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                            CHAPTER 366-S.F.No. 2727 
                  An act relating to public lands; modifying land 
                  acquisition procedures; modifying and creating certain 
                  state trails; modifying provisions for certain lands 
                  withdrawn from sale; modifying certain local planning 
                  regulations; adding to and deleting from certain state 
                  parks, state forests, and state recreation areas; 
                  authorizing public and private sales, conveyances, and 
                  exchanges of certain state land; modifying certain 
                  grant requirements for flood hazard mitigation; 
                  requiring maintenance of a certain public access in 
                  Chippewa county; requiring a rule amendment; 
                  appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, 
                  sections 84.0272; 85.015, subdivision 2, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 282.018, subdivision 1; 394.36, by adding 
                  a subdivision; 462.357, by adding a subdivision. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.0272, is 
        amended to read: 
           84.0272 [PROCEDURE IN ACQUIRING LANDS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ACQUISITION PROCEDURE.] When the 
        commissioner of natural resources is authorized to acquire lands 
        or interests in lands the procedure set forth in this section 
        shall apply.  The commissioner of natural resources shall first 
        prepare a fact sheet showing the lands to be acquired, the legal 
        authority for their acquisition, and the qualities of the land 
        that make it a desirable acquisition.  The commissioner of 
        natural resources shall cause the lands to be appraised.  An 
        appraiser shall before entering upon the duties of office take 
        and subscribe an oath to faithfully and impartially discharge 
        the duties as appraiser according to the best of the appraiser's 
        ability and that the appraiser is not interested directly or 
        indirectly in any of the lands to be appraised or the timber or 
        improvements thereon or in the sale thereof and has entered into 
        no agreement or combination to purchase the same or any part 
        thereof, which oath shall be attached to the report of the 
        appraisal.  The commissioner of natural resources may pay less 
        than the appraised value, but shall not agree to pay more than 
        ten percent above the appraised value, except that if the 
        commissioner pays less than the appraised value for a parcel of 
        land, the difference between the purchase price and the 
        appraised value may be used to apply to purchases at more than 
        the appraised value.  The sum of accumulated differences between 
        appraised amounts and purchases for more than the appraised 
        amount may not exceed the sum of accumulated differences between 
        appraised amounts and purchases for less than the appraised 
        amount.  New appraisals may be made at the discretion of the 
        commissioner of natural resources. 
           Subd. 2.  [STREAM EASEMENTS.] (a) Notwithstanding 
        subdivision 1, the commissioner may acquire permanent stream 
        easements for angler access, fish management, and habitat work 
        for a onetime payment based on a value attributed to both the 
        stream and the easement corridor.  The payment shall equal: 
           (1) the per linear foot of stream within the easement 
        corridor times $5; plus 
           (2) the easement corridor acres times the estimated market 
        value. 
           (b) The estimated market value is equal to: 
           (1) the total farm market value plus the timberlands value; 
        divided by 
           (2) the acres of deeded farmland plus the acres of timber. 
           (c) The total farm market value, timberlands value, acres 
        of deeded farmland, and acres of timber are determined from data 
        collected by the department of revenue during its annual spring 
        mini abstract survey.  The commissioner must use the most recent 
        available data for the city or township within which the 
        easement corridor is located. 
           (d) The commissioner shall periodically review the easement 
        payment rates under this subdivision to determine whether the 
        stream easement payments reflect current shoreland market 
        values.  If the commissioner determines that the easements do 
        not reflect current shoreland market values, the commissioner 
        shall report to the senate and house of representatives natural 
        resources policy committees with recommendations for changes to 
        this subdivision that are necessary for the stream easement 
        payment rates to reflect current shoreland market values.  The 
        recommendations may include an adjustment to the dollar amount 
        in paragraph (a), clause (1). 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.015, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [CASEY JONES TRAIL, MURRAY, REDWOOD, AND 
        PIPESTONE COUNTIES.] (a) The trail shall originate in Lake 
        Shetek state park, in Murray county, and include the six-mile 
        loop between Currie in Murray county and Lake Shetek state 
        park.  From there, the first half of the trail shall trail 
        southwesterly to Slayton, Minnesota in Murray county; thence 
        westerly to the point of intersection with the most easterly 
        terminus of the state-owned abandoned railroad right-of-way, 
        commonly known as the Casey Jones unit; thence westerly along 
        said Casey Jones unit to Pipestone, Minnesota, in Pipestone 
        county; thence southwesterly to Split Rock Creek state park in 
        Pipestone county, and there terminate.  The second half of the 
        trail shall commence in Lake Shetek state park in Murray county 
        and trail northeasterly to Walnut Grove in Redwood county and 
        there terminate.  
           (b) The trail shall be developed primarily for riding and 
        hiking as a multiuse, multiseasonal, dual treadway trail. 
        Nothing herein shall abrogate the purpose for which the Casey 
        Jones unit was originally established, and the use thereof shall 
        be concurrent. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.015, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 24.  [CUYUNA LAKES TRAIL, CROW WING AND AITKIN 
        COUNTIES.] (a) The trail alignments shall originate in Crow Wing 
        county at the Paul Bunyan trail in the city of Baxter and shall 
        extend in an east-northeasterly direction to the city of 
        Riverton, Crow Wing county, where they shall connect to the 
        Sagamore Mine segment of the Cuyuna Country state recreation 
        area.  The trail alignments shall then continue in a 
        northeasterly direction, generally along and using former 
        railroad rights-of-way insofar as practical, to connect with the 
        main body of the Cuyuna Country state recreation area, the 
        communities of Ironton and Crosby in Crow Wing county, and the 
        Croft Mine historical park.  The trail alignments shall then 
        continue in an east-northeasterly direction, generally along and 
        using former railroad rights-of-way insofar as practical, to the 
        city of Cuyuna in Crow Wing county, and then continue east to 
        the city of Aitkin, Aitkin county, and there terminate. 
           (b) The trail shall be developed as a multiuse, 
        multiseasonal, dual treadway trail. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 282.018, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [LAND ON OR ADJACENT TO PUBLIC WATERS.] (a) 
        All land which is the property of the state as a result of 
        forfeiture to the state for nonpayment of taxes, regardless of 
        whether the land is held in trust for taxing districts, and 
        which borders on or is adjacent to meandered lakes and other 
        public waters and watercourses, and the live timber growing or 
        being thereon, is hereby withdrawn from sale except as 
        hereinafter provided.  The authority having jurisdiction over 
        the timber on any such lands may sell the timber as otherwise 
        provided by law for cutting and removal under such conditions as 
        the authority may prescribe in accordance with approved, 
        sustained yield forestry practices.  The authority having 
        jurisdiction over the timber shall reserve such timber and 
        impose such conditions as the authority deems necessary for the 
        protection of watersheds, wildlife habitat, shorelines, and 
        scenic features.  Within the area in Cook, Lake, and St. Louis 
        counties described in the Act of Congress approved July 10, 1930 
        (46 Stat. 1020), the timber on tax-forfeited lands shall be 
        subject to like restrictions as are now imposed by that act on 
        federal lands.  
