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                            CHAPTER 161-H.F.No. 814 
                  An act relating to natural resources; state lands; 
                  modifying requirements for designation of scientific 
                  and natural areas; authorizing the private sale of 
                  certain surplus state lands; authorizing the public 
                  and private sale of certain tax-forfeited lands 
                  bordering public waters; providing for an easement on 
                  state land bordering a public water; authorizing 
                  conveyance of an easement; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  2004, sections 84.033, by adding a subdivision; 
                  97A.093; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 13, 
                  section 25; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 
                  84.033, subdivision 2. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 84.033, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [COUNTY APPROVAL.] The commissioner must follow 
        the procedures under section 97A.145, subdivision 2, when 
        acquiring land for designation as a scientific and natural area 
        under this section.  
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 97A.093, is 
        amended to read: 
           97A.093 [HUNTING, TRAPPING, AND FISHING IN SCIENTIFIC AND 
        NATURAL AREAS.] 
           Except as otherwise provided by law, scientific and natural 
        areas are closed to hunting, trapping, and fishing unless: 
           (1) for scientific and natural areas designated before May 
        15, 1992, the designating document allows hunting, trapping, or 
        fishing; or 
           (2) for other scientific and natural areas, the 
        commissioner allows hunting, trapping, or fishing in accordance 
        with the procedure in section 86A.05, subdivision 5, paragraph 
        (d). 
           Sec. 3.  Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 13, 
        section 25, is amended to read: 
           Sec. 25.  [PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS LAND BORDERING PUBLIC 
        WATERS; SCOTT COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45; 
        94.09; 94.10; 97A.135, subdivision 2a; and 103F.535, the 
        commissioner of natural resources shall sell by private sale the 
        surplus land bordering public waters that is described in 
        paragraph (e). 
           (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 
        increase in run-off rate or volume from the land or future 
        buildings into said wetland; and prohibits diverting or 
        appropriating water from said wetland.  This restriction applies 
        only to the public waters wetland on the land identified on the 
        public waters inventory map as 70-148W.  Other wetlands on the 
        land are subject to Minnesota Statutes, sections 103G.221 to 
        103G.2372. 
           (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 use. 
           Sec. 4.  [PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND; 
        AITKIN COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding the classification and public sale 
        provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, or other 
        law to the contrary, the commissioner of natural resources may 
        sell the consolidated conservation land described in paragraph 
        (c) to Aitkin County under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapters 84A and 282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  The consideration for the conveyance must be 
        for no less than the appraised value of the land and timber, and 
        any survey costs.  Proceeds shall be disposed of according to 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84A. 
           (c) The land to be sold is in Aitkin County and is 
        described as:  the North 400 feet of the West 800 feet of the 
        Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 22, Township 
        51, Range 26. 
           Sec. 5.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; BELTRAMI 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, Beltrami 
        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.  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 Beltrami County, 
        contains 4.87 acres more or less, and is described as:  a parcel 
        of land located north of the north right-of-way line of U.S.  
        Highway 71 in the extreme northwestern corner of the Northwest 
        Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 32, Township 148 
        North, Range 32 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. 6.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING ON 
        PUBLIC WATER OR INCLUDING WETLANDS; HENNEPIN COUNTY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [SALE REQUIREMENTS.] (a) Notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 103F.535, and 282.018, 
        subdivision 1, Hennepin County may sell or convey for public use 
        without monetary consideration to the city of Brooklyn Park, a 
        governmental subdivision, for an authorized public use for Storm 
        Water Retention Area, the parcel of tax-forfeited land bordering 
        public water or natural wetlands containing in excess of 150 
        feet of frontage on Shingle Creek, that is described in 
        subdivision 2, under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) Any such conveyance shall be subject to restrictions 
        imposed by the commissioner of the Department of Natural 
        Resources and subject to the clause for reversion to the state 
        for failure to use, or abandonment of use for which the 
        tax-forfeited lands were acquired in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        282.01. 
           (c) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general. 
           Subd. 2.  [LEGAL DESCRIPTION.] (a) The parcel of land that 
        may be conveyed is described as:  Unplatted, Section 30, 
        Township 119, Range 21, the East 187.1 feet of the West 1,182.6 
        feet of the South 597 feet of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 
        1/4.  Also that part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 
        lying East of the West 1,182.6 feet thereof and lying 
        southwesterly of Registered Land Survey No. 304. 
