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CHAPTER 154--S.F.No. 2760

An act

relating to state lands; providing for valuation of bond-financed property; modifying provisions for sale and exchange of state land; modifying prior sales authorization; providing for release of certain reversionary interest; designating state waysides and forests; adding to and deleting from state forests and parks; authorizing sales, conveyances, and exchange of certain state lands;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 85.013, by adding a subdivision; 89.021, by adding a subdivision; 92.115, by adding a subdivision; 94.3495, subdivisions 2, 3, 7; Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 94.10, subdivision 2; Laws 2012, chapter 236, section 28, subdivisions 2, 5, 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 94.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 85.013, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 21c.

Saint Croix Boom Site Wayside, Washington County.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 89.021, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 11a.

Centennial State Forest.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 92.115, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 3.

Closing costs.

The purchaser of state land must pay recording fees and the state deed tax.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 94.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Public sale requirements.

(a) After complying with subdivision 1 and before any public sale of surplus state-owned land is made and at least 30 days before the sale, the commissioner of natural resources shall publish a notice of the sale in a newspaper of general distribution in the county in which the real property to be sold is situated. The notice shall specify the time and place at which the sale will commence, a general description of the lots or tracts to be offered, and a general statement of the terms of sale. The commissioner shall also provide electronic notice of sale.

(b) The minimum bid for a parcel of land must include the estimated value or appraised value of the land and any improvements and, if any of the land is valuable for merchantable timber, the value of the merchantable timber. The minimum bid may include expenses incurred by the commissioner in rendering the property salable, including survey, appraisal, legal, advertising, and other expenses.

(c) The purchaser of state land must pay recording fees and the state deed tax.

(c) (d) Except as provided under paragraph (d) (e), parcels remaining unsold after the offering may be sold to anyone agreeing to pay at least 75 percent of the appraised value. The sale shall continue until all parcels are sold or until the commissioner orders a reappraisal or withdraws the remaining parcels from sale.

(d) (e) The commissioner may retain the services of a licensed real estate broker to find a buyer for parcels remaining unsold after the offering. The sale price may be negotiated by the broker, but must not be less than 90 percent of the appraised value as determined by the commissioner. The broker's fee must be established by prior agreement between the commissioner and the broker and must not exceed ten percent of the sale price for sales of $10,000 or more. The broker's fee must be paid to the broker from the proceeds of the sale.

Sec. 5.

[94.101] VALUATION OF BOND-FINANCED PROPERTY.

Notwithstanding the valuation provisions of sections 16A.695, subdivision 3, and 94.10, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), for the sale of state bond-financed property administered by the commissioner of natural resources, the commissioner may determine the value of such property based on the data specified in section 84.0272, subdivision 3, provided that the value of the property is $50,000 or less.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 94.3495, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Classes of land; definitions.

(a) The classes of public land that may be involved in an expedited exchange under this section are:

(1) Class 1 land, which for the purpose of this section is Class A land as defined in section 94.342, subdivision 1, except for:;

(i) school trust land as defined in section 92.025; and

(ii) university land granted to the state by acts of Congress;

(2) Class 2 land, which for the purpose of this section is Class B land as defined in section 94.342, subdivision 2; and

(3) Class 3 land, which for the purpose of this section is all land owned in fee by a governmental subdivision of the state.

(b) "School trust land" has the meaning given under section 92.025.

(c) "University land" means land granted to the state by acts of Congress for university purposes.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 94.3495, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Valuation of land.

(a) In an exchange of Class 1 land for Class 2 or 3 land, the value of all the land shall be determined by the commissioner of natural resources, but the county board must approve the value determined for the Class 2 land and the governmental subdivision of the state must approve the value determined for the Class 3 land. In an exchange of Class 2 land for Class 3 land, the value of all the land shall be determined by the county board of the county in which the land lies, but the governmental subdivision of the state must approve the value determined for the Class 3 land.

(b) To determine the value of the land, the parties to the exchange may either (1) cause the land to be appraised, utilize the valuation process provided under section 84.0272, subdivision 3, or obtain a market analysis from a qualified real estate broker or (2) determine the value for each forty or lot, or a portion thereof, using the most current township or county assessment schedules for similar land types from the county assessor of the county in which the lands are located. Merchantable timber value must should be determined and considered in finalizing valuation of the lands.

(b) All (c) Except for school trust lands and university lands, the lands exchanged under this section shall be exchanged only for lands of at least substantially equal value. For the purposes of this subdivision, "substantially equal value" has the meaning given under section 94.343, subdivision 3, paragraph (b). No payment is due either party if the lands, other than school trust lands or university lands, are of substantially equal value but are not of the same value.

(d) School trust lands and university lands exchanged under this section must be exchanged only for lands of equal or greater value.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 94.3495, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Reversionary interest; Mineral and water power rights and other reservations.

(a) All deeds conveying land given in an expedited land exchange under this section shall include a reverter that provides that title to the land automatically reverts to the conveying governmental unit if:

(1) the receiving governmental unit sells, exchanges, or otherwise transfers title of the land within 40 years of the date of the deed conveying ownership; and

(2) there is no prior written approval for the transfer from the conveying governmental unit. The authority for granting approval is the commissioner of natural resources for former Class 1 land, the county board for former Class 2 land, and the governing body for former Class 3 land.

(b) Class 1 land given in exchange is subject to the reservation provisions of section 94.343, subdivision 4. Class 2 land given in exchange is subject to the reservation provisions of section 94.344, subdivision 4. County fee land given in exchange is subject to the reservation provisions of section 373.01, subdivision 1, paragraph (g).

Sec. 9.

Laws 2012, chapter 236, section 28, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Method of sale.

(a) The leaseholder of a leased parcel may purchase at private sale the leased parcel and any other lands allocated to the parcel by the county under subdivision 6 that is offered for sale under this section. The purchase price is the appraised value of the land under subdivision 3 exclusive of improvements on it. To purchase a parcel, a leaseholder must pay in cash to the county an amount equal to the appraised value of the land within 180 days from the date of mailing to or service of notice of appraised value to the leaseholder by the county. The 180-day period runs from the date of mailing of a copy of the appraisal to the leaseholder at the address shown upon the most recent lease agreement between the parties, exclusive of the date of mailing or service. The county may use any alternative method of notice under the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure for the service of a summons and complaint.

(b) If the leaseholder does not purchase the parcel so offered, the county may offer the lands for sale at public auction under the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 3 7. If a person other than the leaseholder purchases the parcel, the purchaser must make payment in full to the leaseholder in the manner provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 92.06, subdivision 4, for the value of any improvements as determined under subdivision 3.