           (b) Of all tax-forfeited land bordering on or adjacent to 
        meandered lakes and other public waters and watercourses and so 
        withdrawn from sale, a strip two rods in width, the ordinary 
        high-water mark being the waterside boundary thereof, and the 
        land side boundary thereof being a line drawn parallel to the 
        ordinary high-water mark and two rods distant landward 
        therefrom, hereby is reserved for public travel thereon, and 
        whatever the conformation of the shore line or conditions 
        require, the authority having jurisdiction over such lands shall 
        reserve a wider strip for such purposes.  
           (c) Any tract or parcel of land which has 50 150 feet or 
        less of waterfront may be sold by the authority having 
        jurisdiction over the land, in the manner otherwise provided by 
        law for the sale of such lands, if the authority determines that 
        it is in the public interest to do so.  If the authority having 
        jurisdiction over the land is not the commissioner of natural 
        resources, the land may not be offered for sale without the 
        prior approval of the commissioner of natural resources. 
           (d) Where the authority having jurisdiction over lands 
        withdrawn from sale under this section is not the commissioner 
        of natural resources, the authority may submit proposals for 
        disposition of the lands to the commissioner.  The commissioner 
        of natural resources shall evaluate the lands and their public 
        benefits and make recommendations on the proposed dispositions 
        to the committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over 
        natural resources.  The commissioner shall include any 
        recommendations of the commissioner for disposition of lands 
        withdrawn from sale under this section over which the 
        commissioner has jurisdiction.  The commissioner's 
        recommendations may include a public sale, sale to a private 
        party, acquisition by the department of natural resources for 
        public purposes, or a cooperative management agreement with, or 
        transfer to, another unit of government. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 394.36, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES.] Notwithstanding 
        subdivision 1, Minnesota Rules, parts 6105.0351 to 6105.0550, 
        may allow for the continuation and improvement of substandard 
        structures, as defined in Minnesota Rules, part 6105.0354, 
        subpart 30, in the Lower Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 462.357, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1f.  [SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES.] Notwithstanding 
        subdivision 1e, Minnesota Rules, parts 6105.0351 to 6105.0550, 
        may allow for the continuation and improvement of substandard 
        structures, as defined in Minnesota Rules, part 6105.0354, 
        subpart 30, in the Lower Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway. 
           Sec. 7.  [ADDITIONS TO STATE PARKS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [85.012] [Subd. 14.] [CROW WING STATE PARK, 
        CROW WING, CASS, AND MORRISON COUNTIES.] The following areas are 
        added to Crow Wing state park, Crow Wing county:  
           (1) all of Government Lots 1 and 2 of Section 7; all of 
        Government Lots 1, 2, and 4, the Southwest Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter, and the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast 
        Quarter of Section 8; that part of Government Lot 4 lying west 
        of Highway 371 and that part of the West Half of the Southwest 
        Quarter lying west of Highway 371 of Section 9; and all of 
        Government Lots 2 and 3 of Section 18; all in Township 44 North, 
        Range 31 West; 
           (2) that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast 
        Quarter, the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, and 
        Government Lot 1, lying south, west, and north of the following 
        described line:  Beginning at the southeast corner of said 
        Section 13; thence North, assumed bearing, 66.00 feet along the 
        east line of said Section 13 to Point "A"; thence North 89 
        degrees 01 minutes 00 seconds West 367.23 feet; thence 
        northwesterly 1335.72 feet along a non-tangential curve concave 
        to the northeast, radius 4837.27 feet, central angle 15 degrees 
        49 minutes 16 seconds, the chord of which bears North 41 degrees 
        45 minutes 20 seconds West; thence North, not tangent to the 
        last described curve, 817.82 feet; thence northeasterly 650.80 
        feet along a non-tangential curve concave to the southeast, 
        radius 1230.00 feet, central angle 30 degrees 18 minutes 56 
        seconds the chord of which bears North 36 degrees 50 minutes 32 
        seconds East to Point "B"; thence East 868.26 feet, more or 
        less, to the east line of said Northeast Quarter of the 
        Southeast Quarter and there terminating of Section 13; and the 
        East Half of the Northeast Quarter and the East Half of the 
        Southeast Quarter of Section 24; all in Township 44 North, Range 
        32 West; and 
           (3) Government Lot 3 of Section 27, Township 133 North, 
        Range 29 West. 
           Subd. 2.  [85.012] [Subd. 27.] [MYRE-BIG ISLAND STATE PARK, 
        FREEBORN COUNTY.] The following areas are added to Myre-Big 
        Island state park, all in Township 102 North, Range 21 West, 
        Freeborn county: 
           (1) the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 
        11, less therefrom land deeded to the State of Minnesota by deed 
        dated December 19, 1968, and filed January 20, 1969, in the 
        Office of the Recorder in and for Freeborn County, Minnesota, in 
        Book 195 of Deeds, page 332; and 
           (2) the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 
        14, less therefrom land deeded to the State of Minnesota by deed 
        dated December 19, 1968, and filed January 20, 1969, in the 
        Office of the Recorder in and for Freeborn County, Minnesota, in 
        Book 195 of Deeds, page 332. 
           Sec. 8.  [DELETIONS FROM BIG STONE LAKE STATE PARK.] 
           [85.012] [Subd. 6.] [BIG STONE LAKE STATE PARK, BIG STONE 
        COUNTY.] The following areas are deleted from Big Stone Lake 
        state park, Big Stone county: 
           All those parts of Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 
        13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 of the plat SECOND ADDITION TO 
        SUNSET VIEW, according to the plat on file and of record in the 
        office of the recorder of Big Stone county, Minnesota, being in 
        Government Lot 1, Section 13, Township 122 North, Range 47 West; 
        and that part of Government Lot 1, Section 13, Township 122 
        North, Range 47 West, Big Stone county, Minnesota, being a strip 
        of land 80 feet in width lying northerly of the plat SECOND 
        ADDITION TO SUNSET VIEW, according to the plat on file and of 
        record in the office of the recorder for Big Stone county, 
        Minnesota, the southerly line of said strip is coincident with 
        the northerly lines of Lots 3 through 19, inclusive, of said 
        plat, the westerly boundary of said strip being the northerly 
        extension of the west line of Lot 19 of said plat. 
           Sec. 9.  [ADDITIONS TO STATE FORESTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [89.021] [Subd. 33.] [RICHARD J. DORER 
        MEMORIAL HARDWOOD STATE FOREST.] The following areas are added 
        to Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood state forest:  Sections 
        28, 29, 32, and 33, Township 103 North, Range 10 West. 
           Subd. 2.  [89.021] [Subd. 39.] [PILLSBURY STATE 
        FOREST.] The following areas are added to Pillsbury state forest:
           (1) Sections 1 to 36, inclusive, of Township 134 North, 
        Range 30 West; 
           (2) Section 36, Township 135 North, Range 30 West; and 
           (3) the East half, the North Half of the Northwest Quarter, 
        and the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 3 
        and the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 10, all 
        in Township 133 North, Range 30 West. 