           (b) The land described must be sold under the sale 
        provisions in Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01. 
           (c) Hennepin County has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership or conveyed to a governmental 
        subdivision for an authorized public use. 
           Sec. 7.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING ON 
        PUBLIC WATER OR INCLUDING WETLANDS; HENNEPIN COUNTY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [SALE REQUIREMENTS.] (a) Notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 103F.535, and 282.018, 
        subdivision 1, Hennepin County may sell or convey for public use 
        without monetary consideration to the city of Minnetrista, a 
        governmental subdivision, for an authorized public use for 
        Preservation of Wetlands and Wildlife, the parcel of 
        tax-forfeited land bordering public water or natural wetlands 
        containing in excess of 150 feet of frontage on Painter Creek 
        and Jennings Bay on Lake Minnetonka, that is described in 
        subdivision 2, under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) Any such conveyance shall be subject to restrictions 
        imposed by the commissioner of the Department of Natural 
        Resources and subject to the clause for reversion to the state 
        for failure to use, or abandonment of use for which the 
        tax-forfeited lands were acquired as provided in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 282.01. 
           (c) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general. 
           Subd. 2.  [LEGAL DESCRIPTION.] (a) The parcel of land that 
        may be conveyed is described as:  Outlot 2, Sun Valley. 
           (b) The land described must be sold under the sale 
        provisions in Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01. 
           (c) Hennepin County has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership or conveyed to a governmental 
        subdivision for an authorized public use. 
           Sec. 8.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING ON 
        PUBLIC WATER OR INCLUDING WETLANDS; HENNEPIN COUNTY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [SALE REQUIREMENTS.] (a) Notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 103F.535, and 282.018, 
        subdivision 1, Hennepin County may sell or convey to the city of 
        Eden Prairie, a governmental subdivision, for an authorized 
        public use for wetland purposes, the parcel of tax-forfeited 
        land bordering public water or natural wetlands containing in 
        excess of 150 feet of frontage on Lake Idlewild (27-74P), that 
        is described in subdivision 2, under the remaining provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) Any such conveyance shall be subject to restrictions 
        imposed by the commissioner of the Department of Natural 
        Resources and subject to the clause for reversion to the state 
        for failure to use, or abandonment of use for which the 
        tax-forfeited lands were acquired as provided in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 282.01. 
           (c) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general. 
           Subd. 2.  [LEGAL DESCRIPTION.] (a) The parcel of land that 
        may be conveyed is described as Lot 21 except parts platted as 
        Registered Land Survey No. 895 and Idlewood Lake Addition and 
        Anderson Idlewild Addition and Anderson's Idleview, Auditor's 
        Subdivision No. 335, Hennepin County, Minnesota. 
           (b) The land described must be sold under the sale 
        provisions in Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01. 
           (c) Hennepin County has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership or conveyed to a governmental 
        subdivision for an authorized public use. 
           Sec. 9.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING ON 
        PUBLIC WATER OR INCLUDING WETLANDS; HENNEPIN COUNTY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [SALE REQUIREMENTS.] (a) Notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 103F.535, and 282.018, 
        subdivision 1, Hennepin County may sell or convey to the city of 
        Eden Prairie, a governmental subdivision, for an authorized 
        public use of wetland purposes, the parcel of tax-forfeited land 
        bordering public water or natural wetlands containing in excess 
        of 150 feet of frontage on Lake Idlewild (27-74P) or the 
        majority of the parcel under water, that is described in 
        subdivision 2, under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) Any such conveyance shall be subject to restrictions 
        imposed by the commissioner of the Department of Natural 
        Resources and subject to the clause for reversion to the state 
        for failure to use, or abandonment of use for which the 
        tax-forfeited lands were acquired as provided in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 282.01. 
           (c) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general. 
           Subd. 2.  [LEGAL DESCRIPTION.] (a) The parcel of land that 
        may be conveyed is described as Outlot A, Anderson Idlewild 
        Addition. 
           (b) The land described must be sold under the sale 
        provisions in Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01. 
           (c) Hennepin County has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership or conveyed to a governmental 
        subdivision for an authorized public use. 