(c) Failure of a purchaser to comply with the terms of payment voids the sale and the property may be reoffered for sale.

Sec. 10.

Laws 2012, chapter 236, section 28, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Survey.

(a) Prior to offering it for sale, St. Louis County shall have each lot surveyed by a licensed surveyor., with the exception of those lots that do not have adequate survey monumentation as determined by the county surveyor.

(b) The costs of the survey must be allocated by the county to the lots offered for sale and the successful purchaser on each lot shall reimburse the county for the survey costs allocated to the lot purchased. If no one purchases the lot, the county is responsible for the survey costs. All surveying must be conducted by a licensed surveyor.

Sec. 11.

Laws 2012, chapter 236, section 28, subdivision 9, is amended to read:

Subd. 9.

Sunset.

This section expires five seven years after the effective date.

Sec. 12.

SAINT CROIX BOOM SITE WAYSIDE.

The following area is designated as the Saint Croix Boom Site Wayside: that part of Government Lots 2 and 3, Section 15, Township 30 North, Range 20 West, excepting therefrom the westerly 75 feet of Governmental Lot 3, which lies southeasterly of Line 1 described below:

Line 1: Commencing at Government Meander Corner No. 5 on the east line of said Section 15; thence northerly on an azimuth of 01 degree 01 minute 36 seconds along said east line for 50.80 feet to the point of beginning of Line 1 to be described; thence on an azimuth of 222 degrees 13 minutes 44 seconds for 466.01 feet; thence southwesterly for 642.53 feet on a nontangential curve, concave to the northwest, having a radius of 3,769.72 feet, a delta angle of 09 degrees 45 minutes 57 seconds and a chord azimuth of 226 degrees 59 minutes 07 seconds; thence on an azimuth of 231 degrees 44 minutes 30 seconds for 389.72 feet; thence deflect to the left on a tangential curve, having a radius of 904.93 feet and a delta angle of 16 degrees 44 minutes 05 seconds, for 264.31 feet; thence on an azimuth of 215 degrees 00 minutes 25 seconds for 657.38 feet; thence on an azimuth of 305 degrees 00 minutes 25 seconds for 10.00 feet; thence on an azimuth of 215 degrees 00 minutes 25 seconds for 175.86 feet; thence deflect to the right on a tangential curve, having a radius of 612.96 feet and a delta angle of 17 degrees 24 minutes 49 seconds for 186.29 feet; thence on an azimuth of 142 degrees 25 minutes 14 seconds for 10.00 feet; thence westerly for 602.56 feet on a nontangential curve, concave to the north, having a radius of 622.96 feet, a delta angle of 55 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds and a chord azimuth of 260 degrees 07 minutes 50 seconds; thence on an azimuth of 287 degrees 50 minutes 26 seconds for 15.80 feet; thence on an azimuth of 197 degrees 50 minutes 26 seconds for 90.00 feet; thence on an azimuth of 287 degrees 50 minutes 26 seconds for 180.02 feet and there terminating.

No access is permitted to Trunk Highway 95 from the lands described above, except that access is permitted between:

(1) points distant 502.82 feet and 562.82 feet easterly of the point of termination of Line 1 described above;

(2) points distant 892.54 feet and 952.54 feet southwesterly of the point of beginning of Line 1 described above;

(3) points distant 1,314.26 feet and 1,374.26 feet southwesterly of the point of beginning of Line 1 described above; and

(4) points distant 1,759.57 and 1,819.57 feet southwesterly of the point of beginning of Line 1 described above.

Sec. 13.

CENTENNIAL STATE FOREST.

The following areas are designated as the Centennial State Forest:

(1) the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 4, Township 139 North, Range 27 West;

(2) the North Half of the Northeast Quarter, the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 5, Township 139 North, Range 27 West;

(3) the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the Southeast Quarter, Section 19, Township 140 North, Range 27 West;

(4) the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the South Half of the Northeast Quarter, the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, the East Half of the Southwest Quarter, and the Southeast Quarter, Section 20, Township 140 North, Range 27 West;

(5) the North Half of the Southwest Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 27, Township 140 North, Range 27 West;

(6) the South Half of the Northeast Quarter, the Northwest Quarter, the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and the North Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 28, Township 140 North, Range 27 West;

(7) Section 29, Township 140 North, Range 27 West;

(8) the Northeast Quarter, the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, the North Half of the Southeast Quarter, and the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 30, Township 140 North, Range 27 West;

(9) the North Half of the Northeast Quarter, Section 31, Township 140 North, Range 27 West;

(10) the Northeast Quarter, the North Half of the Southeast Quarter, and the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 32, Township 140 North, Range 27 West;

(11) the Southwest Quarter, Section 33, Township 140 North, Range 27 West; and

(12) Section 36, Township 140 North, Range 28 West.

Sec. 14.

DELETION FROM STATE PARKS.

Subdivision 1.

[85.012] [Subd. 42.] Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, Mille Lacs County.

The following area is deleted from Mille Lacs Kathio State Park: that part of Government Lot 3, Section 33, Township 43 North, Range 27 West, described as follows:

Commencing at the northwest corner of said Government Lot 3, said corner being marked by a 2-1/2 inch aluminum post with brass cap (Bureau of Land Management Monument); thence North 89 degrees 43 minutes 55 seconds East, assumed bearing, along the north line of said Government Lot 3, a distance of 1,076.85 feet to the point of beginning of the land to be described; thence continuing North 89 degrees 43 minutes 55 seconds East, along said north line, a distance of 40.88 feet to a 3/4-inch iron rod with disk stamped MN DNR PROPERTY; thence continuing North 89 degrees 43 minutes 55 seconds East, along said north line, a distance of 299.64 feet to a 3/4-inch rebar with plastic cap stamped MN DNR LS 47461; thence South 14 degrees 26 minutes 27 seconds East, a distance of 170.18 feet to a 3/4-inch iron rod with disk stamped MN DNR PROPERTY; thence South 89 degrees 43 minutes 55 seconds West, a distance of 413.14 feet to a 3/4-inch iron rod; thence continuing South 89 degrees 43 minutes 55 seconds West, a distance of 10.50 feet; thence North 07 degrees 53 minutes 17 seconds East, a distance of 70.68 feet; thence North 18 degrees 01 minute 43 seconds East, a distance of 100.09 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 1.46 acres, more or less.

Subd. 2.

[85.012] [Subd. 61.] Zippel Bay State Park, Lake of the Woods County.

The following area is deleted from Zippel Bay State Park: the South Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 14, Township 162 North, Range 33 West.