           Sec. 10.  [ADDITIONS TO STATE RECREATION AREAS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [85.013] [Subd. 2c.] [BIG BOG STATE 
        RECREATION AREA, BELTRAMI COUNTY.] The following areas are added 
        to Big Bog state recreation area, all in Township 156 North, 
        Range 31 West, Beltrami county: 
           (1) the Southeast Quarter of Section 35; and 
           (2) the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and the 
        Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36. 
           Subd. 2.  [85.013] [Subd. 5c.] [CUYUNA COUNTRY STATE 
        RECREATION AREA, CROW WING COUNTY.] The following areas are 
        added to Cuyuna Country state recreation area, Crow Wing county, 
        all in Township 46 North, Range 29 West: 
           That part of the Northwest Quarter lying East of the 
        westerly right-of-way line of the Soo Line Railroad of Section 
        1; the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of 
        Section 2; and the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of the 
        Northwest Quarter of Section 11. 
           Sec. 11.  [DELETIONS FROM CUYUNA COUNTRY STATE RECREATION 
        AREA.] 
           [85.013] [Subd. 5c.] [CUYUNA COUNTRY STATE RECREATION AREA, 
        CROW WING COUNTY.] The following area is deleted from Cuyuna 
        Country state recreation area, Crow Wing county:  Government 
        Lots 1 and 5 of Section 4, Township 46 North, Range 29 West. 
           Sec. 12.  [PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; BIG STONE 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 
        94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private 
        sale to the township of Prior the surplus land that is described 
        in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and may be for consideration less than the 
        appraised value of the land.  The conveyance shall include a 
        restriction on the use of the land to allow only utility use and 
        prohibit all other permanent structures. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Big Stone county and 
        is described as:  That part of Government Lot 1, Section 13, 
        Township 122 North, Range 47 West, Big Stone county, Minnesota, 
        being a strip of land 80 feet in width lying northerly of the 
        plat SECOND ADDITION TO SUNSET VIEW, according to the plat on 
        file and of record in the office of the recorder for Big Stone 
        county, Minnesota, the southerly line of said strip is 
        coincident with the northerly lines of Lots 3 through 19, 
        inclusive, of said plat, the westerly boundary of said strip 
        being the northerly extension of the west line of Lot 19 of said 
        plat.  EXCEPTING therefrom the south 30 feet thereof.  
           (d) The commissioner has determined that the land is no 
        longer needed for any natural resource purpose and that the 
        state's land management interests would best be served if the 
        land was sold to the township of Prior to allow for upgrading 
        the septic systems and other utilities in the area. 
           Sec. 13.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; DOUGLAS COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, Douglas county may sell the 
        tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in 
        paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Douglas county and is 
        described as: 
           Lot 4, Block 1, Cedar Hills 1st Addition, Section 8, 
           Township 130, Range 37. 
           (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. 14.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TRUST FUND LAND BORDERING PUBLIC 
        WATER; ITASCA COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the 
        commissioner of natural resources may sell by public sale the 
        school trust fund land bordering public water that is described 
        in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions in Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 92. 
           (b) The conveyance shall be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for consideration no less than the appraised 
        value of the land.  The attorney general may make necessary 
        changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure 
        accuracy. 
           (c) The land that may be sold is located in Itasca county 
        and is described as follows:  Lot 6, Block 1 of Little Island 
        Lake Leased homesites, located in Government Lot 9, Section 16, 
        Township 58 North, Range 25 West. 
           (d) The commissioner has determined that the land is no 
        longer needed for any natural resource purpose and that the 
        state's land management interests would best be served if the 
        land was sold. 
           Sec. 15.  [PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND 
        BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; KANDIYOHI COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 
        94.09, and 94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell 
        the surplus land and buildings bordering on public waters that 
        are described in paragraph (c) to the city of New London; or 
        notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 94.09, and 
        94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by public 
        sale the surplus land and buildings bordering on public waters 
        that are described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The sale must be in a form approved by the attorney 
        general for consideration no less than the appraised value of 
        the land and buildings.  The sale shall reserve to the state an 
        easement along the Crow river to ensure public access and access 
        for dam management and maintenance at the outlet of the mill 
        pond known as Mud lake. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Kandiyohi county and 
        is described as: 
           All of Lots 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 and that part of Lot 14 
        otherwise described as the Mill Lot lying north and east of the 
        Crow river, all being in Block 8 within the city of New London, 
        Minnesota, excepting therefrom the following three parcels: 
           (1) commencing at a point on the west line of Lot 8, Block 
        8 in the village of New London, 16-2/3 feet North of the 
        southwest corner of said Lot 8; running thence easterly on a 
        line parallel to the south line of said Lot 8, 100 feet to the 
        west line of Main Street; thence southerly on west line of Main 
        Street to a point, 50 feet; thence westerly on a line parallel 
        to the south line of said Lot 8 to a point, 70 feet; thence 
        northwesterly to the PLACE OF BEGINNING; 
           (2) commencing at a point 16 feet West from the northwest 
        corner of Lot 1, Block 8 of the village of New London; thence 
        120 feet South parallel with the west line of Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 
        5, and 6; thence West to the bank of the Crow river; thence 
        along said bank of the Crow river to a point intersecting with a 
        line drawn North and South from a point, 100 feet West of the 
        PLACE OF BEGINNING; thence North to the north line of Block 8; 
        thence East to the PLACE OF BEGINNING; and 
           (3) commencing at a point on the north line of Block 8, 220 
        feet West of the northeast corner of said Block 8; thence West 
        50 feet; thence South 30 feet; thence southeasterly to a point 
        which is 50 feet South of the PLACE OF BEGINNING; thence due 
        North 50 feet to the PLACE OF BEGINNING. 
           The above described tract contains 0.46 acres to be sold. 
           (d) The commissioner has determined that the land is no 
        longer needed for any natural resource purpose other than 
        easement access for dam maintenance and that the state's land 
        management interests would best be served if the land was sold 
        by public sale or sold to the city of New London. 
           Sec. 16.  [LAND EXCHANGE; LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        94.342, the commissioner of natural resources may exchange, with 
        the adjoining landowner, the acquired forest land bordering 
        public waters described in paragraph (b). 
           (b) The land to be exchanged is located in Lake of the 
        Woods county and is described as the West 450 feet of Government 
        Lot 7, Section 5, Township 167 North, Range 33 West. 
           (c) The exchange will correct an inadvertent trespass on 
        state land. 
           Sec. 17.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; MEEKER COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, Meeker county may sell the tax-forfeited 
        land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c), 
        under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
        282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Meeker county and is 
        described as: 
           Pt Southeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (SE1/4 SE1/4) 
        beginning southeast corner Section 23, thence West 683.17 feet 
        to point of beginning, northwest 252.31 feet northwest 122 feet, 
        northeast 91 feet, southerly to south line Southeast Quarter of 
        Southeast Quarter (SE1/4 SE1/4), thence West 44 feet to point of 
        beginning.  Section 23, Township 120, Range 31 (PID 12-0213001). 
           (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. 18.  [PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; MORRISON 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 
        94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private 
        sale the surplus land that is described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for consideration no less than the appraised 
        value of the land.  The attorney general may make necessary 
        changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure 
        accuracy. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Morrison county and 
        is described as:  the South 33 feet of the Northwest Quarter of 
        the Southeast Quarter, the West 33 feet of Government Lot 2, and 
        the South 33 feet of the West 33 feet of the Northeast Quarter 
        of the Southeast Quarter, all in Section 11, Township 132 North, 
        Range 31 West. 
