001 
           Signed by the governor May 24, 2001, 2:05 p.m.