Sec. 15.

ADDITIONS TO STATE FORESTS.

Subdivision 1.

[89.021] [Subd. 4.] Bear Island State Forest.

The following area is added to the Bear Island State Forest: all of Township 62 North, Range 12 West.

Subd. 2.

[89.021] [Subd. 13.] Cloquet Valley State Forest.

The following areas are added to the Cloquet Valley State Forest:

(1) Sections 17 to 20 and 29 to 32, Township 54 North, Range 16 West;

(2) Sections 2 to 11, 15 to 23, and 26 to 35, Township 53 North, Range 17 West;

(3) Sections 13 to 35, Township 54 North, Range 17 West;

(4) Section 36, Township 53 North, Range 18 West; and

(5) Section 36, Township 54 North, Range 18 West.

Subd. 3.

[89.021] [Subd. 27.] Kabetogama State Forest.

The following areas are added to the Kabetogama State Forest:

(1) Sections 2 and 3, Township 62 North, Range 19 West; and

(2) Sections 6 and 7, Township 63 North, Range 21 West.

Subd. 4.

[89.021] [Subd. 50.] Sturgeon River State Forest.

The following area is added to the Sturgeon River State Forest: all of Township 60 North, Range 20 West.

Subd. 5.

[89.021] [Subd. 55.] Whiteface River State Forest.

The following area is added to the Whiteface River State Forest: the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 11, Township 56 North, Range 19 West.

Sec. 16.

EXCHANGE OF STATE LAND; AITKIN, BELTRAMI, AND KOOCHICHING COUNTIES.

(a) Notwithstanding the riparian restrictions in Minnesota Statutes, section 94.342, subdivision 3, and subject to the valuation restrictions described in paragraph (c), the commissioner of natural resources may, with the approval of the Land Exchange Board as required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and according to the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 to 94.347, exchange the state-owned land leased for farming wild rice described in paragraph (b).

(b) The state land that may be exchanged is held under the following state leases for farming of wild rice:

(1) Lease LAGR001305, covering 175.1 acres in Aitkin County;

(2) Lease LMIS010040, covering 107.1 acres in Beltrami County;

(3) Lease LMIS010096, covering 137.4 acres in Beltrami County; and

(4) Lease LAGR001295, covering 264.40 acres in Koochiching County.

(c) For the appraisal of the land, no improvements paid for by the lessee shall be included in the estimate of market value.

(d) Additional adjoining state lands may be added to the exchanges if mutually agreed upon by the commissioner and the exchange partner to avoid leaving unmanageable parcels of land in state ownership after an exchange or to meet county zoning standards or other regulatory needs for the wild rice farming operations.

(e) The state land administered by the commissioner of natural resources in Koochiching County borders the Lost River. The lands to be exchanged are not required to provide at least equal opportunity for access to waters by the public, but the lands must be at least equal in value and have the potential to generate revenue for the school trust lands.

Sec. 17.

RELEASE OF REVERSIONARY INTEREST; ANOKA COUNTY LAND TRANSFER.

(a) Notwithstanding Laws 1998, chapter 407, article 7, section 1, subdivision 2, paragraph (c), or other law to the contrary, the state shall extinguish the state's reversionary interest in land transferred by deeds according to paragraph (b), and release Anoka County from the requirement to use the land for governmental purposes. The release must be by quit claim deed, for no consideration, in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(b) This section applies to land transferred:

(1) by quit claim deed dated December 21, 2000, recorded on December 26, 2000, as Anoka County Recorder Document No. 1541488, conveying the following described property: all that part of Government Lot 1, Section 6, Township 31, Range 24 West, Anoka County, Minnesota described as follows: beginning at the northeast corner of said Government Lot 1, Section 6; thence South 00 degrees 51 minutes 13 seconds West along the east line of said Government Lot 1 a distance of 84.79 feet; thence South 45 degrees 51 minutes 25 seconds West 153.51 feet; thence South 89 degrees 08 minutes 19 seconds West to the southeasterly shoreline of the Rum River; thence northeasterly along said shoreline to the north line of said Government Lot 1; thence easterly along said north line of Government Lot 1 to the point of beginning. AND all that part of Government Lot 4 and that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, all in Section 31, Township 32, Range 24, Anoka County, Minnesota, described as follows: beginning at the southwest corner of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 31; thence North 13 degrees 16 minutes 11 seconds East 473.34 feet; thence North 07 degrees 54 minutes 43 seconds East 186.87 feet; thence North 14 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds West 154.77 feet; thence North 62 degrees 46 minutes 44 seconds West 567.69 feet; thence South 27 degrees 01 minutes 08 seconds West 182.54 feet; thence North 57 degrees 22 minutes 29 seconds West to the southeasterly shoreline of the Rum River; thence southwesterly along said shoreline to the south line of said Government Lot 4; thence easterly along said south line of Government Lot 4 to the point of beginning. For the purpose of these descriptions, the south line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 31 has an assumed bearing of North 89 degrees 08 minutes 19 seconds East; and

(2) by quit claim deed dated July 18, 2012, recorded on July 24, 2012, as Anoka County Recorder Document No. 2036093.001, conveying the following described property: that part of Government Lot 3 and Government Lot 4, Section 31, Township 32, Range 24, Anoka County, Minnesota, described as follows: commencing at the southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 31; thence North 13 degrees 16 minutes 11 seconds East 473.34 feet; thence North 07 degrees 54 minutes 43 seconds East 186.87 feet; thence North 14 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds West 154.77 feet; thence North 62 degrees 46 minutes 44 seconds West 567.69 feet; thence South 27 degrees 01 minutes 08 seconds West 182.54 feet to the point of beginning of the land to be described; thence North 27 degrees 01 minutes 08 seconds East 182.54 feet; thence South 62 degrees 46 minutes 44 seconds East 40.77 feet; thence North 25 degrees 45 minutes 30 seconds East 74.43 feet; thence northerly 88.30 feet along a tangential curve concave to the West having a radius of 186.15 feet and a central angle of 27 degrees 10 minutes 50 seconds; thence North 01 degrees 25 minutes 20 seconds West, tangent to said curve, 140.53 feet; thence North 71 degrees 56 minutes 34 seconds West to the southeasterly shoreline of the Rum River; thence southwesterly along said shoreline to its intersection with a line bearing North 57 degrees 22 minutes 29 seconds West from the point of beginning; thence South 57 degrees 22 minutes 29 seconds East to the point of beginning.

(c) Anoka County has determined that the county's land management interests would best be served by entering a long-term lease to use the land for veterans housing.

