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CHAPTER 186--S.F.No. 3168

An act

relating to state lands; modifying lease provisions; modifying requirements of public land sales; providing for certain local land use; adding to and deleting from state parks and forests; providing for sales and conveyances of interests in state lands;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 92.50, by adding a subdivision; 92.502; 94.10, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 89.17; Laws 2015, chapter 25, section 7; Laws 2017, chapter 93, article 2, section 155, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103F; repealing Laws 2008, chapter 368, article 1, section 21, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 89.17, is amended to read:

89.17 LEASES AND PERMITS.

(a) Notwithstanding the permit procedures of chapter 90, the commissioner may grant and execute, in the name of the state, leases and permits for the use of any forest lands under the authority of the commissioner for any purpose that in the commissioner's opinion is not inconsistent with the maintenance and management of the forest lands, on forestry principles for timber production. Every such lease or permit is revocable at the discretion of the commissioner at any time subject to such conditions as may be agreed on in the lease. The approval of the commissioner of administration is not required upon any such lease or permit. No such lease or permit for a period exceeding 21 years shall be granted except with the approval of the Executive Council.

(b) Public access to the leased land for outdoor recreation is the same as access would be under state management.

(c) Notwithstanding section 16A.125, subdivision 5, after deducting the reasonable costs incurred for preparing and issuing the lease, all remaining proceeds from leasing school trust land and university land for roads on forest lands must be deposited into the respective permanent fund for the lands.

(d) The commissioner may require a performance bond, security deposit, or other form of security for removing any improvements or personal property left on the leased premises by the lessee upon termination or cancellation of the lease.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 92.50, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 3.

Security requirement.

The commissioner may require a performance bond, security deposit, or other form of security for removing any improvements or personal property left on the leased premises by the lessee upon termination or cancellation of the lease.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 92.502, is amended to read:

92.502 LEASE OF TAX-FORFEITED AND STATE LANDS.

(a) Notwithstanding section 282.04 or other law to the contrary, St. Louis County may enter a 30-year lease of tax-forfeited land for a wind energy project.

(b) The commissioner of natural resources may enter a 30-year lease of land administered by the commissioner for a wind energy project.

(c) The commissioner of natural resources may enter a 30-year lease of land administered by the commissioner for recreational trails and facilities.

(d) Notwithstanding section 282.04 or other law to the contrary, Lake and St. Louis Counties may enter into 30-year leases of tax-forfeited land for recreational trails and facilities.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, 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.

(d) Except as provided under paragraph (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.

(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.

(f) Public sales of surplus state-owned land may be conducted through online auctions.

Sec. 5.

[103F.35] WELCH; GOODHUE COUNTY.

Within the unincorporated area of Welch in Section 28, Township 113 North, Range 16 West, Goodhue County, in areas identified by Goodhue County as having mixed uses, mixed uses may be allowed with a conditional use permit if all other requirements of Goodhue County's scenic river ordinance are met.

Sec. 6.

Laws 2015, chapter 25, section 7, is amended to read:

Sec. 7.

CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; CITY OF PILLAGER, 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 conveyance will occur on application from the city of Pillager. 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 described as:

Parcels 93-217-2402; 93-352-0010; 93-352-0105; 93-352-0110; 93-352-0115; 93-352-0120; 93-352-0205; 93-352-0210; 93-352-0225; 93-352-0230; 93-352-0235; 93-352-0305; 93-352-0310; 93-352-0320; 93-352-0340; 93-352-0345; 93-352-0440; 93-352-0445; 93-352-0450; 93-352-0455; 93-352-0460; 93-352-0505; 93-352-0510; 93-352-0515; 93-352-0520; 93-352-0525; 93-352-0610; 93-352-0740; and 93-352-0745.

Sec. 7.

Laws 2017, chapter 93, article 2, section 155, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Township road.

If the commissioner of natural resources finds that any portion of 233rd Avenue within the Sand Dunes State Forest is not owned by the township, the commissioner must convey an easement over and across state-owned lands administered by the commissioner to the township under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.63, for the width of 233rd Avenue. Notwithstanding the fee and market value payment requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.63, the commissioner shall convey easements to the township at no cost, for existing roads currently maintained by the township across state-owned land administered by the commissioner, located in Township 34N, Range 27W, Sections 15, 17, 20, 29, and 35 of Sherburne County, if the township lacks easements for the roads. In addition, notwithstanding the fee and market value payment requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.63, the commissioner shall convey an easement to the township at no cost for the existing road maintained by the township in the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 36, Township 34N, Range 27W, Sherburne County, if the township lacks an easement for such road. The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

Sec. 8.

