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CHAPTER 98--S.F.No. 712

An act

relating to state lands; establishing adopt-a-WMA program; adding to and deleting from state parks, state recreation areas, state forests, and state wildlife management areas; authorizing public and private sales of certain surplus and tax-forfeited lands;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 85.052, subdivision 4; 89.021, subdivision 48; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97A.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 85.052, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Deposit of fees.

(a) Fees paid for providing contracted products and services within a state park, state recreation area, or wayside, and for special state park uses under this section shall be deposited in the natural resources fund and credited to a state parks account.

(b) Gross receipts derived from sales, rentals, or leases of natural resources within state parks, recreation areas, and waysides, other than those on trust fund lands, must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the state parks working capital account. The appropriation under section 85.22 for revenue deposited in this section is limited to $25,000 per fiscal year.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the gross receipts from the sale of stockpile materials, aggregate, or other earth materials from the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area shall be deposited in the dedicated accounts in the natural resources fund from which the purchase of the stockpile material was made. Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the payments made under section 93.22, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), pursuant to a state mineral lease on lands and mineral rights purchased for and within the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area shall be deposited in the dedicated accounts in the natural resources fund from which the purchase of the lands was made.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 89.021, subdivision 48, is amended to read:

Subd. 48.

Smokey Smoky Hills State Forest.

Sec. 3.

[97A.134] ADOPT-A-WMA PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Creation.

The Minnesota adopt-a-WMA (wildlife management area) program is established. The commissioner shall coordinate the program through the regional offices of the Department of Natural Resources.

Subd. 2.

Purpose.

The purpose of the program is to encourage sporting, outdoor, business, and civic groups or individuals to assist, on a volunteer basis, in improving and maintaining wildlife management areas.

Subd. 3.

Agreements.

(a) The commissioner shall enter into informal agreements with sporting, outdoor, business, and civic groups or individuals for volunteer services to maintain and make improvements to real property on state wildlife management areas in accordance with plans devised by the commissioner after consultation with the groups or individuals.

(b) The commissioner may erect appropriate signs to recognize and express appreciation to groups and individuals providing volunteer services under the adopt-a-WMA program.

(c) The commissioner may provide assistance to enhance the comfort and safety of volunteers and to facilitate the implementation and administration of the adopt-a-WMA program.

Sec. 4.

ADDITIONS TO STATE PARKS.

Subdivision 1.

[85.012] [Subd. 52.] Scenic State Park, Itasca County.

The following areas are added to Scenic State Park, Itasca County:

(1) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 1, Township 60 North, Range 26 West, lying south of Scenic Highway; and

(2) Government Lot 18, Section 1, Township 60 North, Range 26 West, lying south of Scenic Highway.

Subd. 2.

[85.012] [Subd. 60.] William O'Brien State Park, Washington County.

The following area is added to William O'Brien State Park, Washington County: that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 36, Township 32 North, Range 20 West, lying South of the so-called Marine Mills and Chisago City Road, which runs over and across said tract, containing 13 acres, more or less, SUBJECT to right-of-way of County Highway No. 4.

Sec. 5.

DELETION TO STATE PARK.

[85.012] [Subd. 26.] Hayes Lake State Park, Roseau County. The following area is deleted from Hayes Lake State Park: That part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 160, Range 38, Roseau County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of said Northeast Quarter; thence on an assumed bearing of South 0 degrees 31 minutes 43 seconds East, along the west line of said Northeast Quarter, a distance of 362.02 feet, to the point of beginning of the land to be described; thence South 4 degrees 21 minutes 42 seconds East, a distance of 2286.25 feet, to the south line of said Northeast Quarter; thence westerly along said south line a distance of 152.84 feet to the southwest corner of said Northeast Quarter; thence northerly along the westerly line of said Northeast Quarter, a distance of 103.15 feet, to the south line of the north 160.7 feet of the south 263.85 feet of said Northeast Quarter; thence easterly along said south line of the north 160.7 feet of the south 263.85 feet, a distance of 45 feet, to the east line of the west 45 feet of said Northeast Quarter; thence north, along the east line of said west 45 feet, a distance of 160.7 feet to the north line of said south 263.85 feet of the Northeast Quarter; thence westerly a distance of 45 feet, to the west line of said Northeast Quarter; thence northerly along said west line, to the point of beginning. Containing 4.00 acres, more or less.

Sec. 6.

ADDITIONS TO STATE RECREATION AREAS.

Subdivision 1.

[85.013] [Subd. 11b.] Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area, Meeker County.

The following area is added to the Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area, Meeker County: part of Government Lot 4, Section 20, Township 118 North, Range 30 West, Meeker County, Minnesota, described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a point 109 feet South of a point on the section line, which is 4,301.5 feet East of the northwest corner of Section 20, said township and range, thence in a southwesterly direction South 14 degrees, 36 minutes West, 403.0 feet; thence in a southeasterly direction South 75 degrees, 24 minutes East, 403 feet to a point on the meandered line of Sioux Lake; thence in a northeasterly direction along the meandered line North 14 degrees, 36 minutes East, 553 feet; thence in a southwesterly direction along the meandered line South 84 degrees, 00 minutes West, 431 feet to the point of beginning, said tract containing 4.4 acres more or less.