Sec. 18.

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

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Beltrami County may sell the tax-forfeited lands bordering public waters 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. The attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

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

(1) PID 15.00136.00;

(2) PID 46.00182.00;

(3) PID 48.00169.00;

(4) PID 80.06391.00;

(5) PID 49.00516.00;

(6) PID 49.00522.00; and

(7) PID 49.00523.00.

(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. 19.

PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND; BELTRAMI COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 282.221 to 282.226, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private sale the consolidated conservation land that is described in paragraph (c).

(b) For the appraisal of the land, no improvements paid for by the wild rice farming lessee shall be included in the estimate of market value.

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

(1) the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and the South 150 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and the East 150 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 33, Township 155 North, Range 30 West; and

(2) the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 33, Township 155 North, Range 30 West, described as follows:

Beginning at the northwest corner of said Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes East, assumed bearing, 660 feet along the north line of said Northeast Quarter to the east line of said Northeast Quarter; thence South 00 degrees 45 minutes East 50 feet along said east line; thence South 57 degrees 48 minutes West 772 feet to a point on the west line of said Northeast Quarter which is 462 feet South from the point of beginning; thence North 00 degrees 31 minutes West 462 feet along the west line to the point of beginning.

Containing 28.4 acres, more or less.

(d) Additional adjoining state lands may be added to the sale if mutually agreed upon by the commissioner and the buyer to avoid leaving unmanageable parcels of land in state ownership after the sale or to meet county zoning standards or other regulatory needs for the wild rice farming operations. The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(e) 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 returned to private ownership for continued use in wild rice cultivation.

(f) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 84A.03, 84A.51, and 282.226, the proceeds from the sale must first be applied to reimburse the commissioner for the sale costs and expenses of the parcel under this section and the land exchange costs and expenses for the land leased for wild rice farming operations exchanged under section 16. The remaining proceeds are to be distributed as provided by law.

Sec. 20.

PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; BELTRAMI COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Beltrami County may sell the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) to an adjoining landowner, 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.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Beltrami County and is described as: PID 30.00119.01.

(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. 21.

CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; CARVER COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Carver County may convey the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c) to Carver County for less than the assessed market value as determined by the county board.

(b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general and provide that the land reverts to the state if Carver County stops using the land for the public purpose described in paragraph (d). The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be conveyed is located in Carver County and is described as: Outlot B, Tuscany Village, city of Watertown (PID 85.4450550).

(d) Carver County has determined that the land is needed by the county for public use, which may include but is not limited to open space, trails, or a wetland bank restoration project according to Minnesota Statutes, sections 103G.222 to 103G.2243, in which a conditional use deed or deed restrictions may be recorded.

Sec. 22.

CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; CASS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 1a, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Cass County shall convey to the city of Pillager for no consideration the tax-forfeited lands that are described in paragraph (c).

(b) The city of Pillager shall initiate the conveyance by application to the Cass County Board. The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be conveyed are located in Cass County and are described as:

(1) the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 133, Range 30, less that part lying North of State Highway 210 and also less that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 17, Township 133, Range 30, described as follows: beginning at the southeast corner of said Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; thence North along the east line of said Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter a distance of 815 feet; thence North 87 degrees 30 minutes West a distance of 740 feet; thence South 783.7 feet to the south line of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; thence South 89 degrees 21 minutes East a distance of 740 feet to the point of beginning. Also less that part platted as The Crossing, on file and of record in the office of the county recorder in and for Cass County, Minnesota (parcel 93-217-2403);

(2) Lot 3, Block 3, The Crossing (parcel 93-352-0315);

(3) Lot 5, Block 3, The Crossing (parcel 93-352-0325);

(4) Lot 6, Block 3, The Crossing (parcel 93-352-0330);

(5) Lot 7, Block 3, The Crossing (parcel 93-352-0335);

(6) Lot 3, Block 7, The Crossing (parcel 93-352-0715);

(7) Lot 4, Block 7, The Crossing (parcel 93-352-0720); and

(8) that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 17, Township 133, Range 30, described as follows: beginning at the northeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 17, Township 133, Range 30; thence South along the east line of said 40 a distance of 624 feet; thence North 89 degrees 16 minutes West a distance of 264 feet; thence North 31 degrees 14 minutes West a distance of 231 feet; thence North 4 degrees 14 minutes West a distance of 429.5 feet to the north line of Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence South 89 degrees 21 minutes East a distance of 415 feet to the point of beginning, containing 5.37 acres more or less, and less right-of-way for public road along east line (parcel 93-217-3101).

Sec. 23.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; CASS 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). Before proceeding with the sale, the commissioner must acquire easement or fee interests for the alternative Tower Hill alignment of the Heartland State Trail.

(b) The commissioner may sell the land to a local homeowners association at the value offered in 1988, as adjusted for inflation by 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, plus sale costs. The commissioner may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

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

(1) that part of the former Burlington Northern Railroad located in Government Lot 5, Section 9, Township 143 North, Range 31 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Cass County, Minnesota, which lies northerly of the south line of said Government Lot 5 and southerly of the centerline of Cove Drive Northwest as it existed in 2013;

(2) a strip of land 100.00 feet in width extending over and across Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 16, Township 143 North, Range 31 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Cass County, Minnesota, said strip of land being 50.00 feet on each side of the centerline of the main track (now removed) of the former Burlington Northern Railroad as originally located and established;

(3) that part of Government Lot 1, Section 21, Township 143 North, Range 31 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Cass County, Minnesota, which lies within the former Burlington Northern Railroad right-of-way;

(4) a strip of land 100.00 feet in width that lies across Government Lot 1, Section 20, Township 143 North, Range 31 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Cass County, Minnesota, said strip of land being 50.00 feet in width on each side of the centerline of the main track (now removed) of the former Burlington Northern Railroad, and which lies northeasterly of the following described line:

Commencing at the northeast corner of said Government Lot 1; thence North 89 degrees 14 minutes 06 seconds West, assumed bearing along the north line thereof 924.84 feet to the easterly right-of-way line of the Heartland Trail; thence southwesterly 350.93 feet along said right-of-way line, along a nontangential curve concave to the southeast having a radius of 5,529.58 feet, a central angle of 3 degrees 38 minutes 10 seconds and chord bears South 32 degrees 20 minutes 19 seconds West for a chord distance of 350.87 feet; thence South 89 degrees 14 minutes 06 seconds East not tangent to said curve 608.55 feet to the northwesterly right-of-way of the former Burlington Northern Railroad; thence southwesterly 131.12 feet along last said right-of-way, along a nontangential curve concave to the southeast, having a radius of 3,869.83 feet, a central angle of 1 degree 56 minutes 29 seconds and a chord bearing of South 53 degrees 10 minutes 19 seconds West for a chord distance of 131.11 feet and to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence South 50 degrees 47 minutes 19 seconds East, a distance of 102.74 feet to the intersection of the southeasterly right-of-way of said former Burlington Northern Railroad and there terminating; and