           (d) The commissioner has determined that the land is no 
        longer needed for any natural resource purpose and that the 
        state's land management interests would best be served if the 
        land was returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 19.  [PRIVATE SALE OF STATE WILDLIFE LAND; OTTER TAIL 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 
        94.09, and 94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell 
        the wildlife management area land described in paragraph (d) to 
        the Fergus Falls port authority according to Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 97A.135, subdivision 2a. 
           (b) The sale must be in a form approved by the attorney 
        general for consideration of no less than the appraised value of 
        the land.  The attorney general may make necessary changes to 
        the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy. 
           (c) The consideration received for the conveyance shall be 
        deposited in the state treasury and credited to the wildlife 
        acquisition account in the game and fish fund.  The money is 
        appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources to 
        purchase replacement wildlife management area lands in Otter 
        Tail county. 
           (d) The land that may be sold is in the Fergus Falls 
        wildlife management area in Otter Tail county and is described 
        as: 
           TRACT A:  The South Half of the Southeast Quarter of 
        Section 28, and the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter 
        of Section 27, Township 133 North, Range 43 West, lying 
        southwesterly of the Burlington Northern Railroad right-of-way, 
        excepting that part conveyed to Otter Tail Power Company 
        pursuant to Minnesota Laws 1971, chapter 139, described as 
        follows:  the West 120 feet and the East 280 feet of the West 
        400 feet of the North 200 feet of the South Half of the 
        Southeast Quarter of Section 28, Township 133 North, Range 43 
        West. 
           Also, the North 330.00 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the 
        Northeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 133 North, Range 43 
        West, excepting therefrom the West 120 feet of the North 300 
        feet of said NW1/4 NE1/4. 
           Also, that part of Block 7, "Seminary Reserve," vacated 
        Windsor Street, Fourth Avenue, and Fir Avenue in Wheeler and 
        Rawson's Third Addition to the city of Fergus Falls, described 
        as follows: 
           Beginning at the northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter 
        of the Northeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 133 North, 
        Range 43 West; thence southerly along the west line thereof to a 
        point 330.00 feet South of, measured at right angles to the 
        north line thereof; thence easterly 450.00 feet along a line 
        parallel with and 330.00 feet South of, measured at right angles 
        to said north line; thence southerly deflecting to the right 90 
        degrees a distance of 420.00 feet; thence easterly deflecting to 
        the left 90 degrees a distance of 350 feet to the east line of 
        vacated Fourth Avenue; thence northerly 760 feet along said east 
        line to the north line of said NE1/4 NE1/4; thence westerly 817 
        feet along said north line to the point of beginning. 
           Also, blocks 3 and 3-1/2, the adjacent portions of vacated 
        Hazel Court, vacated Fir Avenue between the east line of Fourth 
        Avenue and the southwesterly right-of-way of the Burlington 
        Northern Railroad, and vacated Second Avenue in Wheeler and 
        Rawson's Third Addition to the city of Fergus Falls lying 
        northerly and westerly of that part previously conveyed to the 
        city of Fergus Falls pursuant to Minnesota Laws 1979, chapter 
        134, and described in that certain deed filed for record on 
        January 13, 1981, in Book 518 of Deeds, page 555. 
           Subject to a conservation easement in a form prescribed by 
        the commissioner of natural resources and the right of public 
        access and use to be reserved by the state on that portion of 
        the above described parcel of land lying northerly and easterly 
        of the following described parcel: 
           TRACT B:  Commencing at the north quarter corner of Section 
        33, Township 133 North, Range 43 West; thence on an assumed 
        bearing, based on the survey done by the city engineer for the 
        city of Fergus Falls, of South 00 degrees 44 minutes 36 seconds 
        West 300.03 feet to the point of beginning of the land to be 
        described; thence North 89 degrees 59 minutes 01 seconds East 
        120.01 feet; thence North 00 degrees 44 minutes 36 seconds East 
        300.03 feet to the north line of said Section 33; thence North 
        00 degrees 51 minutes 17 seconds East 455.04 feet; thence North 
        89 degrees 59 minutes 19 seconds East 779.99 feet; thence South 
        28 degrees 08 minutes 03 seconds East 515.79 feet to the north 
        line of said Section 33; thence North 89 degrees 59 minutes 01 
        seconds East 205.14 feet; thence South 01 degrees 08 minutes 08 
        seconds West 330.19 feet to the north line of the "Tower Road 
        Industrial Park Addition;" thence South 89 degrees 59 minutes 19 
        seconds West 1352.88 feet; thence North 00 degrees 44 minutes 36 
        seconds East 30.00 feet to the point of beginning. 
           (e) The deed shall also reserve an access easement to the 
        state across TRACT B to ensure ingress and egress to the public 
        to access lands encumbered by the said conservation easement.  
        The exact location and legal description of said access easement 
        shall be determined by the commissioner of natural resources. 
           (f) This land no longer fits into the state wildlife 
        management area system because of hunting restrictions and 
        future development planned for the surrounding area.  Proceeds 
        from the sale will be used to purchase lands more suitable for 
        wildlife management and public use. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 20.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; RAMSEY 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 282, Ramsey county may sell by private sale 
        the tax-forfeited land that is described in paragraph (c) under 
        the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) The sale must be in a form approved by the attorney 
        general. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Ramsey county and is 
        described as:  
        The property defined as Laporte Meadows North of the state 
        highway 10 right-of-way. 
           (d) Ramsey county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would be best served if the land was sold 
        to the city of Mounds View for the use of a public purpose. 
           Sec. 21.  [CONVEYANCE OF STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; 
        RAMSEY, STEVENS, AND CARLTON COUNTIES.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 
        94.09 to 94.16, or any other law to the contrary, the 
        commissioner of administration may convey to the University of 
        Minnesota board of regents for no consideration the surplus land 
        that is described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  The attorney general may correct the legal 
        descriptions under paragraph (c) as reasonably necessary after 
        review of a survey and title report delivered to the board of 
        regents. 