           Sec. 10.  [PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; HUBBARD 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 
        94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private 
        sale the surplus state land that is described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  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 Hubbard County 
        and is described as follows: 
           That part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter 
        of Section 22, Township 142 North, Range 33 West, Hubbard 
        County, Minnesota, described as follows: 
           Beginning at the northeast corner of said Northwest Quarter 
           of the Northwest Quarter, being a 3/4 inch rebar with 
           plastic cap stamped "MN DNR LS 17005" (DNR Monument); 
           thence on a bearing based on the Hubbard County Coordinate 
           System of 1983 of North 88 degrees 51 minutes 21 seconds 
           West, along the north line of said Northwest Quarter of the 
           Northwest Quarter 253.67 feet to a DNR Monument; thence 
           South 04 degrees 03 minutes 57 seconds East 132.71 feet to 
           a DNR Monument; thence South 79 degrees 15 minutes 13 
           seconds East 248.33 feet to the east line of said Northwest 
           Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and a DNR Monument; thence 
           North 00 degrees 05 minutes 06 seconds East along the east 
           line of said Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter 
           173.61 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.87 
           acres. 
           (d) The sale would resolve a long-standing unintentional 
        trespass. 
           Sec. 11.  [COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST FUND; ITASCA COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 16, 
        section 31, subdivision 4, as amended, Itasca County may spend 
        money in the Itasca County environmental trust fund to acquire 
        the land described in paragraph (b) for public access purposes. 
           (b) The land to be acquired by Itasca County is described 
        as: 
           (1) parcel number 91-017-1105; and 
           (2) parcel number 91-017-1102. 
           Sec. 12.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; ITASCA COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale requirements of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Itasca County may sell by 
        private sale the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that 
        is described in paragraph (c), under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        282.01, subdivision 7. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for the appraised value of the land and include 
        conditions that the existing structures must be removed within 
        one year of the sale and a conservation easement be retained on 
        the parcel. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Itasca County and is 
        described as:  Government Lot 9, Section 19, Township 60 North, 
        Range 26 West. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would be best served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 13.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; ITASCA COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, Itasca County may sell the tax-forfeited 
        land described in paragraph (c) by public sale, under the 
        remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for the appraised value of the land. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Itasca County and is 
        described as: 
           (1) that part lying west of Highway 65 of the Northwest 
        Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 13, Township 53 North, 
        Range 23 West; 
           (2) the undivided 1/24th interest in the Northeast Quarter 
        of the Southwest Quarter, Section 13, Township 56 North, Range 
        25 West; 
           (3) the undivided 1/24th interest in the Northwest Quarter 
        of the Northwest Quarter, Section 13, Township 56 North, Range 
        25 West; and 
           (4) the West 200 feet of the East Half of Government Lot 4, 
        Section 23, Township 58 North, Range 24 West. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would be best served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 14.  [PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; LAKE COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 
        94.09, and 94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell 
        by private sale the surplus state land bordering public water 
        that is described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  The conveyance shall reserve a conservation 
        easement to ensure protection of the fish and wildlife shoreline 
        habitat.  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 Lake County and 
        is described as follows:  an undivided 1/16th interest in 
        Government Lot 7, Section 31, Township 63 North, Range 11 West. 
           (d) The sale would allow the combination of the 1/16 
        interest with the remaining 15/16 interest. 
           Sec. 15.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; LAKE 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, Lake County 
        may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described in 
        paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of chapter 282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and provide that the conveyance is for no 
        consideration.  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 Lake County and is 
        described as follows:  The Northwest Quarter of the Northwest 
        Quarter of Section 20, Township 57 North, Range 7 West, Lake 
        County, Minnesota, containing 40 acres more or less. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would be best served if the lands were sold 
        to the current occupant. 
           Sec. 16.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATERS; RICE COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Rice County may sell by private 
        sale the tax-forfeited land bordering public waters 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.  The conveyance shall be subject to the city of 
        Morristown Ordinance No. 170 adopted May 6, 2002, including, but 
        not limited to, section 19 of Ordinance No. 170 addressing 
        shoreland setback distances at a minimum distance of 50 feet and 
        limitations on vegetation removal.  The conveyance shall also 
        reserve to the city an additional 12 feet running parallel to 
        the 50-foot setback zone for public trail purposes. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Rice County and is 
        described as:  Lots 3, 4, and 5, Block 2, original plat of 
        Morristown (parcel #20.0331.000). 
           (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. 17.  [CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; RICE COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, Rice County may convey for no 
        consideration to the city of Dundas the tax-forfeited land 
        bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and provide that the land revert to the state 
        if the land is not used for a public purpose as provided in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01. 