(5) that part of Government Lot 1, Section 20, Township 143 North, Range 31 West, Cass County, Minnesota, described as follows:

Commencing at the northeast corner of said Government Lot 1; thence North 89 degrees 14 minutes 06 seconds West assumed bearing along the north line thereof 924.84 feet to the easterly right-of-way of the Heartland Trail; thence southwesterly 350.93 feet along said right-of-way line, along a nontangential curve concave to the southeast having a radius of 5,529.58 feet, a central angle of 3 degrees 38 minutes 10 seconds and the chord bears South 32 degrees 20 minutes 19 seconds West for a chord distance of 350.87 feet to the point of beginning of the tract to be herein described; thence South 89 degrees 14 minutes 06 seconds East not tangent to said curve 608.55 feet to the northwesterly right-of-way of the former Burlington Northern Railroad; thence southwesterly 131.12 feet along last said right-of-way, along a nontangential curve concave to the southeast, having a radius of 3,869.83 feet, a central angle of 1 degree 56 minutes 29 seconds and a chord bearing of South 53 degrees 10 minutes 19 seconds West for a chord distance of 131.11 feet; thence North 89 degrees 14 minutes 06 seconds West not tangent to last said curve 549.52 feet to said right-of-way of Heartland Trail; thence northeasterly 91.72 feet along last said right-of-way along a nontangential curve concave to the southeast, having a radius of 5,529.58 feet, a central angle of 0 degrees 57 minutes 01 second and the chord bears North 30 degrees 02 minutes 43 seconds East for a chord distance of 91.72 feet to the point of beginning.

(d) The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the Steamboat Loop of the Heartland State Trail is not needed for natural resource purposes after control of the alternative Tower Hill alignment and that the state's land management interests would best be served if the lands were then conveyed to a local homeowners association.

Sec. 24.

CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; CHISAGO COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Chisago County may convey to the city of Taylors Falls for no consideration 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 reverts to the state if the city of Taylors Falls stops using the land for an authorized public use under Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 1a. The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be conveyed is located in Chisago County and is described as: that part of Block 11 of the village of Taylors Falls bounded on the north by a line found by continuing the line between Lots 1 and 2 of Block 5 easterly in a straight line to the St. Croix River and bounded on the south by a line found by continuing the line between Lots 4 and 5 of Block 4 easterly in a straight line to the St. Croix River.

(d) The county has determined that the land is needed by the city of Taylors Falls for an authorized public use.

Sec. 25.

CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; CHISAGO COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Chisago County may convey to the city of Wyoming for no consideration 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 reverts to the state if the city of Wyoming stops using the land for an authorized public use under Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 1a. The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be conveyed is located in Chisago County and is described as: Outlot D of Wyoming Business Park.

(d) The county has determined that the land is needed by the city of Wyoming for an authorized public use.

Sec. 26.

PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; CLEARWATER COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 94.09, and 94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by public or private sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c).

(b) The commissioner may sell the portion of the land that consists of a road right-of-way 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 portion of the land described in paragraph (c) that is a road right-of-way 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 commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land that may be sold is located in Clearwater County and is described as: that part of Government Lot 2, Section 27, Township 149 North, Range 38 West, described as follows:

Commencing at a point on the east shore of Pine Lake where the same intersects the road running east and west; thence, easterly along the south shoulder of said road for about 465 feet to the center of State-Aid Road No. 7; thence north along said State-Aid Road No. 7, for a distance of 100 feet; thence westerly for about 465 feet to the shore of Pine Lake; thence, southerly along the shore of said lake for 100 feet to the point of beginning, and being a part of Lot 22 of Spruce Grove Park plat.

Containing 1.19 acres, more or less, and subject to 33-feet-wide platted road dedicated to public use.

(d) The land borders Pine 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 was returned to private or public ownership.

Sec. 27.

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

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Crow Wing 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.

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

(1) Outlet A, Forthun Park Third Addition, city of Baxter, Section 7, Township 133, Range 28 (PIN 0336300090A0009);

(2) Lot 33, Block 6, Hamlet Shores, Deerwood Township, Section 26, Township 46, Range 28 (PIN 591110060330009); and

(3) the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Bay Lake Township, Section 9, Township 45, Range 28 (PIN 500094200000009).

(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.

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

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Grant 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 land to be sold is located in Grant County and is described as:

(1) that part of Section 13, Township 127, Range 44, commencing at a point on the southeasterly line of Third Street where the southwesterly line of Vienna Avenue would intersect, if extended, in the city of Herman, according to the plat thereof; thence southeasterly along the southwesterly line of Vienna Avenue, if extended, to the lake; thence following the shore of said lake to the point where it would be intersected by the southeasterly line of Third Street in said city; thence northeasterly along said southeasterly line of Third Street to the point of beginning (parcel number 20-0420-000);

(2) a part of Government Lot 1, Section 11, Township 128 North, Range 41 West of the 5th P.M. and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: to find the point of beginning commence at the northeast corner of said Section 11; thence on an assumed bearing of South and along the east line of said Section 11 a distance of 33.0 feet; thence South 42 degrees 31 feet West 157.78 feet to the point of beginning; thence from the point of beginning South 29 degrees 04 feet West 687.4 feet; South 79 degrees 50 feet West 559.0 feet more or less to the intersection with the water line of Peterson Lake; thence northwesterly and northeasterly and following along the water line of said Peterson Lake to the intersection with the north line of said Section 11; thence easterly and along said north line 754.4 feet more or less to the intersection with a line drawn North from the point of beginning; thence South and along said line 117.0 feet more or less to the point of beginning, subject to existing road easements of record (parcel number 03-0090-000); and

(3) Lot 6, Sunnyside Camp, Barrett, Minnesota, according to a plat thereof on file in the register of deed office in and for the county of Grant, State of Minnesota (parcel number 18-0129-000).

(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. 29.

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 bordering public water 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. 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 Itasca County and is described as: PID 26-020-2206.

(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. 30.

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 provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Itasca County may sell the tax-forfeited land bordering public water described in paragraph (c) to an adjoining landowner 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.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Itasca County and is described as: PID 26-004-3202.