           (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Ramsey, Stevens, 
        and Carlton counties and is described as: 
           (1) the North Half of the West Half of the West Half of the 
        Southwest Quarter of Section 21, Township 29 North, Range 23 
        West, Ramsey county, Minnesota; 
           (2) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, the 
        Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter, the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter, the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and the Southeast Quarter of 
        the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, of Section 36, 
        Township 125, Range 42, Stevens county, Minnesota; 
           (3) the South Half of the South Half of the Northwest 
        Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of 
        Section 36, Township 125, Range 42, Stevens county, Minnesota; 
           (4) beginning at the northwest corner of the Southeast 
        Quarter of Section 36, Township 125, Range 42, Stevens county, 
        Minnesota, and running thence South on the quarter line 11.05 
        chains; thence East at right angles with said quarter line 3.16 
        chains; thence South parallel with said quarter line 2.57 chains 
        to the Morris and Cyrus public road; thence easterly along the 
        north line of said road to a point on the east line of the 
        Northwest Quarter of Southeast Quarter of said Section 36 7.25 
        chains South of the northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of 
        said Southeast Quarter of said Section 36 aforesaid; thence 
        North 7.25 chains to the northeast corner of the Northwest 
        Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 36 aforesaid; 
        thence West on the north line of said Northwest Quarter of 
        Southeast Quarter of said Section 36 to the northwest corner of 
        said Southeast Quarter of said Section 36, or place of 
        beginning, containing twenty one and one half acres, more or 
        less according to the government survey thereof; the same being 
        all that portion of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast 
        Quarter of Section 36, Township 125, Range 42, Stevens county, 
        Minnesota, lying and being North of the public highway running 
        from the city of Morris to Cyrus, except one acre thereof in the 
        southwest corner thereof used by the city of Morris as a pumping 
        station; 
           (5) all that part of the East one half of the Southwest 
        Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 125 
        North, Range 42 West, lying South of the county road running 
        from Morris, Minnesota to Cyrus, Minnesota, and contains 15 
        acres more or less according to government survey, and all lying 
        in the county of Stevens; 
           (6) Lot 3 of county subdivision of unplatted part of East 
        Half of Section 35, Township 125, Range 42, Stevens county, 
        Minnesota containing according to said county subdivision 8 and 
        3/4 acres described as follows:  Commencing at a point on the 
        North side of the county road leading from Morris to Cyrus, 
        Minnesota, 688 feet from the southeast corner of Section 35, 
        Township 125, Range 42; thence North 887 feet; thence West 440 
        feet; thence South 646 feet; thence southeast 391 feet to said 
        county road; thence northeast along said road 232 feet to the 
        place of beginning, containing 8.75 acres; 
           (7) beginning at the Quarter Post; being the southwest 
        corner of the Northwest Quarter of Section 31, Township 125 
        North, Range 41 West, Stevens county, Minnesota; running along 
        the county road (Morris, Minnesota to Glenwood, Minnesota) or 
        along the established line of the said county road running from 
        said quarter post North sixty three degrees and thirty minutes 
        East one and fifty six one hundredths chains; thence North sixty 
        one degrees East eight and thirteen one hundredths chains; 
        thence North eighty seven degrees and twenty five minutes East 
        seven and seven one hundredths chains; thence North sixty nine 
        degrees and thirty minutes East fourteen and eighty five one 
        hundredths chains; thence North seventy seven degrees East 
        twenty seven chains; thence leaving the said county road and 
        running North twenty five chains to a point on the north 
        boundary line of the said Section 31, Township 125, Range 41, 
        fifteen chains East of the northeast corner of the Northwest 
        Quarter of said Section 31, Township 125, Range 41; thence West 
        along the said north boundary line of the said Section 31, 
        Township 125, Range 41 to the northwest corner of the Northwest 
        Quarter of said Section 31, Township 125, Range 41; thence South 
        along the west boundary line of said Section 31, Township 125, 
        Range 41 to the place of beginning, except twelve and nine 
        tenths acres of land owned by the Northern Pacific Railway 
        Company, being used for railroad right-of-way and special snow 
        fence purposes.  The above described part of said Section 31, 
        Township 125, Range 41, contains however one hundred and sixty 
        acres, exclusive of said twelve and nine tenths acres of 
        railroad right-of-way; 
           (8) all that part of the SE 1/4 SW 1/4 and NE 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 
        1/4 Section 36, Township 125 North, Range 42 West, Stevens 
        county, Minnesota, lying north of the main wagon road running 
        from the village of Morris, Minnesota, to the village of Cyrus, 
        Minnesota, and more particularly described as follows:  
        Beginning at a point where said road intersects the north line 
        of the SE 1/4 SW 1/4; thence in a westerly direction 16.06 
        chains to the NW corner of the NE 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 of said 
        Section 36; thence in a southerly direction along the west line 
        of said NE 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4, 5.90 chains to the north line of 
        said road right-of-way; thence in a northeasterly direction 
        along the north line of said road right-of-way 17.05 chains to 
        the point of beginning containing 4.80 acres, more or less, and 
        being the same lands conveyed to the United States by Edwin J. 
        Jones, et ux, by deed dated January 26, 1903, and Harold 
        Thorson, et ux, by deed dated February 26, 1903; 
           (9) all of that part of the Northeast Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 36, 
        Township 125 North, Range 42 West, Stevens county, Minnesota, 
        lying North of the main wagon road running from the village of 
        Morris, Minnesota, to the village of Cyrus, Minnesota and 
        further described by metes and bounds as follows, to-wit: 
        Beginning at a point on the east line of the NE 1/4 of the SW 
        1/4 of the SW 1/4, Section 36, Township 125, Range 42, two and 
        thirty one hundredths chains South of the northeast corner of 
        said NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Section 36, Township 
        125, Range 42, running North on the east line of said NE 1/4 of 
        SW 1/4 of SW 1/4, Section 36, Township 125, Range 42, two and 
        thirty one hundredths chains to the said northeast corner of 
        said NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4, Section 36, Township 125, Range 
        42; thence West on the north line of said described land, ten 
        chains, more or less to the northwest corner of said NE 1/4 of 
        SW 1/4 of SW 1/4, Section 36, Township 125, Range 42; thence 
        South on the west line of said described tract of land five and 
        ninety one hundredths chains to the said wagon road; thence 
        northeast along said wagon road, ten and sixty one hundredths 
        chains to the place of beginning on the east line of said NE 1/4 
        of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4, Section 36, Township 125, Range 42, 
        containing about four and ten one hundredths acres, more or 
        less, according to the government survey thereof; 
           (10) beginning at the northwest corner of the Southeast 
        Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 125, 
        Range 42, Stevens county, Minnesota and running South two and 
        thirty hundredths chains on the west line of said Southeast 
        Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, of Section 36, Township 125, 
        Range 42 to the road.  Thence northeast along the north line of 
        the road six and forty five hundredths chains to the north line 
        of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 
        36, Township 125, Range 42; thence West on the north line of 
        said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 36, 
        Township 125, Range 42, six and six hundredths chains, to place 
        of beginning, containing seven tenths of an acre, more or less; 
           (11) all of Section 36, Township 49, Range 18, Carlton 
        county, Minnesota, except the East Half of the Northeast 
        Quarter; all of Section 31, Township 49, Range 17, except the 
        Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and the Southeast 
        Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; the South Half of the 
        Southeast Quarter, the South Half of the Southwest Quarter, the 
        Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, and the South Half 
        of the Northeast Quarter, all in Section 30, Township 49, Range 
        17; the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, the South 
        Half of the Northwest Quarter, all of the Southwest Quarter, the 
        South Half of the Southeast Quarter, and Northeast Quarter of 
        the Southeast Quarter, Section 29, Township 49, Range 17; the 
        North Half of the Northwest Quarter, the Southwest Quarter of 
        the Northeast Quarter, and the Southeast Quarter, Section 32, 
        Township 49, Range 17, containing two thousand and ninety-four 
        and ninety-seven hundredths acres, according to government 
        survey thereof; 
           (12) the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of 
        Section 30 in Township 49 North, Range 17 West, Carlton county, 
        Minnesota, containing forty acres, according to the official 
        plat of the survey of the said lands, returned to the general 
        land office by the surveyor general; and 
           (13) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and the 
        Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, 
        Township 49 North, Range 17 West, Carlton county, Minnesota. 
