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                             CHAPTER 27-S.F.No. 702 
                  An act relating to natural resources; modifying 
                  requirements for the Blufflands trail system; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.015, subdivision 7.
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.015, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [BLUFFLANDS TRAIL SYSTEM, FILLMORE, OLMSTED, 
        WINONA, AND HOUSTON COUNTIES.] (a) The Root River trail shall 
        originate at Chatfield in Fillmore county, and thence extend 
        easterly in the Root river valley to the intersection of the 
        river with Minnesota trunk highway No. 26 in Houston county, and 
        extend to the Mississippi river.  
           (b) Additional trails shall may be established that extend 
        the Blufflands trail system to include La Crescent, Hokah, 
        Caledonia, and Spring Grove in Houston county; Preston, Harmony, 
        Fountain, Wykoff, Spring Valley, Mabel, Canton, and Ostrander in 
        Fillmore county; Dover, Eyota, Stewartville, Byron, and Chester 
        Woods county park in Olmsted county; and Winona, Minnesota City, 
        Rollingstone, Altura, Lewiston, Utica, St. Charles, and Elba in 
        Winona county.  In addition to the criteria in section 86A.05, 
        subdivision 4, these trails must utilize abandoned railroad 
        rights-of-way where possible. 
           (c) The trails shall be developed primarily for 
        nonmotorized riding and hiking. 
           Presented to the governor April 11, 2001 
           Signed by the governor April 13, 2001, 1:50 p.m.