(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. 31.

PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ITASCA COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Itasca County may sell tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) to an adjoining landowner 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.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Itasca County and is described as: PID 91-019-3316.

(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. 32.

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

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Kandiyohi County may sell the tax-forfeited lands bordering public water described in paragraph (c) by public sale under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

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

(1) PID 27-029-0025;

(2) PID 16-033-0050; and

(3) PID 17-026-0120.

(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. 33.

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

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Kittson 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. 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 Kittson County and is described as: Section 28, Township 161 North, Range 48 West, containing 7.46 acres (parcel 30.0283780).

(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. 34.

KLONDIKE CLEAN WATER RETENTION PROJECT; KITTSON COUNTY.

Subdivision 1.

School trust land exchange.

(a) Notwithstanding the riparian restrictions of Minnesota Statutes, section 94.342, subdivision 3, the commissioner of natural resources shall, with the approval of the Land Exchange Board as required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and according to the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 and 94.343, exchange the school trust land described in paragraph (c) for land of equal or greater value owned by the Two Rivers Watershed District.

(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 exchanged is located in Kittson County and is described as: the South Half, Section 12, Township 161 North, Range 45 West.

(d) The commissioner has determined that the state's land management interests would best be served if the land was exchanged to facilitate the Klondike clean water retention project.

Subd. 2.

Land recommendation.

The commissioner of natural resources, in consultation with the Two Rivers Watershed District, shall make recommendations regarding the disposition of the acquired wildlife management area land that is included in the Klondike clean water retention project. The commissioner must make the recommendations within six months after the completion of the project's environmental assessment worksheet.

Subd. 3.

Rich fen enhancement.

The commissioner of natural resources and the Two Rivers Watershed District shall, as part of the Klondike clean water retention project, implement a cooperative rich fen management plan that provides for the long-term enhancement and protection of the rich fen.

Subd. 4.

Completion.

The requirements under subdivisions 1 to 3 must be completed by December 31, 2017, or as provided in the Klondike preliminary project plan approved by the Two Rivers Watershed District, whichever is later.

Subd. 5.

Wetland credits.

Any wetland mitigation credits resulting from projects on lands exchanged or conveyed under this section must be used to mitigate transportation projects consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1, paragraphs (l) and (m).

Sec. 35.

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

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Lake 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. Prior to each sale, the commissioner of revenue must grant a permanent conservation easement according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.37. The easements must be 75 feet in width on each side of the designated trout stream, to provide riparian protection and angler access.

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

(1) the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 10, Township 53, Range 11 (PID 25-5311-10370);

(2) the North 726 feet of the West 600 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, except the West 200 feet South of County Road 6, Section 24, Township 57, Range 7 (PID 27-5707-24560); and

(3) the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 18, Township 54, Range 10 (PID 29-5410-18370).

(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. 36.

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

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Lake 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.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Lake County and is described as: part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 34, Township 55, Range 11 (PID 25-5511-34525).

(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. 37.

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).

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The parcel in paragraph (c), clause (1), may be sold for less than the appraised value of the land. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

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

(1) Lot 11, Block 4, 1st Division, Silver Bay (PID 22-7440-04110); and

(2) the West 150 feet of the South Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 24, Township 55, Range 9 (part of PID 29-5509-24190).

(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. 38.

EXCHANGE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; LAKE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the riparian restrictions in Minnesota Statutes, section 94.342, subdivision 3, Lake County may, with the approval of the Land Exchange Board as required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and according to the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 to 94.347, exchange the land bordering public water 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 exchanged is located in Lake County and is described as: the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 32, Township 64, Range 9 (PID 28-6409-32790).

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would best be served if the land was exchanged for a private parcel.

Sec. 39.

EXCHANGE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; LAKE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the riparian restrictions in Minnesota Statutes, section 94.342, subdivision 3, Lake County may, with the approval of the Land Exchange Board as required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and according to the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 to 94.347, exchange the land bordering public water 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. Prior to the exchange, the commissioner of revenue must grant a permanent conservation easement according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.37, to provide for a 50-foot trail toward Camp Lake.

(c) The land that may be exchanged is located in Lake County and is described as: the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 32, Township 64, Range 11 (PID 28-6411-32010).

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would best be served if the land was exchanged for a private parcel.

Sec. 40.

PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND; LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the classification and public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 84A.27 and 282.14 to 282.22, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private sale the consolidated conservation land that is described in paragraph (c).

(b) The commissioner 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 of the Woods County and is described as: the South Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 14, Township 160 North, Range 31 West, containing 80 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 returned to local government or private ownership.

Sec. 41.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; LAKE OF THE WOODS 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 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 is subject to existing rights of a county road easement, water and land crossing utility licenses, a grant-in-aid trail permit, and a lease to the county for an immigration videophone site. The commissioner 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 of the Woods County and is described as: the Southwest Quarter, Section 28, Township 168 North, Range 34 West, containing 160 acres, more or less.

(d) The land is adjacent to the Northwest Angle Inlet of Lake of the Woods. 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 a public park and other public use.

Sec. 42.

MEEKER COUNTY TAX-FORFEITED LAND; RIGHTS OF STATE AS UNIT OWNER IN COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY.

(a) Until the tax-forfeited lands under clauses (1) to (11) have been conveyed according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.014, the auditor of Meeker County may, on behalf of the state, act as a unit owner under Minnesota Statutes, sections 515B.2-112, 515B.2-114, 515B.2-118, 515B.2-119, and 515B.2-124, and may act to amend or terminate any covenants or restrictions with respect to any tax-forfeited land in Meeker County, city of Dassel, with the following legal descriptions:

(1) Lots 1 through 12, Block 1, Summit Hills;

(2) Lots 1 through 8, Block 2, Summit Hills;

(3) Lots 1 through 33, Block 3, Summit Hills;

(4) Lots 6-26, Block 3, now replatted and described as Lots 1-18, Block 1, Sunrise Circle;

(5) Lots 1 through 11, Block 4, Summit Hills;

(6) Lots 1 through 3, Block 5, Summit Hills;

(7) Lots 1 through 10, Block 6, Summit Hills;

(8) Lots 1 through 12, Block 7, Summit Hills;

(9) Lots 1 through 4, Block 8, Summit Hills;

(10) Lots 1 through 4, Block 9, Summit Hills; and

(11) Outlots A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, Summit Hills.

(b) This section expires June 30, 2026.

Sec. 43.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS LAND; MILLE LACS 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 that is described in paragraph (c).