Subd. 2.

[85.013] [Subd. 12a.] Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area, St. Louis County.

The following area is added to the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area: the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 10, Township 58 North, Range 17 West.

Sec. 7.

ADDITION TO STATE FOREST.

[89.021] [Subd. 48.] Smoky Hills State Forest. The following areas are added to the Smoky Hills State Forest: the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 7, Township 139 North, Range 36 West, and the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 14, Township 140 North, Range 37 West.

Sec. 8.

DELETION FROM STATE FOREST.

[89.021] [Subd. 31a.] Lost River State Forest. The following area is deleted from the Lost River State Forest, Roseau County: the Southeast Quarter, Section 5, Township 163 North, Range 40 West.

Sec. 9.

ADDITION TO STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA.

[97A.133] [Subd. 47.] Roseau Lake Wildlife Management Area, Roseau County. The following area is added to the Roseau Lake Wildlife Management Area, Roseau County: the Southeast Quarter, Section 5, Township 163 North, Range 40 West.

Sec. 10.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; BECKER 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 land bordering public water 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. The commissioner may sell the land to a local unit of government for less than the value of the land as determined by the commissioner, but the conveyance must provide that the land described in paragraph (c) be used for the public and reverts to the state if the local unit of government fails to provide for public use or abandons the public use of the land. The conveyance must include the reservation of an easement for ingress and egress through the property to the Frazee Dam.

(c) The land that may be sold is located in Becker County and is described as: That part of Government Lot 2, Section 35, Township 138, Range 40, Becker County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of said Government Lot 2; thence on an assumed bearing of North 89 degrees 59 minutes 38 seconds East, along the north line of said Government Lot 2, a distance of 475.74 feet; thence South 0 degrees 34 minutes 44 seconds East, a distance of 488.24 feet; thence South 89 degrees 59 minutes 38 seconds West, a distance of 220.66 feet; thence South 0 degrees 34 minutes 44 seconds East, a distance of 139.70 feet; thence South 89 degrees 59 minutes 38 seconds West, a distance of 255.08 feet, to the west line of said Government Lot 2; thence North 0 degrees 34 minutes 44 seconds West, along said west line, a distance of 627.94 feet, to the point of beginning, containing 6.15 acres, more or less.

(d) The land borders Town Lake and the Otter Tail River. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes, provided that an easement right is retained. The land is being used as a picnic and playground area.

Sec. 11.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; CARLTON COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Carlton 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. The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy. Prior to the sales, the commissioner of revenue shall grant a permanent conservation easement according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.37, as to the parcel described in paragraph (c), clause (3). The easement for the parcel described in paragraph (c), clause (3), shall be 132 feet in width, lying 66 feet on each side of the centerline of the designated trout stream to provide riparian protection and angler access.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in Carlton County and are described as:

(1) the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter or Government Lot 2, Section 6, Township 49 North, Range 17 West (parcel ID number 06-510-1010);

(2) the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 6, Township 49 North, Range 17 West (parcel ID number 06-510-1020);

(3) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 9, Township 49 North, Range 17 West (parcel ID number 06-510-1600);

(4) Government Lot 4, Section 5, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-0790);

(5) Government Lot 11, Section 5, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-0830);

(6) Government Lot 8, Section 6, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-0920);

(7) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 6, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-1020);

(8) the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 7, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-1150);

(9) the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 7, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-1230);

(10) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 7, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-1240);

(11) the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 10, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-1600);

(12) the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 17, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-2850);

(13) the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 17, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-2860);

(14) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 18, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-2990);

(15) part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 18, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-3000);

(16) the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 18, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-3010);

(17) the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 18, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-3120);

(18) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 18, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-3130);

(19) the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 19, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-3210);

(20) the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 19, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-3240);

(21) the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 20, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-3380);

(22) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 20, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-010-3390);

(23) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 29, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-034-5600);

(24) Government Lot 1, Section 30, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-034-5660);

(25) Government Lot 7, Section 30, Township 49 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 92-034-5730);

(26) the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 26, Township 49 North, Range 19 West (parcel ID number 94-040-4090);

(27) the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 35, Township 49 North, Range 19 West (parcel ID number 94-052-5570);

(28) part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 36, Township 49 North, Range 19 West (parcel ID number 94-052-5700); and

(29) the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 3, Township 48 North, Range 18 West (parcel ID number 98-010-0530).

(d) The county auditor shall first offer the land identified as parcel number 92-034-5600 in paragraph (c), clause (23), to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for sale at the appraised value. The consideration for the sale may also include survey and appraisal costs.