ADDITIONS TO STATE PARKS.

Subdivision 1.

[85.012] [Subd. 21.] Frontenac State Park, Goodhue County.

The following area is added to Frontenac State Park, Goodhue County:

That part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 10, that part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, that part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 11, and that part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, all in Township 112 North, Range 13 West, Goodhue County, Minnesota, described as follows:

Commencing at the east quarter corner of said Section 10; thence on an assumed bearing South 00 degrees 25 minutes 27 seconds East, along the east line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 10, a distance of 1,654.63 feet; thence South 89 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds West, a distance of 2,219.43 feet to the point of beginning of the land to be described; thence North 19 degrees 04 minutes 33 seconds East, a distance of 3,905.90 feet to the centerline of Hill Avenue; thence southeasterly, along said centerline, to the northwesterly right-of-way boundary of County Road Number 2, as designated on Goodhue County Highway Right-Of-Way Plat No. 25, as recorded in the Goodhue County Recorder's Office; thence southwesterly along said northwesterly right-of-way boundary and along the northwesterly right-of-way boundary of County Road Number 2, as designated in Goodhue County Highway Right-Of-Way Plat No. 24, and along the northwesterly right-of-way boundary of County Road Number 2, as designated in Goodhue County Highway Right-of-Way Plat No. 23, to the intersection with a line bearing South 76 degrees 25 minutes 27 seconds East from the point of beginning; thence North 76 degrees 25 minutes 27 seconds West, a distance of 907.89 feet to the point of beginning.

EXCEPT that part lying within the boundaries of the following described parcel:

That part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 112 North, Range 13 West, and that part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 112 North, Range 13 West, Goodhue County, Minnesota, described as follows:

Commencing at the northeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 10; thence southerly on an assumed azimuth from North of 179 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds, along the east line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 10, a distance of 1,100.31 feet; thence westerly 269 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds azimuth, a distance of 80.53 feet to the point of beginning of the land to be described; thence northerly 340 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds azimuth, a distance of 300.00 feet; thence easterly 100 degrees 22 minutes 46 seconds azimuth, a distance of 286.97 feet to the centerline of County Road Number 2, as now located and established; thence southerly and southwesterly, along said centerline, to the intersection with a line drawn southerly 160 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds azimuth from the point of beginning; thence northerly 340 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds azimuth, a distance of 51.66 feet to the point of beginning.

EXCEPT that part lying within the boundaries of the following described parcel:

That part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 112, Range 13, Goodhue County, Minnesota, described as follows:

Commencing at the northeast corner of said Southeast Quarter; thence southerly, on an assumed azimuth from North of 179 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds, along the east line of said Southeast Quarter; a distance of 1,491.88 feet; thence westerly 269 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds azimuth, a distance of 870.79 feet to an iron pipe on the centerline of County Road Number 2, as now located and established, being the point of beginning of the land to be described; thence northerly 24 degrees 07 minutes 23 seconds azimuth, a distance of 132.28 feet to an iron pipe; thence northwesterly 301 degrees 14 minutes 43 seconds azimuth, a distance of 524.46 feet to an iron pipe; thence southerly 180 degrees 51 minutes 58 seconds azimuth a distance of 342.82 feet to an iron pipe; thence southeasterly 118 degrees 29 minutes 28 seconds azimuth, a distance of 273.01 feet to an iron pipe on the centerline of said County Road Number 2, as now located and established; thence northeasterly along said centerline to the point of beginning.

EXCEPT that part described as follows:

That part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 112 North, Range 13 West, Goodhue County, Minnesota, described as follows:

Commencing at the northeast corner of said Southeast Quarter of Section 10; thence southerly, on an assumed azimuth from North of 179 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds, along the east line of said Southeast Quarter of Section 10, a distance of 1,100.31 feet; thence westerly 269 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds azimuth, a distance of 80.53 feet to the point of beginning of the land to be described; thence northerly 340 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds azimuth, a distance of 300.00 feet; thence westerly 250 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds azimuth, a distance of 300.00 feet; thence southerly 160 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds azimuth, a distance of 384.25 feet, to the northwesterly right-of-way boundary of County Road Number 2, as designated in Goodhue County Highway Right-of-Way Plat No. 23, as recorded in the Goodhue County Recorder's Office; thence northeasterly, along said northwesterly right-of-way boundary, to the intersection with a line drawn southerly 160 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds azimuth from the point of beginning; thence northerly 340 degrees 42 minutes 19 seconds azimuth, a distance of 10.01 feet to the point of beginning.

