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                             CHAPTER 24-H.F.No. 850 
                  An act relating to natural resources; deleting from 
                  the Minnesota Valley state recreation area; conveying 
                  land in Sibley county to a local unit of government 
                  for the use of the general public. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [DELETIONS FROM MINNESOTA VALLEY STATE 
        RECREATION AREA.] 
           [85.013] [Subd. 17a.] [MINNESOTA VALLEY STATE RECREATION 
        AREA; SIBLEY COUNTY.] The following areas are deleted from the 
        Minnesota Valley state recreation area, Sibley county: 
           (1) Tract 43 (Sibley County to the State of Minnesota; 160 
        acres, more or less)  Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of Section 
        Fifteen (15), Township One Hundred Twelve (112) North, of Range 
        Twenty-Six (26) West; 
           (2) Tract 89 (Nagel to the State of Minnesota; 45.7 acres, 
        more or less)  The West One-half of the Northeast Quarter of the 
        Northwest Quarter (W1/2 NE1/4 NW1/4), Section Twenty-three (23), 
        Township One Hundred Twelve (112) North, Range Twenty-six (26) 
        West; 
           (3) The South One-half of the North One-half of the 
        Northeast Quarter (S1/2 N1/2 NE1/4), except the East 960 feet 
        thereof, Section Twenty-three (23), Township One Hundred Twelve 
        (112) North, Range Twenty-six (26) West; 
           (4) Tract 90 (Nagel to the State of Minnesota; 20 acres, 
        more or less)  The East One-half of the Northeast Quarter of the 
        Northwest Quarter (E1/2 NE1/4 NW1/4), Section Twenty-three (23), 
        Township One Hundred Twelve (112) North, Range Twenty-six (26) 
        West; and 
           (5) Tract 91 (Nagel to the State of Minnesota; 60 acres, 
        more or less)  Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4 
        SW1/4), Section Fourteen (14), Township One Hundred Twelve (112) 
        North, Range Twenty-six (26) West, and the East One-half of the 
        Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (E1/2 NW1/4 NW1/4), 
        Section Twenty-three (23), Township One Hundred Twelve (112) 
        North, Range Twenty-six (26) West, containing 60 acres, more or 
        less. 
           Sec. 2.  [CONVEYANCE OF LAND; SIBLEY COUNTY.] 
           (a) The commissioner of natural resources shall convey to 
        Sibley county for no consideration the lands described in 
        section 1, upon receipt of a resolution requesting the 
        conveyance from Sibley county.  If Sibley county declines the 
        conveyance, the commissioner may convey the lands to the city of 
        Henderson, upon receipt of a resolution requesting the 
        conveyance. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and provide that the land reverts to the state 
        if the owner does not keep it open to the general public, 
        provided that the owner may manage the land in the manner it 
        deems appropriate, including charging a fee for use of the land 
        or certain services, and contracting with a private nonprofit 
        organization for management of the park. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following receipt of a 
        resolution accepting the conveyance under section 2, paragraph 
        (a).  Section 2 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor April 29, 2003 
           Signed by the governor May 2, 2003, 3:20 p.m.