           (d) Conveyance of land in Stevens county under this section 
        is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 137.16.  Land conveyed 
        under this section retains any bonding obligations on the 
        buildings located thereon that exist at the time of conveyance. 
           Sec. 22.  [PUBLIC SALE OF SCHOOL TRUST LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the 
        commissioner of natural resources may sell by public sale the 
        school trust land bordering public water that is described in 
        paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for consideration no less than the appraised 
        value of the land.  The conveyance must include an easement to 
        ensure public access and state management access to the 
        state-owned land on the north side of Blueberry lake.  The 
        attorney general may make necessary changes in the legal 
        description to correct errors and ensure accuracy. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis county and 
        is approximately three acres adjacent to Blueberry lake in the 
        northeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast 
        Quarter, Section 4, Township 61 North, Range 12 West. 
           (d) The commissioner has determined that the land is no 
        longer needed for any natural resource purpose and that the 
        state's land management interests would best be served if the 
        land was returned to private ownership.  The adjoining private 
        owner has inadvertently built part of a home, a septic system, 
        and yard improvements on the land. 
           Sec. 23.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATERS; 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 by 
        private sale the tax-forfeited lands bordering public waters 
        that are described in paragraph (c), under the remaining 
        provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
        changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure 
        accuracy. 
           (c) The lands to be sold are located in St. Louis county 
        and are described as: 
           (1) Government Lot 2, Section 26, Township 50 North, Range 
        17 West; 
           (2) Government Lot 2, Section 34, Township 50 North, Range 
        17 West; 
           (3) the West 60 feet of the East 360 feet of the North 800 
        feet of Government Lot 6, Section 32, Township 55 North, Range 
        12 West; and 
           (4) Plat of Long Lake Estates, 1st Addition, Lots 22 and 
        37, Section 26, Township 56 North, Range 16 West. 
           (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. 24.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATERS; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, St. Louis county may sell the 
        tax-forfeited lands bordering public waters that are described 
        in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
        changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure 
        accuracy.  
           (c) The lands to be sold are located in St. Louis county 
        and are described as: 
           (1) Blocks 4, 5, and 6, Plat of McComber, town of Eagles 
        Nest, Section 13, Township 62 North, Range 14 West, subject to 
        the following restrictions: 
           (i) if any culverts are installed at the stream, they must 
        be sized and installed to allow for fish migration; 
           (ii) an adequate buffer of vegetation must be preserved 
        along the stream to maintain in-channel habitat, control 
        erosion, and reduce transport of sediment at the stream channel, 
        reduce nutrient transport to the channel, and provide a corridor 
        for wildlife; and 
           (iii) any development on the parcels must be done to avoid 
        any concentration of storm water runoff from flowing toward the 
        stream or lake; 
           (2) Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 6, Township 56 North, 
        Range 14 West; 
           (3) the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and the 
        North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, 
        Section 10, Township 57 North, Range 18 West; 
           (4) Lots 20, 21, 22, and 23, Plat of Twin Lakes, Section 
        32, Township 60 North, Range 19 West; 
           (5) the East Half of the Northeast Quarter and the East 
        Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 12, Township 51 North, 
        Range 17 West; 
           (6) the East Half of the Northeast Quarter, Section 13, 
        Township 51 North, Range 17 West; 
           (7) Lot 9, Block 3, Kings Court Subdivision, Section 31, 
        Township 52 North, Range 13 West, except that part beginning at 
        the northwest corner; thence South 13 degrees 7 minutes 17 
        seconds East along the line common to Lots 8 and 9 200 feet; 
        thence North 7 degrees 52 minutes 43 seconds East 200 feet; 
        thence North 13 degrees 7 minutes 17 seconds West 205.58 feet to 
        the southerly line of Lady Nicole Lane and the northerly line of 
        Lot 9; thence South 63 degrees 3 minutes 24 seconds West along 
        said southerly line 31.16 feet to the point of curvature of a 
        tangential curve concave to the North with a radius of 340 feet 
        and a central angle of 28 degrees 54 minutes 39 seconds; thence 
        westerly along said curve and coinciding with said southerly 
        line 171.56 feet to the point of beginning; and 
           (8) that part of Lot 7, Johnson McKinnon Addition, town of 
        Canosia, lying East of a line beginning 40 feet West of the 
        northeast corner; thence South 164 11/100 feet; thence South 24 
        degrees 24 minutes East 277 feet, more or less, to the lakeshore.
           (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. 25.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 459.06, 
        subdivision 3, the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, 
        chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, St. Louis county may 
        sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described in 
        paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 
        459.06, subdivision 3, the land described in paragraph (c) is 
        withdrawn from memorial forest status. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis county and 
        is described as: 
           the westerly 100 feet of the northerly 300 feet of the 
           NW1/4 of the NW1/4, Section 34, Township 61 North, Range 15 
           West of the Fourth Principal Meridian located in St. Louis 
           county. 
           Sec. 26.  [PUBLIC SALE OF STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA 
        LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATERS; SCOTT COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the 
        commissioner of natural resources may sell the wildlife 
        management area land bordering public waters described in 
        paragraph (e) by public sale according to Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 97A.135, subdivision 2a. 
           (b) The conveyance shall be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for consideration of no less than the appraised 
        value of the land. 
           (c) The deed must contain a restrictive covenant that 
        prohibits altering, disturbing vegetation in, draining, filling, 
        or placing any material or structure of any kind on or in the 
        existing wetland area located on the land; prohibits any run-off 
        from other lands or buildings into said wetland; and prohibits 
        diverting or appropriating water from said wetland. 
           (d) The consideration received for the conveyance shall be 
        deposited in the state treasury and credited to the wildlife 
        acquisition account in the game and fish fund.  The money is 
        appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources for 
        wildlife land acquisition purposes. 
           (e) The land that may be sold is in the Prior Lake wildlife 
        management area in Scott county and is described as: 
           The East 1200 feet of the South 800 feet of the Southwest 
           Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 
           115 North, Range 22 West.  Including the abandoned 
           right-of-way of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and 
           Pacific Railroad Company (formerly the Hastings and Dakota 
           Railway Company).  Containing 22 acres, more or less. 
           (f) This land no longer fits into the state wildlife 
        management area system because of hunting limitations, its small 
        size, and future development planned for the area.  Proceeds 
        from the sale will be used to purchase lands more suitable for 
        wildlife management and public hunting. 
           Sec. 27.  [PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; SHERBURNE 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 
        94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private 
        sale the lands that are described in paragraph (c) to the 
        adjacent landowners upon completion of an internal land exchange 
        whereby the status of the lands described in paragraph (c) will 
        become acquired state forest status. 
           (b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for consideration not less than the appraised 
        value of the lands. 