Subd. 2.

[85.012] [Subd. 21.] Frontenac State Park, Goodhue County.

The following areas are added to the Frontenac State Park, Goodhue County:

(1) all that part of Sections 31 and 32, Township 113 North, Range 13 West, in the County of Goodhue and State of Minnesota, described as follows:

All of Block 7, Wacouta Beach, in said Section 32 lying on the south side of and adjoining Lake View Drive and adjoining the south and west lines of said Section 32. Also that part of said Section 31 described as follows:

Beginning at the southeast corner of said Section 31; thence run North along the east line of said Section 31 a distance of 961.0 feet more or less to the southerly right-of-way line of Lake View Drive; thence run North 61 degrees 30 minutes West along the southerly right-of-way of Lake View Drive a distance of 170.0 feet; thence run South 34 degrees West 320.0 feet; thence run North 77 degrees East 125.0 feet; thence run South 13 degrees West 610.0 feet; thence run South 76 degrees West 600.0 feet; thence run South 88 degrees 30 minutes West 1,100.0 feet; thence run North 54 degrees 45 minutes West 1,140.0 feet; thence run North 37 degrees 15 minutes West 400.0 feet; thence run North 72 degrees West 1,000.0 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 45 minutes West 200.0 feet; thence run North 70 degrees 45 minutes West 250.0 feet to a point on or near the east right-of-way line of public road; thence run South 15 degrees 45 minutes West 720.0 feet along or near said east right-of-way line of public road to a point at or near the northerly right-of-way line of State Trunk Highway 61; thence run easterly along said northerly right-of-way line of State Trunk Highway 61 a distance of 2,050.0 feet more or less to the south line of said Section 31; thence run East 2,925.0 feet more or less along said south line of Section 31 to the point of beginning;

(2) the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 112 North, Range 13 West, EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING:

All that part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 112 North, Range 13 West, in Goodhue County and State of Minnesota, described as follows:

Beginning at the center of said Section 6; thence North 1,970 feet to the centerline of State Trunk Highway 61; thence southeasterly along the centerline of said highway for 335 feet; thence North 66 degrees 31 minutes East 380 feet; thence deflect to the left on a six degree curve for 570 feet to the south line of Borrow Pit No. 225; (Borrow Pit No. 225 being described in that certain Notice of Lis Pendens dated May 19, 1952, and recorded May 20, 1952, in Book 115 of Mortgages, page 77); thence East 430 feet to the east line of the West Half of said Northeast Quarter; thence South 2,250 feet to the southeast corner of said West Half of the Northeast Quarter; thence West 1,320 feet to the place of beginning. EXCEPTING from the above all rights-of-way of state highway and excepting the right-of-way of the railroad company.

ALSO an easement for right-of way purposes on a strip of land 50 feet in width adjoining and northwesterly of the northwesterly line of the above conveyed tract;

(3) that part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 112 North, Range 13 West, Goodhue County, Minnesota, lying northeasterly of the northeasterly right-of-way line of the Canadian Pacific Railroad (formerly the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Co.); and

(4) Block 8 and Block 9, Wacouta Beach, according to the plat thereof, on file and of record in the Goodhue County Recorder's Office.

Subd. 3.

[85.012] [Subd. 43.] Minneopa State Park, Blue Earth County.

The following area is added to Minneopa State Park, Blue Earth County: the East Half of Government Lot 5, Section 2, Township 108 North, Range 28 West, together with an easement 33 feet in width for access to said property, as now located, extending from the southwest corner of the East Half of Government Lot 5 in said Section 2, Township 108, Range 28, to Minnesota Highway 68.

Subd. 4.

[85.012] [Subd. 49.] St. Croix State Park, Pine County.

The following area is added to the St. Croix State Park, Pine County: the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 30, Township 41 North, Range 17 West.

Sec. 9.

DELETION FROM STATE PARK.

[85.012] [Subd. 49.] St. Croix State Park, Pine County. The following area is deleted from St. Croix State Park, Pine County: all that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 21, and that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 22, Township 41 North, Range 18 West, bounded by the following described lines: beginning at the southeast corner of Section 21; thence West 1,025 feet along the south section line; thence North 515 feet; thence East 350 feet; thence northeasterly 1,070 feet to a point on the centerline of County State-Aid Highway 22 a distance of 1,130 feet northerly of the southeast corner of Section 21 as measured along said County State-Aid Highway 22; thence southerly 1,130 feet along the centerline of County State-Aid Highway 22 to the point of beginning.