(b) The land must not be sold for less than the appraised value. The buyer must reimburse the commissioner for all costs and expenses, including staff costs, incurred by the commissioner in making the property salable and in selling the property. The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land that may be sold is located in Mille Lacs County and is described as: that part of Government Lot 3, Section 33, Township 43 North, Range 27 West, described as follows:

Commencing at the northwest corner of said Government Lot 3, said corner being marked by a 2-1/2 inch aluminum post with brass cap (Bureau of Land Management Monument); thence North 89 degrees 43 minutes 55 seconds East, assumed bearing, along the north line of said Government Lot 3, a distance of 1,076.85 feet to the point of beginning of the land to be described; thence continuing North 89 degrees 43 minutes 55 seconds East, along said north line, a distance of 40.88 feet to a 3/4-inch iron rod with disk stamped MN DNR PROPERTY; thence continuing North 89 degrees 43 minutes 55 seconds East, along said north line, a distance of 299.64 feet to a 3/4-inch rebar with plastic cap stamped MN DNR LS 47461; thence South 14 degrees 26 minutes 27 seconds East, a distance of 170.18 feet to a 3/4-inch iron rod with disk stamped MN DNR PROPERTY; thence South 89 degrees 43 minutes 55 seconds West, a distance of 413.14 feet to a 3/4-inch iron rod; thence continuing South 89 degrees 43 minutes 55 seconds West, a distance of 10.50 feet; thence North 07 degrees 53 minutes 17 seconds East, a distance of 70.68 feet; thence North 18 degrees 01 minute 43 seconds East, a distance of 100.09 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 1.46 acres, more or less.

(d) The land to be sold is part of a parcel that, as purchased by the state, borders on Mille Lacs Lake. The shoreline and at least 75 feet West of the shoreline will be retained by the state for natural resource purposes. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the state's land management interests would best be served if the land to be sold were conveyed for use in the expansion of an existing cemetery.

Sec. 44.

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

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Murray 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.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Murray County and is described as the South 827 feet of the East 632 feet of the Southwest Quarter of Section 10, Township 108, Range 43, containing 12 acres (parcel identification number 07-010-0041).

(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. 45.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; OLMSTED 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 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 commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land that may be sold is located in Olmsted County and is described as: that part of Lot 9 of State Subdivision of Section 16, Township 105 North, Range 13 West, lying north of the North Branch of the Root River. Containing 1.56 acres, more or less.

(d) The land borders the North Branch of the Root River and the Root River County Park. 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 was conveyed to a local unit of government and used for public park purposes.

Sec. 46.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, St. Louis County may sell under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, unleased tax-forfeited lakeshore lots that were surveyed at the time leased tax-forfeited lakeshore lots were surveyed pursuant to Laws 2012, chapter 236, section 28.

(b) The 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 public entities.

Sec. 47.

EXCHANGE OF STATE LAND; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.461, and the riparian restrictions in Minnesota Statutes, section 94.342, subdivision 3, St. Louis County may, with the approval of the Land Exchange Board, as required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and according to the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 to 94.347, exchange the land described in paragraph (c).

(b) The conveyance must be in the 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 state lands that may be conveyed are located in St. Louis County and are described as:

(1) Section 3, Township 54 North, Range 18 West; and

(2) Sections 4 and 9, Township 55 North, Range 18 West.

Sec. 48.

EXCHANGE OF STATE LAND; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the riparian restrictions in Minnesota Statutes, section 94.342, subdivision 3, the commissioner of natural resources may, with the approval of the Land Exchange Board as required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and according to the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 to 94.347, exchange the riparian land described in paragraph (b).

(b) The state land that may be exchanged is located in St. Louis County and is described as: Government Lot 5, Section 35, Township 64 North, Range 12 West.

(c) The state land administered by the commissioner of natural resources borders Low Lake. The land to be exchanged is forest land that includes areas bordering the Whiteface River. While the land does not provide at least equal opportunity for access to waters by the public, the land to be acquired by the commissioner in the exchange will improve access to adjacent state forest lands.

Sec. 49.

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. Prior to the sales, the commissioner of revenue shall grant permanent conservation easements according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.37, for the lands described in paragraph (c), clauses (5) and (6). An easement for each of the lands described in paragraph (c), clauses (5) and (6), must be 75 feet from the water's edge to provide riparian protection and access for anglers and for management by the Department of Natural Resources.

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

(1) Lot 1, including vacated avenue and part of adjacent street, Fond Du Lac, First Street, city of Duluth, Section 7, Township 48, Range 15 (PID 010-1590-00010);

(2) Lot 3, including vacated avenue and part of adjacent street, Fond Du Lac, First Street, city of Duluth, Section 7, Township 48, Range 15 (PID 010-1590-00020);

(3) Lot 5, including vacated avenue and part of adjacent street, Fond Du Lac, First Street, city of Duluth, Section 7, Township 48, Range 15 (PID 010-1590-00030);

(4) that part of Lot 1 lying south of the Fond Du Lac Road, city of Duluth, Section 7, Township 48, Range 15 (PID 010-2730-00890);

(5) that part of the easterly 260 feet of Lot 1 lying South of the Whiteface River, town of Cotton, Section 12, Township 54, Range 17 (PID 305-0020-02158);

(6) Lot 1, except the southerly 1,120 feet, town of Cotton, Section 13, Township 54, Range 17 (PID 305-0020-02168);

(7) Outlot B, Rest Haven Beach, town of Gnesen, Section 36, Township 52, Range 14 (PID 375-0060-01270);

(8) Lot 6, town of Ness, Section 7, Township 52, Range 19 (PID 470-0010-01130);

(9) Lot 7, except the railway right-of-way, 2.65 acres, town of Brevator, Section 16, Township 50, Range 17 (PID 275-0013-01310);

(10) Lot 6, except the railway right-of-way, 3.17 acres, town of Brevator, Section 16, Township 50, Range 17 (PID 275-0013-01260);

(11) that part of Lot 8 lying between the Great Northern railway right-of-way and the bank of the St. Louis River, town of Brevator, Section 17, Township 50, Range 17 (PID 275-0014-00070);

(12) Lot 1 South of the St. Louis River, except the railway right-of-way and except the easterly 375 feet and except the westerly 335 feet of the easterly 710 feet North of the railway right-of-way, town of Arrowhead, Section 27, Township 51, Range 19 (PID 225-0070-00010);

(13) Lot 2 South of the St. Louis River, except the railway right-of-way, 3.13 acres, town of Arrowhead, Section 26, Township 51, Range 19 (PID 225-0050-00010);