(e) The county auditor shall first offer the land identified as parcel numbers 06-510-1010; 06-510-1020; 92-010-0920; 92-010-1150; 92-010-3010; 92-010-3120; 92-010-3130; 92-010-3210; 92-010-3240; 92-010-3390; 92-034-5660; and 92-034-5730 in paragraph (c), clauses (1), (2), (6), (8), (16), (17), (18), (19), (20), (22), (24), and (25) to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa for sale at the appraised value. The consideration for the sales may also include survey and appraisal costs.

(f) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would best be served if the lands were returned to private ownership.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 12.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; CARLTON COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Carlton 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. The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy. Prior to the sales, the commissioner of revenue shall grant permanent conservation easements according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.37, as to parcels described in paragraph (c), clauses (3), (4), and (7). The easements for the parcels described in paragraph (c), clauses (3), (4), and (7), shall be 132 feet in width, lying 66 feet on each side of the centerline of the designated trout stream to provide riparian protection and angler access.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Carlton County and is described as:

(1) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 24, Township 47 North, Range 20 West (PIN 51-056-4070);

(2) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 19, Township 47 North, Range 19 West (PIN 72-060-3000);

(3) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 1, Township 47 North, Range 19 West (PIN 72-010-0060);

(4) the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 19, Township 47 North, Range 16 West (PIN 84-020-3110);

(5) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 11, Township 48 North, Range 17 West (PIN 81-030-2140);

(6) Government Lot 3, Section 22, Township 48 North, Range 18 West (PIN 33-010-1141);

(7) the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 26, Township 48 North, Range 18 West (PIN 33-010-5080);

(8) the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 33, Township 48 North, Range 20 West (PIN 90-010-6060);

(9) the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 34, Township 48 North, Range 20 West (PIN 90-010-6160); and

(10) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 35, Township 48 North, Range 20 West (PIN 90-010-6270).

(d) The county auditor shall first offer the land identified as parcel number 81-030-2140 in paragraph (c), clause (5), to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for sale at the appraised value. The consideration for the sale may also include survey and appraisal costs.

(e) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would best be served if the lands were returned to private ownership.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 13.

PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; CASS 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 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 Cass County and is described as: That part of Government Lot 4, Section 8, Township 140 North, Range 31 West, Cass County, Minnesota, lying southerly and westerly of the following described lines: Commencing at the southeast corner of said Government Lot 4; thence North 01 degree 39 minutes 59 seconds West on an assumed bearing along the east line of said Government Lot 4 a distance of 420.54 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 87 degrees 57 minutes 14 seconds West, a distance of 481.15 feet; thence southwesterly along a tangential curve concave to the southeast having a radius of 145.00 feet, a central angle of 69 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds, for a distance of 174.61 feet; thence South 23 degrees 02 minutes 46 seconds West, tangent to said curve, a distance of 255 feet, more or less, to the centerline of the old County Road; thence northwesterly, westerly, and southwesterly a distance of 520 feet along said centerline to the point of intersection with the centerline of County State-Aid Highway 6; thence northwesterly a distance of 414.53 feet along the centerline of said County State-Aid Highway 6 to the point of intersection with the west line of said Government Lot 4 and there terminating. Containing 11.16 acres, more or less.

(d) The land borders Ten Mile Lake. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes.

Sec. 14.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; DOUGLAS 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. 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 Douglas County and is described as: That part of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 32, Township 130 North, Range 37 West, Douglas County, Minnesota, lying westerly of the following described centerline: Beginning at the South Quarter corner of said Section 32; thence North 00 degrees 35 minutes 06 seconds West, along the centerline of Chicago Club Lane, a distance of 2,576.19 feet (the south line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 32 has an assumed bearing of South 89 degrees 52 minutes 29 seconds West); thence northwesterly 110.40 feet, along said centerline on a tangential curve concave to the southwest, having a radius of 105.00 feet and a central angle of 60 degrees 14 minutes 31 seconds to the north line of said North Half of the Southeast Quarter and said centerline there terminating. Containing 1.77 acres, more or less.

(d) The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be served if the land were conveyed to the adjacent landowner to improve access to the landowner's property.

Sec. 15.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; DOUGLAS 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 land bordering public water 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 Douglas County and is described as: That part of Government Lot 3 of Section 21, Township 130, Range 37, Douglas County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of Lot 12, Block 1, SECOND ADDITION TO TAMARACK SHORES, according to the recorded plat thereof; thence northeasterly along nontangential 223.07 foot radius curve, which center of circle bears South 51 degrees 57 minutes 52 seconds East from said point, (assuming the north line of said Lot 12 bears South 84 degrees 25 minutes 56 seconds West) central angle 25 degrees 45 minutes 18 seconds, 100.27 feet; thence South 82 degrees 58 minutes 34 seconds West 401 feet more or less to the shoreline of Lake Miltona; thence southerly along said lake, 50 feet more or less to the northerly most line of said Lot 12; thence North 84 degrees 25 minutes 56 seconds East, along said north line, 315 feet more or less to the point of beginning. Containing 0.40 acres, more or less.