Sec. 10.

ADDITIONS TO STATE FORESTS.

Subdivision 1.

[89.021] [Subd. 2.] Badoura State Forest.

The following areas are added to Badoura State Forest, Hubbard County:

(1) the Southwest Quarter, Section 35, Township 140 North, Range 32 West;

(2) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 11, Township 139 North, Range 33 West;

(3) the South Half of the Northeast Quarter, the West Half, and the Southeast Quarter, Section 26, Township 140 North, Range 33 West; and

(4) the North Half, Section 26, Township 139 North, Range 33 West.

Subd. 2.

[89.021] [Subd. 48a.] Snake River State Forest.

The following areas are added to Snake River State Forest, Kanabec County:

(1) the Northwest Quarter and the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 8, Township 42 North, Range 22 West;

(2) Section 17, Township 42 North, Range 22 West;

(3) Section 20, Township 42 North, Range 22 West;

(4) the West Half of the Northwest Quarter and the West Half of the Southwest Quarter, Section 21, Township 42 North, Range 22 West;

(5) the Northeast Quarter and the East Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 8, Township 42 North, Range 23 West;

(6) Section 9, Township 42 North, Range 23 West;

(7) the South Half of the Southwest Quarter, Section 10, Township 42 North, Range 23 West;

(8) the Northwest Quarter, the North Half of the Southwest Quarter, and the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 15, Township 42 North, Range 23 West;

(9) Section 16, Township 42 North, Range 23 West;

(10) the Northeast Quarter and the East Half of the Northwest Quarter, Section 17, Township 42 North, Range 23 West; and

(11) Section 23, Township 42 North, Range 23 West.

Sec. 11.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; CHISAGO 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 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 Chisago County and is described as: That part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 21, Township 35 North, Range 19 West, described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of said Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence West 19 rods; thence Northeasterly in a straight line 23 rods to the East line of said Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence South 17 rods to the place of beginning.

(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 private ownership.

Sec. 12.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; MAHNOMEN 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 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 Mahnomen County and is described as: the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4, NE1/4), Section 19, Township 143 North, Range 39 West, Mahnomen County, Minnesota. Subject to existing road easements, containing 40 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 to be conveyed to a federally recognized Indian tribe for land consolidation purposes. A federally recognized Indian tribe acquiring land under this section has agreed to pay the property taxes for the lands acquired.

Sec. 13.

GRANT OF EASEMENT TO TOWNSHIP; OTTER TAIL COUNTY.

(a) The commissioner of natural resources shall convey to the township under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.63, an easement over and across the state-owned lands administered by the commissioner described in paragraph (c). Notwithstanding the fee and market value payment requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.63, the commissioner shall convey the easement to the township at no cost.

(b) The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land over which the easement shall be granted is located in Otter Tail County and is described as:

A strip of land lying in Government Lot 1, Section 1, Township 136 North, Range 43 West, said strip of land being 66 feet in width, lying 33 feet on each side of the centerline described as follows:

Commencing at the Southeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 1, Township 136 North, Range 43 West, of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Otter Tail County, Minnesota; thence on a bearing based on the 1983 Otter Tail County Coordinate System (1996 Adjustment), of North 00 degrees 43 minutes 06 seconds West, a distance of 1319.32 feet to the Southeast corner of Government Lot 1 of said Section 1 and the point of beginning of the centerline to be described; thence North 00 degrees 42 minutes 22 seconds West, a distance of 43.08 feet; thence northerly and northwesterly a distance of 801.02 feet along a tangential curve concave to the Southwest, said curve having a radius of 734.24 feet and a central angle of 62 degrees 30 minutes 25 seconds; thence North 63 degrees 12 minutes 47 seconds West, tangent to last described curve, a distance of 610.21 feet; thence northwesterly and northerly a distance of 441.31 feet along a tangential curve concave to the Northeast, said curve having a radius of 400.00 feet and a central angle of 63 degrees 12 minutes 47 seconds; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East, tangent to last described curve, a distance of 110.93 feet, more or less, to the intersection with the north line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 1, distant 1428.38 feet, more or less, easterly of the North Quarter corner of said Section 1 and said centerline there terminating.

(d) The easement is needed by the township because an existing township road must be vacated in order for the Department of Natural Resources to construct a new public water access on Lake Lizzie.