(14) Lot 4 South of the St. Louis River, except 2 acres for county road and except the railway right-of-way, 3.03 acres, town of Arrowhead, Section 25, Township 51, Range 19 (PID 225-0030-00020);

(15) Lot 3 South of the St. Louis River, except the railway right-of-way, 3.02 acres, town of Arrowhead, Section 25, Township 51, Range 19 (PID 225-0030-00010);

(16) Lot 2, except the railway right-of-way, 1.70 acres, town of Stoney Brook, Section 12, Township 50, Range 18 (PID 535-0010-01800);

(17) an undivided 824/68040 interest in Lot 8, except the railway right-of-way, an undivided 525/68040 interest in Lot 8, except the railway right-of-way, and an undivided 1/3402 interest in Lot 8, except the railway right-of-way, town of Culver, Section 28, Township 51, Range 18 (PIDs 310-0010-04620, 310-0010-04622, and 310-0010-04623);

(18) the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter lying East of Stoneybrook, Section 9, Township 50, Range 18 (PID 535-0010-01340);

(19) the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter lying South and East of Stoneybrook, Section 9, Township 50, Range 18 (PID 535-0010-01330);

(20) the South Half of the Southwest Quarter, Section 9, Township 50, Range 18 (PID 535-0010-01420); and

(21) the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 16, Township 50, Range 18 (PID 535-0010-02470).

(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. 50.

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. Prior to the sales, the commissioner of revenue shall grant permanent conservation easements according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.37, for the lands described in paragraph (c), clauses (1), (2), (3), (6), and (12). An easement for the lands described in paragraph (c), clause (1), must be 75 feet northerly of the centerline of the stream and 75 feet southerly of the centerline of the stream to the road right-of-way, except the West 33 feet, to provide riparian protection and access for anglers and for management by the Department of Natural Resources. An easement for the lands described in paragraph (c), clauses (2) and (3), must be the South 150 feet lying West of County Road 48, to provide riparian protection and access for anglers and for management by the Department of Natural Resources. An easement for the lands described in paragraph (c), clause (6), must be 75 feet westerly of the centerline of the stream and 75 feet easterly of the centerline of the stream, to provide riparian protection and access for anglers and for management by the Department of Natural Resources. An easement for the lands described in paragraph (c), clause (12), must be 75 feet from water's edge, to provide riparian protection and access for anglers and for management by the Department of Natural Resources.

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

(1) the West Half of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 5, Township 50, Range 14 (PID 010-2710-01450);

(2) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, town of Canosia, Section 22, Township 51, Range 15 (PID 280-0014-00220);

(3) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, town of Canosia, Section 22, Township 51, Range 15 (PID 280-0014-00230);

(4) Lots 54, 55, and 56, Lalonde Beach, town of Fairbanks, Section 6, Township 56, Range 12 (PID 335-0050-00530);

(5) Lots 1 and 2, Sunnyside Park, town of Fine Lakes, Section 19, Township 50, Range 20 (PID 355-0030-00010);

(6) the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, town of Fredenberg, Section 10, Township 52, Range 15 (PID 365-0010-01640);

(7) the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, except the railway right-of-way, 1.52 acres, town of Great Scott, Section 35, Township 58, Range 19 (PID 385-0010-04210);

(8) that part of the East Half of the Northeast Quarter lying West of the railway right-of-way and North of the river, except the easterly 800 feet, town of Meadowlands, Section 15, Township 53, Range 18 (PID 440-0020-02103);

(9) Government Lot 3, Section 5, Township 62, Range 13 (PID 465-0030-00770);

(10) Government Lot 4, Section 5, Township 62, Range 13 (PID 465-0030-00780);

(11) the South Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, town of Waasa, Section 13, Township 60, Range 14 (PID 565-0010-02060); and

(12) the North 5 acres of Lot 2, Fredenberg, Section 21, Township 52, Range 15 (PID 365-0010-03680).

(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. 51.

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 land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as:

(1) Lot 7, Block 98, Neville Addition to Eveleth (PID 040-0145-01020);

(2) the northerly 550 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, town of Colvin, Section 21, Township 56, Range 15 (PID 300-0010-03322);

(3) Lot 8, Rearrangement Block 10, Ridgewood, city of Virginia, Section 18, Township 58, Range 17 (PID 090-0145-00080);

(4) Lot 2, Block 4, Roosevelt Addition to Hibbing, city of Hibbing, Section 13, Township 57, Range 21 (PID 140-0200-00960);

(5) the West 250 feet of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 34, Township 56, Range 17 (PID 690-0010-05735);

(6) that part of the Southeast Quarter which lies easterly, southerly, and westerly of the following described line: commencing at the southeast corner of said Section 27; thence North 89 degrees 35 minutes 54 seconds West, assigned bearing, along the south line of said Section 27 1,786.84 feet to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence North 15 degrees 17 minutes 23 seconds West 55.43 feet; thence North 80 degrees 58 minutes 22 seconds East 239.79 feet; thence North 42 degrees 41 minutes 33 seconds East 40.47 feet to the southerly right-of-way line of North Water Hen Road as described in documents numbered 0625886, 0575529, and 0571492; thence easterly along said southerly right-of-way of North Water Hen Road to said south line of Section 27 and said line there terminating, town of Ellsburg, Section 27, Township 55, Range 16 (PID 302-0010-04460);

(7) Lot 10, except the East 10 feet, Block 2, city of Aurora, Section 9, Township 58, Range 15 (PID 100-0030-00340); and

(8) all or part of Lot 4, except 2.71 acres for road, town of Linden Grove, Section 2, Township 62, Range 20 (PID 430-0010-00220).

(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. 52.

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

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Scott 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.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Scott County and is described as: Lot 2, Block 5, Timber Trails (PID 270610360).

(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. 53.

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

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

Outlot F, Eaglewood Estates First Addition to the city of Lake City, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Registrar of Titles, Wabasha County, Minnesota. Excepting therefrom: that part of Outlot F, Eaglewood Estates First Addition, lying within Eaglewood Estates Second Addition, according to the plat on file and of record in the Office of the Registrar of Titles, Wabasha County, Minnesota. Also excepting therefrom: that part of said Outlot F that lies northerly of the following described line: beginning at the northwest corner of Lot 6, Block 2, Eaglewood Estates Second Addition; thence westerly to a point on the westerly line of said Outlot F, distant 361.58 feet southerly of the northwest corner of said Outlot F and there terminating (parcel R22.01851.00).

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

Sec. 54.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Sections 1 to 53 are effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 20, 2016

Signed by the governor May 22, 2016, 4:55 p.m.