           (c) The lands to be conveyed are located in Sherburne 
        county and are described as: 
           (1) that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter of Section 36, Township 34 North, Range 27 West, 
        Sherburne county, Minnesota, described as follows:  Beginning at 
        the northeast corner of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter; thence on a bearing, based on the 1983 Sherburne County 
        Coordinate System (1986 Adjustment), of South 02 degrees 42 
        minutes 52 seconds West 746.69 feet along the east line of said 
        Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter to the center line of 
        a township road; thence North 71 degrees 56 minutes 43 seconds 
        West 61.36 feet along said center line; thence North 00 degrees 
        35 minutes 14 seconds West 727.25 feet to the north line of said 
        Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence South 89 
        degrees 47 minutes 12 seconds East 101.15 feet along said north 
        line to the point of beginning; containing 1.35 acres; 
           (2) that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter of Section 36, Township 34 North, Range 27 West, 
        Sherburne county, Minnesota, described as follows:  Commencing 
        at the northeast corner of said Northeast Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter; thence on a bearing, based on the 1983 
        Sherburne County Coordinate System (1986 Adjustment), of South 
        02 degrees 42 minutes 52 seconds West 905.10 feet along the east 
        line of said Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter to a 
        point on the south line of the North 904.20 feet of the 
        Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 36 
        and the point of beginning; thence North 89 degrees 50 minutes 
        32 seconds West 123.41 feet on the westerly extension of the 
        North 904.20 feet of said Northwest Quarter of the Southeast 
        Quarter; thence South 00 degrees 20 minutes 40 seconds East 
        416.58 feet to the south line of said Northeast Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 12 seconds 
        East 101.15 feet along said south line to the southeast corner 
        of said Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence North 
        02 degrees 42 minutes 52 seconds East 417.08 feet along the east 
        line of said Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter to the 
        point of beginning; containing 1.06 acres; 
           (3) that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter of Section 36, Township 34 North, Range 27 West, 
        Sherburne county, Minnesota, described as follows:  Commencing 
        at the northeast corner of said Southeast Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter; thence on a bearing, based on the 1983 
        Sherburne County Coordinate System (1986 Adjustment), of South 
        02 degrees 42 minutes 52 seconds West 746.69 feet along the east 
        line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter to the 
        center line of a township road and the point of beginning; 
        thence North 71 degrees 56 minutes 43 seconds West 61.36 feet 
        along said center line; thence South 00 degrees 35 minutes 14 
        seconds East 593.77 feet to the south line of said Southeast 
        Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence South 89 degrees 43 
        minutes 53 seconds East 25.00 feet along said south line to the 
        southeast corner of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter; thence North 02 degrees 42 minutes 52 seconds East 
        575.49 feet along the east line of said Southeast Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter to the point of beginning; containing 0.59 
        acres; and 
           (4) that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter of Section 36, Township 34 North, Range 27 West, 
        Sherburne county, Minnesota, described as follows:  Beginning at 
        the northeast corner of said Northeast Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter; thence on a bearing, based on the 1983 Sherburne County 
        Coordinate System (1986 Adjustment), of South 02 degrees 42 
        minutes 52 seconds West 905.10 feet along the east line of said 
        Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter to a point on the 
        south line of the North 904.20 feet of the Northwest Quarter of 
        the Southeast Quarter of said Section 36; thence North 89 
        degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds West 123.41 feet on the westerly 
        extension of the North 904.20 feet of said Northwest Quarter of 
        the Southeast Quarter; thence North 00 degrees 20 minutes 40 
        seconds West 904.24 feet to the north line of said Northeast 
        Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence South 89 degrees 50 
        minutes 32 seconds East 171.71 feet along said north line to the 
        point of beginning; containing 3.06 acres. 
           (d) The lands described in paragraph (c) are part of an 
        internal pending land exchange.  After approval of the exchange 
        by the state land exchange board, the trust fund status of the 
        lands described in paragraph (c) will become acquired state 
        forest status.  The lands described in paragraph (c) are then 
        withdrawn from the Sand Dunes state forest and will be certified 
        as surplus by the commissioner.  The commissioner of natural 
        resources has determined, due to recent survey information, that 
        the lands described in paragraph (c) are not suitable for public 
        land management; that the state's land management interests 
        would best be served by conveyance of the land to the adjacent 
        land owners; and that the conveyance will resolve a 
        long-standing unintentional trespass. 
           Sec. 28.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; WASHINGTON 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, Washington 
        county may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
        in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for a consideration of taxes due on the 
        property and any penalties, interest, and costs. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Washington county and 
        is described as: 
           Lot 7, Block 5, Sandlewood Addition, city of Woodbury, 
        Washington county. 
           (d) The county has determined that this conveyance is 
        necessary to correct an inadvertent forfeiture due to an error 
        in transferring property by the previous owner. 
           Sec. 29.  [PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; WINONA 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 
        94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private 
        sale the surplus land that is described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for consideration no less than the appraised 
        value of the land. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Winona county and is 
        described as: 
           That part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter 
        of Section 26, Township 105 North, Range 9 West, Winona county, 
        Minnesota, described as follows: 
           Beginning at the northwest corner of said Southeast Quarter 
        of the Southwest Quarter; thence on a bearing, based on the 
        Winona County Coordinate System of 1983 (1986 Adjustment), of 
        South 00 degrees 17 minutes 40 seconds West along the west line 
        of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter 388.05 feet; 
        thence North 85 degrees 20 minutes 05 seconds East 87.79 feet; 
        thence North 02 degrees 44 minutes 27 seconds West 353.94 feet; 
        thence North 86 degrees 36 minutes 30 seconds East 423.51 feet 
        to the north line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter; thence North 89 degrees 43 minutes 52 seconds West 
        along the north line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter 491.34 feet to the point of beginning; containing 0.82 
        acres. 
           (d) The commissioner has determined that the land is no 
        longer needed for any natural resource purpose and that the 
        state's land management interests would best be served if the 
        land was returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 30.  [CONVEYANCE TO CITY OF BIG FORK.] 
           (a) If the city of Big Fork conveys the land described in 
        paragraph (c) to the state, the commissioner of natural 
        resources shall reconvey the land described in paragraph (c) to 
        the city of Big Fork for no consideration and free of any 
        restriction that the land be used for a public purpose. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and provide that the city of Big Fork may use 
        the land for other than a public purpose, notwithstanding Laws 
        1988, chapter 472.  Any conveyance by the city of Big Fork must 
        provide that the conveyance is subject to the statewide 
        shoreland development standards regarding grading, filling, 
        structural setbacks, and vegetation clearing. 
           (c) The land to be conveyed is in Itasca county and is 
        described as Outlot 1, Zaiser's Addition, village of Big Fork. 
           Sec. 31.  [CONVEYANCE TO WISCONSIN.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 161.43, 
        161.44, or any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of 
        transportation may convey the land described in paragraph (b) to 
        the state of Wisconsin. 