(d) The land borders Lake Miltona. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be served if the land were conveyed to the holders of the existing easement across the property for access and egress to Lake Miltona.

Sec. 16.

SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATERS; ITASCA COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Itasca 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 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 in Itasca County and is described as:

(1) that part of the North Half of the South Half of Lot 2, lying east of County State-Aid Highway 39, Section 27, Township 145, Range 26; and

(2) that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter lying east of Trunk Highway 6, Section 35, Township 146, Range 25.

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be best served if the lands are returned to private ownership.

Sec. 17.

PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ITASCA COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Itasca County may sell by private sale to the adjoining landowner the tax-forfeited lands that are 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. The attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be sold is in Itasca County and is described as: the East 100 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 28, Township 62 North, Range 24 West.

(d) The land sale will resolve a building encroachment with the adjacent landowner.

Sec. 18.

TAX-FORFEITED LAND REPURCHASE; ITASCA COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the time limit for repurchase under Minnesota Statutes, section 282.241, Itasca County may allow the repurchase by December 31, 2011, by the owner of record at the time of forfeiture of the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (b) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 282.241 to 282.324.

(b) The land to be repurchased is described as: outlets O and P, Plat of Eagle Ridge, Coleraine City, according to the plat on file and of record in the office of the county recorder for Itasca County.

(c) The county has determined that an undue injustice resulting from forfeiture will be corrected and the county's land management interests would be best served if the lands were returned to private ownership.

Sec. 19.

PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND; MARSHALL COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the classification and public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private sale the consolidated conservation lands that are 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. The commissioner may sell the land to a local unit of government for less than the value of the land as determined by the commissioner, but the conveyance must provide that the land described in paragraph (c) be used for the public and reverts to the state if the local unit of government fails to provide for public use or abandons the public use of the land. Proceeds shall be disposed of according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84A.

(c) The land that may be sold is located in Marshall County and is described as: That part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 155 North, Range 39 West, Marshall County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of said Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter being marked by a 3/4" by 24" rebar with plastic cap stamped "MN DNR LS 17005" (DNR monument); thence on a bearing based on the 1983 Marshall County Coordinate System of North 89 degrees 27 minutes 31 seconds East along the south line of said Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter 400.00 feet to a DNR monument and the point of beginning of the parcel to be described; thence at a right angle to the said south line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter North 00 degrees 32 minutes 29 seconds West 208.71 feet to a DNR monument; thence North 89 degrees 27 minutes 31 seconds East parallel with said south line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter 208.71 feet to a DNR monument; thence at a right angle South 00 degrees 32 minutes 29 seconds East 208.71 feet to the south line of said Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and a DNR monument; thence South 89 degrees 27 minutes 31 seconds West along the south line of said Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter 208.71 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.0 acre, more or less.

(d) The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes. A township cemetery is located on the land.

Sec. 20.

PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; PINE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary and upon completion of a land exchange, Pine County may sell by private sale to the adjoining landowner 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 changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Pine County and is described as: that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11, Township 42 North, Range 17 West, Wilma Township, Pine County, Minnesota which lies East of the centerline of as built Schmedeke Lane, said centerline hereinafter called Line "A". Description of Line "A": Assuming that the south line of the said Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11 to bear North 89 degrees 00 minutes 28 seconds West and commencing at the southeast corner of said Section 11; thence North 89 degrees 00 minutes 28 seconds West, along the south line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11, a distance of 57.10 U.S. survey feet to the point of beginning of said centerline of as built Schmedeke Lane; thence North 02 degrees 28 minutes 18 seconds West, a distance of 927.30 U.S. survey feet; thence North 03 degrees 56 minutes 22 seconds West, a distance of 316.10 U.S. survey feet; thence North 01 degrees 31 minutes 43 seconds East, a distance of 96.18 U.S. survey feet to the north line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11 and Line "A" there terminating. Subject to an easement for Pine County Road Number 141. Said easement lies South of a line run parallel with and 33.00 feet North of the south line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11. The sideline of said easement is to be prolonged or shortened to terminate on the east line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11. Subject to an easement for as built Schmedeke Lane. Said easement lies West of a line run parallel with and 16.50 feet East of said centerline called Line "A". The sideline of said easement is to be prolonged or shortened to terminate on the north line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11.

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would best be served if the land was returned to private ownership.