           (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Rice County and 
        is described as:  All that part of Block Twenty-Two (22), in the 
        original town, now the city of Dundas, Rice County, Minnesota, 
        described as follows:  Beginning at a point on the Southerly 
        line of Hester Street, so-called, on the Easterly line of the 
        right-of-way of the Chicago, Great Western Railway Company; 
        thence running in a Southerly direction parallel with said right-
        of-way, a distance of Two Hundred Twenty-Five (225) Feet; thence 
        Easterly parallel with Hester Street, so-called, to the banks of 
        the Cannon River; thence Northerly along the said river bank to 
        a point where it intersects with the Southerly line of Hester 
        Street; thence in a Westerly direction along the South line of 
        Hester Street, to the point of the beginning (parcel 
        #17.0277.000). 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the land was 
        conveyed to the city of Dundas. 
           Sec. 18.  [PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; ROSEAU COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 
        94.09, 94.10, and 97A.135, subdivision 2a, the commissioner of 
        natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus state 
        land bordering public waters that is described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  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 Roseau County 
        and is described as:  The southerly 396 feet, south of the south 
        bank of the Roseau River, of the Southwest Quarter of the 
        Northeast Quarter of Section 32, in Township 163 North, Range 40 
        West of the Fifth Principal Meridian in Roseau County, 
        Minnesota.  Said tract of land contains 9.29 acres, more or less.
           (d) The department has determined that the public interest 
        is best served if the property were to be conveyed to the Roseau 
        River Watershed District to allow for completion of the 
        district's flood control management plan. 
           Sec. 19.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; 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 water that are described in 
        paragraphs (c) to (g), 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 legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure 
        accuracy. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and 
        is described as: 
           (1) the westerly 400 feet of the easterly 800 feet of Lot 
        4, Section 13, Township 54 North, Range 17 West; and 
           (2) the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter, Section 33, Township 51 North, Range 16 West. 
           (d) The conveyances of land under this paragraph must 
        retain for the state a 150-foot trout stream easement lying 75 
        feet on each side of the centerline of the stream.  The land to 
        be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as: 
           (1) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 
        7, Township 50 North, Range 18 West; 
           (2) the North Half of the Northeast Quarter and the North 
        Half of the Northwest Quarter, Section 8, Township 50 North, 
        Range 18 West; 
           (3) the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, except 
        the North Half, and that part of the West 10 acres of the 
        Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter lying south of Lester 
        River and the West 10 acres of the Northeast Quarter of the 
        Northeast Quarter lying north of Lester River, except the North 
        5 acres, Section 17, Township 51 North, Range 13 West; 
           (4) the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, except 
        the West Half, and the East 165 feet of the West Half of the 
        Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 5, Township 
        51 North, Range 13 West; 
           (5) the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast 
        Quarter, Section 34, Township 58 North, Range 20 West; and 
           (6) Government Lot 2, Section 17, Township 51 North, Range 
        12 West, Wonderland 1st Addition to the town of Duluth, Lot 22, 
        Block 1. 
           (e) The conveyance of land under this paragraph must 
        contain a deed restriction that is 75 feet in width along the 
        shoreline, excluding a 15-foot access strip.  The land to be 
        sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as:  Lot 6, 
        Lot 7, and Lot 8, except the easterly 50 feet, Erickson's Beach, 
        town of Fayal, Section 27, Township 57 North, Range 17 West. 
           (f) The conveyance of land under this paragraph must 
        contain a deed restriction that is 75 feet in width along the 
        shoreline.  The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County 
        and is described as:  Lots 64 and 65, Vermilion Dells, 1st 
        Addition Greenwood, Section 2, Township 62 North, Range 16 West. 
           (g) The conveyances of land under this paragraph must 
        retain for the state a 150-foot conservation easement lying 75 
        feet on each side of the centerline of the stream.  The land to 
        be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as: 
           (1) the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 
        31, Township 52 North, Range 14 West; 
           (2) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 
        31, Township 52 North, Range 14 West; and 
           (3) the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter, except the westerly 15 acres, Section 31, 
        Township 52 North, Range 14 West. 