Sec. 14.

PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; RICE 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 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 Rice County and is described as:

That Part of Government Lot 4 of Section Thirty-six (36), Township One Hundred Ten (110) North, Range Twenty-two (22) West, lying southerly of the following described line:

Commencing at the southeast corner of said Government Lot 4; thence on an assumed bearing of North 03 degrees 11 minutes 56 seconds East along the east line of said Government Lot 4 a distance of 66.09 feet to the southeast corner of WHITNEY SHORES, according to the plat on file and of record in the Rice County Recorder's Office, and the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence North 89 degrees 50 minutes 56 seconds West along the south line of said plat 541.16 feet; thence continuing North 89 degrees 50 minutes 56 seconds West 535.96 feet; thence North 66 degrees 49 minutes 48 seconds West 255 feet, more or less, to the water's edge of Cedar Lake and there terminating.

Subject to the following:

(1) Ingress and egress to the property shall be limited to Geneva Avenue only.

(2) The public road as shown on the plat of Whitney Shores shall not be extended to cross the property.

(d) The land borders Cedar Lake and is not contiguous to other state lands. 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.

Sec. 15.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private sale to a political subdivision the surplus land that is described in paragraph (c).

(b) The commissioner may sell the land at no cost. 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 St. Louis County and is described as:

That part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 29, Township 62, Range 15, St. Louis County, Minnesota, that lies southwesterly of McKinley Park Road.

And

That part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 29, Township 62, Range 15, St. Louis County, Minnesota, that lies northwesterly of Miettunen Plat Road.

(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 a local unit of government.

Sec. 16.

PRIVATE SALE OF TOWNSHIP LANDS TO THE STATE; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, Breitung Township in St. Louis County may transfer to the State of Minnesota at no cost lands in St. Louis County described as follows:

That part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 29, Township 62, Range 15, St. Louis County, Minnesota, that lies southeasterly of Miettunen Plat Road and northeasterly of McKinley Park Road.

And

That part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 28, Township 62, Range 15, St. Louis County, Minnesota, that lies easterly of McKinley Park Road.

(b) Breitung Township may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

Sec. 17.

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 lands 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) that part of the following described parcel lying westerly of the centerline of 1st Avenue North, Kelly Lake, said parcel in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, assuming the west line of said Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter to be North and South. Beginning at a point on said west line 720 feet North of the southwest corner of said Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence due East 250 feet, more or less, to the west shore of Snowshoe Lake; thence northerly along the shore of said lake to a due East and West line through a point on the west line of said Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter 100 feet northerly from the point of beginning; thence due West to the west line of said Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence due South along said west line to the point of beginning, Section 15, Township 57, Range 21 (parcel identification 141-0050-02201);

(2) the South 50 feet of the North 660 feet of the unplatted part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter West of the highway, except the West 33 feet for a road, Section 21, Township 57, Range 21 (parcel identification 141-0050-03460);

(3) part of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the South 52 28/100 feet of the North 276 29/100 feet of that certain triangular strip of land lying between the public highways directly East of Kelly Lake, First Addition, Section 21, Township 57, Range 21 (parcel identification 141-0050-03570);

(4) part of Lot 5, Section 11, Township 64, Range 18 (part of parcel identification 250-0030-01720);

(5) part of Lot 3, Section 23, Township 58, Range 16 (part of parcel identification 260-0014-00230);

(6) part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 27, Township 53, Range 14 (part of parcel identification 375-0020-04240);

(7) part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 24, Township 52, Range 16 (part of parcel identification 380-0020-03900);

(8) the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Lot 2, Section 1, Township 60, Range 20 (parcel identification 734-0010-00025); and

(9) part of the South Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 21, Township 62, Range 16 (part of parcel identification 387-0010-02290).

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

Sec. 18.

CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; SHERBURNE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 1a, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Sherburne County may convey to the city of Big Lake for no consideration the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c).

(b) The land must be conveyed in fee title, subject only to the reservation of mineral rights to the state. 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 conveyed is located in Sherburne County and is described as: Outlot A, Habitat 1st Addition, Section 30, Township 33, Range 27 (parcel identification 65-451-0010).

(d) The county has determined that the land is needed by the city of Big Lake to store drainage of surface water and for future use as a park.

Sec. 19.

REPEALER.

Laws 2008, chapter 368, article 1, section 21, subdivision 2, is repealed.

Sec. 20.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Sections 1 to 19 are effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 18, 2018

Signed by the governor May 20, 2018, 3:33 p.m.