Sec. 21.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; PINE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Pine 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 conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general for not less than the appraised value of the land. The attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy. The conveyances of land described in paragraph (c), clauses (5), (10), and (11), must contain an easement of 66 feet in width on each side of the centerline of the streams, to the state of Minnesota, to provide riparian protection and angler access. The parcels of land described in paragraph (c), clauses (8) and (9), shall be combined and sold as a single parcel.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in Pine County and are described as:

(1) Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter Fractional, Section 5, Township 41 North, Range 19 West (property ID number 01.0022.000);

(2) Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 4, Township 44 North, Range 21 West (property ID number 05.0040.000);

(3) Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 24, Township 40 North, Range 22 West (property ID number 06.0201.000);

(4) East Half of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 21, Township 44 North, Range 18 West (property ID number 07.0275.000);

(5) North Half of the Northeast Quarter, Section 15, Township 41 North, Range 18 West (property ID number 09.0123.000);

(6) West Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 19, Township 42 North, Range 18 West (property ID number 11.0118.002);

(7) part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter described as follows: Start from the northwest corner; thence 440 feet South to point of beginning; thence 1,320 feet East; thence 550 feet South; thence 1,320 feet West; thence 550 feet North to the point of beginning, Section 2, Township 42 North, Range 21 West (property ID number 12.0087.000);

(8) Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, less the North 1 rod, Section 28, Township 42 North, Range 21 West (property ID number 12.0428.000);

(9) North 1 rod of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 28, Township 42 North, Range 21 West (property ID number 12.0429.000);

(10) South Half of the Southwest Quarter, Section 7, Township 43 North, Range 18 West (property ID number 14.0055.000);

(11) North Half of the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 33, Township 43 North, Range 18 West (property ID number 14.0248.001);

(12) Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 34, Township 45 North, Range 18 West (property ID number 16.0395.000);

(13) that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter described as follows: Start from the southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence 1,320 feet North to a point; thence 165 feet East to a point; thence 1,320 feet South to a point; thence 165 feet West to the point of beginning, Section 20, Township 45 North, Range 18 West (property ID number 16.0212.000);

(14) part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter described as follows: Start from the southwest corner; thence East 165 feet to beginning; thence North 1,320 feet; thence East 165 feet; thence South 1,320 feet; thence West 165 feet to the point of beginning, Section 20, Township 45 North, Range 18 West (property ID number 16.0217.000);

(15) West Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 13, Township 40 North, Range 21 West (property ID number 18.0098.000);

(16) part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter described as follows: Start from the northeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; thence South 1,100 feet to beginning; thence West 1,320 feet; thence South 220 feet; thence East 1,320 feet; thence 220 feet North to the point of beginning, Section 3, Township 44 North, Range 19 West (property ID number 22.0058.000);

(17) part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter described as follows: Start from the northeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; thence South 889 feet to beginning; thence West 1,320 feet; thence South 220 feet; thence East 1,320 feet; thence North 220 feet to the point of beginning, Section 3, Township 44 North, Range 19 West (property ID number 22.0068.000);

(18) part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter described as follows: Start from the northeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; thence West 1,320 feet; thence South 220 feet; thence East 1,320 feet; thence North 220 feet to the point of beginning, Section 3, Township 44 North, Range 19 West (property ID number 22.0066.000);

(19) Government Lot 2, Section 35, Township 43 North, Range 21 West (property ID number 27.0523.000);

(20) East Half of the Southwest Quarter, Section 29, Township 43 North, Range 21 West (property ID number 27.0447.000);

(21) South Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 30, Township 43 North, Range 21 West (property ID number 27.0453.000);

(22) Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, less the South Half of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 31, Township 43 North, Range 21 West (property ID number 27.0457.000);

(23) Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 13, Township 42 North, Range 19 West (property ID number 30.0132.000);

(24) West Half of the Northeast Quarter, Section 24, Township 42 North, Range 19 West (property ID number 30.0229.000);

(25) Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 24, Township 42 North, Range 19 West (property ID number 30.0236.000);

(26) West Half of the Northwest Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 29, Township 42 North, Range 19 West (property ID number 30.0291.000);

(27) East Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 30, Township 42 North, Range 19 West (property ID number 30.0295.000); and

(28) Government Lot 1, Section 35, Township 45 North, Range 19 West (property ID number 33.0849.001).

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be best served if the lands were to return to private ownership.

Sec. 22.

PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; PINE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Pine County may sell by public or private sale 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 for not 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. The conveyance of land must contain a deed restriction on development and vegetation removal that is 75 feet in width along the shoreline, excluding a 15-foot access strip.

(c) The land to be sold in Pine County is described as: That part of Government Lot 3 lying West of the following described line: Commencing at the northeast corner of Government Lot 5, said corner being the center of Section 21; thence bearing North 89 degrees 58 minutes 30 seconds West on the quarter section line a distance of 712.04 feet to the point of beginning of the line to be herein described; thence bearing North 22 degrees 37 minutes 30 seconds West a distance of 285 feet, more or less, to the shore of Sturgeon Lake and there terminating, all in Section 21, Township 45 North, Range 19 West (property ID number 33.0669.000).

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be best served if the lands were to return to private ownership.