           (h) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 20.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding 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 conveyances must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and, except for the parcel under paragraph (c), 
        clause (4), require the buyers to pay an administration fee to 
        cover expenses incurred by the county.  The attorney general may 
        make necessary changes to legal descriptions to correct errors 
        and ensure accuracy. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and 
        is described as: 
           (1) the West 335 feet of the South 130 feet of the 
        Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 12, Township 
        63 North, Range 12 West.  This parcel contains 1.0 acres more or 
        less; 
           (2) the westerly 165.00 feet of the southerly 80.00 feet of 
        the easterly 490.00 feet of the Southeast Quarter of the 
        Southeast Quarter, Section 14, Township 51 North, Range 14 
        West.  This parcel contains 0.3 acres; 
           (3) Lot 17, Block 5, Lyman Park Division of Duluth; 
           (4) the West 220 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the 
        Northeast Quarter, Section 11, Township 54 North, Range 15 West; 
           (5) the West 115 feet of the Southeast Quarter of the 
        Northeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 63 North, Range 12 
        West, lying north of the centerline of State Trunk Highway 169 
        and subject to highway right-of-way easement.  This parcel 
        contains 1.2 acres more or less; and 
           (6) the West 115 feet of the Southeast Quarter of the 
        Northeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 63 North, Range 12 
        West, lying south of the centerline of State Trunk Highway 169 
        and subject to highway right-of-way easement.  This parcel 
        contains 2.5 acres more or less. 
           (d) The sales under this section resolve unintentional 
        occupancy trespasses. 
           Sec. 21.  [PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE 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 
        surplus land bordering public water that is described in 
        paragraph (c). 
           (b) The sale must be in a form approved by the attorney 
        general for consideration no less than the estimated market 
        value of the land.  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 
        described as:  the North 10 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the 
        Northwest Quarter, Section 16, Township 57 North, Range 17 West, 
        lying east of St. Mary's Lake. 
           (d) The parcel described in paragraph (c) has been under 
        lease since 1969 in order for the adjoining owner to meet county 
        zoning standards and the parcel is no longer needed for natural 
        resources purposes. 
           Sec. 22.  [NO-BUILD EASEMENT.] 
           Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the St. 
        Louis County Board of Commissioners may convey a three-foot 
        permanent no-build easement on the northeasterly border of the 
        unsold tax-forfeited property described as lot 35 in the plat of 
        Upper Duluth St. Louis Avenue to an individual owner of private 
        property that shares a border with the tax-forfeited lot. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day after 
        the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners and its chief 
        clerical officer comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 
        645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3. 
           Sec. 23.  [PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; WABASHA 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 
        94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private 
        sale the surplus state land that is described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  The attorney general may make necessary 
        changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure 
        accuracy.  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 94.10, 
        the consideration for the conveyance is the estimated value for 
        the land described in paragraph (c) as of January 1976, adjusted 
        for inflation using the implicit price deflator for government 
        consumption expenditures and gross investment for state and 
        local governments prepared by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of 
        the United States Department of Commerce for the period starting 
        with January of 1976 and ending with January of 2005. 
           (c) The land that may be sold is located in Wabasha County 
        and is described as follows: 
           That part of the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of 
        Section 14, Township 109 North, Range 10 West, Wabasha County, 
        Minnesota, lying southerly of the following described center 
        line: 
           Commencing at the southwest corner of said South Half of 
           the Southwest Quarter from which the southeast corner of 
           said South Half of the Southwest Quarter bears East, 
           assumed bearing; thence South 88 degrees 44 minutes East 
           69.69 feet to the point of beginning; thence North 62 
           degrees East 72.46 feet; thence North 64 degrees East 48.05 
           feet; thence East 77.19 feet; thence South 86 degrees East 
           73.98 feet; thence North 76 degrees East 72.83 feet; thence 
           North 64 degrees East 75.07 feet; thence North 77 degrees 
           East 76.52 feet; thence North 85 degrees East 13.74 feet; 
           thence North 47 degrees East 63.99 feet; thence North 72 
           degrees East 76.61 feet; thence North 69 degrees East 72.57 
           feet; thence North 39 degrees East 56.12 feet; thence South 
           66 degrees East 80.17 feet; thence South 82 degrees East 
           48.68 feet; thence North 82 degrees East 69.30 feet; thence 
           South 31 degrees East 81.99 feet; thence South 10 degrees 
           East 39.39 feet; thence South 12 degrees East 74.13 feet; 
           thence South 22 degrees East 51.75 feet; thence South 43 
           degrees East 18.47 feet; thence South 83 degrees East 71.42 
           feet; thence North 89 degrees East 53.56 feet; thence North 
           28 degrees East 70.36 feet; thence North 31 degrees East 
           74.57 feet; thence North 22 degrees East 73.19 feet; thence 
           North 06 degrees East 52.91 feet; thence North 07 degrees 
           East 68.58 feet; thence North 14 degrees East 75.72 feet; 
           thence North 17 degrees East 72.04 feet; thence South 76 
           degrees East 84.66 feet; thence South 51 degrees East 75.23 
           feet; thence South 73 degrees East 72.96 feet; thence South 
           79 degrees East 81.25 feet; thence South 01 degree East 
           82.11 feet; thence South 05 degrees West 73.45 feet; thence 
           South 22 degrees East 69.17 feet; thence South 72 degrees 
           East 70.65 feet; thence South 79 degrees East 56.89 feet; 
           thence North 79 degrees East 54.55 feet; thence South 37 
           degrees East 80.95 feet; thence South 26 degrees East 49.79 
           feet, more or less, to the south line of said South Half of 
           the Southwest Quarter and there terminating, containing 6.4 
           acres, more or less. 