           (b) The lands to be conveyed are all those parts or parcels 
        of land situated in the county of Buffalo, state of Wisconsin, 
        more particularly described as follows: 
           (1) a strip of land for road purposes 200 feet in width, 
        being 100 feet on each side of a center line described as 
        follows:  Beginning at a point on the south line of the 
        Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 1, 
        Township 22 North, Range 14 West, 635 feet West of the southeast 
        corner of said Section 1; thence North 27 degrees East a 
        distance of 1,400 feet to a point in the east line of said 
        Section 1, 85 feet South of the northeast corner of the 
        Southeast Quarter of said Section 1, containing 6.3 acres more 
        or less, according to the survey thereof and being a part of the 
        Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 1, 
        Township 21 North, Range 14 West; 
           (2) a tract of land for road purposes situated in the 
        southeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast 
        Quarter of Section 1, Township 22 North, Range 14 West, 
        described as follows:  Beginning at the southeast corner of said 
        Northeast Quarter of said Southeast Quarter of said Section 1, 
        running thence North 125 feet; thence South 27 degrees West a 
        distance of 140.3 feet; thence East 63.7 feet to the place of 
        beginning, containing one-tenth of an acre; 
           (3) a strip of land for road purposes 200 feet in width, 
        being 100 feet on each side of a center line described as 
        follows:  Beginning at a point 72.6 feet North of the southwest 
        corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of 
        Section 13, Township 22 North, Range 14 West; thence South 30 
        degrees West, 350 feet to the north bank of the Mississippi 
        river, containing 1.6 acres and being a part of Government Lot 5 
        in said Section, Township, and Range; and 
           (4) a strip of land for road purposes 200 feet in width, 
        being 100 feet on each side of a center line described as 
        follows:  Beginning at a point in the west line of the Northeast 
        Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 22 
        North, Range 14 West, 72.6 feet North of the southwest corner of 
        said Northeast Quarter of said Northwest Quarter of said Section 
        13; thence North 27 degrees East a distance of 1,400 feet to a 
        point in the north line of said Section 13, 684.4 feet West of 
        the northeast corner of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest 
        Quarter of said Section 13; thence continuing said center line 
        in a straight line North 27 degrees, East an additional distance 
        of 2,963 feet to a point in the east and west quarter line of 
        said Section 12, Township and Range aforesaid, 660 feet East of 
        center of said Section 12, said strip containing 19.90 acres and 
        being a part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter 
        of said Section 13 and the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of 
        said Section 12 and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast 
        Quarter of said Section 12, in the county of Buffalo and the 
        state of Wisconsin. 
           (c) The deed authorized by this law is intended to convey 
        to the state of Wisconsin all the interest of the state of 
        Minnesota in lands situated in the state of Wisconsin that the 
        state of Minnesota received by deed from the Wabasha-Nelson 
        Bridge Company, dated March 24, 1947, and filed of record in 
        Book 91 of Deeds, page 101, files of the register of deeds in 
        and for Buffalo county, Wisconsin. 
           Sec. 32.  [LAND CONVEYANCE; CITY OF WABASHA.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 
        94.09, 94.10, 161.43, 161.44, or any law to the contrary, the 
        commissioner of transportation shall convey, for no 
        consideration, to the city of Wabasha the surplus land that is 
        described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and provide that the land reverts to the state 
        if the land is not used for public purposes. 
           (c) The land conveyed is in Wabasha county and is described 
        as: 
           (1) Government Lot 4 of Section 29, Township 111 North, 
        Range 10 West, in the city of Wabasha, according to the plat 
        thereof now on file and of record in the office of the county 
        recorder in and for Wabasha county, Minnesota; 
        which lies within a distance of 12 feet on each side of the 
        following described line: 
           Beginning at a point on a line drawn parallel with and 
           distant one foot southeasterly from the northeasterly 
           extension of the dividing line between Lots 4 and 5 in 
           Block 6, Original Town of the city of Wabasha, distant 59.1 
           feet northeasterly of its intersection with the 
           northeasterly line of Lot 4 in said Block 6; thence run 
           northwesterly at an angle of 90 degrees 19 feet with said 
           parallel line (when measured from southwest to northwest) 
           for 309.2 feet; thence deflect to the right on a curve 
           having a radius of 100 feet (delta angle 89 degrees 32 
           feet) for 156.3 feet, and there terminating; 
        together with a strip 3 feet in width adjoining and westerly of 
        the above described strip and a strip 6 feet in width adjoining 
        and easterly of the first above described strip, both beginning 
        opposite a point on the above described line, distant 309.2 feet 
        northwesterly of its point of beginning (when measured along 
        said line) and extending northerly to the northeasterly line of 
        the above described tract; the title thereto being registered as 
        evidenced by Certificate of Title No. 279; and 
           (2) Government Lot 4 of Section 29, Township 111 North, 
        Range 10 West, in the city of Wabasha, according to the plat 
        thereof now on file and of record in the office of the county 
        recorder in and for Wabasha county, Minnesota; 
        which lies within a distance of 12 feet on each side of the 
        following described line: 
           Beginning at a point on a line drawn parallel with and 
           distant one foot southeasterly from the northeasterly 
           extension of the dividing line between Lots 4 and 5 in 
           Block 6, original Town of the city of Wabasha, distant 59.1 
           feet northeasterly of its intersection with the 
           northeasterly line of Lot 4 in said Block 6; thence run 
           southeasterly at an angle 89 degrees 41 feet with said 
           parallel line (when measured from southwest to southeast) 
           for a distance of 171.9 feet; thence deflect to the right 
           on a curve having a radius of 50 feet for a distance of 
           78.1 feet; thence on tangent to said curve for 8 feet, more 
           or less, to the southeasterly extension of the 
           northeasterly line of said Block 6, being the northeasterly 
           end of Pembroke Street in said city of Wabasha; 
        together with a strip 4 feet in width on each side of the above 
        described strip, beginning opposite a point on the above 
        described line, distant 171.9 feet southeasterly of its point of 
        beginning (when measured along said line) and extending to the 
        termination of said line, (being that part of the land lying 
        between the northeasterly boundary line of Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 
        in the aforesaid Block 6 and the Mississippi River). 
           Sec. 33.  [FLOOD HAZARD MITIGATION PROJECT GRANT; COTTON 
        TOWNSHIP.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.161, 
        subdivision 2, a grant for implementation of a flood hazard 
        mitigation project in Cotton Township may not exceed 95 percent 
        of the total cost of the proposed mitigation measures. 
           Sec. 34.  [PUBLIC ACCESS; CHIPPEWA COUNTY.] 
           The commissioner of natural resources shall maintain the 
        existing public access to Lac qui Parle lake adjacent to state 
        highway 40, including direct access for the adjoining landowner. 
           Sec. 35.  [RULE AMENDMENT.] 
           (a) The commissioner of natural resources shall amend 
        Minnesota Rules, part 6105.1680, subpart 7, item A, so that the 
        land use district in Section 18, Township 112 North, Range 18 
        West, is described as the North Quarter of the Northeast 
        Quarter, 40 acres; the West Half of the Southwest Quarter of the 
        Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, 5 acres; the 
        Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, 40 acres; and the 
        Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, 33.98 acres. 
           (b) The commissioner may use the good cause exemption 
        procedure provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, 
        clause (3), in adopting rules under this section. 
           Sec. 36.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 13, 2002 
           Signed by the governor May 15, 2002, 1:22 p.m.