Sec. 23.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; OTTER TAIL 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 land bordering public water 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 Otter Tail County and is described as: That part of Government Lot 3, Section 15, Township 131 North, Range 40 West, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, bounded by the following described lines: Commencing at the southeast corner of said Government Lot 3; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 979.6 feet on and along the east line of said Government Lot 3 to the point of beginning of that particular tract of land conveyed to the State of Minnesota and filed for record on October 21, 1964, in Book 388 of Deeds page 23; thence continuing North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 79.5 feet on and along the east line of said Government Lot 3; thence South 84 degrees 44 minutes 00 seconds West 279.1 feet to a spike set at an angle point of said tract of land and the POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL TO BE DESCRIBED; thence North 13 degrees 01 minute 00 seconds West 92 feet, more or less, along the east line of said tract of land, hereinafter described as "Line A," to the water's edge of Eagle Lake and there terminating. And again from the point of beginning; thence South 84 degrees 44 minutes 00 seconds West 7.07 feet; thence North 13 degrees 01 minutes 00 seconds West 94 feet, more or less, along a line parallel with and 7 feet westerly of, measured at right angles to said "Line A" to the water's edge of Eagle Lake and there terminating. Containing 0.02 acre, more or less.

(d) The land borders Eagle Lake. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be served if the land were conveyed to an adjacent landowner to resolve an inadvertent trespass.

Sec. 24.

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. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in St. Louis County and are described as:

(1) Lots 1 and 3, Block 3, Central Division of West Duluth, Section 7, Township 49 North, Range 14 West (parcel number 010-0420-00240);

(2) Lots 5 to 9 odd-numbered lots, Block 3, Central Division of West Duluth, Section 7, Township 49 North, Range 14 West (parcel number 010-0420-00260);

(3) that part of Lot 13, Block 3, described as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner; running thence East 23 feet; thence southwesterly to the west line of said lot; thence North along said lot 9 feet to the place of beginning, Section 7, Township 49 North, Range 14 West (parcel number 010-0420-00290);

(4) part of Lots 97, 99, and 101, Block 137, Duluth Proper Third Division, Section 28, Township 50 North, Range 14 West (parcel number 010-1350-10560);

(5) part of that part of the Southeast Quarter described as follows: Commencing at a point 20 rods West of the northeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 6; thence westerly along the northerly line of said quarter section 8 rods; thence South at right angles with last mentioned line 20 rods; thence East 8 rods; thence North 20 rods to the place of beginning. One acre, except that part adjoining Lots 1, 2, and 3, Block 11, Resurvey of Murray and Howes Addition, lying South of the south line of the 8th Street extension, Section 6, Township 49 North, Range 14 West (parcel number 010-2700-00320);

(6) Lot 14, Block 1, including that part of the vacant alley adjacent, Riverside Park, 2nd Addition to Duluth, Section 27, Township 49 North, Range 15 West (parcel number 010-3980-00140);

(7) Lot 15, Block 1, including part of the vacant alley adjacent, Riverside Park, 2nd Addition to Duluth, Section 27, Township 49 North, Range 15 West (parcel number 010-3980-00150); and

(8) Lot 16, Block 1, including part of the vacant alley adjacent, Riverside Park, 2nd Addition to Duluth, Section 27, Township 49 North, Range 15 West (parcel number 010-3980-00160).

(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.

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 land bordering public water that is 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 changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in St. Louis County and are described as:

(1) the West 133 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, except the South 110 feet, Section 16, Township 50 North, Range 14 West (parcel number 010-2710-04090);

(2) the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, except the West 133 feet, Section 16, Township 50 North, Range 14 West (parcel number 010-2710-04100);

(3) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 10, Township 50 North, Range 17 West (parcel number 275-0013-00220). Conveyance of this land must provide, for no consideration, an easement to the state that is 66 feet in width from the ordinary high water level, to provide riparian protection and angler access;

(4) the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, except that part West of the road, Section 25, Township 53 North, Range 21 West (parcel number 285-0010-03900);

(5) that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter lying North and West of the East Two River, Section 4, Township 57 North, Range 18 West (parcel number 295-0013-00220). Conveyance of this land must provide, for no consideration, an easement to the state that is 132 feet in width, lying 66 feet on each side of the centerline of the river, to provide riparian protection and angler access;

(6) the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 17, Township 55 North, Range 16 West (parcel number 320-0010-2630);

(7) the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 13, Township 55 North, Range 17 West (parcel number 320-0020-02070);

(8) all of Lot 20 and the easterly Half of Lot 21, Michaels Beach, Town of Ellsburg, Section 6, Township 55 North, Range 17 West (parcel number 320-0100-00200);

(9) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, except that part subject to flowage rights, Section 28, Township 52 North, Range 15 West (parcel number 365-0010-05120);

(10) Lot 7, plat of Grand Lake, except that part platted as Klimeks Addition, Section 31, Township 51 North, Range 16 West (parcel number 380-0010-06000);