           (d) The sale would correct an error in a prior land 
        acquisition that cut off the existing access route to the 
        remainder of the adjacent landowner's property. 
           Sec. 24.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; WASHINGTON COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Washington County may sell the 
        tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) by private sale, 
        under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
        282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for the appraised value of the land. 
           (c) The land to be sold is property ID number 
        22.032.21.12.0001, located in Washington County, and described 
        as:  the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 
        22, Township 32 North, Range 21 West of the 4th Principal 
        Meridian, except the following:  that part platted as GREEN 
        VALLEY-2ND PLAT according to the recorded plat thereof.  And 
        also except the South 220 feet of the West 40 feet of said 
        Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter.  And also except the 
        East 300 feet of the West 750.41 feet of said Northwest Quarter 
        of the Northeast Quarter.  And also except commencing at the 
        northwest corner of Lot 4, GREEN VALLEY according to the 
        recorded plat thereof, which point is on the north line of said 
        Section 22; thence East (North 90 degrees 00 minutes East) along 
        the north line of said GREEN VALLEY and said north line of 
        Section 22 a distance of 418 feet to the northeast corner of Lot 
        7 of said GREEN VALLEY and the point of beginning; thence South 
        00 degrees 03 minutes East, along the easterly line of said Lot 
        7, a distance of 295.6 feet to the southeast corner of said Lot 
        7 and the north line of GREEN VALLEY-2ND PLAT, according to the 
        recorded plat thereof; thence South 76 degrees 49 minutes East, 
        along said north line of GREEN VALLEY-2ND PLAT, a distance of 
        872.7 feet; thence North 54 degrees 37 minutes 30 seconds East a 
        distance of 202.8 feet; thence North 78 degrees 04 minutes 30 
        seconds East a distance of 505 feet, more or less, to the shore 
        of Shields Lake; thence northerly, along the shore of Shields 
        Lake, a distance of 280 feet, more or less, to said north line 
        of Section 22; thence West along said north line a distance of 
        1573.16 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would be best served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 25.  [EASEMENT ON STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; 
        WASHINGTON COUNTY.] 
           (a) The commissioner of natural resources shall issue an 
        easement on land bordering public water that is described in 
        paragraph (c).  The easement shall be issued to the current 
        owners of Lots 7 and 8, Block 2 of Demontreville Highlands and 
        Lots 2, 3, 4, and 5, Block 1, Demontreville Highlands 5th 
        Addition.  The easement is for the purpose of the easement 
        holders jointly erecting and maintaining one dock from the 
        property described in paragraph (c).  The dock may not exceed 30 
        feet in length and six feet in width and overnight mooring of 
        watercraft is prohibited. 
           (b) The easement must be in a form approved by the attorney 
        general for consideration of the easement preparation and 
        recording costs.  The attorney general may make necessary 
        changes in the legal description to correct errors and ensure 
        accuracy.  The easement will expire as to each owner when they 
        convey their ownership interest in the property described in 
        paragraph (a). 
           (c) The land upon which an easement is to be issued is 
        located in Washington County and is described as:  Part of 
        Government Lot 6, Section 5, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, 
        being the South 45 feet lying East of the existing centerline of 
        Demontreville Trail North subject to easements of record. 
           Sec. 26.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 84.033, subdivision 2, is 
        repealed. 
           Sec. 27.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 to 21 and 23 to 26 are effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 31, 2005 
           Signed by the governor June 3, 2005, 8:30 a.m.