(11) Lot 5, plat of Grand Lake, Section 31, Township 51 North, Range 16 West (parcel number 380-0010-06030);

(12) Lot 3, Section 34, Township 51 North, Range 16 West (parcel number 380-0010-06870). Conveyance of this land must provide, for no consideration, an easement to the state that is 66 feet in width from the ordinary high water level, to provide riparian protection and angler access. One 15-foot strip is allowed for lake access and a dock;

(13) the North Half of the Southwest Quarter, except the North Half of the South Half and except the North Half and Lot 6, Section 6, Township 52 North, Range 19 West (parcel number 470-0010-00940). Conveyance of this land must provide, for no consideration, an easement to the state that is 66 feet in width from the ordinary high water level, to provide riparian protection and angler access;

(14) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 10, Township 52 North, Range 17 West (parcel number 475-0010-01630). Conveyance of this land must provide, for no consideration, an easement to the state that is 132 feet in width, lying 66 feet on each side of the centerline of the stream, to provide riparian protection and angler access;

(15) Lot 12, Riverside Suburban Homes, town of Rice Lake, Section 24, Township 51 North, Range 14 West (parcel number 520-0190-00120). Conveyance of this land must provide, for no consideration, an easement to the state that is 132 feet in width, lying 66 feet on each side of the centerline of the stream, to provide riparian protection and angler access;

(16) Lots 13 to 16, Riverside Suburban Homes, town of Rice Lake, Section 24, Township 51 North, Range 14 West (parcel number 520-0190-00130). Conveyance of this land must provide, for no consideration, an easement to the state that is 132 feet in width, lying 66 feet on each side of the centerline of the stream, to provide riparian protection and angler access;

(17) the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 28, Township 50 North, Range 16 West (parcel number 530-0010-05250); and

(18) Lot 2, Section 5, Township 53 North, Range 16 West (parcel number 673-0010-0070).

(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. 26.

PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; 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 land bordering public water that is 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 changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in St. Louis County and are described as:

(1) the West Half of the East Half of the West Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 5, Township 54 North, Range 16 West (parcel number 305-0010-00757);

(2) the easterly 600 feet of Lot 2, plat of Grand Lake, lying south of the North 1200 feet, Section 25, Township 52 North, Range 16 West (parcel number 380-0020-04127). Conveyance of this land must provide, for no consideration, an easement to the state that is 66 feet in width from the ordinary high water level, to provide riparian protection and angler access;

(3) Lot 3, Town Park Terrace, Hermantown, Section 16, Township 50 North, Range 15 West (parcel number 395-0180-00030). Conveyance of this land must provide, for no consideration, an easement to the state that is 132 feet in width, lying 66 feet on each side of the centerline of the stream, to provide riparian protection and angler access;

(4) an undivided 1/2 interest of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 12, Township 55 North, Range 20 West (parcel number 420-0030-01880). Conveyance of this land must provide, for no consideration, an easement to the state that is 132 feet in width, lying 66 feet on each side of the centerline of the river, to provide riparian protection and angler access;

(5) that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter described as follows: Beginning 205 feet East of the southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; running thence North 208 feet; thence East 130 feet; thence southerly along the center of Rock Creek to the south line of said forty; thence West 165 feet to the point of beginning, Section 29, Township 55 North, Range 18 West (parcel number 435-0020-05430); and

(6) that part of Lot 7 lying southwesterly of the westerly line of the Alborn Branch of the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway, Section 5, Township 53 North, Range 19 West (parcel number 440-0010-00505). Conveyance of this land must provide, for no consideration, an easement to the state that is 66 feet in width from the ordinary high water level, to provide riparian protection and angler access.

(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. 27.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; STEARNS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Stearns 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 Stearns County and is described as:

(1) Lots 6 and 7, Block 1 in Kolling Creek Subdivision, according to the plat and survey thereof on file and of record in the office of the county recorder in and for Stearns County (PID number 23.14286.0000); and

(2) Lots 1-2 and 3, Block "A", less part of Lot 3 described as follows:

Commencing at the southeast corner of said Section 18; thence South 89 degrees 53 minutes 30 seconds West (assumed bearing) along the south line of said section 1,725.76 feet, to the centerline of State Trunk Highway No. 237; thence North 1 degree 38 minutes 21 seconds East along the centerline 429.60 feet; thence North 9 degrees 06 minutes 11 seconds East along said centerline 1,067.08 feet; thence South 80 degrees 53 minutes 49 seconds East, 33 feet to the easterly right-of-way line of said State Trunk Highway No. 237 to the point of beginning of the tract to be described; thence North 9 degrees 06 minutes 11 seconds East along said right-of-way line 50 feet; thence South 80 degrees 53 minutes 49 seconds 50 East feet; thence South 9 degrees 06 minutes 11 seconds West 50 feet; thence North 80 degrees 53 minutes 49 seconds West 50 feet to the point of beginning. Said tract containing 0.06 acres, more or less.

Pitzel's Subdivision, Section 18, Township 125, Range 32, city of New Munich, county of Stearns, Minnesota (PID number 68.38050.0000).

(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. 28.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; WATONWAN 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 land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c). Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.135, subdivision 2a, the surplus land described in paragraph (c) is vacated from the Watline Wildlife Management Area upon sale.

(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. The conveyance may include reservation of an easement for public hunting, prairie management, and seed harvest.

(c) The land that may be sold is located in Watonwan County and is described as:

(1) in Township 105 North, Range 32 West:

A strip of land 100 feet in width extending over and across the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 3, said strip of land being 50 feet in width on each side of the centerline of the main track (now removed) of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway Company (now Chicago and North Western Railway Company), as said main track centerline was originally located and established over and across said Section 3.

ALSO: A strip of land 100 feet in width extending over and across the Southwest Quarter of said Section 3, said strip of land being 50 feet in width on each side of said original main track centerline. EXCEPTING THEREFROM:

That part lying between the easterly extension of the north line of Main Street in Echols and a line drawn at right angles to the southeasterly line of Railroad Avenue at a point thereon distant 575 feet southwesterly from its intersection with said easterly extension of the north line of Main Street.

ALSO: A strip of land 100 feet in width extending over and across the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 9; the West Half of the Northwest Quarter, the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Government Lot 4 of Section 10; the East Half of the East Half of Section 16; the Northeast Quarter and the West Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 21; the West Half of the Northeast Quarter, the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 28; the Northwest Quarter and the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 33, said strip of land being 50 feet in width on each side of said original main track centerline.

ALSO: A strip of land 50 feet in width lying northwesterly of and adjoining said above described 100 foot wide strip of land and in the Northeast Quarter of said Section 21, and lying between lines drawn at right angles to said original main track centerline at points thereon distant 21 feet and 1,321 feet, respectively, northeasterly, from its intersection with the south line of said Northeast Quarter of Section 21.

Containing a total of 67.52 acres, more or less; and

(2) in Township 106 North, Range 32 West:

A strip of land 100 feet in width extending over and across the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 22; Lot E and Lots 1 and 2 of Lot B of Melvill's Subdivision and Government Lot 2 of Section 23; said strip of land being 50 feet in width on each side of said original main track centerline.

ALSO: A strip of land 100 feet in width extending over and across that part of Lot C and Lot 3 of Lot B of Melvill's Subdivision of said Section 23 lying southerly of the southerly right-of-way line of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway Company, said strip of land being 50 feet in width on each side of said original main track centerline.

ALSO: A strip of land 100 feet in width extending over and across the Northeast Quarter and the West Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 27; the West Half of the Northeast Quarter, the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 34, said strip of land being 50 feet in width on each side of said original main tract centerline.

AND EXCEPTING: Parcel 232A transferred to MN DOT described as:

That part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 22, the Northeast Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, both in Section 27, all in Township 106 North, Range 32 West, shown as Parcel 232A on the plat designated as State Highway Right of Way Plat No. 83-2 on file and of record in the Office of the Register of Deeds in and for Watonwan County, Minnesota; containing 7.25 acres, more or less.

Containing a total of 32.23 acres, more or less.

(d) The land is part of the former right-of-way of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway Company. The land borders Long Lake and St. James Lake and crosses St. James Creek and the South Fork of the Watonwan River. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be served if the land were conveyed to a local unit of government for trail use.

Sec. 29.

CONVEYANCE OF STATE LAND; WINONA COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.281 to 16B.287, 92.45, 161.43, and 161.44, or any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation may convey to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service all right, title, and interest of the state of Minnesota, in the land described in paragraph (c).

(b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy. The conveyance may take place only upon completion of the Dresbach bridge project, state project number 8580-149.

(c) The land to be conveyed is located in Winona County and is described as: That part of Alcorn Island located along the south side of marked Interstate Highway 90 from mile point 276.52 easterly to the westerly shoreline of the main channel of the Mississippi River. The majority of the site is in Government Lot 4, Section 34, Township 105 North, Range 4 West, and in Government Lot 5, Section 33, Township 105 North, Range 4 West. The overall site is approximately 1.4 acres.

Sec. 30.

INTEREST IN LANDS EXTENDED.

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, Dakota County's reversionary interests in lands deeded by Dakota County to the state of Minnesota, as contemplated by Laws 1975, chapter 382, and currently maintained and used for the purposes of a state zoological garden in Apple Valley, Minnesota, to wit, those lands described in documents recorded in the Dakota County Property Records Office as Document No. 433980 and Document No. 439719, excluding lands subject to that certain quit claim deed recorded as Document No. 1246646 and excluding lands subject to that certain quit claim deed recorded as Document No. 1330383, are extended and remain permanently valid and operative.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective upon compliance by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners with the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021.

Sec. 31.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This act is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 24, 2011

Signed by the governor May 27, 2011, 10:34 a.m.